Blue Mode

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Blue Mode
Blue Mode.jpg
Studio album by Reuben Wilson
Released 1970
Recorded December 12, 1969
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 41:34
Label Blue Note
BST 84343
Producer Francis Wolff
Reuben Wilson chronology
Love Bug
Blue Mode
A Groovy Situation

Blue Mode is the third album by American organist Reuben Wilson recorded in 1969 and released on the Blue Note label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine awarded the album 4½ stars and stated "If Love Bug skirted the edges of free jazz and black power, Blue Mode embraces soul-jazz and Memphis funk in no uncertain terms... they know how to work a groove, and that's what makes Blue Mode a winner".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Reuben Wilson except as indicated.
  1. "Bambu" (Melvin Sparks) - 8:03
  2. "Knock on Wood" (Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd) - 6:09
  3. "Bus Ride" - 6:19
  4. "Orange Peel" - 6:36
  5. "Twenty-Five Miles" (Johnny Bristol, Harvey Fuqua, Edwin Starr) - 7:11
  6. "Blue Mode" - 7:26



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