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Charles MingusMingus Ah Um

Label:Columbia – CS 8171
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Jazz
Style:Hard Bop, Bop

Tracklist

A1Better Git It In Your Soul
A2Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
A3Boogie Stop Shuffle
A4Self-Portrait In Three Colors
A5Open Letter To Duke
B1Bird Calls
B2Fables Of Faubus
B3Pussy Cat Dues
B4Jelly Roll
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Notes

First pressing from 1959.

Features Deep Groove label.

Rear cover features a bold 1 in the bottom right corner of the jacket.

Deep groove ridge can be seen and felt running the perimeter of the red inner label and the black outer ring.

Recorded at 30th Street Studio, NYC.
May 5, 1959 (A1, B1-B4) / May 12, 1959 (A2-A5).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Other (Rear sleeve code): 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Label A): XSM 47458
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B): XSM 47459
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped, variant 1): XSM47458-1AA I
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped, variant 1): XSM47459-1B II
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped, exc. I, variant 2): XSM47458-1AB I
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped, exc. II, variant 2): XSM47459-1AF II
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped, variant 3): XSM47458-1D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped, variant 3): XSM47459-1G
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped, variant 4): XSM47458-1L
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped, variant 4): XSM47459-1C

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Mingus Ah Um (LP, Album, Mono)ColumbiaCL 1370US1959
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Mingus Ah Um (LP, Album, Stereo)Coronet (2)KLLS 1658Australia1959
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Mingus Ah Um (LP, Album, Promo, Mono)ColumbiaCL 1370US1959
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Mingus Ah Um (LP, Album, Mono)ColumbiaCL 1370Canada1959
Mingus Ah Um (LP, Album, Stereo)ColumbiaCS 8171Canada1959

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Reviews

  • Red_Pill_Records's avatar
    Edited 8 months ago
    I have a copy of this record, run-outs match this release (variant 4), label has deep groove, same text, spacing, font, etc on inner label. Outer ring of label has same 'STEREO <>FIDELITY', but has 'CBS' camera logo at 3,6 & 9 o'clock, black, in white boxes (all red background), stickered over the '6 eye' on black (I can see the edges of it underneath).
    Sleeve has the bold '1' in the bottom corner on BC, but each instance of 'Columbia' on BC has been replaced (actually cut-out) and has 'CBS' pasted in place. FC also has 6 black and white CBS cameras pasted over 'Columbia' along top.
    Anyone seen this on a release before? Kinda curious as to why they'd go to the trouble.
    • markjazz's avatar
      markjazz
      This is definatly a classic Mingus album but it's not my favorite overall. There's some awesome tracks, like Better Git It In Your Soul, Boogie Stop Shuffle (My personal fav), and the bonus track GG Train is simply awesome. This album is a great one for that long drive and if you want to show anyone new to jazz a great album with some soul then this is one to give them. I think out of any artist on this discs lineup Dannie Richmond is the best. He's one of the most under-rated drummers of his time I think and he helps carry some of these tracks very well and seems to play with ease.

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