Black Nativity [Music from the Motion Picture]

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
The Kasi Lemmons-directed screen adaptation of Langston Hughes' Black Nativity boasts a soundtrack executive produced by Raphael Saadiq -- one of the key talents in rhythm & blues since the late '80s, when he was in Tony! Toni! Ton?!. The soundtrack naturally features the cast members on a set that is heavy on updates of traditional and established gospel songs, such as "Sweet Little Jesus Boy" (Tyrese), "Fix Me Jesus" (Jennifer Hudson), and Walter Hawkins' "Be Grateful" (Hudson with Luke James). Saadiq and writing partner Taura Stinson bring three new songs, the most powerful of which is the Angela Bassett showcase "He Loves Me ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
The Kasi Lemmons-directed screen adaptation of Langston Hughes' Black Nativity boasts a soundtrack executive produced by Raphael Saadiq -- one of the key talents in rhythm & blues since the late '80s, when he was in Tony! Toni! Toné!. The soundtrack naturally features the cast members on a set that is heavy on updates of traditional and established gospel songs, such as "Sweet Little Jesus Boy" (Tyrese), "Fix Me Jesus" (Jennifer Hudson), and Walter Hawkins' "Be Grateful" (Hudson with Luke James). Saadiq and writing partner Taura Stinson bring three new songs, the most powerful of which is the Angela Bassett showcase "He Loves Me Still," also co-written by Darien Dorsey.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/5/2013
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 888837699624
  • Catalog Number: 376996
  • Sales rank: 5,971

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Be Grateful - Luke James (6:19)
  2. 2 Coldest Town - Jacob Latimore (2:12)
  3. 3 Test of Faith - Jennifer Hudson (5:14)
  4. 4 Motherless Child - Jacob Latimore (3:40)
  5. 5 Hush Child (Get You Through This Silent Night) - Grace Gibson (4:23)
  6. 6 He Loves Me Still - Angela Bassett (2:44)
  7. 7 Can't Stop Praising His Name - Gospeldelic Choir (4:02)
  8. 8 Sweet Little Jesus Boy - Tyrese Gibson (1:49)
  9. 9 Rise Up Shepherd and Follow - Mary J. Blige (3:51)
  10. 10 Fix Me Jesus - Jennifer Hudson (4:20)
  11. 11 Jesus Is on the Mainline - Angela Bassett (3:43)
  12. 12 As - Forest Whitaker (3:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Laura Karpman Primary Artist
Nick Moroch Guitar
Carl Wheeler Organ, Piano
Mike Anthony Choir Conductor
Andrea Jones Choir, Chorus
Wendi Williams Choir, Chorus
Jubu Smith Guitar
Gerry "The Gov" Brown Tambourine
Charles Jones Keyboards
Calvin Turner Bass
Joel Smith Bass, Drums
Turie McCormick Choir, Chorus
H. Doobie Powell Organ, Piano, Keyboards, fender rhodes
Monet Owens Choir, Chorus
Michael Fields Choir, Chorus
Charlie Bereal Guitar
Taura Stinson Choir, Chorus
Joey Peebles Traditional Drumming
Jonathan Dubose Guitar
Darien Dorsey Piano
Nelson Beato Choir, Chorus
Carl Lemar Carter Drums
Laurhan Beato Choir, Chorus
Dylan Wiggins Bass, Piano
Deferra Williams Choir, Chorus
Blake Anthony Shaw Choir, Chorus
Andrese Jones Choir, Chorus
Toiya L. Barnes Choir, Chorus
R. Joel Bowers Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Walter Hawkins Composer
Rickey Grundy Composer
Stevie Wonder Composer
Raphael Saadiq Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Tom Cavanaugh Music Business Affairs
Robert MacGimsey Composer
Harvey Mason Jr. Vocal Producer
Rob Cohen Engineer
Traditional Composer
Gerry "The Gov" Brown Engineer
Richard Furch Engineer
Thomas Foster Programming
Robert Campbell Engineer
Justin Merrill Engineer
H. Doobie Powell Arranger, Programming, Lyricist
Monet Owens Vocal Producer
Brian "Big Bass" Gardner Mastering
Herman Netter Composer
Taura Stinson Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Vocal Producer, Choir Arrangement, Associate Music Producer
Darien Dorsey Composer
Joseph "Bedrock" Epperson Programming
Kasi Lemmons Composer
Taylor Gordon Arranger, Composer
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