The Blue Yusef Lateef

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The Blue Yusef Lateef
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Studio album by Yusef Lateef
Released 1968
Recorded April 23 & 24, 1968
RCA Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 36:05
Label Atlantic
SD 1508
Producer Joel Dorn
Yusef Lateef chronology
The Complete Yusef Lateef
(1967)The Complete Yusef Lateef1967
The Blue Yusef Lateef
Yusef Lateef's Detroit
(1969)Yusef Lateef's Detroit1969

The Blue Yusef Lateef is an album by multi-instrumentalist Yusef Lateef recorded in 1968 and released on the Atlantic label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars with its review by Tom Jurek stating, "The Blue Yusef Lateef is one wild album. In sound, it is the very best the '60s had to offer in terms of experimentation and accessibility. This is blues you can dance to, but also meditate to and marvel at; a pearl worthy of the price".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Yusef Lateef except as indicated

  1. "Juba Juba" - 4:23
  2. "Like It Is" - 7:35
  3. "Othelia" - 4:37
  4. "Moon Cup" - 3:18
  5. "Back Home" - 5:03
  6. "Get Over, Get Off and Get On" (Hugh Lawson) - 3:46
  7. "Six Miles Next Door" - 4:46
  8. "Sun Dog" - 3:05



  1. ^ Yusef Lateef discography accessed July 20, 2012
  2. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review, accessed July 20, 2012