Complete Columbia & RCA Albums Collection

Complete Columbia & RCA Albums Collection

by Charles Mingus

The ten-disc 2012 Charles Mingus anthology The Complete Columbia & RCA Albums Collection brings together all of the legendary bassist's albums recorded for Columbia and RCA from the '50s to the '70s. Included here are 1959's Mingus Dynasty, 1959's See more details below


The ten-disc 2012 Charles Mingus anthology The Complete Columbia & RCA Albums Collection brings together all of the legendary bassist's albums recorded for Columbia and RCA from the '50s to the '70s. Included here are 1959's Mingus Dynasty, 1959's Mingus Ah Um, 1962's Tijuana Moods, 1972's Let My Children Hear Music, and 1972's Charles Mingus and Friends in Concert. Also featured is Gunther Schuller's 1989 recording of the lengthy, 130-minute Mingus composition released in 1990 as Epitaph. There are also three discs of alternate takes from the various releases.

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Release Date:
Sony Legacy


Disc 1

  1. Dizzy Moods  - Charles Mingus
  2. Ysabel's Table Dance  - Charles Mingus
  3. Tijuana Gift Shop  - Charles Mingus
  4. Los Mariachis  - Charles Mingus
  5. Flamingo  - Charles Mingus
  6. Dizzy Moods  - Charles Mingus
  7. Ysabel's Table Dance [Alternate Take  - Charles Mingus
  8. Los Mariachis  - Charles Mingus
  9. Flamingo  - Charles Mingus

Disc 2

  1. Tijuana Gift Shop  - Charles Mingus
  2. A Colloquial Dream (AKA Scenes In The City)  - Charles Mingus
  3. Flamingo  - Charles Mingus
  4. Ysabel's Table Dance [Alternate Take  - Charles Mingus
  5. Dizzy's Moods  - Charles Mingus
  6. Dizzy's Moods  - Charles Mingus
  7. Tijuana Gift Shop  - Charles Mingus
  8. Tijuana Gift Shop  - Charles Mingus
  9. Los Mariachis  - Charles Mingus
  10. Los Mariachis  - Charles Mingus
  11. Los Mariachis  - Charles Mingus
  12. A Colloquial Dream  - Charles Mingus
  13. A Colloquial Dream  - Charles Mingus

Disc 3

  1. Better Git It In Your Soul  - Charles Mingus
  2. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat  - Charles Mingus
  3. Boogie Stop Shuffle  - Charles Mingus
  4. Self-Portrait In Three Colors  - Charles Mingus
  5. Open Letter To Duke  - Charles Mingus
  6. Bird Calls  - Charles Mingus
  7. Fables Of Faubus  - Charles Mingus
  8. Pussy Cat Dues  - Charles Mingus
  9. Jelly Roll  - Charles Mingus
  10. Pedal Point Blues  - Charles Mingus
  11. GG Train  - Charles Mingus
  12. Girl Of My Dreams  - Charles Mingus

Disc 4

  1. Slop  - Charles Mingus
  2. Diane  - Charles Mingus
  3. Song With Orange  - Charles Mingus
  4. Gunslinging Bird  - Charles Mingus
  5. Things Ain't What They Used To Be  - Charles Mingus
  6. Far Wells, Mill Valley  - Charles Mingus
  7. New Now Know How  - Charles Mingus
  8. Mood Indigo  - Charles Mingus
  9. Put Me In That Dungeon  - Charles Mingus
  10. Strollin'  - Charles Mingus

Disc 5

  1. Better Git It In Your Soul  - Charles Mingus
  2. Bird Calls  - Charles Mingus
  3. Jelly Roll  - Charles Mingus
  4. Song With Orange  - Charles Mingus
  5. Diane  - Charles Mingus
  6. New Now Know How  - Charles Mingus
  7. Revelations (First Movement)  - Charles Mingus
  8. Non-Sectarian Blues  - Charles Mingus

Disc 6

  1. The Shoes Of The Fisherman's Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers  - Charles Mingus
  2. Adagio Ma Non Troppo  - Charles Mingus
  3. Don't Be Afraid, The Clown's Afraid Too  - Charles Mingus
  4. Taurus In The Arena Of Life  - Charles Mingus
  5. Hobo Ho  - Charles Mingus
  6. The Chill Of Death  - Charles Mingus
  7. The I Of Hurricane Sue  - Charles Mingus

Disc 7

  1. Introduction By Bill Cosby  - Charles Mingus
  2. Jump Monk  - Charles Mingus
  3. E.S.P.  - Charles Mingus
  4. Ecclusiastics  - Charles Mingus
  5. Eclipse  - Charles Mingus
  6. Us Is Two  - Charles Mingus
  7. Taurus In the Arena of Life (Aka Number One Grandson)  - Charles Mingus
  8. Mingus Blues  - Charles Mingus
  9. Introduction To Little Royal Suite  - Charles Mingus
  10. Little Royal Suite  - Charles Mingus

Disc 8

  1. Introduction To Strollin'  - Charles Mingus
  2. Strollin'  - Charles Mingus
  3. The I Of Hurricane Sue  - Charles Mingus
  4. E's Flat, Ah's Flat Too (Aka Hora Decubitus)  - Charles Mingus
  5. Ool-Ya-Koo  - Charles Mingus
  6. Portrait  - Charles Mingus
  7. Don't Be Afraid, The Clown's Afraid Too  - Charles Mingus

Disc 9

  1. Main Score, Pt. 1  - Charles Mingus
  2. Percussion Discussion  - Charles Mingus
  3. Main Score, Pt. 2  - Charles Mingus
  4. Started Melody  - Charles Mingus
  5. Better Get It In Your Soul  - Charles Mingus
  6. The Soul  - Charles Mingus
  7. Moods In Mambo  - Charles Mingus
  8. Self Portrait/Chill Of Death  - Charles Mingus
  9. O.P. (Oscar Pettiford)  - Charles Mingus
  10. Please Don't Come Back From the Moon  - Charles Mingus

Disc 10

  1. Monk, Bunk & Vice Versa (Osmotin')  - Charles Mingus
  2. Peggy's Blue Skylight  - Charles Mingus
  3. Wolverine Blues  - Charles Mingus
  4. The Children's Hour Of Dream  - Charles Mingus
  5. Ballad (In Other Words, I Am Three)  - Charles Mingus
  6. Freedom  - Charles Mingus
  7. Interlude (The Underdog Rising)  - Charles Mingus
  8. Noon Night  - Charles Mingus
  9. Main Score Reprise  - Charles Mingus

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Charles Mingus   Primary Artist,Bass,Piano,Vocals,Narrator,Pizzicato
Bill Cosby   Vocals,Master of Ceremonies
John Abercrombie   Guitar
George Adams   Tenor Saxophone
Gene Ammons   Tenor Saxophone
Karl Berger   Vibes
Eddie Bert   Trombone,Tenor Trombone
Phil Bodner   Flute,English Horn,Oboe,Tenor Saxophone
Dave Brubeck   Piano
Joe Chambers   Drums
Teddy Charles   Vibes
Don Ellis   Trumpet
Booker Ervin   Tenor Saxophone
Bill Evans   Piano
Jon Faddis   Trumpet
Art Farmer   Trumpet
Dizzy Gillespie   Vocals
Urbie Green   Trombone
John Handy   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
John Hicks   Piano
Bobby Jones   Clarinet,Reeds,Tenor Saxophone,Woodwind
Jimmy Knepper   Trombone
Lee Konitz   Alto Saxophone
Hubert Laws   Flute
Charles McPherson   Reeds,Alto Saxophone,Woodwind
James Moody   Flute,Reeds,Woodwind
Gerry Mulligan   Baritone Saxophone
Horace Parlan   Piano
Bucky Pizzarelli   Guitar
Jerome Richardson   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Dannie Richmond   Percussion,Drums
Lew Soloff   Trumpet
Marvin Stamm   Trumpet
Bob Stewart   Tuba
Jack Walrath   Trumpet
Julius Watkins   French Horn
Bobby Watson   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Randy Weston   Piano
Warren Covington   Trombone
Willie Dennis   Trombone
Howard Johnson   Trumpet,Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Reggie Johnson   Bass
John LaPorta   Alto Saxophone
Hal McKusick   Reeds,Tenor Saxophone,Woodwind
Ernie Royal   Trumpet
Joe Temperley   Reeds,Woodwind
Joe Wilder   Trumpet
Robert DiDomenica   Flute
Victor Lewis   Drums
Gary Smulyan   Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Britt Woodman   Trombone
Shafi Hadi   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Ed Schuller   Bass
Danny Bank   Reeds,Woodwind
Seymour Barab   Cello
Dick Berg   French Horn
Randy Brecker   Trumpet
Sam Burtis   Trombone
DeRisi   Trumpet
George Dorsey   Alto Saxophone
Daniel Druckman   Percussion
Frankie Dunlop   Castanets,Tambourine,Voices
Lonnie Elder   Narrator
Harvey Estrin   Reeds,Woodwind
Paul Faulise   Trombone
John Foster   Piano
Hank Freeman   Reeds,Woodwind
Kenneth Fricker   Bass
Barry Galbraith   Guitar
Benny Golson   Tenor Saxophone
Honey Gordon   Vocals
Roland Hanna   Piano
Lonnie Hillyer   Trumpet
Milt Hinton   Bass
Paul Ingraham   French Horn
Jack Jennings   Tuba
Dale Kleps   Bass Clarinet,Contrabass Clarinet
Phil Kraus   Percussion
John Leone   Reeds,Woodwind
Teo Macero   Conductor,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
George Marge   Reeds,Woodwind
Wynton Marsalis   Trumpet
Charles McCracken   Cello
Homer Mensch   Bass
Sharon Moe   French Horn
Ysabel Morel   Vocals,Hand Clapping
Louis Mucci   Trumpet
Jimmy Nottingham   Trumpet
Romeo Penque   Reeds,Woodwind
Seymour Red Press   Reeds,Woodwind
Eddie Preston   Trumpet
Michael Rabinowitz   Bassoon,Bass Clarinet
Alan Raph   Conductor
Roger Rosenberg   Clarinet,Flute,Piccolo,Baritone Saxophone
Margaret Ross   Harp
Gunther Schuller   Conductor
Wallace Shapiro   Reeds,Woodwind
Brooks Tillotson   French Horn
Bill Triglia   Piano
Daniel Trimboli   Reeds,Woodwind
Snooky Young   Trumpet
Rich Perry   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Manuel Zegler   Bassoon
Sy Johnson   Conductor
Jerry Dodgion   Reeds,Woodwind
Maurice Brown   Cello
Regnie   Reeds,Woodwind
Warren Smith   Percussion
David Taylor   Trombone
Richard Williams   Trumpet
Ray Beckenstein   Reeds,Woodwind
Teddy Sommer   Drums
Patti Brown   Piano
Jimmy Buffington   French Horn
Clarence Shaw   Trumpet
Nico Bunink   Piano
John A. Schaeffer   Bass
Francis X. Savarese   Bass

Technical Credits

Bill Cosby   Original Liner Notes
Dave Brubeck   Producer
Mercer Ellington   Composer
Gil Fuller   Composer
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Charles Mingus   Arranger,Composer,Orchestration,Score,Original Liner Notes
Irving Mills   Composer
Edmund Anderson   Composer
George Avakian   Producer
Barney Bigard   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
George Gordon   Composer
Ted Grouya   Composer
Teo Macero   Arranger,Producer
John McClure   Producer,Engineer
Sue Mingus   Producer,Liner Notes
Ray Moore   Engineer
Russ Payne   Engineer
Fred Plaut   Engineer
Alan Raph   Orchestration
Bob Rolontz   Producer
Gunther Schuller   Producer
Richard Seidel   Producer,Liner Notes
Bob Simpson   Engineer
Mort Goode   Original Liner Notes
Martin Williams   Original Liner Notes
Edward O'Dowd   Art Direction
Mike Panico   Archival Assistant
Tom Tierney   Archival Assistant
Sy Johnson   Arranger,Orchestration
Diane Dorr Dorynek   Original Liner Notes
Che Williams   Archival Assistant
Stan Tonkel   Engineer

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