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Live at the Lighthouse (The Three Sounds album)

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Live at the Lighthouse is a live album
Live album
A live album is a recording consisting of material recorded during stage performances using remote recording techniques, commonly contrasted with a studio album...

 by jazz group The Three Sounds
The Three Sounds
The Three Sounds were an American jazz trio that formed in 1956 and disbanded in 1973. The trio played and recorded with Lester Young, Lou Donaldson, Nat Adderley, Johnny Griffin, Anita O'Day, Bucky Pizzarelli, Stanley Turrentine and Sonny Stitt among others.The band formed in Benton Harbor,...

 featuring performances recorded in 1967 at the Lighthouse Club in California and released on the Blue Note
Blue Note Records
Blue Note Records is a jazz record label, established in 1939 by Alfred Lion and Max Margulis. Francis Wolff became involved shortly afterwards. It derives its name from the characteristic "blue notes" of jazz and the blues. At the end of the 1950s, and in the early 1960s, Blue Note headquarters...



The Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine awarded the album 4 stars stating "The music on Live at the Lighthouse is hotter than some of their studio recordings, pulsating with energy and good feelings, demonstrating that they had worked out any of the problems that hampered Vibrations. It's their finest set since Black Orchid
Black Orchid (album)
Black Orchid is an album by jazz group The Three Sounds featuring performances recorded in 1962 and released on the Blue Note label.-Reception:...

". The All About Jazz
All About Jazz
All About Jazz is a leading jazz music website for enthusiasts and industry professionals based in Philadelphia in the United States.Founded by Michael Ricci in 1995, the Web-Site is maintained by a volunteer staff of writers, editors, and musicians, and provides coverage of all genres of jazz from...

 review by C. Andrew Hovan stated "Live at the Lighthouse captures The Three Sounds at or near their peak and in one of only three live performances ever caught on tape. Let's cherish it".

Track listing

All compositions by Gene Harris except as indicated
  1. "Still I'm Sad" (Jim McCarty
    Jim McCarty
    Jim McCarty is an English musician, best known as the drummer for The Yardbirds and Renaissance.-Early life:...

    , Paul Samwell-Smith
    Paul Samwell-Smith
    Paul Samwell-Smith is best known as a founding member and bassist of the 1960s English band, The Yardbirds, a group that spawned such noteworthy musicians as Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, and Jimmy Page...

    ) - 2:53
  2. "Crying Time
    Crying Time
    "Crying Time" is a song from 1964 written by country music artist Buck Owens.Owens recorded a version of his song, but it failed to reach the music charts. A cover version of "Crying Time" was then recorded by R&B singer Ray Charles, and his version proved to be a hit...

    " (Buck Owens
    Buck Owens
    Alvis Edgar Owens, Jr. , better known as Buck Owens, was an American singer and guitarist who had 21 No. 1 hits on the Billboard country music charts with his band, the Buckaroos...

    ) - 2:31
  3. "June Night (Just Give Me a June Night, the Moonlight and You)" (Abel Baer, Cliff Friend
    Cliff Friend
    Cliff Friend was an accomplished songwriter and pianist. A member of Tin Pan Alley, Friend co-wrote several hits including "Lovesick Blues," "My Blackbirds Are Bluebirds Now" and "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down," also known as the theme song to the Looney Tunes cartoon series.-Early life:Friend was...

    ) - 7:08
  4. "I Thought About You
    I Thought About You
    "I Thought About You" is a 1939 popular song composed by Jimmy Van Heusen with lyrics by Johnny Mercer. It was one of three collaborations Van Heusen and Mercer wrote for the then recently established Mercer-Morris publishing company, started by Mercer and former Warner Bros. publisher Buddy...

    " (Johnny Mercer
    Johnny Mercer
    John Herndon "Johnny" Mercer was an American lyricist, songwriter and singer. He is best known as a lyricist, but he also composed music. He was also a popular singer who recorded his own songs as well as those written by others...

    , Jimmy Van Heusen) - 5:54
  5. "I Held My Head in Shame" - 2:56
  6. "Summertime
    Summertime (song)
    "Summertime" is an aria composed by George Gershwin for the 1935 opera Porgy and Bess. The lyrics are by DuBose Heyward, the author of the novel Porgy on which the opera was based, although the song is also co-credited to Ira Gershwin by ASCAP....

    " (George Gershwin
    George Gershwin
    George Gershwin was an American composer and pianist. Gershwin's compositions spanned both popular and classical genres, and his most popular melodies are widely known...

    , Ira Gershwin
    Ira Gershwin
    Ira Gershwin was an American lyricist who collaborated with his younger brother, composer George Gershwin, to create some of the most memorable songs of the 20th century....

    , DuBose Heyward
    DuBose Heyward
    Edwin DuBose Heyward was a white American author best known for his 1925 novel Porgy. This novel was the basis for the play by the same name and, in turn, the opera Porgy and Bess with music by George Gershwin.-Life and career:Heyward was born in 1885 in Charleston, South Carolina and was a...

    ) - 4:58
  7. "Makin' Bread Again" - 3:44
  8. "Here's That Rainy Day
    Here's That Rainy Day
    "Here's That Rainy Day" is a popular song with music by Jimmy Van Heusen and lyrics by Johnny Burke, published in 1953. It was introduced by Dolores Gray in the Broadway musical Carnival in Flanders...

    " (Johnny Burke
    Johnny Burke
    Johnny Burke was a Newfoundland songwriter and musician. He was nicknamed the 'Bard of Prescott Street'. He wrote many popular songs that artists in the 1930s and 1940s released.Popular songs by Burke include:* The Night Paddy Murphy Died...

    , Van Heusen) - 4:30
  9. "Blues March" (Benny Golson
    Benny Golson
    Benny Golson is an American bebop/hard bop jazz tenor saxophonist, composer, and arranger.-Biography:While in high school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Golson played with several other promising young musicians, including John Coltrane, Red Garland, Jimmy Heath, Percy Heath, Philly Joe Jones, and...

    ) - 3:50
  10. "Takin' It Easy" - 2:15 Bonus track on CD reissue
  11. "Drown in My Own Tears
    Drown in My Own Tears
    "Drown in My Own Tears" is a 1956 Blues single, written by Henry Glover and released by the singers Ray Charles & Dinah Washington on the Atlantic & EmArcy record labels respectively....

    " (Henry Glover
    Henry Glover
    Henry Glover was an American songwriter, arranger, record producer and trumpet player. In the music industry of the time, Glover was one of the more successful, and influential, black executives. He gained eminence in the late 1940s, primarily working for the independent King label...

    ) - 3:35 Bonus track on CD reissue
  12. "Why (Am I Treated So Bad)" (Roebuck Staples) - 2:59 Bonus track on CD reissue
  13. "Never Say Yes" (Nat Adderley
    Nat Adderley
    Nathaniel Adderley was an American jazz cornet and trumpet player who played in the hard bop and soul jazz genres. He was the brother of saxophonist Julian "Cannonball" Adderley....

    ) - 7:17 Bonus track on CD reissue
  14. "River Shallow" (André Previn
    André Previn
    André George Previn, KBE is an American pianist, conductor, and composer. He is considered one of the most versatile musicians in the world, and is the winner of four Academy Awards for his film work and ten Grammy Awards for his recordings. -Early Life:Previn was born in...

    , Dory Previn
    Dory Previn
    Dory Previn, née Dorothy Veronica Langan , is an American lyricist, singer-songwriter and poet.During the late 1950s and 1960s she was a lyricist for motion picture songs, and with her first husband André Previn received several Academy Award nominations...

    ) - 4:15 Bonus track on CD reissue
  15. "Sunny
    Sunny (song)
    "Sunny" is the name of a song written by Bobby Hebb. It is one of the most covered popular songs, with hundreds of versions released. BMI rates "Sunny" number 25 in its "Top 100 songs of the century."...

    " (Bobby Hebb
    Bobby Hebb
    Bobby Hebb was an American singer and songwriter, best known for his writing and recording of "Sunny".-Biography:...

    ) - 4:25 Bonus track on CD reissue
  16. "Bad, Bad Whiskey
    Bad, Bad Whiskey
    "Bad, Bad Whiskey" is a 1950 song by Amos Milburn. The song was initially a Maxwell Davis instrumental titled "Bristol Drive" which Amos adapted by blending in some liquid lyrics. "Bad, Bad Whiskey" became one of the most enduring "Blues-in-a-bottle" songs. The single was the last time Amos...

    " (Maxwell Davis
    Maxwell Davis
    Maxwell Davis was an American R&B saxophonist, arranger and record producer.-Biography:Davis was born in Independence, Kansas. In 1937 he moved to Los Angeles, California, playing saxophone in the Fletcher Henderson orchestra...

    , Amos Milburn
    Amos Milburn
    Amos Milburn was an African American rhythm and blues singer and pianist, popular during the 1940s and 1950s...

    ) - 2:01 Bonus track on CD reissue
  17. "C Jam Blues
    C Jam Blues
    "C Jam Blues" is a jazz standard composed in 1942 by Duke Ellington and performed by countless other musicians, such as Dave Grusin and Django Reinhardt. As the title suggests, the piece follows a twelve-bar blues form in the key of C major....

    " (Barney Bigard
    Barney Bigard
    Albany Leon Bigard, aka Barney Bigard, was an American jazz clarinetist and tenor saxophonist, though primarily known for the clarinet....

    , Duke Ellington
    Duke Ellington
    Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was an American composer, pianist, and big band leader. Ellington wrote over 1,000 compositions...

    ) - 2:07 Bonus track on CD reissue
    • Recorded at the Lighthouse Club in Hermosa Beach, California on June 9 & 10, 1967


  • Gene Harris
    Gene Harris
    Gene Harris was an American jazz pianist known for his warm sound and blues and gospel infused style that is known as soul jazz....

     - piano
    The piano is a musical instrument played by means of a keyboard. It is one of the most popular instruments in the world. Widely used in classical and jazz music for solo performances, ensemble use, chamber music and accompaniment, the piano is also very popular as an aid to composing and rehearsal...

    , organ
    Electronic organ
    An electronic organ is an electronic keyboard instrument which was derived from the harmonium, pipe organ and theatre organ. Originally, it was designed to imitate the sound of pipe organs, theatre organs, band sounds, or orchestral sounds....

  • Andrew Simpkins - bass
    Double bass
    The double bass, also called the string bass, upright bass, standup bass or contrabass, is the largest and lowest-pitched bowed string instrument in the modern symphony orchestra, with strings usually tuned to E1, A1, D2 and G2...

  • Donald Bailey
    Donald Bailey (musician)
    Donald "Duck" Bailey is an American jazz drummer.He is probably best known as the drummer in the trio of jazz organist Jimmy Smith from 1956 to 1964 and also for his work with The Three Sounds on Blue Note Records. Bailey also worked as a sideman for some of the most famous musicians in jazz...

     - drums
    Drum kit
    A drum kit is a collection of drums, cymbals and often other percussion instruments, such as cowbells, wood blocks, triangles, chimes, or tambourines, arranged for convenient playing by a single person ....