Charles Mingus ‘Oh Yeah’ is an album recorded on November 6, 1961 with Mingus singing on three tracks and playing piano and released in 1962 by Atlantic.
Track Listing : 1.Hog Callin’ Blues (Charles Mingus) – 07:27 . 2.Devil Woman (Charles Mingus) – 09:42 . 3.Wham Bam Thank You Ma’Am (Charles Mingus) – 04:43 . 4.Ecclusiastics (Charles Mingus) – 06:59 . 5.Oh Lord Don’T Let Them Drop That Atomic Bomb On Me (Charles Mingus) – 05:43 . 6.Eat That Chicken (Charles Mingus) – 04:38 . 7.Passions Of A Man (Charles Mingus) – 04:56
Musicians : Charles Mingus – Piano, Vocals . Rahsaan Roland Kirk – Flute, Siren, Tenor Saxophone, Manzello, Strich . Booker Ervin – Tenor Saxophone . Jimmy Knepper – Trombone . Doug Watkins – Bass . Dannie Richmond – Drums
Production : Produced By Nesuhi Ertegün . Tom Dowd – Engineer . Phil Iehle – Engineer
Package : Loring Eutemey – Cover Art . Lee Friedlander – Photography . Nat Hentoff – Liner Notes . John Seabury – Illustrations
Recorded On November 6, 1961 At Atlantic Studios, New York City.
Released In 1962 By Atlantic.
Mingus has to know that we don’t think he’s a very good singer. Mingus has to know that we understand he doesn’t give a shit about that. “Hog Callin’ Blues,” beginning with a salvo of percussive voice poetry, announces its intent right off the bat, then comes out swinging and proceeds to whoop your ass […]
Oh Yeah, though, just rocks. While the spontaneous composition of jazz is still there, it also has some heavy R&B coursing through its DNA. You hear it right away with “Hog Calling Blues” and it barely lets up at all. It didn’t mean to, but it meets rock listeners where they liveand still takes them further into the music if they so choose. […]
Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
The compositions are grittier than before: “Hog Callin’ Blues” is directly, intensely emotional; “Portrait of a Man” is even more intense, although the emotions are harder to pin down. For balance, he includes the broadly comic “Eat That Chicken.” […]