Born to Be Blue! (Bobby Timmons album)

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Born to Be Blue!
Studio album by Bobby Timmons
Released 1963
Recorded August 12 and September 10, 1963
Genre Jazz
Length 41:22
Label Riverside
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Bobby Timmons chronology
Sweet and Soulful Sounds
(1962)
Born to Be Blue!
(1963)
From the Bottom
(1964)

Born to Be Blue! is an album by American jazz pianist Bobby Timmons recorded in 1963 and released on the Riverside label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars stating "This is excellent music but unfortunately Timmons would not grow much musically after this period".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Bobby Timmons except as indicated
  1. "Born to Be Blue" (Mel Torme, Robert Wells) - 4:23
  2. "Malice Towards None" (Tom McIntosh) - 4:55
  3. "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" (Traditional) - 4:40
  4. "Know Not One" - 7:52
  5. "The Sit-In" - 4:15
  6. "Namely You" (Gene de Paul, Johnny Mercer) - 6:01
  7. "Often Annie" - 9:16
    • Recorded in New York City on August 12, 1963 (tracks 3, 4 & 6) and September 10, 1963 (tracks 1, 2, 5, & 7).

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bobby Timmons discography accessed February 9, 2011
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed February 9, 2011