Li'l Abner (album)
|Studio album by|
|Recorded||February 6–7, 25, 1957|
|Studio||Contemporary Records Studio, Los Angeles, California|
|Shelly Manne chronology|
|André Previn chronology|
Recording and music
The album was recorded at Contemporary's studio, Los Angeles, on February 6, 7, and 25, 1957. The musicians are drummer Shelly Manne, pianist André Previn, and bassist Leroy Vinnegar. The compositions come from the musical Li'l Abner.
Release and reception
|The Penguin Guide to Jazz|
Li'l Abner was released by Contemporary Records. The AllMusic reviewer wrote: "The musicians are in fine form but the melodies are not too memorable". The All About Jazz reviewer also criticized the material. It was reissued by Original Jazz Classics.
All selections composed by Gene de Paul.
- "Jubilation T. Cornpone" - 3:13
- "The Country's in the Very Best of Hands" - 4:39
- "If I Had My Druthers" - 2:46
- "Unnecessary Town" - 5:04
- "Matrimonial Stomp" - 4:35
- "Progress Is the Root of All Evil" - 3:34
- "Oh, Happy Day" - 4:28
- "Namely You" - 5:49
- "Past My Prime" - 7:25
- "Contemporary Records Discography: 1957–1958". jazzdisco.org. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
- Rickert, David (March 15, 2003). "Shelley Manne and his Friends: Modern Jazz Performances of Songs From Li'l Abner". All About Jazz.
- Yanow, Scott. "Shelly Manne: Li'l Abner". AllMusic. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
- Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 936. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.