Blue Mitchell
Kozmigroov Albums
Vital Blue [Mainstream, 1971]
Soul Village [Mainstream, 1971]
Blue's Blues [Mainstream, 1972]
Graffiti Blues [Mainstream, 1973]
Many Shades of Blue [Mainstream, 1974]
Stratosonic Nuances [RCA, 1975]
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The 'Soul Village' album is actually self-titled but the track "Soul Village" is certified dope, somebody will sample it one day and make a million bucks.

Graffiti Blues comes towards he end of his five album Mainstream run. Dorado is the standout track for me, a 9-minute burning workout in which Mitchell gives free reign to the considerably funky talents of Joe Sample, Freddie Robinson and Ray Pounds. Nice blues tinged jazz and funk throught - a strong album which bears repeated listening.

Blue's Blues
Classic playing by Mitchell with help form Joe Sample on fender rhodes and John Mayall on harmonica. Long tracks, Granite and Concrete being my personal favorite. Blue also appears on John Mayall's "Jazz, Blues, Fusion" album which came out around the same time.