Charles Mingus – Oh Yeah

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Oh Yeah is a studio album by the American jazz bassist and composer Charles Mingus, released in April 1962 by Atlantic Records. It was recorded in 1961, and features Mingus (usually known to play bass) singing on three of the cuts and playing piano throughout.

Allmusic awarded the album five stars and reviewer Steve Huey wrote: “Oh Yeah is probably the most offbeat Mingus album ever, and that’s what makes it so vital.”



Track listing:
All compositions by Charles Mingus.

“Hog Callin’ Blues” – 7:27
“Devil Woman” – 9:42
“Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am” – 4:43
“Ecclusiastics” – 6:59
“Oh Lord Don’t Let Them Drop That Atomic Bomb on Me” – 5:43
“Eat That Chicken” – 4:38
“Passions of a Man” – 4:56

The 1999 Rhino CD reissue included three additional tracks recorded at the same session (and previously released on Tonight at Noon in 1964):

“‘Old’ Blues for Walt’s Torin” – 7:58
“Peggy’s Blue Skylight” – 9:49
“Invisible Lady” – 4:48

Charles Mingus – piano and vocals
Rahsaan Roland Kirk – flute, siren, tenor saxophone, manzello, and stritch
Booker Ervin – tenor saxophone
Jimmy Knepper – trombone
Doug Watkins – bass
Dannie Richmond – drums


Released: April 1962
Recorded: November 6, 1961
Studio: Atlantic Studios, New York City
Length: 44:08
Label: Atlantic
Producer: Nesuhi Ertegün