Originally recorded in 1959 as “Better Git it in Your Soul” for his Colombia Records classic album, Mingus Ah Um, Charles Mingus revisited the song four years later for his Impulse! Records release, Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus, shortening it by nearly a minute. Due to recording rights issues, Mingus had to rename the song, as he also did with five other tracks on the album, hence the title above. I’m not sure how exactly the situation played out, but at least he didn’t have to change his name to an unpronounceable symbol to remake his own song. More than that, I’m glad this was made, because it’s great.
Better Get Hit in Yo Soul – Charles Mingus