Turn This Mutha Out

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This article is about the Idris Muhammad album. For the song by MC Hammer, see Let's Get It Started (album).
Turn This Mutha Out
Studio album by Idris Muhammad
Released January 1, 1977
Recorded December 1976 – January 1977
Genre Jazz fusion
Length 37:14
Label Kudu
Producer David Matthews
Idris Muhammad chronology
House of the Rising Sun
(1976)
Turn This Mutha Out
(1977)
You Ain't No Friend of Mine
(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Turn This Mutha Out is an album by Idris Muhammad. It was produced and arranged by CTI/kudu staff man David Matthews and was aimed more at the R&B/dance market rather than to jazz buyers. It spawned two pop and R&B hits, the title track and Could Heaven Ever Be Like This. It was also one of a few albums on CTI/kudu not produced by label owner, Creed Taylor.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Could Heaven Ever Be Like This" (David Matthews, Tony Sarafino) – 8:37
  2. "Camby Bolongo" (David Matthews) – 3:50
  3. "Turn This Mutha Out" (David Matthews, Tony Sarafino) – 6:50
  4. "Tasty Cakes" (David Matthews, Tony Sarafino) – 4:23
  5. "Crab Apple" (David Matthews) – 5:07
  6. "Moon Hymn" (David Matthews) – 4:22
  7. "Say What" (David Matthews) – 4:05

Track credits[edit]

1. Could Heaven Ever Be Like This

  • Idris Muhammad — drums, tom tom
  • Wilbur Bascomb — bass
  • Hiram Bullock — guitar solo
  • Charlie Brown — guitar
  • Rubens Bassini — percussion
  • Sue Evans — percussion
  • Michael Brecker — tenor saxophone solo
  • Ronnie Cuber — baritone saxophone
  • David Tofani — soprano saxophone
  • Cliff Carter — synthesizer solo
  • Randy Brecker — trumpet
  • Jon Faddis — trumpet
  • Margaret Ross — harp
  • Frank Floyd — vocal solo
  • Bill Eaton — background vocals
  • Zachary Sanders — background vocals
  • Ray Simpson — background vocals

2. Camby Bolongo

  • Idris Muhammad — drums, tom tom
  • Wilbur Bascomb — bass
  • Charlie Brown — guitar
  • Hugh McCracken — guitar
  • Sue Evans — percussion
  • Randy Brecker — trumpet solo
  • Jeremy Steig — flute solo

3. Turn This Mutha Out

  • Idris Muhammad — drums, tom tom
  • Wilbur Bascomb — bass
  • Cliff Carter — keyboards
  • Hiram Bullock — guitar solo
  • Sue Evans — percussion
  • Bill Eaton — background vocals
  • Zachary Sanders — background vocals
  • Ray Simpson — background vocals

4. Tasty Cakes

  • Idris Muhammad — drums, tom tom
  • Wilbur Bascomb — bass
  • Cliff Carter — keyboards
  • Hiram Bullock — guitar solo
  • Sue Evans — percussion
  • Bill Eaton — background vocals
  • Zachary Sanders — background vocals
  • Ray Simpson — background vocals

5. Crab Apple

  • Idris Muhammad — drums, tom tom
  • Wilbur Bascomb — bass
  • Charlie Brown — guitar
  • Hiram Bullock — guitar solo
  • Sue Evans — percussion
  • Ronnie Cuber — baritone saxophone
  • David Tofani — soprano saxophone
  • Cliff Carter — synthesizer solo
  • Michael Brecker — tenor saxophone solo

6. Moon Hymn

  • Idris Muhammad — drums, tom tom
  • Wilbur Bascomb —bass
  • Charlie Brown —guitar
  • Sue Evans —percussion
  • Ronnie Cuber —baritone saxophone
  • David Tofani —soprano saxophone
  • Cliff Carter — synthesizer

7. Say What

  • Idris Muhammad — drums, tom tom
  • Wilbur Bascomb — bass
  • Charlie Brown — guitar
  • Hugh McCracken — guitar
  • Eric Gale — guitar solo
  • Jeremy Steig — flute solo

Later Samples[edit]

  • "Crab Apple"
  • "Say What"
  • "Could Heaven Ever Be Like This"
    • "Rise (Bini & Martini Mix)" by Soul Providers

References[edit]