Set Us Free

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Set Us Free
Studio album by Reuben Wilson
Released 1971
Recorded July 23, 1971
Genre Jazz
Length 41:36
Label Blue Note
Producer George Butler
Reuben Wilson chronology
A Groovy Situation
Set Us Free
The Sweet Life

Set Us Free is the fifth album by American organist Reuben Wilson recorded in 1971 and released on the Blue Note label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4 stars and stated "it's a wildly textured and seamless aural meld of gritty B-3 jams, smooth yet psychedelic soul, rock, pop, and funk... somehow, this ambitious, lushly orchestrated album not only sounds current, but still ahead of its time. Highly recommended".[2]

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

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Reuben Wilson except as indicated
  1. "Set Us Free" (Eddie Harris) - 5:10
  2. "We're in Love" - 3:30
  3. "Sho-Nuff Mellow" - 4:34
  4. "Mr. Big Stuff" (Joseph Broussard, Carol Washington, Ralph Williams) - 4:36
  5. "Right on with This Mess" (W. Marcus Bey) - 4:32
  6. "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)" (Marvin Gaye) - 3:41
  7. "Tom's Thumb" - 5:33
  • Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on July 23, 1971.



  1. ^ Blue Note Records discography accessed December 1, 2010
  2. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed December 1, 2010