Hot Dog (album)

Hot Dog is an album by jazz saxophonist Lou Donaldson recorded for the Blue Note label in 1969 and featuring Donaldson with Ed Williams, Charles Earland, Melvin Sparks, and Leo Morris.[4] The album features Donaldson using the varitone amplification system for his saxophone.[5]

Hot Dog
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Studio album by
ReleasedLate August 1969[1]
RecordedApril 25, 1969
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
LabelBlue Note
BST 84318
ProducerFrancis Wolff
Lou Donaldson chronology
Say It Loud!
Hot Dog
Everything I Play is Funky
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[3]

The album was awarded 2 ½ stars in an AllMusic review by Steve Huey, who states:

A wildly erratic slice of funky soul-jazz in keeping with Lou Donaldson's late-'60s commercial accessibility, Hot Dog isn't a total washout, but it's just as hit-and-miss [sic] as many of Donaldson's albums from the era (even if you are a fan of the style)... Hot Dog does have some worthwhile moments; it's just a pity the overall finished product isn't more consistent".[6]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Lou Donaldson except as indicated
  1. "Who's Making Love?" (Homer Banks, Bettye Crutcher, Don Davis, Raymond Jackson) – 6:46
  2. "Turtle Walk" – 7:56
  3. "Bonnie" (Tommy Turrentine) – 4:56
  4. "Hot Dog" – 10:45
  5. "It's Your Thing" (Rudolph Isley, O'Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley) – 8:59



  1. ^ Inc, Nielsen Business Media (August 16, 1969). "Billboard". Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 64. Retrieved March 5, 2017 – via Internet Archive. Lou donaldson hot dog. Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  2. ^ Gorton, TJ (July 30, 2018). "BeatCaffeine's 100 Best Jazz-Funk Songs". BeatCaffeine. Archived from the original on August 25, 2018. Retrieved September 18, 2021.
  3. ^ "Hot Dog - Lou Donaldson - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". Retrieved March 5, 2017.
  4. ^ Project, Jazz Discography. "Lou Donaldson Catalog". Retrieved March 5, 2017.
  5. ^ Liner notes to The Scorpion
  6. ^ Huey, S. Allmusic Review. accessed December 14, 2009.

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