The Blues Book

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The Blues Book
The Blues Book.jpg
Studio album by Booker Ervin
Released 1964
Recorded June 30, 1964
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 41:27
Label Prestige
PRLP 7340
Producer Don Schlitten
Booker Ervin chronology
The Song Book
(1964)The Song Book1964
The Blues Book
The Space Book
(1964)The Space Book1964

The Blues Book is an album by American jazz saxophonist Booker Ervin featuring performances recorded in 1964 for the Prestige label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars and stated: "The consistently passionate Ervin makes each of the fairly basic originals sound fresh and the performances are frequently exciting inside/outside music".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Booker Ervin.

  1. "Eerie Dearie" – 14:30
  2. "One for Mort" – 6:24
  3. "No Booze Blooze" – 15:26
  4. "True Blue" – 5:07



  1. ^ Booker Ervin discography accessed February 3, 2011
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed February 3, 2011
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 72. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.