Sportin' Life (Weather Report album)

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Sportin' Life
Studio album by Weather Report
Released March 1985
Genre Jazz fusion
Length 39:09
Label Columbia
Producer Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter
Weather Report chronology
Domino Theory
Sportin' Life
This is This!
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Sportin' Life is the fifteenth studio album by Weather Report, released in 1985. Although featuring many more vocal performances than any of their previous albums, words are rare and most vocals are chants from Bobby McFerrin or Carl Anderson. The album is named after a character from Porgy and Bess.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Joe Zawinul; except where indicated

  1. "Corner Pocket" – 5:46
  2. "Indiscretions" – 4:05
  3. "Hot Cargo" – 4:41
  4. "Confians" (Cinelu) – 5:07
  5. "Pearl On the Half Shell" (Shorter) – 4:06
  6. "What's Going On" (Renaldo Benson, Alfred Cleveland, Marvin Gaye) – 6:29
  7. "Face on the Barroom Floor" (Shorter) – 3:59
  8. "Ice-Pick Willy" – 5:00


Weather Report



  1. ^ Ginell, Richard S. (2011). "Sportin' Life - Weather Report | AllMusic". Retrieved 19 July 2011. 

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