Rakin' and Scrapin' is the second album led by pianist Harold Mabern which was recorded in 1968 and released on the Prestige label.
Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars stating "the music is essentially boppish, with some ballads and blues included. Nothing too substantial occurs, but it is a good modern mainstream effort for the era".
All compositions by Harold Mabern except as indicated
- "Rakin' and Scrapin'" - 7:35
- "Such Is Life 8:13
- "Aon" - 9:03
- "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" (Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield) - 3:20
- "Valerie" - 5:00
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 13:15:00 -0700
While Mabern is not considered a jazz composer of note, he does contribute three tunes to this album, the first of those is the opening track “Rakin' And Scrapin'”. It has a solid soul groove with Mabern dealing himself a rock-steady hand, while Weeds ...
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:18:45 -0700
“It was an absolute joy making music with those guys,” Vancouver tenor saxophonist Steve Kaldestad writes in his liner notes to his latest CD Straight Up. But you knew that already, if you let the laser read just a few seconds of the music on the disc ...
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 10:15:00 -0700
Weeds, pianist Harold Mabern, bassist John Webber, and drummer Joe Farnsworth set the pace with the introductory “Rakin' and Scrapin' ”, a strutting, bluesy workout with one of the best tenor solos Weeds has ever committed to wax—or, in this case, ...
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 02:01:16 -0800
Coleman and Mabern made three albums together with Mabern leading: A Few Miles From Memphis, Rakin' and Scrapin', and Workin' and Wailin'. They are out of print except for a compilation that includes Wailin' and Greasy Kid Stuff!, Mabern's follow-up ...
San Jose Mercury News
Mon, 05 Aug 2013 14:00:00 -0700
On his boogaloo number "Rakin' and Scrapin'," Mabern barely soloed; instead, he played a different song over the chord changes: Steely Dan's "Do It Again," for a full chorus. Later, in the concert's second half, he trotted out the theme song to "The ...
All About Jazz
Fri, 16 May 2008 01:03:45 -0700
Harold Mabern: Right On Time Smoke Sessions 2014; Mr. Lucky HighNote Records 2012; A Few Miles From Memphis Prestige Records 2005; Joy Spring Timeless 1985; Greasy Kid Stuff! Timeless 1970; Rakin' And Scrapin' Timeless 1969; Workin' & Wailin'
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