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Tijuana Moods is an album by Charles Mingus originally recorded in 1957 but not released until 1962. It was reissued in 1996 on CD as New Tijuana Moods with four alternate takes. 2-CD expanded versions with further alternate takes were issued by RCA in 2000 and by Columbia in 2010.

It is notable that the name "Charlie Mingus" appears on the cover of the original album. Mingus hated all nicknames derived from Charles ("Don't call me Charlie; that's not a man's name, that's a name for a horse"[1]). All songs were composed by Mingus except "Flamingo".

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Reception[edit]Edit

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic [2]
  • Down Beat (p. 80) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[Tijuana Moods is] the 1957 masterpiece on which Mingus asserts full control over his longform chops."
  • Down Beat (12/01, p. 90) - 4.5 stars out of 5 - "This collection allows us to observe Mingus in the midst of his truly creative process."
  • Uncut(8/01, p. 96) - 5 stars out of 5 - "[A] mindblowing collection....Its breathtaking scope prefigures many innovations made under the rock rubric in the Sixties."

Track listing[edit]Edit

All compositions by Charles Mingus except where noted.

  1. "Dizzy Moods"
  2. "Ysabel's Table Dance"
  3. "Tijuana Gift Shop"
  4. "Los Mariachis (The Street Musicians)"
  5. "Flamingo" (Ted Grouya)

Track listing of New Tijuana Moods (1986)[edit]Edit

  1. "Dizzy Moods"
  2. "Ysabel's Table Dance"
  3. "Tijuana Gift Shop"
  4. "Los Mariachis"
  5. "Flamingo"
  6. "Dizzy Moods (Alternate Take)"
  7. "Tijuana Gift Shop (Alternate Take)"
  8. "Los Mariachis (Alternate Take)"
  9. "Flamingo (Alternate Take)"

Track listing of 2000 Expanded Edition[edit]Edit

Released on RCA Victor Gold Series (catalog number 74321749992)

Disc 1

  1. "Dizzy Moods"
  2. "Ysabel's Table Dance"
  3. "Tijuana Gift Shop"
  4. "Los Mariachis (The Street Musicians)"
  5. "Flamingo"
  6. "A Colloquial Dream (Scenes in the City)"

Disc 2

  1. "Dizzy Moods (Alternate Take)"
  2. "Ysabel's Table Dance (Alternate Take)"
  3. "Tijuana Gift Shop (Alternate Take)"
  4. "Los Mariachis (Alternate Take)"
  5. "Flamingo (Alternate Take)"
  6. "A Colloquial Dream (Alternate Take)"

Track listing of 2010 Expanded Edition[edit]Edit

Released on Columbia/Legacy (catalog number 88697694392)

Disc 1

  1. "Dizzy Moods"
  2. "Ysabel's Table Dance"
  3. "Tijuana Gift Shop"
  4. "Los Mariachis"
  5. "Flamingo"
  6. "Dizzy Moods (Alternate Take)"
  7. "Ysabel's Table Dance (Alternate Take)"
  8. "Los Mariachis (Alternate Take)"
  9. "Flamingo (Alternate Take)"

Disc 2

  1. "Tijuana Gift Shop (Alternate Take)"
  2. "A Colloquial Dream"
  3. "Flamingo (Alternate Take)"
  4. "Ysabel's Table Dance (Composite Incomplete Take)"
  5. "Dizzy Moods (Junkyard Take 8)"
  6. "Dizzy Moods (Bass Solos Take 14)"
  7. "Tijuana Gift Shop (Alternate Takes 1-4)"
  8. "Tijuana Gift Shop (Alternate Take 6)"
  9. "Los Mariachis (Take 1-3)"
  10. "Los Mariachis (Take 5-10)"
  11. "Los Mariachis (Take 15-23)"
  12. "A Colloquial Dream (Take 6)"
  13. "A Colloquial Dream (Take 8)"

Personnel[edit]Edit

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