Spontaneous Inventions

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Spontaneous Inventions
Studio album by Bobby McFerrin
Released 1986
Genre Vocal jazz
Length 39:16
Label Blue Note Records
Producer Linda Goldstein, Bobby McFerrin
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Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Spontaneous Inventions is a 1986 live album by American vocalist Bobby McFerrin, released by Blue Note Records.

The album reached number 103 on the Billboard 200, number 62 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart, number 6 on the Top Jazz Albums chart, and number 2 on the Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart.[2]

The album features special guests, amongst them Robin Williams (vocals on "Beverly Hills Blues") or Herbie Hancock (piano on "Turtle Shoes").

McFerrin later performed a modified version of the song Thinkin' About Your Body in a series of UK Cadbury's chocolate adverts in 1989/1990.[3][4][5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Thinkin' About Your Body" (for Debs) Bobby McFerrin 3:15
2. "Turtle Shoes"   Bobby McFerrin & Herbie Hancock 3:34
3. "From Me to You"   Lennon–McCartney 2:19
4. "There Ya Go"   Bobby McFerrin 3:40
5. "Cara Mia"   Bobby McFerrin 4:54
6. "Another Night in Tunisia"   Dizzy Gillespie, Jon Hendricks, Frank Paparelli 4:14
7. "Opportunity"   Joan Armatrading 3:53
8. "Walkin'"   Richard Carpenter 5:39
9. "I Hear Music"   Burton Lane, Frank Loesser 3:54
10. "Beverly Hills Blues"   Bobby McFerrin, Robin Williams 3:52
11. "Mañana Iguana"   Bobby McFerrin 2:20