Joe Carroll – The Man With A Happy Sound (Full Album)

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The Allmusic review by Leo Stanley awarded the album 4½ stars and stated “Man with a Happy Sound is a wonderfully fun 1962 session, showcasing Carroll’s breezy, engaging scat style on both standards (“Route 66,” “Honeysuckle Rose,” “I Got Rhythm”) and swinging blues”.

Track listing:

A1 Get Your Kicks On Route 66 0:00
A2 Oh Lady Be Good 2:53
A3 Don’t Mess Around With My Love 6:09
A4 Wha-Wha Blues 8:38
A5 Oo-Shoo-Be-Doo-Be 11:30
A6 Honeysuckle Rose 14:35
B1 I Got Rhythm 17:17
B2 Bluest Blues 19:27
B3 Have You Got A Penny Benny? 22:55
B4 New School Days 24:52
B5 On The Sunny Side Of The Street 27:31
B6 The Land Of Ooh Bla Dee 30:26


Lee Ausley – drums
Grant Green – guitar
Specs Williams – organ
Ray Bryant – piano
Connie Lester – tenor saxophone
Joe Carroll – vocals


Label: Charlie Parker Records ‎– PLP-802
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1962