Blues & Roots (studio album) by Charles Mingus

Blues & Roots by Charles Mingus
Year: 1960
Overall rank: 1,397th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 216 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution   Average rating historyAverage rating history
Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1960 (4th)
Award Top albums of the 1960s (145th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,397th)
Product Details
Availability

eBay
eBay
Charles Mingus - Blues & Roots [New Vinyl LP] 180 Gram
Condition: New


eBay
eBay
Charles Mingus : Blues & Roots CD (1993)
Condition: Very Good


eBay
eBay
Blues & Roots - Audio CD By Charles Mingus - VERY GOOD
Condition: Very Good


  My favourite store:  

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 97 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 15,051.

Charles Mingus album bestography « Higher ranked (987th) This album (1,397th) Lower ranked (1,743rd) »
Pithecanthropus ErectusBlues & RootsLet My Children Hear Music

Upcoming concerts

Aug
20
Sat
19:30
The Black Crowes Present: Shake Your Money Maker
Ozarks Amphitheater, Camdenton, United States. United States
Tickets from Ticketmaster Get tickets
 
Aug
25
Thu
20:00
St. Paul & the Broken Bones: the Alien Coast Tour
The Pageant, St Louis, United States. United States
Tickets from Ticketmaster Get tickets
 
Aug
21
Sun
20:00
Sammy Hagar & The Circle
Illinois State Fairgrounds Il State, Springfield, United States. United States
Tickets from Ticketmaster Get tickets
 
Discover more upcoming concerts

Listen to Blues & Roots on YouTube

Loading content from YouTube...

Blues & Roots track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

Sort by
#
Track
Rating/Comments
2.
Rating: 80 (41 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
3.
Track pick
Rating: 89 (63 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
4.
Rating: 81 (40 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify

Track pick Top-rated track as rated by BestEverAlbums.com members.

Blues & Roots rankings

Blues & Roots collection

Blues & Roots ratings

Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 216 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV
where:
av = trimmed mean average rating an item has currently received.
n = number of ratings an item has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an item to appear in a 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating.

Showing latest 5 ratings for this album. | Show all 216 ratings for this album.

Sort ratings
RatingDate updatedMemberAlbum ratingsAvg. album rating
 
65/100
 Report rating
07/02/2022 08:19 kriss2012  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 11268/100
 
80/100
 Report rating
06/07/2022 01:04 teague  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,03880/100
 
95/100
 Report rating
05/15/2022 22:14 Cardboardfolder  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,85686/100
 
80/100
 Report rating
04/14/2022 11:21 mv3k  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 42080/100
 
90/100
 Report rating
04/07/2022 07:15 leniad  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 91192/100

Rating metrics: Outliers can be removed when calculating a mean average to dampen the effects of ratings outside the normal distribution. This figure is provided as the trimmed mean. A high standard deviation can be legitimate, but can sometimes indicate 'gaming' is occurring. Consider a simplified example* of an item receiving ratings of 100, 50, & 0. The mean average rating would be 50. However, ratings of 55, 50 & 45 could also result in the same average. The second average might be more trusted because there is more consensus around a particular rating (a lower deviation).
(*In practice, some albums can have several thousand ratings)

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 78.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.3.

Please log in or register if you want to be able to leave a rating

Blues & Roots comments

Showing all 8 comments |
Most Helpful First | Newest First | Maximum Rated First | Longest Comments First
(Only showing comments with -2 votes or higher. You can alter this threshold from your profile page. Manage Profile)

Rating:  
75/100
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
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
80/100
From 11/02/2019 17:06
Fant√°stica a base de baixo!
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
90/100
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.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
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.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +2 votes (2 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
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
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +4 votes (4 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
From 08/01/2015 02:16
I don't understand why we don't talk about this album on a daily basis.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +10 votes (10 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
From 08/02/2010 01:08
Nice music for tidying. I can't see myself listening to it much more though.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
From 04/16/2010 15:10
Really, really good album! I need to start listening to more Mingus.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +3 votes (3 helpful | 0 unhelpful)

Please log in or register if you want to be able to add a comment

Your feedback for Blues & Roots

Anonymous
Let us know what you think of this album by adding a comment or assigning a rating below!
Log in or register to assign a rating or leave a comment for this album.
Best Albums of 1960
1. Sketches Of Spain by Miles Davis
2. Giant Steps by John Coltrane
3. At Last! by Etta James
4. Blues & Roots by Charles Mingus
5. Joan Baez by Joan Baez
6. Elvis Is Back! by Elvis Presley
7. We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite by Max Roach
8. The Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery by Wes Montgomery
9. At Newport 1960 by Muddy Waters
10. Soul Station by Hank Mobley
11. A Date With The Everly Brothers by The Everly Brothers
12. Portrait In Jazz by Bill Evans Trio
13. Miriam Makeba by Miriam Makeba
14. Drums Of Passion by Olatunji
15. Walk Don't Run by The Ventures
16. Ella In Berlin by Ella Fitzgerald
17. Presents Charles Mingus by Charles Mingus
18. The Big Beat by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
19. His Hand In Mine by Elvis Presley
20. Ride This Train by Johnny Cash
Back to Top