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The Happy People
The Happy People.jpg
Live album by Cannonball Adderley
Released 1970
Recorded September 3-October 6, 1970
Genre Jazz
Label Capitol
Producer David Axelrod & Cannonball Adderley
Cannonball Adderley chronology
The Price You Got to Pay to Be Free
(1970)The Price You Got to Pay to Be Free1970
The Happy People
The Black Messiah
(1970)The Black Messiah1970
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

The Happy People is a live album by jazz saxophonist Cannonball Adderley recorded in 1970, but not released on the Capitol label until 1972, and performed by Adderley's Quintet featuring Nat Adderley, George Duke, Walter Booker and Roy McCurdy with guest musicians and vocalists.[2]


The Allmusic review awarded the album four stars.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Happy People" (Airto Moreira) - 11:22
  2. "Maria Tres Filhos" (Milton Nascimento) - 10:33
  3. "Savior" (Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, Olga James) - 14:31
  4. "Ela" (Benito di Paula) - 4:11
  • Recorded in New York on September 3-October 6, 1970



  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Cannonball Adderley discography accessed 2 November 2009
  3. ^ Allmusic Review accessed 26 June 2015


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