Wail, Moody, Wail

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Wail, Moody, Wail
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Studio album by James Moody
Released 1956
Recorded December 12, 1955
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 39:21
Label Prestige
PRLP 7036
Producer Bob Weinstock
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Wail, Moody, Wail is an album by saxophonist James Moody recorded in 1955 and released on the Prestige label.[1] The CD reissue added two bonus tracks which originally appeared on James Moody's Moods.


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

Scott Yanow of Allmusic reviewed the album stating "The bop-based group had plenty of spirit (as best shown here on the 14-minute title cut) if not necessarily a strong personality of its own... accessible, melodic and swinging".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Golden Touch" (Quincy Jones) - 4:09
  2. "The Nearness of You" (Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington) - 4:53
  3. "The Donkey Serenade" (Rudolf Friml, Herbert Stothart) - 3:45
  4. "Moody's Blue Again" (Jones) - 4:34
  5. "Wail Moody, Wail" (Dave Burns, James Moody) - 13:56
  6. "The Strut" (Benny Golson) - 4:02 Bonus track on CD reissue
  7. "A Sinner Kissed an Angel" (Mack David, Larry Shayne) - 4:02 Bonus track on CD reissue




  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed February 1, 2013
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, February 1, 2013