1974 O’Donel Levy – Simba

Simba is an album by American jazz guitarist O’Donel Levy recorded in 1973 and released on the Groove Merchant label the following year.

O’Donel “Butch” Levy (September 20, 1945 – March 14, 2016) was a rhythm & blues, funk and jazz guitarist from Baltimore, Maryland. He was brother of session drummer Stafford Levy.


1  Bad, Bad Simba (Manny Albam) 07:15
2  Kilimanjaro Cookout (Manny Albam) 04:56
3  Playhouse (Manny Albam; O’Donel Levy) 04:42
4  Sierra Lonely (Manny Albam) 05:37
5  Sad, Sad Simba (Manny Albam) 04:42
6  Joni (O’Donel Levy) 05:12
7  Nigerian Knights (O’Donel Levy) 05:09


BassTony Levin
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarO’Donel Levy
Electric PianoWarren Bernhardt
FlugelhornAlan Rubin
FlugelhornBurt Collins
FlugelhornCecil Bridgwater
FlugelhornLew Soloff
FluteEddie Daniels
SaxEddie Daniels
TromboneBill Watrous
TrumpetBurt Collins
TrumpetErnie Royal
TrumpetJon Faddis
TrumpetLew Soloff
PercussionJimmy Madison

Other Musicians

4 Sierra Lonely

FlugelhornBurt Collins
FlugelhornCecil Bridgwater

5 Sad, Sad Simba

FlugelhornCecil Bridgwater

Liner Notes

Producer – Sonny Lester
Arranged By – Manny Albam
Engineer – Malcolm Addey
Mastered By – Sam Feldman

Art Direction – Sam Alexander
Photography – Sam Alexander, Roy Di Tosti

Mastered At Bell Sound Studios
Record Company Groove Merchant International, Inc