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Mama, I Want to Sing! The Soundtrack

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Written and directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, the film adaptation of the popular off-Broadway musical Mama, I Want to Sing! stars Ciara Harris, Lynn Whitfield, Billy Zane and Ben Vereen, and features music from Fred Hammond, Kierra "Kiki" Sheard, Karen Clark-Sheard, Deitrick Haddon, and Patti Labelle. Based on the true life story of R&B singer Doris Troy, a choirgirl/preacher's daughter who was discovered by James Brown, the film is set in modern times, resulting in an immaculately produced collection of smooth and soulful urban jams, torch ballads, and contemporary gospel anthems.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Written and directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, the film adaptation of the popular off-Broadway musical Mama, I Want to Sing! stars Ciara Harris, Lynn Whitfield, Billy Zane and Ben Vereen, and features music from Fred Hammond, Kierra "Kiki" Sheard, Karen Clark-Sheard, Deitrick Haddon, and Patti Labelle. Based on the true life story of R&B singer Doris Troy, a choirgirl/preacher's daughter who was discovered by James Brown, the film is set in modern times, resulting in an immaculately produced collection of smooth and soulful urban jams, torch ballads, and contemporary gospel anthems.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/18/2011
  • Label: Releve Entertainment
  • UPC: 829569803224
  • Catalog Number: 8032
  • Sales rank: 306,841

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tug of War - Deitrick Haddon (4:09)
  2. 2 Walk Around Heaven - Patti LaBelle (3:44)
  3. 3 I Will - Paris Bennett (3:46)
  4. 4 Living Not in Vain - Smokie Norful (6:17)
  5. 5 Mama, I Want to Sing! - Kierra "KiKi" Sheard (4:21)
  6. 6 Be Grateful - Cynthia Simons (6:20)
  7. 7 U Got Me Through - 21:03 (4:03)
  8. 8 For Me - Eric Griggs (4:41)
  9. 9 I'm Gonna Serve the Lord - Johnny B. Williams (6:15)
  10. 10 Jus' 1 of Dem Days - IroCc Williams (3:46)
  11. 11 Sick-n-Tired - Kierra "KiKi" Sheard (4:04)
  12. 12 Not Created to Fall - Desiree Coleman (5:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Desiree Coleman Vocals
Eric Brice Guitar
Karen Clark-Sheard Vocals, Background Vocals
Fred Hammond Bass, Keyboards, Vocals
Eddie Brown Piano
Deitrick Haddon Vocals
Smokie Norful Vocals
Inner City Mass Choir Choir, Chorus
Derrick Harris Alto Saxophone
Kierra "KiKi" Sheard Vocals, Background Vocals
Danielle Stephens Background Vocals
Nisan Stewart Drums
Darius Fentress Percussion
Noel Johnston Guitar
21:03 Vocals, Background Vocals
Candace Laster-Jones Background Vocals, Alto (Vocal)
Robert Brown Background Vocals, Tenor (Vocal)
Jason "JT" Thomas Drums
Faith Anderson Background Vocals, Soprano (Vocal)
Damian "Damo" Farmer Bass
J. Drew Sheard II Background Vocals
Michael Bethany Background Vocals, Tenor (Vocal)
Malcolm Robertson Trombone
Charles "Chuck" Bethany Keyboards
Ericka R. Warren Background Vocals, Soprano (Vocal)
Dynna Wells Background Vocals, Alto (Vocal)
Machelle Robinson-Brown Background Vocals, Soprano (Vocal)
Daphne Wright Background Vocals, Soprano (Vocal)
Jarriel Carter Trumpet
Howard Sowells Background Vocals, Tenor (Vocal)
Sylvester Jones Tenor Saxophone
Daryl Grone Guitar
D'Angela Stephens Piano
Justin Irocc Williams Vocals
Johnny B. Williams Vocals
Curtis Riggs Background Vocals, Tenor (Vocal)
Cynthia Simons Vocals
Bobby Parks Keyboards
C.J. Alexander Bass
Technical Credits
Cassietta George Composer
Walter Hawkins Composer
Desiree Coleman Composer
Paul D. Allen Composer
Fred Hammond Arranger, Composer, Producer, Horn Arrangements
Ray Hammond Engineer
Sami McKinney Producer
Eddie Brown Producer, Auricle Programming
Deitrick Haddon Composer, Producer, Vocal Producer
Todd Fairall Engineer
Jeff Clanagan Producer
Smokie Norful Composer
J. Isaac Moore Composer, Producer
Walter Kearney Composer
Danielle Stephens Composer
Warryn Campbell Composer
Nisan Stewart Producer
Bruce Buechner Engineer
Darius Fentress Engineer
Paul "PDA" Allen Producer
Brian Bradley Engineer
Big ROCC Programming, Producer
Cliff Johnson Composer
Rodney Levens Composer
Baby Dubb Instrumentation
Phillip Moore Producer
Willie Wood Composer
Troy "Treezah" Johnson Instrumentation
Alonzo Harris Programming
Holly Carter Composer, Producer
Brigg Sterns Composer, Producer, Engineer
Eric Griggs Vocal Arrangements
J. Drew Sheard II Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Stan Malveaux Engineer
James L. Moss Composer
Rico Gonzales Engineer
Ericka R. Warren Composer, Administration
Warryn "Baby Dubb" Campbell Producer
Kimberly Stephens Producer
Frederick Crawford Composer
Jarriel Carter Horn Arrangements
Subb Zero Entertainment Producer
Justin Irocc Williams Composer
Johnny B. Williams Composer
Charles Bethany Composer
Paul D. Jones Composer, Producer, Engineer
Frederick "Blaze" Crawford Instrumentation
Blaze "The Champ" Producer
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