Popular or famous Charles Mingus music songs: Fables Of Faubus, Peggy's Blue Skylight, Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting, So Long Eric, Slop, Body And Soul Lyrics. More music lyrics and songs Goodbye Pork Pie Hat, Reincarnation of a Lovebird, What Is This Thing Called Love?, Dizzy Moods, Better Git It In Your Soul. More music lyrics and songs Mood Indigo Lyrics, Pithecanthropus Erectus, Duke Ellington's Sound of Love, Haitian Fight Song, I Can't Get Started. More music lyrics and songs Ecclusiastics, Jump Monk, Stormy Weather, Better Get Hit In Yo' Soul.
Artist poured the full weight of his experience into everything he played. He was a powerful virtuoso on bass, and as a composer he drew on the whole history of jazz to produce works of trenchant beauty. Above all, he was an artist whose uncompromising spirit invited both controversy and adulation. In the '40s and '50s he worked as bassist for everyone from Kid Ory and Louis Armstrong to Charlie Parker and Thelonious Monk. Mingus began recording as a leader in the early '50s, and by the end of the decade he was at the peak of his powers as bandleader, arranger, and composer. He incorporated the influence of gospel, blues, and European classical composers into a big-band jazz format, crafting an innovative, completely unique sound. Mingus died of Lou Gehrig's Disease in 1978, but his mark on subsequent musical generations is indelible.