Workin' & Wailin'

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Workin' & Wailin'
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Studio album by Harold Mabern
Released 1969
Recorded June 30, 1969
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Label Prestige
PR 7687
Producer Bob Porter
Harold Mabern chronology
Rakin' and Scrapin'
(1968)Rakin' and Scrapin'1968
Workin' & Wailin'
Greasy Kid Stuff!
(1970)Greasy Kid Stuff!1970

Workin' & Wailin' is the third album led by pianist Harold Mabern which was recorded in 1968 and released on the Prestige label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]

Allmusic awarded the album 3 stars stating "The date utilizes trumpeter Virgil Jones, tenor saxophonist George Coleman, bassist Buster Williams and drummer Idris Muhammad on four challenging Mabern originals and Johnny Mandel's "A Time for Love."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Harold Mabern except as indicated

  1. "Too Busy Thinking About My Baby" (Janie Bradford, Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong) - 4:18
  2. "Strozier's Mode" - 7:50
  3. "Blues for Phineas" - 5:05
  4. "I Can't Understand What I See in You" - 8:40
  5. "Waltzing Westward" - 9:16
  6. "A Time for Love" (Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster) - 4:50



  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed April 10, 2013
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic listing accessed April 10, 2013