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Founded in 1980 as an independent music store, the Princeton Record Exchange continues to promote and support some of the best musicians and their recordings, including Charles Mingus CDs, DVDs and more. Read about us in Published Articles and read our Customer Reviews on We appreciate your support for our indie music store!

Our in-store music selection of over 100,000 CDs and LPs includes: Rock, Alternative, Punk, Jazz, Classical, Soul, Funk, Blues, Hip Hop, other genres, and often Charles Mingus albums. Our in-store DVD selection of over 10,000 titles includes: Action, Comedy, Criterion, Disney, TV DVDs and more. We hope you can visit our unique record store to see our Charles Mingus record collection, Charles Mingus CD collection and much more. We are located in historic downtown Princeton, New Jersey, about one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, which is easily accessible by car, train and bus.

Sell us your unwanted CDs DVDs and Vinyl, and they will be recycled into the hands of music and movie lovers who can appreciate them again. From personal collections to estate collections, from reviewer/radio station surplus to entire store inventories- no collection is too large! Contact us in order to determine how much we can pay you for your collection.

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They Might Be Giants played free show this past Record Store Day, April 21st, 2012!

You may not know this, but independent record stores have a holiday all their own. The third Saturday of April every year is National Record Store Day! We've participated in every one since it began five years ago, and every year we've had a fantastic turnout. This past April, we were thrilled to have the Grammy-award winning band They Might Be Giants help us celebrate by performing a free concert in the nearby Princeton Public Library courtyard. 

At this point, a very small percentage of you may be wondering, "wait, who are these guys?" I'm glad you asked - but the truth of the matter is you've probably heard them and just don't know it. Have you ever seen the intro to the hit TV show "Malcolm in the Middle"? That's them. Have you ever gotten "The Daily Show's" opening song stuck in your head? That's them, and we were honored that they chose our store as the place where they wanted to play.

We'd like to mention a special thanks to our friends at Princeton Public Library who graciously agreed to host the concert. (With all the merchandise we carry, we didn’t have the space!). The staff really went out of their way to pull this off.

The weather was great, the band was in fine form and the turnout was fantastic!  Over 1,000 folks showed up, and the band spent hours at the store after at a meet-and-greet posing for photos and signing autographs.  It was truly a memorable day.

In addition to TMBG, Record Store Day featured hundreds of limited edition vinyl records from the most talented musicians of our time. If you're interested in one of the limited edition releases at the next Record Store Day, we highly recommend you arrive early to maximize your chances of buying a copy. It's first come, first serve, so we look forward to seeing you bright and early!


Charles Mingus Biography

Charles Mingus (April 22, 1922 ? January 5, 1979), also known as Charlie Mingus, was an American jazz bassist, composer, bandleader, and occasional pianist. He was also known for his activism against racial injustice.

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Mingus is highly ranked among the composers and performers of jazz, and he recorded many highly regarded albums. Dozens of musicians passed through his bands and later went on to impressive careers. His songs?though melodic and distinctive?are not often recorded by later musicians, in part because of their unconventional nature. Mingus was also influential and creative as a bandleader, recruiting talented and sometimes little-known artists whom he assembled into unconventional and revealing configurations.

Charles Mingus Discography Updated January 2007
Charles Mingus Albums

Charles Mingus Vinyl & Charles Mingus CDs

1952 Strings and Keys Debut
1954 Moods of Mingus Savoy
1954 Jazz Composers Workshop Savoy
1954 Jazzical Moods, Vol. 1 Period
1954 Intrusions Drive Archive
1954 The Jazz Experiments of Charles Mingus Rhino
1955 Jazz Collaborations Debut
1955 Jazzical Moods, Vol. 2 Period
1955 Chazz Fantasy
1955 The Charlie Mingus Quintet + Max Roach Fantasy
1955 Plus Max Roach Debut/OJC
1956 Pithecanthropus Erectus Wea
1957 The Clown Atlantic
1957 Tonight at Noon Water
1957 Mingus Three Blue Note
1957 Tijuana Moods Classic
1957 New Tijuana Moods Bluebird/RCA
1957 East Coasting Get Back
1957 Scenes in the City Affinity
1957 A Modern Jazz Symposium of Music and Poetry Get Back
1958 Weary Blues Polygram
1959 Mingus in Wonderland United Artists
1959 Blues and Roots Rhino
1959 Mingus Ah Um Columbia
1959 Mingus Dynasty Columbia/Legacy
1960 Mingus Revisited Emarcy
1960 Pre-Bird Mercury
1960 Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus... Candid
1960 Mysterious Blues Candid
1960 Mingus! Candid
1961 Oh Yeah Rhino
1961 Reincarnation of a Lovebird Candid
1963 The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
1963 Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus
1963 Mingus Plays Piano Universal
1965 Charles Mingus Charles Mingus
1970 Reincarnation of a Lovebird Prestige
1971 Let My Children Hear Music Columbia
1973 Mingus Moves Rhino
1974 Changes One Rhino
1974 Changes Two Rhino
1976 Cumbia & Jazz Fusion Atlantic
1977 Three or Four Shades of Blues Atlantic
1977 His Final Work Point
1977 Lionel Hampton Presents Charles Mingus Giants of Jazz
1977 Lionel's Sessions Universe
1977 His Final Work Who's Who In
1978 Something Like a Bird Atlantic
1978 Me, Myself an Eye Atlantic

Compilation Charles Mingus Records and Charles Mingus CD Releases

1946 The Young Rebel Swingtime
1951 The Complete Debut Recordings Debut
1952 Thirteen Pictures: The Charles Mingus... Rhino
1954 Abstractions Affinity
1954 Charles Mingus Everest
1954 Jazzical Moods Original Jazz
1954 Welcome to Jazz: Charles Mingus Koch
1955 Charles Mingus Prestige
1956 Passions of a Man: The Complete Atlantic... Rhino
1956 The Art of Charles Mingus Atlantic
1957 Charles Mingus Trios Jazz Door
1957 Debut Rarities, Vol. 3 Original Jazz
1957 New York Sketch Book Charly
1959 Jazz Portraits Blue Note
1959 Nostalgia in Times Square Columbia
1959 Shoes of the Fisherman's Wife.... Tristar
1959 The Complete 1959 CBS Charles Mingus... Mosaic
1959 The Complete 1959 CBS Charles Mingus... Columbia/Legac
1960 Better Git It in Your Soul Charly Budget
1960 In a Soulful Mood Music Club
1960 The Complete Candid Recordings Mosaic
1963 Reevaluation: The Impulse Years Impulse!
1964 Meditations on Integration Bandstand
1964 Portrait Prestige
1969 Statements Lotus
1971 Charles Mingus Denon
1971 With Orchestra Denon
1977 Giants of Jazz, Vol. 2 Who's Who In
1978 Soul Fusion Pickwick
1990 In Europe Rhino
1992 Debut Rarities, Vol. 1 Original Jazz
1992 Debut Rarities, Vol. 2 Original Jazz
1993 Collection Castle
1994 Debut Rarities, Vol. 4 Original Jazz
1995 Goodbye Pork Pie Hat Jazz Hour
1995 Jazz Classics Peter Pan
1995 Parkeriana Bandstand
1995 Soulful Mood Music Club
1995 Stormy & Funky Blues Moon
1996 Better Git Hit in Your Soul Sony Legacy
1996 Goodbye Pork Pie Hat Eclipse Music
1996 Sound of Jazz Intercontinent
1996 This Is Jazz, Vol. 6 Sony
1997 Charles Mingus GRP
1997 Priceless Jazz GRP
1997 Summertime 32 Jazz
1998 Orange Moon
1999 Alternate Takes Sony
1999 Backtracks Renaissance
1999 Fables of Faubus Giants of Jazz
1999 Pithecanthropus Erectus Giants of Jazz
1999 Summertime Intercontinent
1999 Volume 5 Galaxy Sound
1999 Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting Hallmark
2000 Charles Mingus Meets Cat Anderson Unique
2000 Jazz Composers Workshop Savoy Jazz
2000 Ken Burns Jazz Columbia/Legac
2000 Les Incontournables Wea
2000 Plays It Cool Metro
2000 Portrait: Charles Mingus Sony
2001 Me, Myself an Eye/Something Like a Bird Collectables
2001 The Very Best of Charles Mingus (The... Rhino
2001 Trilogy: The Complete Bethlehem Jazz... Rhino
2001 West Coast: 1945-1949 Uptown
2002 Charles Mingus' Finest Hour Verve
2002 Complete 1945-1949 West Coast Recordings Jazz Factory
2002 Lock Em Up Past Perfect
2002 Minor Instrusion Prestige Elite
2002 Shuffle Bass Boogie Past Perfect
2002 Timeless Charles Mingus Savoy Jazz
2002 Trios
2003 The Unique Acrobat

Live Charles Mingus Vinyl and Charles Mingus CD's

1955 Mingus at the Bohemia Debut/OJC
1960 Mingus at Antibes Atlantic
1962 Live at Birdland Jazz View
1962 The Complete Town Hall Concert Blue Note
1962 Town Hall Concert United Artists
1964 Astral Weeks Moon
1964 Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Vol. 1 Ulysse Musique
1964 Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Vol. 2 Ulysse Musique
1964 Fables of Faubus Jazz Time
1964 Live in Oslo Jazz Up
1964 Live in Oslo 1964, Vol. 1 Landscape
1964 Live in Paris 1964 Le Jazz
1964 Live in Paris 1964, Vol. 2 France's
1964 Live in Stockholm Royal Jazz
1964 Live in Stockholm 1964: The Complete Concert Royal Jazz
1964 Meditation France's
1964 Mingus at Monterey Prestige
1964 Mingus in Europe Enja
1964 Mingus in Europe, Vol. 1 Enja
1964 Mingus in Europe, Vol. 2 Enja
1964 Paris 1964 Le Jazz
1964 Revenge! 32 Jazz
1964 Right Now: Live at the Jazz Workshop Debut/OJC
1964 The Great Concert (Paris 1964) Musidisc
1964 The Great Concert of Charles Mingus Prestige
1964 Town Hall Concert Jazz
1965 Music Written for Monterey, 1965 JWS
1965 My Favorite Quintet Charles Mingus
1970 Charles Mingus in Paris Ulysse
1972 Charles Mingus and Friends in Concert Columbia/Legac
1972 Live at Chateauvallon France's
1974 Mingus at Carnegie Hall Mobile
1990 Epitaph Columbia
1994 Jazz Portraits/Mingus in Wonderland Blue Note
1995 Live Affinity
1995 Paris 1967, Vol. 2 Le Jazz
1996 Live at Carnegie Hall Rhino
1999 Immortal Concerts Giants of Jazz
2000 Live in Stuttgart 1964 Unique Jazz
2003 At Monterey

Charles Mingus DVDs & Charles Mingus Music Videos

Live in Norway: 1964 Vidjazz
Stations of Elevated Kino On Video
Charles Mingus Sextet Shanachie
Mingus 1968 Rhapsody Films
Live in Norway: 1964
Live at Montreux 1975

Charles Mingus Music CD Appearances: Charlie Parker

Bird: Complete on Verve (1946) Bass
Confirmation: The Best of the... (1946) Bass
Charlie Parker Quartet Genius of Charlie Parker, Vol. 3:... (1949) Bass
Bird You Never Heard (1950) Bass (Upright)
Happy Bird (1951) Bass
Big Band (1953) Bass
Jazz at Massey Hall (1953) Bass, Producer
Charlie Parker, Vol. 2: 1949-1953 (1991) Sax (Baritone)
Bird at Birdland (1995) Bass
Bird Eyes, Vol. 9 (1996) Bass
Immortal Sessions, Vol. 2 (1996) Bass
At the Open Door (2000) Bass
At Café Society Downtown and... (2001) Bass
Lover Man (2002) Bass
New York Anthology 1950-1954 (2003) Bass
Complete Onyx Recordings (2003) Quotes Researched & Compiled
Complete Verve Master Takes (2003) Bass
Cole Porter Songbook Bass
Compact Jazz: Bass
Bird's Eyes, Vol. 24 Bass

Charles Mingus Compact Disc Appearances: Charles Mingus

Ivie Anderson I Got It Good & That Ain't Bad (2000) Bass
Louis Armstrong Jazz and Blues in California (2002) Bass
Paul Bley Trio Improvisations: Introducing Paul... (1953) Bass
Dave Brubeck Time Signatures: A Career... (1946) Bass
Dave Brubeck Jazz Collection (1954) Bass
Dave Brubeck Dave Brubeck Jazz Collection (1995) Bass
Milt Bruckner Swinging Block-Chords Pianist 1943... (2002) Bass
Teddy Charles with Shorty... Evolution (1953) Bass
Teddy Charles Quartet Teddy Charles Quartet (1955) Bass
Teddy Charles Tentet Tentet (1956) Bass
Teddy Charles Word From Bird (1956) Bass
Miles Davis Birdland Sessions (1950) Bass
Miles Davis Chronicle: The Complete Prestige... (1951) Bass, Piano
Miles Davis Blue Haze (1953) Bass, Piano
Miles Davis Miles Davis Quartet (1953) Piano
Miles Davis Blue Moods (1955) Bass
Miles Davis Miles Ahead (1957) Piano
Miles Davis Complete Birdland Recordings (2000) Bass
Miles Davis Out of the Blue (2001) Bass
Miles Davis Milestones (2001) Bass
Miles Davis Out of the Blue: 1951-1953 (2002) Bass
Miles Davis Miles Davis Plays for Lovers... (2003) Bass, Piano
Miles Davis All-Stars Complete 1951-1953 All Stars (2003) Piano
Miles Davis Birdland 1951 (2004) Saxophone
John Dennis New Piano Expressions (1955) Bass
Eric Dolphy 1958-1961 (1958) Bass
Eric Dolphy Wherever I Go (1959) Bass
Eric Dolphy Candid Dolphy (1960) Bass
Eric Dolphy Stockholm Sessions (1961) Liner Notes
Eric Dolphy Iron Man (1963) Author
Eric Dolphy Quiet, Please (2002) Bass
Duke Ellington Jazz Profile (1953) Bass

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