Straight Life (Freddie Hubbard album)

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Straight Life
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Studio album by Freddie Hubbard
Released January 1971 [1]
Recorded November 16, 1970
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Soul jazz, jazz-funk, jazz fusion
Length 36:24
Label CTI
CTI 6007
Producer Creed Taylor
Freddie Hubbard chronology
Sing Me a Song of Songmy
(1971)Sing Me a Song of Songmy1971
Straight Life
First Light
(1971)First Light1971
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide1/5 stars[4]
Penguin Guide to Jazz3/4 stars[3]

Straight Life is a soul/funk influenced jazz album recorded in 1970 by trumpeter Freddie Hubbard. It was recorded on 16 November 1970 and released between the albums Red Clay (1970) and First Light (1971). This is also Hubbard's eighteenth overall album.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Straight Life" (Freddie Hubbard) - 17:30
  2. "Mr. Clean" (Weldon Irvine) - 13:37
  3. "Here's That Rainy Day" (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) - 5:17



  1. ^ Billboard Jan 23, 1971
  2. ^ Yanow, Scott (2011). "Straight Life - Freddie Hubbard | AllMusic". Retrieved 17 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Cook, Richard and Brian Moreton. "Review: Straight Life". Penguin Guide to Jazz: 732. September 2008.
  4. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 106. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.