Don't Mess with Mister T.

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Don't Mess With Mister T.
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Studio album by
Released September 1973[1]
Recorded March 14, 1973 (#6)
March 15, 1973 (#7-8)
June 7, 1973 (#1, 3, 5)
June 8, 1973 (#2, 4)
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Genre Soul-jazz
Hard bop
Length 32:40
Label CTI
CTI 6030
Producer Creed Taylor
Stanley Turrentine chronology
In Concert Volume Two
Don't Mess With Mister T.
Pieces of Dreams

Don't Mess With Mister T. is a Stanley Turrentine album produced by Creed Taylor on his label, CTI. It was arranged by Bob James and recorded at Van Gelder Studio in June 1973.


The Allmusic review by Ron Wynn awarded the album 4½ stars.[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 2/5 stars[3]

Track listing

  1. "Don't Mess With Mister T." (Marvin Gaye) – 9:51
  2. "Two for T." (Turrentine) – 7:06
  3. "Too Blue" (Turrentine) – 7:21
  4. "I Could Never Repay Your Love" (Bruce Hawes) – 8:22

Bonus tracks on CD reissue

  1. "Pieces of Dreams" (Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Michel Legrand) - 7:28
  2. "Don't Mess With Mister T." [Alternate Take] - 7:10
  3. "Mississippi City Strut" - 8:40
  4. "Harlem Dawn" - 7:50



  1. ^ Billboard Sep 15, 1973
  2. ^ a b Wynn, R. Allmusic Review accessed January 15, 2010.
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 194. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.

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