Oh Yeah - the Complete Session
Essential Jazz Classics
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4 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE
INCLUDES 4 BONUS TRACKS
This CD contains the complete original Charles Mingus LP Oh Yeah (Atlantic SD-1377), an amazing sextet session which marks the only studio collaboration between the great leader (who only plays piano and sings here) and the magnificent Rahsaan Roland Kirk. All other preserved songs from the date, as well as a long alternate version of “Ecclusiastics” (featuring nearly the same personnel and recorded live at Birdland the previous month) have been added here to round out the set. Oh Yeah was the first album ever on which Mingus played just the piano from beginning to end.
CHARLES MINGUS piano, vocals & leade
RAHSAAN ROLAND KIRK tenor sax, flute, siren, manzello & stritch
BOOKER ERVIN tenor sax
JIMMY KNEPPER trombone
DOUG WATKINS bass
DANNIE RICHMOND drums.
All compositions by Charles Mingus
Bonus Track (11): Same personnel except YUSEF LATEEF (ts)
replaces Booker Ervin. Live at Birdland, New York, October 21, 1961.
New York, November 6, 1961.
Original session produced by NESUHI ERTEGUN.
INCLUDES 12-PAGE BOOKLET
01 Hog Callin’ Blues
02 Devil Woman
03 Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am
05 Oh Lord, Don’t Let Them Drop That Atomic Bomb On Me
06 Eat That Chicken
07 Passions Of A Man
08 “Old” Blues For Walt’s Torin*
09 Peggy’s Blue Skylight*
10 Invisible Lady*
11 Ecclusiastics [Live Version] **
Total Time: 76:33