<span style="font-size:1.5em"><span style="color:red">CHARLES MINGUS BLUES & ROOTS
<span style="font-size:1.17em">Label: Atlantic
Recorded: 4 February 1959
<span style="font-size:1.17em">Mingus explained the birth of this record in the album's liner notes:
This record is unusual—it presents only one part of my musical world, the blues. A year ago, Nesuhi Ertegün suggested that I record an entire blues album in the style of Haitian Fight Song (in Atlantic LP 1260), because some people, particularly critics, were saying I didn't swing enough. He wanted to give them a barrage of soul music: churchy, blues, swinging, earthy. I thought it over. I was born swinging and clapped my...