Playlist: A Musical Journey Through Black History [Remastered]

Playlist: A Musical Journey Through Black History [Remastered]

     
 

Playlist: A Musical Journey Through Black Music is a celebration of black culture and black history awareness in the form of a star-studded compilation of African-American musicians, almost all of whom are legends in their fields. It's hard to argue with most of the picks for this collection: jazz classics from Miles Davis and See more details below

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Playlist: A Musical Journey Through Black Music is a celebration of black culture and black history awareness in the form of a star-studded compilation of African-American musicians, almost all of whom are legends in their fields. It's hard to argue with most of the picks for this collection: jazz classics from Miles Davis and Louis Armstrong; decade-spanning soul favorites from Whitney Houston, Aaron Neville, and Marvin Gaye; as well as empowering hip-hop picks like Nas' cautionary "I Can" and Run-D.M.C.'s "It's Like That." There's even a nod to metal with the inclusion of Living Colour's "Cult of Personality," which definitely makes the playlist more complete, if not more enjoyable. While the sequencing of tracks is a little disjointed, the overall cohesion of sentiment and purpose is strong, and Playlist does exactly what it sets out to do: celebrate just a few of the highlights of the incredibly rich history of black music. Besides, any mix that starts with Sly & the Family Stone's "Everyday People" promises to be worth the price of admission from there on out.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/31/2012
Label:
Playlist
UPC:
0886978319029
catalogNumber:
783190

Tracks

  1. Everyday People  -  Sly & The Family Stone
  2. It's Like That  - Orange Krush
  3. (What Did I Do To Be So) Black and Blue  -  Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars
  4. I Can  -  Nas
  5. Greatest Love of All  - Whitney Houston
  6. Abraham, Martin & John  - Harry Belafonte
  7. God Bless the Child  -  Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra
  8. Mississippi Goddam  - Nina Simone
  9. So What  - Miles Davis
  10. My Love is Waiting  - Marvin Gaye
  11. Stormy Weather  - Lena Horne
  12. A Change is Gonna Come  - Aaron Neville
  13. Keep Your Head To the Sky  -  Earth, Wind & Fire
  14. Cult of Personality  -  Living Colour

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Nina Simone   Composer
Sam Cooke   Composer
Marvin Gaye   Producer
Miles Davis   Composer
Fats Waller   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
George Avakian   Producer
Billie Holiday   Composer
Arthur Herzog   Composer
Stewart Levine   Producer
Teo Macero   Producer
Michael Masser   Producer
Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels   Composer
Jack Pleis   Producer
Vernon Reid   Composer
Salaam Remi   Producer
Joe Rene   Producer
Russell Simmons   Producer
Muzz Skillings   Composer
Ed Stasium   Producer
E.O. Welker   Producer
Joseph Wissert   Producer
Mike Joyce   Art Direction
Ted Koehler   Composer
Larry Smith   Producer
M. Masser   Composer
S. Gibbs   Composer
R. Hammond   Composer
M. White   Composer
L. Creed   Composer
J. Simmons   Composer
Kandia Crazy Horse   Liner Notes
Sylvester Stewart   Producer

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