Big John Patton Catalog

1963 (age 28)

John Patton - Along Came John  (Blue Note BLP 4130)

Fred Jackson, Harold Vick, tenor sax; John Patton, organ; Grant Green, guitar; Ben Dixon, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 5, 1963
tk.2The Silver Meter
tk.3Spiffy Diffy
tk.12Gee Gee
tk.14Along Came John
tk.20Pig Foots
tk.21I'll Never Be Free
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84130.
** part of Mosaic MS-006.

'Big' John Patton - Blue John (also released)  (Blue Note BST 84143)

Tommy Turrentine, trumpet #2; George Braith, soprano sax, stritch; John Patton, organ; Grant Green, guitar; Ben Dixon, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 11, 1963
1. tk.3Blue John
2. tk.14Nicety
George Braith, soprano sax; John Patton, organ; Grant Green, guitar; Ben Dixon, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 2, 1963
tk.16Hot Sauce
tk.20Bermuda Clay House
tk.34Dem Dirty Dues
tk.36Country Girl
** also issued on Blue Note CDP 7 84143 2 entitled "Blue John".

1964

'Big' John Patton - The Way I Feel  (Blue Note BLP 4174)

Richard Williams, trumpet #1-4; Fred Jackson, tenor, baritone sax #1-4; John Patton, organ; Grant Green, guitar; Ben Dixon, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 19, 1964
1. 1376 tk.9Jerry
2. 1377 tk.17The Rock
3. 1378 tk.20The Way I Feel
4. 1379 tk.22Just 3/4
5. 1380 tk.28Davene
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84174.
** part of Mosaic MS-006.

1965 (age 30)

Big John Patton - Oh Baby!  (Blue Note BLP 4192)

Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Harold Vick, tenor sax; John Patton, organ; Grant Green, guitar; Ben Dixon, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 8, 1965
1536 tk.7One To Twelve
1537 tk.10Night Flight
1538 tk.21Oh Baby
1539 tk.27Each Time
1540 tk.29Good Juice
1541 tk.33Fat Judy
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84192.
** part of Mosaic MS-006.

Big John Patton - Let 'Em Roll  (Blue Note BLP 4239)

Bobby Hutcherson, vibes; John Patton, organ; Grant Green, guitar; Otis Finch, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 11, 1965
1693 tk.2The Shadow Of Your Smile
1694 tk.5The Turnaround
1695 tk.14Latona
1696 tk.21Jakey
1697 tk.25Let 'Em Roll
1698 tk.28One Step Ahead
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84239, B1-89795, CDP 0777 7 89795 2 4.

1966

Big John Patton - Got A Good Thing Goin'  (Blue Note BLP 4229)

John Patton, organ; Grant Green, guitar; Hugh Walker, drums; Richard Landrum, congas.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 29, 1966
1730 tk.7Soul Woman
1731 tk.28Amanda
1732 tk.37The Shake
1733 tk.42Ain't That Peculiar
1734 tk.45The Yodel
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84229.

1968

John Patton - That Certain Feeling  (Blue Note BLP 4281)

Junior Cook, tenor sax; John Patton, organ; Jimmy Ponder, guitar; Clifford Jarvis, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 8, 1968
2052 tk.2Daddy James
2053 tk.9Early A.M.
2054 tk.14Minor Swing
2055 tk.16Dirty Fingers
2056 tk.19I Want To Go Home
2057 tk.23String Bean
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84281.
** part of Mosaic MS-006.

John Patton - Boogaloo  (Blue Note CDP 7243 8 31878 2 9)

Vincent McEwan, trumpet; Harold Alexander, flute, tenor sax; John Patton, organ; George Edward Brown, drums; Richie 'Pablo' Landrum, congas.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 9, 1968
3074 tk.4Boogaloo Boogie
3075 tk.6Spirit
3076 tk.7Barefootin'
3077 tk.8B & J (Two Sisters)
3078 tk.10Milk And Honey
3079 tk.11Shoutin' But No Poutin'
** reissue of Blue Note B1-31878.

John Patton - Understanding  (Blue Note BST 84306)

Harold Alexander, tenor sax, flute; John Patton, organ; Hugh Walker, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 25, 1968
4035 tk.1Alfie's Theme
4036 tk.2Understanding
4037 tk.5Chittlins Con Carne
4038 tk.9Soul Man
4039 tk.11Ding Dong
4040 tk.14Congo Chant
** also issued on Blue Note B1-31223, CDP 7243 8 31223 2 5.
** part of Mosaic MS-006.

1969

John Patton - Memphis To New York Spirit  (Blue Note CDP 7243 8 35221 2 5)

Marvin Cabell, soprano, tenor sax; George Coleman, tenor sax; John Patton, organ; Leroy Williams, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 9, 1969
tk.23Man From Tanganyika
tk.25Cissy Strut
tk.30Dragon Slayer
Marvin Cabell, flute, soprano, tenor sax; John Patton, organ; James 'Blood' Ulmer, guitar; Leroy Williams, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 2, 1970
tk.2Steno
tk.4The Mandingo
tk.5Bloodyun
tk.12Footprints
tk.16Memphis
** reissue of Blue Note B1-35221 + 3 bonus tracks.

Various Artists - The Lost Grooves  (Blue Note CDP 7243 8 31883 2 1)

Marvin Cabell, tenor sax, flute, saxello; John Patton, organ; James Ulmer, guitar; Leroy Williams, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 15, 1969
4992 tk.10Lite Hit (alternate take) (mistitled as Village Lee (alternate take))
** reissue of Blue Note B1-31883.

John Patton - Accent On The Blues  (Blue Note BST 84340)

Marvin Cabell, tenor sax, flute, saxello; John Patton, organ; James Ulmer, guitar; Leroy Williams, drums.: same session.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 15, 1969
4992 tk.11Lite Hit
4993 tk.21Freedom Jazz Dance
4994 tk.23Captain Nasty
4995 tk.27Don't Let Me Lose This Dream
4996 tk.31Rakin' And Scrapin'
4997 tk.34Village Lee
** also issued on Blue Note B1-53924, CDP 7243 8 53924 2 9.

John Patton - Accent On The Blues  (Blue Note CDP 7243 8 53924 2 9)

Marvin Cabell, soprano, tenor sax; George Coleman, tenor sax; John Patton, organ; Leroy Williams, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 9, 1969
tk.5Buddy Boy
tk.162 J
tk.33Sweet Pea
** reissue of Blue Note BST 84340 + 4 bonus tracks.

1983 (age 48)

John Patton - Soul Connection  (Nilva Records (Swi) NQ 3406)

Grachan Moncur III, trombone; Grant Reed, tenor sax; John Patton, Hammond B-3 organ; Melvin Sparks, guitar; Alvin Queen, drums.
Minot Sound, White Plains, NY, June 7, 1983
Soul Connection
Pinto
Extensions
Space Station
The Coaster
** also issued on Justin Time (Canadian) JAM 9165-2.

1993 (age 58)

Big John Patton - Blue Planet Man  (Paddle Wheel (J) KICJ-168)

John Zorn, alto sax; Pete Chavez, tenor sax; Bill Saxton, tenor, soprano sax; Big John Patton, Hammond B-3 organ; Ed Cherry, guitar; Eddie Gladden, drums; Lawrence Killian, congas; Rorie Nichols, vocals.
Skyline Studios, NYC, April 12 & 13, 1993
Conga Chant
Funky Mama
Claudette
Chip
Popeye
What's Your Name?
Ujaama
Bama
** also issued on Evidence ECD 22127-2.

1994

John Patton - Minor Swing  (DIW (J) DIW-896)

John Zorn, alto sax; John Patton, organ; Ed Cherry, guitar; Kenny Wollesen, drums.
The Power Station, NYC, December 21, 1994
The Way I Feel
Tyrone
Minor Swing
The Rock
Along Came John
Lite Hit
B Men Thel

1995 (age 60)

John Patton Quintet - This One's For Ja  (DIW (J) DIW-919)

Dave Hubbard, tenor sax; John Patton, organ; Ed Cherry, guitar; Eddie Gladden, drums; Lawrence Killian, percussion.
The Power Station, NYC, December 26, 1995
Patand
Cherry Red
Steam
No Problem
Syeeda's Song Flute
Extensions
Sonny's Back
Children Of The Night

2001

Big John Patton - Eagle Eye Blues - Featuring "America" And "Lift Every Voice And Sing"  (Excellence Records 0634479342608)

Martin Banks, trumpet; George Braith, alto, tenor sax, Braithophone; Big John Patton, organ; Eddie Diehl, Marvin Horn, guitar; Ben Dixon, drums; and Jonathan Alexander, Chime Braith, Jasmin Braith, Jay Moeller, Brannen Temple.
"Continental Club", Austin, TX, October, 2001
Narration
Funky Mama
America
Foot Prints
Sweet Pea
Tea For Two
Lift Up Your Voice
My One And Only Love
Vamp
For All We Know
Narration