Harold Mabern – Rakin’ and Scrapin’ (Full Album)

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Rakin’ and Scrapin’ is the second album led by pianist Harold Mabern that was recorded in 1968 and released on the Prestige label.

Allmusic awarded the album four stars and reviewer Scott Yanow wrote that “the music is essentially boppish, with some ballads and blues included. Nothing too substantial occurs, but it is a good modern mainstream effort for the era.”

Track listing:
All compositions by Harold Mabern except as noted

“Rakin’ and Scrapin'” – 7:35
“Such Is Life – 8:13
“Aon” – 9:03
“I Heard It Through the Grapevine” (Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield) – 3:20
“Valerie” – 5:00

Harold Mabern – piano, electric piano
Blue Mitchell – trumpet
George Coleman – tenor saxophone
Bill Lee – bass
Hugh Walker – drums


Released: 1969
Recorded: December 23, 1968
Studio: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Length 33:11
Label: Prestige
PR 7624
Producer: Bob Porter