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Behind the 8 Ball

Behind the 8 Ball is an album by organist Baby Face Willette recorded in 1964 and
Behind the 8 Ball
released on the Argo label.[1]

Track listing

Reception Studio album by Baby Face

Allmusic awarded the album 3 stars stating "Again, it's not quite as good as his Blue
Notes (with their stellar supporting casts), but for a look at Willette's roots, Behind Released 1965
the 8-Ball is a solid acquisition, and worth tracking down for devotees".[2] Douglas Recorded November 30, 1964
Payne reviewed the rerelease for All About Jazz stating "Behind the 8 Ball smokes Ter Mar Recording
some of the hottest, grooviest organ jazz imaginable - and catches Willette at his Studio, Chicago, Illinois
very best. This stuff hits heavier than any of the well-rehearsed music Willette
Genre Jazz
recorded for Blue Note".[3]
Length 32:34
Label Argo
Track listing LP-749
All compositions by Roosevelt "Baby Face" W
illette except as indicated Producer Esmond Edwards
1. "Behind the 8 Ball" - 2:22 Baby Face Willette chronology
2. "Song of the Universe" - 7:08
Mo' Rock Behind the
3. "Amen" (Traditional) - 2:34
(1964) 8 Ball
4. "Tacos Joe" - 3:14
5. "Roll 'Em Pete" (Pete Johnson, Big Joe Turner) - 3:30
6. "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" (Traditional) - 7:00
7. "St. James Infirmary" (Traditional) - 2:24 Professional ratings
8. "Sinnin' Sam" (Stix Hooper) - 4:25 Review scores
Source Rating
Personnel Allmusic [2]

Baby Face Willette - organ

Ben White - guitar
Jerold Donavon - drums

1. Edwards, D. & Callahan, M.Argo Album Discography, Part 1: Jazz Series (1956-1965) (
ss/argo600.html) accessed April 17, 2013
2. Huey, S. Allmusic Review (, accessed April 17,
3. Payne, D. Baby Face Willette: Behind the 8 Ball(, All About
Jazz, April 1, 1998

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