Let My People Go!

Let My People Go!

by Kim & Reggie Harris
     
 

There are plenty of connections between the Jewish and African-American people. Both have been oppressed and enslaved during history, and many Jews were involved in the civil rights struggle of the 1960s. This album is as much a celebration of that time as it is a political statement of solidarity in song, cantorial chant, and spoken word reminiscences. At times quite… See more details below

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There are plenty of connections between the Jewish and African-American people. Both have been oppressed and enslaved during history, and many Jews were involved in the civil rights struggle of the 1960s. This album is as much a celebration of that time as it is a political statement of solidarity in song, cantorial chant, and spoken word reminiscences. At times quite extraordinarily lovely, as on "Venomar Lefanav (Let Us Sing a New Song)," with its klezmer overtones, or "I Have a Million Nightingales," it can also turn deeply spiritual, as on "In the Mississippi River." It's definitely not a background disc, but one that comes back time after time, showing different facets with each track, all coming together to paint a picture. In its own small way it's glorious, if low-key, the type of record that brings a glow of satisfaction (as is the case with everything Kim & Reggie Harris do).

Product Details

Release Date:
02/08/2005
Label:
Appleseed Records
UPC:
0611587108425
catalogNumber:
1084
Rank:
353577

Tracks

  1. B'chol Dor Va'dor (In Every Generation)/I'm on My Way  - Rabbi Jonathan Kligler
  2. Ha Lachma Anya (This Is the Bread of Oppression)  - Rabbi Jonathan Kligler
  3. Avodim Hayinu (Slaves Were We)  - Rabbi Jonathan Kligler
  4. In the Mississippi River  - Rabbi Jonathan Kligler
  5. Remembering Phil Ochs  - Rabbi Jonathan Kligler
  6. What's That I Hear  - Rabbi Jonathan Kligler
  7. The New Colossus/Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor/Motherless Child  - Rabbi Jonathan Kligler
  8. Democratic National Convention 1964  - Rabbi Jonathan Kligler
  9. Mah Lecha Ha'yam (Sea, Why Do You Flee?)  - Rabbi Jonathan Kligler
  10. Man Come into Egypt  - Rabbi Jonathan Kligler
  11. Ilu Finu (Were Our Mouths Oceans of Song)  - Rabbi Jonathan Kligler
  12. Let My People Go: Story of an Activist's Life  - Rabbi Jonathan Kligler
  13. Freedom Road  - Rabbi Jonathan Kligler
  14. I Have a Million Nightingales  - Rabbi Jonathan Kligler
  15. Venomar Lefanav (Let Us Sing a New Song)  - Rabbi Jonathan Kligler
  16. We Shall Overcome: Evolution of a Song  - Rabbi Jonathan Kligler
  17. Ani Ma'amin (I Believe)/We Shall Overcome  - Rabbi Jonathan Kligler
  18. I Won't Turn Back  - Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kim & Reggie Harris   Primary Artist
Penny Nichols   Vocals,Background Vocals
Pete Seeger   Spoken Word,Voiceover
David Sancious   Organ,Piano,Vocals
Chris Andersen   Hand Percussion
Greg Artzner   Guitar
Gary Burke   Percussion
Peter Davis   Clarinet
Barry Dean   Vocals
Graham Dean   Vocals
Joe Hammer   Bass
Reggie Harris   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Hand Percussion
Marshall "Rock" Jones   Vocals
Adenola Knowles   Conga
Brian Melick   Drums
John Platania   Guitar
Bill Vanaver   Bouzouki,Dumbek,Hand Percussion
Gretchen Reed   Piano,Vocals
Kim Harris   Vocals,Hand Percussion
Livia Vanaver   Vocals
Mark Murphy   Bass

Technical Credits

Guy Carawan   Composer
Phil Ochs   Composer
Pete Seeger   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Linda Hirschhorn   Composer
Frank Hamilton   Composer
Chris Andersen   Engineer
David Austin Cook   Engineer
Reggie Harris   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Fred Hellerman   Composer
Zilphia Horton   Composer
Marshall "Rock" Jones   Composer
Toby Mountain   Mastering
Bill Vanaver   Arranger
Emma Lazarus   Composer
Mahmoud Darwish   Composer
Kim Harris   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Traditional   Composer
Frank Moscowitz   Engineer

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