Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Charles Mingus - Blues & Roots

Charles Mignus - Blues & Roots

"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." - Charles Mingus

Moaning is fuckin' baddddd.

1 comment:

Easy Jams said...

More Mingus here: http://easyjams.blogspot.com/2011/09/charles-mingus-jazz-and-cumbia-fusion.html