Roots the saga of an American family : music from and inspired by the David L. Wolper production of "Roots"
|Format:||Music CD 2016|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
Contentspart one, Africa (the motherland). Motherland (featuring Bill Summers) ; Roots mural theme ; Main title: Mama aifambeni (premiere episode) (featuring Letta Mbulu, Caiphus Semenya, and the Wattsline Choir) ; Behold, the only thing greater than yourself (Birth) (featuring Letta Mbulu) ; Oluwa (Many rains ago) (African theme) (featuring Letta Mbulu with the Wattsline Choir) ; Boyhood to manhood (African manhood training) (featuring Bill Summers and Zak Diouf) ; The toubob is here! (The capture) ; Middle passage (Slaveship crossing) (featuring Alex Hassile) ; You in Americuh' now, African (featuring Lou Gossett)
part two, America (The promised land). Roots mural theme intro (Slave auction) ; Ole fiddler (featuring Lou Gossett) ; Jumpin' de broom (Marriage ceremony) (featuring Bobby Bruce) ; What can I do? (Hush, hush, somebody's calling my name) (featuring the Wattsline Choir and Richard Tee) ; Roots mural theme bridge (Plantation life) (featuring Stan Haze) ; Oh Lord, come by here (featuring Reverend James Cleveland conducting the Wattsline Choir and Richard Tee) ; Free at last? (The Civil War) (featuring Lou Gossett) ; Many rains ago (Oluwa) (African theme/English version) (featuring Letta Mbulu and the Wattsline Choir).
|Publisher|| [Beverly Hills, California] :2016
|Other Titles|| Roots (Television program : 1977)
1933- composer, conductor.
Fried, Gerald, composer.
Mbulu, Letta, performer.
Semenya, Caiphus, performer.
Gossett, Louis, Jr., 1936- performer.
Cleveland, James, conductor.
Summers, Bill, 1948- performer.
Quincy Jones Orchestra, performer.
Wattsline Choir, performer.
The Quincy Jones Orchestra; Letta Mbulu, Caiphus Semenya, Lou Gossett, vocals; the Wattsline Choir, Reverend James Cleveland, conductor; Bill Summers, percussion; and other musicians.
Sung primarily in English, with some lyrics sung in various African languages.
Title from container.
All songs written, cowritten, or adapted by Quincy Jones, except Roots mural theme intro and bridge by Gerald Fried.
Program notes by Jim Lochner and lyrics inserted in container.
1 audio disc ; 4 3/4 in.