Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Buyers of the CD format beware!!!
rayqbn | Hillsborough, New Jersey USA | 04/23/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Although I highly recommend this album as an upbeat and fun album, one of my fave of Mingus's early 60's works, the CD has an issue. The last few seconds of Lock 'Em Up are cut off on my copy! I've had the LP prior to the CD and was let down to find this to be true. I'd recommend that you try the iTunes download instead, as iTunes has the track clocking in at 6:40, compared to this CD's 6:35!!! The iTunes version is not compromised. I am not sure of the download version here, as I have not tried it.
This is a five star album, as MDM is well worth the price of admission, but this CD version gets one star from me, due to the glitch at the end of Lock 'Em Up!
And, as Mingus himself says in the album's intro, "That's what you're supposed to do, tell 'em what's happenin'!""
Wow ! Can't believe i am the first reviewer!
Speedy | Fl, MO USA | 11/26/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Great 1960 record by the 'almost' same band that gave us 'Charles Mingus presents Charles Mingus' which is my prefered Mingus album. In this version he adds 5 other cats including Paul Bley (!) and Jimmy Knepper to give us a very good performance of 3 cuts ('MDM', 'Stormy Weather' & ' Lock 'em up'). Needles to say this is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!"