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126 entries.
Reverent Moses aka Abbas Reverent Moses aka Abbas from London wrote on November 1, 2020 at 5:11 PM
Dear Poppa Lou,
Wishing you love, good health and everlasting joy and happiness on you birthday......and thank you for your friendship!
Reverend Moses -Aka Abbas-
Clayton Earle Clayton Earle wrote on November 1, 2020 at 3:55 PM
Happy Bday LOU!
gasparina vincent gasparina vincent from paris wrote on November 1, 2020 at 3:17 PM
hey,just heard on the french radio (FIP) it was your birthday! HAPPY BDAY MR DONALDSON!
charles W. charles W. from Fort Lauderdale wrote on November 1, 2020 at 2:07 PM
Happy Birthday Sweet Papa! The sweet notes continue...enjoy your day!
Eugen Eugen from Frankfurt, Germany wrote on November 1, 2020 at 1:50 PM
Hello Dear Mr. Lou, I and my wife Kerry wish you all the best for your birthday! The entire Jazzkeller Frankfurt family sends you and your family our sincere wishes for a healthy and safe year. Thank you for your amazing contribution to the jazz culture! Eugen Hahn
John B John B from Greensboro, NC wrote on November 1, 2020 at 10:40 AM
Happy birthday brother Donaldson from Greensboro NC, home to your old friend Charlie Morrison and birthplace of Dannie Richmond and Tal Farlow. Was listening to your "Everything I play is Funky" and "Here 'Tis" this morning while I work from home. Hope you and family are well. Thanks for all the great music.
Yvonne Julian Yvonne Julian from Greenville, SC wrote on November 1, 2020 at 9:20 AM
Happy Birthday Poppa Lou,
Thank you for teaching me what real jazz is, for all your years of support of AASF, and for great jokes. Meow. Keep Celebrating. Lots of love, the Julian Family
Randy Smith Randy Smith from Kobe wrote on November 1, 2020 at 3:46 AM
Dear Mr. Donaldson, hope you have a wonderful birthday! Had a nice chat with your daughter yesterday, and I guess she will fill you in on what we talked about. Would love to talk to you sometime. Meantime, just listened to "Wailing with Lou," and before that, "Alligator Boogaloo." Wonderful sounds, sir!
Joe Arens Joe Arens from SPRINGFIELD, MO wrote on October 30, 2020 at 10:18 AM
Hi Lou, Happy Birthday!. Thank you for making our world a better place with your music. I saw you perform at the Village Vanguard a few years ago with Pat Bianchi playing the organ, it was a performance that I'll never forget.
Tomás Cavaco Tomás Cavaco from Lisbon wrote on October 29, 2020 at 7:02 PM
Hi there,

I just want to give my best greetings to Mr. Lou Donaldson, witch I consider to be one of the best saxophone players of all history.

With the best regards,

Tomás Cavaco
Roger Drakes Roger Drakes from Hollywood CA ex UK (London) wrote on October 27, 2020 at 5:43 PM
Happy Birthday Lou ...... I'm a huge fan having your recordings on vinyl in my collection ...... Bless to see such an incredible age, God bless you sir
Enno Enno from Dublin wrote on October 7, 2020 at 9:46 AM
Whenever I get in a bad mood, your beautiful music cheers me up for example this wonderful video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNnpk50vfhU&app=desktop among many others.

I am missing traveling to your concerts...

Best wishes!
Nelson Pinto Nelson Pinto from Esmoriz - Portugal wrote on October 6, 2020 at 3:36 AM
Hello from Portugal. "Lou’s Blues" is a well known song in Portugal, specially among listeners of jazz. It is the introduction (and ending) tune to the oldest radio jazz show that currently exists in our country. It is called "5 minutes of Jazz" and is presented by the one and only Jose Duarte. By oldest I mean 54 years old (as of 2020).

I knew this tune long before I knew who Lou Donaldson was.

Best wishes to one of the best.

From Portugal, obrigado and boa sorte.

Nelson Pinto
Peter Peter from Sydney wrote on September 29, 2020 at 6:31 AM
Dear Mr Donaldson Just playing Swing & Soul
It’s a beautiful session Thank you for all the wonderful
Music We were lucky enough to sit next to you 10 years ago at Birdland at a Louis Hayes gig My wife did speak to you and commented on you being a gentleman All the best Peter & Jane Sydney Australia
GUILLERMO "BILLY" SUAREZ GUILLERMO "BILLY" SUAREZ from Fort Lauderdale wrote on September 22, 2020 at 11:13 AM
Papa Lou. Thanks for all the great music. I cold called you about a decade ago when your daughter gave me your home phone. Just want to say thanks for all the great music and the even better break beats. Besides being an All-Star jazzman you hold a special place in Hip Hop history with some of the most iconic samples ever. Thanks again.


Jo G Jo G from London wrote on September 8, 2020 at 4:21 PM
Hello from the UK, thankyou for such fine, stellar musicianship. Wishing you very well.
Vincent Mischitelli Vincent Mischitelli from Cape Coral wrote on August 1, 2020 at 9:24 PM
You are just wonderful. I'm an 84 yr. old tenor player.
david edmondson edmondson david edmondson edmondson from kendal cumbria engalnd uk wrote on July 12, 2020 at 2:17 PM
Troy Albanese Troy Albanese from Tucson wrote on July 5, 2020 at 4:16 PM
Lou you are definitely one of the best, and one of my personal favorite jazz musicians of all time. "Hotdog!"
Jacqueline Thomas Jacqueline Thomas from Waldorf wrote on June 27, 2020 at 10:50 AM
Good Morning Lou Donaldson and daughter Carol: First, I pray your are well during these trying times. It's been over 60 years that I remember so well. I was getting into the elevator, pressing the third floor where I lived with my parents, (Jesse & Irene) and siblings, in Throg's Neck. As the elevator door slowly crept to close; it reopened; and these beautiful, well dressed black men got on with these large enclosed instruments; and I would gasp! This occasion happen more than once and as I reflect back, I always wondered who were the musicians accompanying your father. My brother and I would love to know! Thank you Lou for the exhilaration of your music. May God Bless You.