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Cannonball Adderley - "One for Daddy-O" (Jazz instrumental sound file, information, & comments)

Jazzhole 13,  Dec. 9, 2009

One for Daddy-O Album: Somethin' Else (1958) Written by: Nat Adderley Sam Jones Personnel: Cannonball Adderley — alto saxophone Miles Davis — trumpet Hank Jones — piano Sam Jones — bass Art Blakey — drums

Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams post showcases the Jazz instrumental tune entitled "One For Daddy-O". This tune
was composed by Nat Adderley and headlined by his brother Cannonball Adderley in honor of  African American radio deejay (dj) Homes Daddy-O Daylie.

Information about Cannonball Adderley is incuded in this post along with information about Daddy-O Daylie.

The content of this post is presented for historical, cultural, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrighs remain with their owners.

Thanks to the musical legacies of Cannonball Adderley, Nat Adderley, and all those who performed this tune and others. Thanks also to the cultural legacies of Daddy-O Daylie and thanks to the publisher of this tune on YouTube.

"Julian Edwin "Cannonball" Adderley (September 15, 1928 –August 8, 1975) was an American jazz alto saxophonist of the hard bop era of the 1950s and 1960s.[2][3][4]

Adderley is perhaps best remembered for the 1966 soul jazz single "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy",[5] which was written for him by his keyboardist Joe Zawinul and became a major crossover hit on the pop and R&B charts. A cover version by the Buckinghams, who added lyrics, also reached No. 5 on the charts. Adderley worked with Miles Davis, first as a member of the Davis sextet, appearing on the seminal records Milestones (1958) and Kind of Blue (1959), and then on his own 1958 album Somethin' Else. He was the elder brother of jazz trumpeter Nat Adderley, who was a longtime member of his band.[6]"...

..."The twelve-bar blues "One for Daddy-O" was written by Adderley's brother Nat for Chicago radio DJ Holmes "Daddy-O" Daylie"...

"Holmes Daylie (May 15, 1920 – February 6, 2003) was a radio jock on radio stations in the 1940s and 1950s that rhymed and rapped playing bebop and was one of the early pioneers of black-appeal radio. His upbeat patter and rhyming delivery from the 1940s to 1970s on stations WAAF, WMAQ, WAIT, WGN and other broadcast outlets and television stations brought Daddy-O-Daylie, as he was known, fame and following amongst both black and white audiences.[1] He was inducted into the Black Radio Hall of Fame in Atlanta in 1990.[2]"...


Numbers are added for referencing purposes only.


1. Miriam de Goeij
"Well this totally is incredible...the style, smoothness and purpose of every note adding to the music as a whole! I can only dream .."

2. Laseptiemewilaya Tahar
"Art Blakey on the O man...listen to that..and Miles he is not blowing a horn...that's a divine sound coming out...Man on Man"

3. purkasz
"Ooo, pa, pa doo. Had this 1958 side in high school. Such simplicity and yet such extraordinary musicianship. Skill with difficult instruments has almost totally disappeared from jazz. Now we got poets with drums and a few guys playing jazz lite on the radio. The appreciation for this kind of soaring skill has dwindled at our peril. Miles is so good here. I like how he took sideman status on the Adderley bro's date."


4. anthonya13
"I think Mile's solo might be the most tasteful and perfectly phrased soulful solo I have ever heard from a trumpeter player. Daymn"

5. pigbagable
"I don't agree that 'skill ...has disappeared from jazz' . What about Chris Potter, Joshua Redman, Craig Taborn, Chris Dave, Robert Glasper, Ambrose Akinmusire, Jason Moran, Vijay Iyer, Wynton, Tim Berne, Roy Hargrove? I do agree that the younger musicians aren't getting the exposure that they need but that starts from us listening and supporting them."



6. Captain Turrican
"Masterpiece from jazz music,this is timeless and precious!"

7. James Brown
"Perfection.  Tight as a drum."



8. ghairraigh
"Theme music for Daddy-O Daylie, a long-time rhyming jazz radio show host in Chicago.

"Can't sleep? Don't count sheep - Count Basie!"  I used to listen to Daddy-O's noon show every day while at college. “…

"Early to bed and early to rise, and you'll never meet some of our most interesting citizens!" "

9. Norm Jay, 2022
"---- music "for those who live it and love it, and for those who make a living of it!" "


10. Music Around The World
"On 9 March 2018, this album celebrated its 60th anniversary.

This is essential Blue Note Jazz; perfect for beginners or long-time Jazz enthusiasts.

Happy B-Day!"


11. kyu kyu
"I'm jazzing it up daddio!"


12. aitech nasus
"One For Daddy O Is A Great Wonderful Jazz Masterpiece By Cannonball Adderley."

13. Reginald Briggs
"I would have to partially disagree. In my opinion, skill has not disappeared from jazz but it's not at the level witnessed years ago. It can be argued that the inspiration to hone skills is not as great since listenership and support are low. As jazz lovers know, Miles, Cannonball, Horace Silver, and others, reached their peak after years of practice in the trenches. Since interest was high, there was inspiration to explore and create."

"@Reginald Briggs  First off, have you listened to Chris Potter or Joshua Redman? Do you realise how skilled they are? I think the inspiration to hone skills comes from wanting to be the best musician you can be. To push yourself to the limit. And that is present as much today as in the forties or fifties."

15. Lander Albizuri
"I saw J. Redman live once and I assure you that he is incredibly talented musician"

16. pigbagable
"@Lander Albizuri  Yes I completely agree. I edited my post above as it was a bit confused. What I was trying to say was that technique is alive and well today. But the style of the music as displayed on this record was due to many years of evolution gradually honing a musical language into something beautiful. And that's hard to replicate with newer styles."

James McGall
"The epitome of cool"


18. Marvin Hagler
"Bad bad ALBUM..meaning EXCELLENT!!!!!"

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