Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Martin Luther King & Charlie Mingus

Here's a scoop: you can get Charlie Mingus, Passions of A Man: The Complete Atlantic Recordings, from eMusic, for 12 credits.   That's 41 songs, including about 6 albums, for the price of one.  In honor of the recent holiday and today's election in Massachusetts I offer this sample:
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting
The Civil Rights Movement began in a church.  That's all I got tonight.  


  1. Thanks for the heads up on eMusic! I had to buy a booster to get the Mingus stuff, but it'll be worth the money. Mingus was brilliant, even though he was at least a bit crazy...

  2. John: You are very welcome. That's my job here, though so far eMusic hasn't paid me.

    I concur on both your statements about Mingus. He was brilliant and nuts. He was also one of those larger than life personalities. But that is true of a lot of jazz gods, like Miles or even more, Monk.

    I am only now working my way through the Passions of a Man collection. I am inclined to think that it is a major treasure.

    Thanks again for the comment. Like you, I find myself buying a lot of eMusic boosters.