What It Is (Boogaloo Joe Jones album)

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What It Is
What It Is (Boogaloo Joe Jones album).jpg
Studio album by Boogaloo Joe Jones
Released 1971
Recorded August 16, 1971
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Label Prestige
PR 10035
Producer Bob Porter
Boogaloo Joe Jones chronology
No Way!
(1970)No Way!1970
What It Is
Snake Rhythm Rock
(1972)Snake Rhythm Rock1972

What It Is is the sixth album by guitarist Boogaloo Joe Jones which was recorded in 1971 and released on the Prestige label.[1][2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]

Allmusic awarded the album 3 stars stating "Jones has his cult following, but as soul-jazz goes, this is kind of run of the mill: good for background, but not captivating foreground listening".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Joe Jones except as indicated

  1. "Ain't No Sunshine" (Bill Withers) - 5:30
  2. "I Feel the Earth Move" (Carole King) - 6:10
  3. "Fadin'" - 7:00
  4. "What It Is" - 7:00
  5. "Let Them Talk" (Sonny Thompson) - 5:45
  6. "Inside Job" - 6:15



  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed April 22, 2013
  2. ^ Payne, D Boogaloo Joe Jones discography, accessed April 22, 2013
  3. ^ a b Unterberger, R. Allmusic listing accessed April 22, 2013