Turn This Mutha Out

Turn This Mutha Out is a 1977 album by Idris Muhammad. Produced and arranged by CTI/Kudu staff arranger David Matthews, it was aimed more at the R&B/dance market than the jazz market. One of only a few Kudu albums not produced by label owner Creed Taylor himself, Turn This Mutha Out spawned two pop and R&B hits, the title track and "Could Heaven Ever Be Like This."

Turn This Mutha Out
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Studio album by
Released1977
RecordedDecember 1976-February 1977
Genre
Length37:14
LabelKudu
ProducerDavid Matthews
Idris Muhammad chronology
House of the Rising Sun
(1976)
Turn This Mutha Out
(1977)
You Ain't No Friend of Mine
(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[2]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Could Heaven Ever Be Like This" (David Matthews, Tony Sarafino) – 8:37
  2. "Camby Bolongo" (Matthews) – 3:50
  3. "Turn This Mutha Out" (Matthews, Sarafino) – 6:50
  4. "Tasty Cakes" (Matthews, Sarafino) – 4:23
  5. "Crab Apple" (Matthews) – 5:07
  6. "Moon Hymn" (Matthews) – 4:22
  7. "Say What" (Matthews) – 4:05

Track creditsEdit

1. Could Heaven Ever Be Like This

  • Idris Muhammad — drums, tom tom
  • Wilbur Bascomb — bass
  • Hiram Bullock — guitar solo
  • Charlie Brown — guitar
  • Rubens Bassini — percussion
  • Sue Evans — percussion
  • Michael Brecker — tenor saxophone solo
  • Ronnie Cuber — baritone saxophone
  • David Tofani — soprano saxophone
  • Clifford Carter — synthesizer solo
  • Randy Brecker — trumpet
  • Jon Faddis — trumpet
  • Margaret Ross — harp
  • Frank Floyd — vocal solo
  • Bill Eaton — background vocals
  • Zachary Sanders — background vocals
  • Ray Simpson — background vocals

2. Camby Bolongo

  • Idris Muhammad — drums, tom tom
  • Wilbur Bascomb — bass
  • Charlie Brown — guitar
  • Hugh McCracken — guitar
  • Sue Evans — percussion
  • Randy Brecker — trumpet solo
  • Jeremy Steig — flute solo

3. Turn This Mutha Out

  • Idris Muhammad — drums, tom tom
  • Wilbur Bascomb — bass
  • Clifford Carter — keyboards
  • Hiram Bullock — guitar solo
  • Sue Evans — percussion
  • Bill Eaton — background vocals
  • Zachary Sanders — background vocals
  • Ray Simpson — background vocals

4. Tasty Cakes

  • Idris Muhammad — drums, tom tom
  • Wilbur Bascomb — bass
  • Clifford Carter — keyboards
  • Hiram Bullock — guitar solo
  • Sue Evans — percussion
  • Bill Eaton — background vocals
  • Zachary Sanders — background vocals
  • Ray Simpson — background vocals

5. Crab Apple

  • Idris Muhammad — drums, tom tom
  • Wilbur Bascomb — bass
  • Charlie Brown — guitar
  • Hiram Bullock — guitar solo
  • Sue Evans — percussion
  • Ronnie Cuber — baritone saxophone
  • David Tofani — soprano saxophone
  • Clifford Carter — synthesizer solo
  • Michael Brecker — tenor saxophone solo

6. Moon Hymn

  • Idris Muhammad — drums, tom tom
  • Wilbur Bascomb —bass
  • Charlie Brown —guitar
  • Sue Evans —percussion
  • Ronnie Cuber —baritone saxophone
  • David Tofani —soprano saxophone
  • Clifford Carter — synthesizer

7. Say What

  • Idris Muhammad — drums, tom tom
  • Wilbur Bascomb — bass
  • Charlie Brown — guitar
  • Hugh McCracken — guitar
  • Eric Gale — guitar solo
  • Jeremy Steig — flute solo

Later SamplesEdit

  • "Crab Apple"
  • "Say What"
  • "Could Heaven Ever Be Like This"
    • "Rise (Bini & Martini Mix)" by Soul Providers
    • "Loud Places" by Jamie xx feat. Romy
    • "Marijuana" by Chrome Sparks
    • "Terrorise The City" by Klashnekoff ft Kool G Rap and Kyza [3]
    • "Alright" by Jamiroquai

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 149. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  3. ^ Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: Terrorise The City. YouTube.