Kenny Rampton’s list of Mingus Titles


Trumpeter Kenny Rampton (and his friends) posted on Facebook a great list of descriptive Mingus composition titles … I thought they were cool and so pasted them here.

(That is Kenny leading the Mingus Band band trumpet section at the Jazz Standard. They usually play 2 sets Monday Nights. Sorry about quality, blame my Cellphone [or as my grandma says CelleryPhone])

* The Shoes of The Fisherman’s Wife are Some Jive Ass Slippers

* All The Things You Could Be By Now If Sigmund Freud’s Wife Was Your Mother (based on All The Things You Are)

* Wham Bam, Thank You Ma’am! (based on What Is This Thing Called Love).

* Passions Of A Woman Loved

*”If Charlie Parker Was a Gunslinger, There’d Be a Whole Lot of Dead Copycats” (aka Gunslingin’ Birds) (also name of a popular blog)

*Don’t Let Them Drop That Atomic Bomb On Me

*Meditations For A Pair Of Wire Cutters

* Love is a Dangerous Necessity

* Sweet Sucker Dance

* Mingus Fingers

* Nostalgia in times square

* Going out for some cheese, care to join me?

* Ecclusiastics

* The only way to chase a bird is to to do it with magic

* Eat That Chicken

* Oh Lord

* Pithecanthropus Erectus

* Fables Of Faubus

*Reincarnation Of A Lovebird

*Don’t Be Afraid The Clowns Afraid Too

*Passions Of A Woman Loved

*Pithecanthropus Erectus

*I Am Three

*Better Git Hit in your Soul

*Viverito The Man Who Never Sleeps

*I of Hurricane Sue

*Ysabel’s Table Dance

*The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines

*Goodbye Pork-Pie Hat

*The Children’s Hour Of Dream

*Don’t Let It Happen Here



*Remember Rockefeller at Attica

*Hamburger Helper

*Orange was the Color of her Dress, Than Blue Silk

Anyone care to add to the list?

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