Create account Log in

Rise Up!


Download links and information about Rise Up! by Lonnie Smith. This album was released in 2009 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Jazz, Rock genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 01:02:08 minutes.

Artist: Lonnie Smith
Release date: 2009
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Jazz, Rock
Tracks: 9
Duration: 01:02:08
Buy on iTunes $9.99
Buy on iTunes $9.99
Buy on Amazon $8.99


No. Title Length
1. A Matterapat 6:46
2. Come Together 5:07
3. Pilgimage 6:49
4. Dapper Dan 7:21
5. And the World Weeps 7:39
6. People Make the World Go Round 10:42
7. Tyrone 6:15
8. Sweet Dreams 6:47
9. Voodoo Doll 4:42



Back in the ‘60s, Dr. Lonnie Smith got quite a bit of attention for his funky organ playing in groups led by the guitarist George Benson and the saxophonist Lou Donaldson, and he’s recorded numerous high-spirited albums as a leader since. On 2009’s Rise Up!, Smith leads a quartet — guitarist Peter Bernstein, alto saxophonist Donald Harrison, and drummer Herlin Riley — through a lively set of originals and covers. (As with many jazz organ combo outings, there is no bass player.) Things kick off with “A Matterapat,” a high-octane, Latin-tinged piece with an insistent theme. The mellow “And the World Weeps” features wordless singing by Jo Lowry and others, imbuing the track with an eccentric, lounge-like quality. Smith nicely reimagines the Beatles’ “Come Together,” which features the organist croakily vocalizing the melody. It might take you a minute to recognize the cover of Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams,” the ‘80s hit by the British pop duo. The cut opens with a wonderfully odd organ intro before heading into a downtempo groove. Rise Up! closes with “Voodoo Doll,” a spacey mid-tempo keeper abetted by the percussion of James Shipp, who contributes to a handful of tracks.