℗ 1960 Atlantic Records
 

Blues & Roots

Charles Mingus

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1
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting
Charles Mingus; Booker Ervin; Dannie Richmond; Horace Parlan; Jackie McLean; Jimmy Knepper; John Handy; Nesuhi Ertegun; Pepper Adams; Tom Dowd; Willie Dennis
9:45
2
Cryin' Blues
Charles Mingus; Booker Ervin; Dannie Richmond; Horace Parlan; Jackie McLean; Jimmy Knepper; John Handy; Nesuhi Ertegun; Pepper Adams; Tom Dowd; Willie Dennis
4:58
3
Moanin'
Charles Mingus; Booker Ervin; Dannie Richmond; Horace Parlan; Jackie McLean; Jimmy Knepper; John Handy; Nesuhi Ertegun; Pepper Adams; Tom Dowd; Willie Dennis
8:03
4
Tensions
Charles Mingus; Booker Ervin; Dannie Richmond; Horace Parlan; Jackie McLean; Jimmy Knepper; John Handy; Nesuhi Ertegun; Pepper Adams; Tom Dowd; Willie Dennis
6:27
5
My Jelly Roll Soul
Charles Mingus; Booker Ervin; Dannie Richmond; Horace Parlan; Jackie McLean; Jimmy Knepper; John Handy; Nesuhi Ertegun; Pepper Adams; Tom Dowd; Willie Dennis
6:51
6
E's Flat Ah's Flat Too
Charles Mingus; Booker Ervin; Dannie Richmond; Horace Parlan; Jackie McLean; Jimmy Knepper; John Handy; Nesuhi Ertegun; Pepper Adams; Tom Dowd; Willie Dennis
6:37
Total Playing Time    42:41
"...at his best he could drive his fellow musicians onwards and upwards with big bass playing and hoarse exhortations. Blues & Roots contains six servings of this brilliance..."
- Q Magazine

Blues & Roots is an album by Charles Mingus, recorded in 1959 and released in 1960.

Mingus explained the birth of this record in the album's liner notes:

"This record is unusual—it presents only one part of my musical world, the blues. A year ago, Nesuhi Ertegün suggested that I record an entire blues album in the style of 'Haitian Fight Song' (in Atlantic LP 1260), because some people, particularly critics, were saying I didn't swing enough. He wanted to give them a barrage of soul music: churchy, blues, swinging, earthy. I thought it over. I was born swinging and clapped my hands in church as a little boy, but I've grown up and I like to do things other than just swing. But blues can do more than just swing. So I agreed."
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Rhino Atlantic Studio Masters

Tracks 1-6 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source

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