Oh Yeah (album)

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Oh Yeah
Studio album by Charles Mingus
Released 1962
Recorded November 6, 1961
Atlantic Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 44:08 original LP
Label Atlantic
SD 1377
Producer Nesuhi Ertegün
Charles Mingus chronology
Reincarnation of a Lovebird (1961) Oh Yeah (1961) Money Jungle (1962)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]

Oh Yeah is a 1962 album by jazz musician Charles Mingus. It was recorded in 1961, and features the leader (who was mainly noted as a bassist and composer) singing on three of the cuts and playing piano throughout.

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Charles Mingus.

  1. "Hog Callin' Blues" – 7:27
  2. "Devil Woman" – 9:42
  3. "Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am" – 4:43
  4. "Ecclusiastics" – 6:59
  5. "Oh Lord Don't Let Them Drop That Atomic Bomb on Me" – 5:43
  6. "Eat That Chicken" – 4:38
  7. "Passions of a Man" – 4:56

The 1999 Rhino CD reissue included three additional tracks recorded at the same session (and previously released on Tonight at Noon in 1965):

  1. "'Old' Blues for Walt's Torin" – 7:58
  2. "Peggy's Blue Skylight" – 9:49
  3. "Invisible Lady" – 4:48

The 1988 Atlantic CD reissue included only one additional track, a 24-minute excerpt of an interview with Mingus conducted by Nesuhi Ertegün which was discovered in 1987. The full 77-minute interview appears as a bonus disc on the box set Passions of a Man: the Complete Atlantic Recordings (1956-1961).


Technical personnel[edit]


Paul Weller, who has referred to himself as a 'disciple' of the 'genius' Mingus, included 'Passions of a Man' on a 2003 compilation of some of his favourite songs, entitled 'Under the Influence'. In the liner notes he said of the track that "two thirds into the chanting, mumbling, screams and whistles, the drum thunder; all is calm for Mingus to play a beautiful piano melody that Debussy or Satie would have been proud of".


  1. ^ Huey, Steve (2011). "Oh Yeah - Charles Mingus | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 13 August 2011.