Malcolm X [Original Soundtrack]

Malcolm X [Original Soundtrack]

     
 

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Co-produced by Spike Lee and Quincy Jones, and released on Jones' label, the soundtrack to Lee's Malcolm X includes a number of artists contemporary to Malcolm X's movement, as well as his growing-up years, to some degree. The album is primarily notable for the quality of the jazz presented (Lionel…  See more details below

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Co-produced by Spike Lee and Quincy Jones, and released on Jones' label, the soundtrack to Lee's Malcolm X includes a number of artists contemporary to Malcolm X's movement, as well as his growing-up years, to some degree. The album is primarily notable for the quality of the jazz presented (Lionel Hampton's arguably best-known song, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane...). As though that weren't enough, there's also a good dosage of jump blues in Big Joe Turner, Louis Jordan, and Ray Charles. Also, two new tracks were written/performed specifically for the album, Arrested Development's "Revolution" (made soon after their success with 3 years, 5 months..., and prior to their commercial failure in Zingalamaduni) and Aretha Franklin's "Someday We'll All Be Free." This is quite a black-based album (as well it should be, given the subject), and some of the best of black music from the times encompassed by the movie is presented. Even aside from any ties to the movie, the album makes for a nice little compilation of pre-bop jazz and blues.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/17/1992
Label:
Qwest / Wea
UPC:
0093624513025
catalogNumber:
45130

Tracks

  1. Revolution  -  Arrested Development
  2. Roll Em Pete  - Big Joe Turner
  3. Flying Home  - Lionel Hampton
  4. My Prayer  -  Ink Spots
  5. Big Stuff  - Billie Holiday
  6. Don't Cry Baby  - Erskine Hawkins
  7. Beans and Corn Bread  - Louis Jordan
  8. Azure  - Ella Fitzgerald
  9. Alabama  - John Coltrane
  10. That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day)  - Ray Charles
  11. Arabesque Cookie (Arabian Dance)  - Duke Ellington
  12. Shotgun  -  Junior Walker & the All-Stars
  13. Someday We'll All Be Free  - Aretha Franklin

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Arrested Development   Track Performer
Big Joe Turner   Track Performer
Ray Charles   Track Performer
Aretha Franklin   Piano,Track Performer
Junior Walker   Track Performer
Ella Fitzgerald   Track Performer
Omar Hakim   Drums
Lionel Hampton   Track Performer
Erskine Hawkins   Track Performer
Louis Jordan   Track Performer
Caron Wheeler   Vocals
Ink Spots   Track Performer
Tom Barney   Bass
Errol Crusher Bennett   Percussion
Billie Holiday   Vocals,Track Performer
Terence Blanchard   Trumpet
John Coltrane   Track Performer
Duke Ellington   Track Performer
Arif Mardin   Conductor
Gene Orloff   Concert Master
Steve Skinner   Keyboards
Rudolph Stanfield   Organ,Piano,Choir Master
Junior Walker & the All-Stars   Track Performer
Spike Lee   Vocals
Wynn Thomas   Vocals
Bali James   Vocals
Paulette Clark   Vocals
Monyea Crawford   Vocals

Technical Credits

Aretha Franklin   Arranger,Piano Arrangement
Benny Goodman   Composer
Lionel Hampton   Composer
Quincy Jones   Executive Producer
Lee Herschberg   Digital Compilation
Arif Mardin   Arranger,Producer
Michael O'Reilly   Engineer
Speech   Producer
Alvin Speights   Engineer
Rudolph Stanfield   Arranger
Spike Lee   Executive Producer
Raoul Roach   Soundtrack Supervisor
Autry DeWalt   Composer
Sydney Robin   Composer
Sid Robin   Composer

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