Friday, January 1, 2010

Blue MITCHELL - Heads Up 1968

Blue MITCHELL - Heads Up 1968
BST 84272


An excellent set by Blue -- featuring his funky trumpet blowing out over backings by a 9 piece group arranged by Duke Pearson and Jimmy Heath. The cuts are longer than on Blue's later Blue Note LPs -- like Collision In Black and Bantu Village -- and the groove's got a nice warm bottom to it, with nice lyrical solos throughout that kind of link together the two sides of his Blue Note work. Includes the cuts "Heads Up! Feet Down!", "Good Humor Man", "Len Sirrah", and "People in Nassau". A tough one to find, too! (Liberty/UA pressing. Vinyl has some oxidation and light sleeve marks, but play is not affected. Cover looks great!)
From Dusty Groove.
Gene Taylor- Bass
Al Foster- Drums
McCoy Tyner- Piano
Jerry Dodgion- Alto Sax,Flute
Pepper Adams- Bariton Sax
Junior Cook- Tenor Sax
Julian Priester- Trombone
Blue Mitchell , Burt Collins- Trumpet
A1. Heads Up! Feet Down! 5:40  
A2. Togetherness 6:45
A3. The Folks Who Live On The Hill 5:25  
B1. Good Humor Man 5:40  
B2. Len Sirrah 7:15 
B3. The People In Nassau 5:40  


  1. Thanks , I love Blue Mitchell, a big favourite of mine,nice post