WATERMELON MAN

Latest update on 19/10/2020

Artist: Herbie Hancock
Author: Herbie Hancock
Label: Blue Note
Year: 1962

On his debut album Takin' Off. Later used in the Stephen Soderbergh film Out Of Sight.

Covers:

1963:

Mongo Santamaria

1963:

Xavier Cugat

1963:

Jon Hendricks

1963:

Bill Justis

1963:

Andrews Sisters

1963:

King Curtis

1963:

Woody Herman

1963:

Quincy Jones

1963:

Baba Brooks [ska version]

1963:

Bretell's [as Marchand de melons]

1964:

Willie Mitchell

1964:

Mike Cotton Sound

1964:

Byron Lee & The Dragonaires

1965:

Manfred Mann [introduced it on the BBC in '64]

1965:

Gloria Lynne

1965:

Trini Lopez

1965:

Julie London

1965:

Herbie Mann

1965:

Kai Winding

1966:

Illinois Jacquet

1966:

Jimmy McGriff

1967:

Les McCann

1967:

Johnny Taylor

1967:

Alexis Korner

1967:

Maskers

1968:

Erroll Garner

1969:

Albert King

1969:

Big Mama Thornton

1971:

Kenny Clarke

1972:

Buddy Guy

1973:

Herbie Hancock [new version on jazz bestseller Headhunters]

1975:

Sly Stone

1978:

Herbie Mann

1981:

Sly & Robbie

1983:

Acker Bilk

1995:

Jimmy Smith

1996:

Al Copley

1997:

Dee Dee Bridgewater

2020:

Poppy Ajudha [on Blue Note Re:Imagined as Watermelon Man (Under The Sun)]

Not the be confused with Oscar Brown Jr's two year older Watermelon Man.

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