On June 13, 1979.

Mingus

On June 13, 1979, “Asylum” label released “Mingus”, the tenth Joni Mitchell studio album. The album was recorded in 1978 – 1979, and was finalized few months before Charles Mingus death, and was his last music project. “Mingus” was recorded at “A&M Studios” in Hollywood and “Electric Lady Studios” in New York, and was produced by Joni Mitchell. Album artwork features Joni Mitchell paintings of Mingus.

Personnel:

  • Joni Mitchell – guitar, vocals
  • Jaco Pastorius- bass, horn arrangement
  • Wayne Shorter- soprano saxophone
  • Herbie Hancock- electric piano
  • Peter Erskine- drums
  • Don Alias- congas
  • Emil Richards- percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Joni Mitchell, except where noted.

  1. Happy Birthday 1975 (Rap) – music by Mildred J. Hill
  2. God Must Be a Boogie Man
  3. Funeral (Rap)
  4. A Chair in the Sky – lyrics by Joni Mitchell, music by Charles Mingus
  5. The Wolf That Lives in Lindsey
  6. It’s a Muggin (Rap)
  7. Sweet Sucker Dance – lyrics by Joni Mitchell, music by Charles Mingus
  8. Coin in the Pocket (Rap)
  9. The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines – lyrics by Joni Mitchell, music by Charles Mingus
  10. Lucky (Rap)
  11. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat – lyrics by Joni Mitchell, music by Charles Mingus

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