In A New Mood

Label: Columbia ‎– CL 1873

Released: 1962

After phenomenal audience reaction and critical acclaim for Oscar, this is Columbia Records attempt to put Oscar not only in a new mood, but also in a new light. The album is conducted by Al Cohn, with arrangements by Ralph Burns, and includes “Work Song,” which is the only lyric by OBJ- although he does inflect his own take on “Straighten Up and Fly Right.” The label was focused on diluting his originality and associating more accepted songs to the entertainer. Oscar said they told him he was “too messagey.”

Tracklist

  1. Where Or When

  2. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out

  3. Mood Indigo

  4. Please Send Me Someone To Love

  5. Hey There

  6. One For My Baby And One More For The Road

  7. Sixteen Tons

  8. God Bless' The Child

  9. Work Song

  10. Go Down Moses

  11. It Ain't Necessarily So

  12. Straighten Up And Fly Right

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