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Roland Kirk - We Free Kings

Roland Kirk - We Free Kings

Performer: Roland Kirk
Album Title: We Free Kings
Label: Mercury ‎– SR 60679
Type: Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Country: US
Date of released: 1962
Category: Jazz
Style: Hard Bop, Soul-Jazz
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 289
Other Formats: MP2 AA AC3 MP4 MP1 DXD AIFF

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Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Three For The Festival
Written-By – Roland Kirk
A2 Moon Song
Written-By – Arthur Johnston, Sam Coslow
A3 A Sack Full Of Soul
Written-By – Roland Kirk
A4 The Haunted Melody
Written-By – Roland Kirk
A5 Blues For Alice
Written-By – Charlie Parker
B1 We Free Kings
Written-By – Roland Kirk
B2 You Dit It, You Did It
Written-By – Roland Kirk
B3 Some Kind Of Love
Written-By – Roland Kirk
B4 My Delight
Written-By – Roland Kirk

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded By – Nola Recording Studios


  • Bass – Art Davis (tracks: A3, A4, A5, B4), Wendell Marshall (tracks: A1, A2, B1, B2, B3)
  • Drums – Charlie Persip
  • Piano – Hank Jones (tracks: A1, A2, B1, B2, B3), Richard Wyands (tracks: A3, A4, A5, B4)
  • Recorded By – Tommy Nola
  • Recording Supervisor – Jack Tracy
  • Tenor Saxophone, Manzello, Stritch, Flute – Roland Kirk


Black labels with silver text.

This session was recorded monaurally and stereophonically at Nola Penthouse Studios in New York City, with Tommy Nola at the controls and Jack Tracy supervising. Rhythm section microphones used were a Neuman U 48 on piano, RCA 44 on the bass, and a Telefunken U 47 on drums, A Neuman KM 54 was used on Roland Kirk's horns, with an Electro Voice 667 suspended above it at forehead level to pick up his flute. The entire session was recorded at 15 inches per second on Ampez tape recorders.

Recorded Aug. 16 and 17, 1961, at Nola Recording Studios, New York City. Personnel on asterisked tracks: Roland Kirk, tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, and flute; Richard Wyands, piano; Art Davis, bass; Charlie Persip, drums, Personnel on remaining tracks: Kirk; Hank Jones, piano; Wendell Marshall, bass; Persip, drums.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MG 20679 Roland Kirk We Free Kings ‎(LP, Mono) Mercury MG 20679 US 1962
MMC 14126 Roland Kirk We Free Kings ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Mercury MMC 14126 UK 1962
none Roland Kirk We Free Kings ‎(CD, Unofficial) Not On Label none Russia 1998
SR 60679 Roland Kirk We Free Kings ‎(LP, Album, RE) Mercury SR 60679 US Unknown
SR 60679 Roland Kirk We Free Kings ‎(LP, Album) Mercury SR 60679 Japan 1985


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