For Losers

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For Losers
For Losers.jpg
Studio album by Archie Shepp
Released July 1970
Recorded September 9, 1968; February 17 and August 26, 1969
RCA Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 37:34
Label Impulse!
AS-9188
Producer Bob Thiele, Ed Michel
Archie Shepp chronology
The Way Ahead
(1969)The Way Ahead1969
For Losers
(1970)
Kwanza
(1974)Kwanza1974
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

For Losers is an album by Archie Shepp released on Impulse! in 1970. The album contains tracks recorded from September 1968 to August 1969 by Shepp with three different ensembles. The Allmusic review by Rob Ferrier states "for anyone wishing to understand the music and career of this brilliant musician, this is an undervalued piece of the puzzle".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Archie Shepp except as indicated

  1. "Stick 'Em Up" - 2:04
  2. "Abstract" - 4:21
  3. "I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)" (Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster) - 5:15
  4. "What Would It Be Without You" (Cal Massey) - 4:05
  5. "Un Croque Monsieur" - 21:49

Recorded September 9, 1968 (track 1), February 17, 1969 (track 2) and August 26, 1969 (tracks 3-5).

Personnel[edit]

Track 1

Track 2

Tracks 3-5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Ferrier, R. Allmusic Review accessed June 26, 2009.