A Groovy Situation

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A Groovy Situation
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Studio album by Reuben Wilson
Released 1970
Recorded September 18 & 25, 1970
Genre Jazz
Length 36:55
Label Blue Note
Producer Francis Wolff
Reuben Wilson chronology
Blue Mode
(1969)Blue Mode1969
A Groovy Situation
Set Us Free
(1971)Set Us Free1971

A Groovy Situation is the fourth album by American organist Reuben Wilson recorded in 1970 and released on the Blue Note label.[1] The CD reissue added one bonus track.


The Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine awarded the album 3 stars and stated "With songs like this, there's no question that Wilson is going for a wide audience, and while these smooth, funky grooves will do nothing for jazz purists, it's an entertaining record, and some of the grooves are quite hot indeed".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Reuben Wilson except as indicated
  1. "While the World Lies Waiting" – 5:13
  2. "Sweet Tooth" – 6:55
  3. "(If You Let Me Make Love to You Then) Why Can't I Touch You?" (Charles Courtney, Peter Link) – 6:20
  4. "A Groovy Situation" (Herman Davis, Russell R. Lewis) – 8:47
  5. "Happy Together" (Gary Bonner, Alan Gordon) – 5:32
  6. "Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours" (Stevie Wonder, Lee Garrett, Syreeta Wright, Lula Mae Hardaway) – 6:20
    • Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on September 18 (track 6) and September 25 (tracks 1-5), 1970.



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