Rakin' and Scrapin'

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Rakin' and Scrapin'
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Studio album by
RecordedDecember 23, 1968
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
PR 7624
ProducerBob Porter
Harold Mabern chronology
A Few Miles from Memphis
Rakin' and Scrapin'
Workin' & Wailin'

Rakin' and Scrapin' is the second album led by pianist Harold Mabern which was recorded in 1968 and released on the Prestige label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars stating "the music is essentially boppish, with some ballads and blues included. Nothing too substantial occurs, but it is a good modern mainstream effort for the era".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Harold Mabern except as noted

  1. "Rakin' and Scrapin'" – 7:35
  2. "Such Is Life – 8:13
  3. "Aon" – 9:03
  4. "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" (Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield) – 3:20
  5. "Valerie" – 5:00



  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed April 10, 2013
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic listing accessed April 10, 2013