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Format: CD
Sku: 210679652
UPC: 886974392125
UPC 14: 00886974392125
Release Date: 2/17/2009
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Matilda - Harry Belafonte ~ Various Artists
2. Ol' Man River - Lawrence Brown/Paul Robeson ~ Various Artists
3. On Children - Sweet Honey In The Rock ~ Various Artists
4. Move On Up A Little Higher - Mahalia Jackson ~ Various Artists
5. So What - Jimmy Cobb/John Coltrane/Miles Davis/Paul Chambers/Bill Evans/Cannonball Adderley ~ Various Artists
6. Let the Bright Seraphim - John Nelson/Wynton Marsalis/Orchestra of St. Luke's/Kathleen Battle ~ Various Artists
7. Bist Die Ruh', Du - Reginald Boardman/Roland Hayes (previously unreleased) ~ Various Artists
8. Erbarme Dich - Robert Shaw/Victor Sinfonietta/Joseph Fuchs/Marian Anderson ~ Various Artists
9. Bel D, Un - RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra/Erich Leinsdorf/Leontyne Price ~ Various Artists
10. Die Nachtigall - London Symphony Orchestra/Pierre Boulez/Jessye Norman ~ Various Artists
Disc 2
Song Title
1. House Is Not A Home, A - Luther Vandross ~ Various Artists
2. Night in Tunisia - Dizzy Gillespie/Don Byas/J.C. Heard/Al Haig/Milt Jackson/Ray Brown/Bill DeArango ~ Various Artists
3. Come Sunday, Pt. IV - Duke Ellington/Mahalia Jackson ~ Various Artists
4. Come Home - Andra? Crouch - (featuring Crystal Lewis) ~ Various Artists
5. Ain't No Sunshine - Stephen Stills/Bill Withers/Bobbye Porter ~ Various Artists
6. A-Tisket A-Tasket - Ella Fitzgerald ~ Various Artists
7. 99 Miles From L.A. - Johnny Mathis ~ Various Artists
8. Guess Who I Saw Today - Nancy Wilson ~ Various Artists
9. Soulville - Aretha Franklin ~ Various Artists
10. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free - Nina Simone ~ Various Artists

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Audio Remasterers: Maria Triana; Mark Wilder.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Bil Carpenter.
Muze PNote Recording information: Hollywood, CA; New York, NY.
Muze PNote Photographers: Don Hunstein; Clive Barda.
Muze PNote Early in 2009, Carnegie Hall presented a series of concerts under the banner "Honor! A Celebration of the African-American Cultural Legacy," curated by the opera diva Jessye Norman. Taking into account that representing the entire spectrum of black music would be impossible, the shows focused on a number of genres and performers most closely associated with African-American artists. To tie in with the event, the esteemed venue teamed with Sony Classical to produce this two-disc compendium of music taking into account the history of jazz, soul, blues, etc. To avoid the sonic juxtapositions that would result from random sequencing, the song choices are fairly safe (there is no rap, or even rock & roll on the set, for example, despite the pioneering work of Chuck Berry, Little Richard, and Fats Domino, to name a few, likely because those artists never performed at Carnegie Hall), and grouped to make for relatively smooth transitions -- Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine" is followed by Ella Fitzgerald's "A Tisket-A Tasket" and then Johnny Mathis' "99 Miles from L.A.," hardly causing a jolt. The operatic world is offered via Norman, Leontyne Price and Marian Anderson, jazz by Dizzy Gillespie Miles Davis, and Nancy Wilson, and R&B by Aretha Franklin and Luther Vandross. It's far from definitive, but it doesn't pretend to be. It's also quite listenable, despite the obvious omissions. ~ Jeff Tamarkin

Producer: John F. Hammond; Steven Epstein; Henri Rene; Irving Townsend; Luther Vandross; Robert Mersey; Teo Macero; Thomas & Richard Frost; Bernice Johnson Reagon; Tom Junior Morgan; Luther Hanes; Booker T. Jones

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Crystal Lewis

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 02/17/2009
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2009
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 743921
Music Label Name Label : Columbia (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00886974392125

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