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Roland Kirk - Here Comes The Whistleman FLAC album

Performer: Roland Kirk
Genre: Jazz
Title: Here Comes The Whistleman
Country: US
Style: Hard Bop
FLAC version ZIP size: 1360 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1179 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1988 mb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 593

Here Comes the Whistleman showcases Rahsaan Roland Kirk in 1967 with a fine band, live in front of a host of invited guests at Atlantic Studios in New York. His band for the occasion is stellar: Jacki Byard or Lonnie Smith on piano, Major Holley on bass, Lonnie Smith on piano, and Charles Crosby on drums. This is the hard, jump blues and deep R&B Roland Kirk band, and from the git, on "Roots," they show why.

Here Comes the Whistleman is a live album by jazz t Roland Kirk recorded in March 1965 at Atlantic Studios in New York. It was his first release on the Atlantic label and features performances by Kirk with Lonnie Liston Smith, Major Holley and Charles Crosby. This is the hard jump blues and deep R&B Roland Kirk band".

a b Roland Kirk: Here Comes The Whistleman, All About Jazz, Duncan Heining, October 19, 2016. Retrieved August 27, 2018. a b c d e Gary Giddins (2000) Visions of Jazz: The First Century.

This December, it will be thirty-nine years since Rahsaan Roland Kirk split the scene for good. He was forty-one and about two-thirds of that short life span had been spent as a professional musician. During his teens, Kirk studied at the Ohio State School For The Blind but by the age of fifteen he was already out on the road playing R&B on weekends with Boyd Moore's band. Dorn told me a story told to him by saxophonist Hank Crawford.

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Here comes the whistleman. ATLANTIC Roots, Here Comes The Whistleman, I Wished On The Moon, Making Love After Hours, Yesterdays, Aluminium Baby, Step Right U. .

2. Here Comes The Whistle Man(Introduction By Roland Kirk). 3. I Wished On The Moon(Introduction By Roland Kirk).

Ovation & Roland's Remarks (Live At Newport Jazz Festival, 1968) Rahsaan Roland Kirk. Roland's Theme Roland Kirk. Ovation & Roland's Remarks Roland Kirk.


A1 Roots 4:09
A2 Here Comes The Whistleman 4:53
A3 I Wished On The Moon 4:48
B1 Making Love After Hours 4:20
B2 Yesterdays 3:54
B3 Aluminum Baby 6:06
B4 Step Right Up 4:41

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
  • Copyright (c) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
  • Manufactured By – Record Service GmbH


  • Alto Saxophone – Roland Kirk (tracks: B4)
  • Double Bass – Major Holley
  • Drums – Charles Crosby
  • Flute – Roland Kirk (tracks: B2)
  • Flute [Nose Flute] – Roland Kirk (tracks: A2)
  • Liner Notes – Alan Grant, Del Shields
  • Piano – Jackie Byard* (tracks: A1, A3, B3), Lonnie Smith* (tracks: A2, B1, B2, B4)
  • Producer – Joel Dorn, Roland Kirk
  • Saxophone [Manzello] – Roland Kirk (tracks: B1)
  • Saxophone [Stritch] – Roland Kirk (tracks: B1)
  • Tenor Saxophone – Roland Kirk (tracks: A1 to B1)
  • Written-By – Dorothy Parker (tracks: A3), John Byard* (tracks: B3), Jerome Kern (tracks: B2), Otto Harbach (tracks: B2), Ralph Rainger (tracks: A3), Roland Kirk (tracks: A1, A2, B1, B4)


Recorded live
Tracks A2 and A3 introduced by Roland Kirk

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Label Code: LC 0121
  • Rights Society: GEMA/BIEM

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SD 3007 Roland Kirk Here Comes The Whistleman ‎(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 3007 US 1967
SD 3007 Roland Kirk Here Comes The Whistleman ‎(LP, Album, PR ) Atlantic SD 3007 US Unknown
40 389 Roland Kirk Here Comes The Whistleman ‎(LP, Album) Atlantic 40 389 Spain 1985
water128 Roland Kirk Here Comes The Whistleman ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Water water128 US 2004
7567-80785-2 Roland Kirk Here Comes The Whistleman ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Atlantic 7567-80785-2 Europe 1998