Blue Mitchell (album)

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Blue Mitchell
Soul Village.jpg
Studio album by Blue Mitchell
Released 1971
Recorded March 1971
Genre Jazz
Length 30:48
Label Mainstream
MRL 315
Producer Bob Shad
Blue Mitchell chronology
Bantu Village
Blue Mitchell
Vital Blue

Blue Mitchell (also known as Soul Village) is an album by American trumpeter Blue Mitchell recorded in 1971 and released on the Mainstream label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars stating "In general, Blue Mitchell's five Mainstream albums from 1971-74 are not on the same level as his best Blue Notes, but they tend to be worthwhile".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Blue Mitchell except as indicated
  1. "Soul Village" - 6:16
  2. "Blues For Thelma" - 7:03
  3. "Queen Bey" - 4:51
  4. "Are You Real" (Benny Golson, Sergio Mihanovich) - 7:21
  5. "Mi Hermano" - 5:17
  • Recorded in New York City in March 1971.



  1. ^ Blue Mitchell discography accessed June 15, 2010
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed June 15, 2010