Blues for Walls

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Blues for Walls
Blues for Walls.jpg
Studio album by Hampton Hawes
Released 1973
Recorded January 16–18, 1973
Studio Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California
Genre Jazz
Length 39:26
Label Prestige
PR 10060
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Hampton Hawes chronology
Blues for Walls
Live at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago
(1973)Live at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago1973

Blues for Walls is an album by jazz keyboardist Hampton Hawes recorded for the Prestige label in 1973.[1]


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

Scott Yanow of Allmusic states, "For a few years (mostly 1972-74), pianist Hampton Hawes spent time exploring electric keyboards. His music became funkier and less distinctive, but his recordings from the era (which are mostly out of print) are certainly quite listenable, if a bit dated in places".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Hampton Hawes.

  1. "Blues for Walls" – 7:50
  2. "Sun's Dance" – 7:12
  3. "Hamp's Collard Green Blues" – 4:10
  4. "Brother Brantley" – 4:55
  5. "Rain Forest" – 5:17
  6. "Carmel" – 5:25
  7. "Me-Ho" – 4:37



  1. ^ Hampton Hawes discography accessed July 22, 2013
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed July 22, 2013