Blues & Roots (studio album) by Charles Mingus

Blues & Roots by Charles Mingus
Year: 1960
Overall rank: 1,411th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 229 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1960 (4th)
Award Top albums of the 1960s (148th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,411th)
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Charles Mingus bestography

Blues & Roots is ranked 4th best out of 51 albums by Charles Mingus on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Charles Mingus is The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady which is ranked number 92 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 14,123.

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 229 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.0/100, a mean average of 79.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.0.

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From 02/15/2023 23:22
Crazy as shit jazz, Love it!
Mingus was a beast of a composer and live performance inducer.
He really knew how to set the band on fire.
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From 10/15/2020 06:25
77/100

Best tracks: Moanin', E's Flat Ah's Flat Too
Worst tracks: Cryin' Blues, My Jelly Roll Soul
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From 11/02/2019 17:06
Fantástica a base de baixo!
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From 12/25/2018 01:36
Amazing bass work. Love that there's 4 saxophone players. Mingus always has this cigar smoking, whiskey shooting sound, and I love it. Fine work and I think it might be a contender for his best.
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From 08/26/2017 01:49
One of the best albums I listened to in my life!
The energy is through the roof on this one.
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90/100
From 08/11/2017 03:46
This has gotta be one of the greatest jazz records of all time, guys. For sure one of Mingus' best
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From 08/01/2015 02:16
I don't understand why we don't talk about this album on a daily basis.
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From 08/02/2010 01:08
Nice music for tidying. I can't see myself listening to it much more though.
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From 04/16/2010 15:10
Really, really good album! I need to start listening to more Mingus.
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Best Albums of 1960
1. Giant Steps by John Coltrane
2. Sketches Of Spain by Miles Davis
3. At Last! by Etta James
4. Blues & Roots by Charles Mingus
5. Elvis Is Back! by Elvis Presley
6. Joan Baez by Joan Baez
7. We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite by Max Roach
8. Soul Station by Hank Mobley
9. The Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery by Wes Montgomery
10. At Newport 1960 by Muddy Waters
11. Portrait In Jazz by Bill Evans Trio
12. A Date With The Everly Brothers by The Everly Brothers
13. Miriam Makeba by Miriam Makeba
14. Ella In Berlin by Ella Fitzgerald
15. Walk Don't Run by The Ventures
16. Drums Of Passion by Olatunji
17. Presents Charles Mingus by Charles Mingus
18. The Big Beat by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
19. Rockin' At The Hops by Chuck Berry
20. Open Sesame by Freddie Hubbard
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