Black Talk!

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Black Talk!
Black Talk!.jpg
Studio album by Charles Earland
Released 1970
Recorded December 15, 1969
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 38:26
Label Prestige
PR 7758
Producer Bob Porter
Charles Earland chronology
Soul Crib
(1969)Soul Crib1969
Black Talk!
Black Drops
(1970)Black Drops1970

Black Talk! is an album by organist Charles Earland which was recorded in 1969 and released on the Prestige label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[3]

Allmusic awarded the album 5 stars with reviewer Scott Yanow calling it "one of the few successful examples of jazz musicians from the late '60s taking a few rock and pop songs and turning them into creative jazz" and stating "Fans of organ combos are advised to pick up this interesting set".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Charles Earland except where noted.

  1. "Black Talk" – 7:50
  2. "The Mighty Burner" – 3:04
  3. "Here Comes Charlie" – 8:15
  4. "Aquarius" (James Rado, Gerome Ragni, Galt MacDermot) – 8:00
  5. "More Today Than Yesterday" (Pat Upton) – 11:10



  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed March 8, 2013
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic listing accessed March 8, 2013
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 67. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.