Fathead (album)

Not to be confused with Flathead EP.
Fathead, Ray Charles Presents David 'Fathead' Newman
Studio album by David "Fathead" Newman
Released 1960
Recorded 1958 November 5, Atlantic Recording Studios, NYC
Genre R&B, Jazz
Length 37:09
Label Atlantic
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Fathead (subtitled Ray Charles Presents David 'Fathead' Newman and also referred to as Ray Charles Sextet) is the debut release of jazz saxophonist David "Fathead" Newman recorded in 1958 but not released until 1960 on the Atlantic label.[1] The complete album was also included with 3 other Newman releases in the 2 CD reissue / compilation, It's Mister Fathead.

Track listing

  1. "Hard Times" (Paul Mitchell) – 4:39
  2. "Weird Beard" (Hank Crawford) – 4:46
  3. "Willow Weep for Me" (Ann Ronell) – 4:56
  4. "Bill for Bennie" (Crawford) – 4:14
  5. "Sweet Eyes" (Crawford) – 3:43
  6. "Fathead" (Newman) – 5:20
  7. "Mean to Me" (Fred E. Ahlert, Roy Turk) – 4:13
  8. "Tin Tin Deo" (Gil Fuller, Chano Pozo) – 5:18



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