Blues & Roots

Charles Mingus

07 February 2005
This 1959 set takes Mingus back to his Blues roots, and as he noted at the time, Blues can do more than swing. Charlie revisits the Holy Rolling churches he used to attend with his mother on Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting, pays tribute to Jelly Roll Morton on My Jelly Roll Soul and goes deep into the Mississippi with Moanin. The CD re-issue features four bonus tracks and this album is now also available on vinyl, just one of  the classic titles that make up 'The Vinyl Masters Series'.