Label: Columbia - YS-128 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Stereo • Country: Japan • Genre: Jazz • Style: Hard Bop
The cover features a painting by S. Neil Fujita. The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD calls this album "an extended tribute to ancestors" and awards it one of their rare crownsand Mingus's musical forebears figure largely throughout. The origin and nature of "Boogie Stop Shuffle" is self-explanatory: a twelve-bar blues with four themes and a boogie bass backing that passes from stop time to shuffle and back. It was supposed to sound like birds — the first Stevie Wonder - Skeletons. Faubus —the Governor of Arkansas infamous for his stand against integration of Little Rock, Arkansas schools in defiance of U.
It is sometimes claimed that Columbia refused to allow the lyrics to be included on this album, though the liner notes to the reissue of the album state that the piece started life as an instrumental, and only gained the lyrics later as can be heard on the release Presents Charles Mingus. The Legacy Edition of Mingus Ah Um also includes Mingus Dynastyits companion album recorded later in with unedited versions of five tracks shortened on the original LP release.
All songs composed by Charles Mingusexcept 12, Side By Side - Richard Wolfe - Moonlight Serenades by Sunny Clapp.
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