Song of the Day #4,620: ‘God Must Be a Boogie Man’ – Joni Mitchell

I might have spoken too soon yesterday. I’ve finally arrived at a Joni Mitchell album that even her die-hard fans have a hard time defending.

1979’s Mingus, Mitchell’s 10th studio album, is the culmination of her jazz phase. A collaboration with jazz great Charles Mingus released just after his death, the album features two songs written by Mitchell and four with lyrics by Mitchell and music by Mingus. The other five “rap” tracks include snippets of studio banter.

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