Jackie Robinson Tribute: Stealing Home

Jackie Robinson Tribute: Stealing Home


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Jackie Robinson Tribute: Stealing Home

This CD pays a heartfelt tribute to Jackie Robinson, the African-American baseball star who broke the major league color barrier when he signed on with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Choice selections include Sly & the Family Stone's "Stand!," Billy Paul's "Brown Baby," poetess Nikki Giovanni's "Stealing Home for Jackie Robinson" and Luther Vandross singing the trumpeting "Ain't No Stopping Us Now." Collectively, these songs celebrate the long struggle for racial equality, and the pride of the African-American community. The 13 tracks represent a soul music smorgasbord incorporating hip-hop, spoken word, urban, and rap, and the result is an uplifting tribute to the emotional power of music in times of trouble as well as triumph.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/07/1997
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646542323
catalogNumber: 65423

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sounds of Blackness   Track Performer
Aretha Franklin   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Impressions   Track Performer
Isley Brothers   Track Performer
Ernie Isley   Guitar,Percussion
Curtis Mayfield   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Billy Paul   Track Performer
Sly & The Family Stone   Track Performer
Luther Vandross   Background Vocals,Track Performer
Count Basie   Piano
King Curtis   Tenor Saxophone
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Paul Gonsalves   Alto Saxophone
Freddie Green   Guitar
Gerald Wilson   Drums
Singleton Palmer   Bass
Chuck Rainey   Bass
O'Jays   Track Performer
Phil Perry   Background Vocals
Larry Graham   Bass,Vocals
Bunny Sigler   Guitar,Piano
Chris Jasper   Percussion,Piano
Robin Clark   Background Vocals
Nikki Giovanni   Track Performer
Fugees   Track Performer
Spearhead   Track Performer
Tawatha Agee   Background Vocals
Butch Ballard   Drums
Emmett Berry   Drums
Johnny Britt   Background Vocals
Alex Brown   Background Vocals
Fred Cash   Tenor (Vocal)
Roland Chambers   Guitar
Gary Cirimelli   Drums
Clark Terry   Drums
Lynn Davis   Background Vocals
Cornell Dupree   Guitar
Ted Donnelly   Trombone
Bobby Eli   Guitar
Greg Errico   Drums
Norman Farrington   Drums
Michael Franti   Vocals
Jim Gilstrap   Background Vocals
Eddie Green   Piano
Norman Harris   Guitar
Leon Huff   Piano
Dann Huff   Guitar
Charlie Hunter   Bass,Guitar,Harmonica
Phillip Ingram   Background Vocals
Marvin Isley   Bass,Percussion
Anthony Jackson   Bass
Andy Kravitz   Drums
Ray Lucas   Drums
Paulette McWilliams   Background Vocals
Jerry Martini   Saxophone
George Matthews   Trombone
Taps Miller   Vocals
Cindy Mizelle   Background Vocals
Vince Montana   Vibes
George Moreland   Percussion,Drums
Jimmy Nottingham   Drums
Lenny Pakula   Organ
Weasel Parker   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
C.Q. Price   Alto Saxophone
Cynthia Robinson   Trumpet
Dan Shea   Keyboards
Freddie Stewart   Guitar,Vocals
Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Rose Stone   Piano
Bob Thomas   Background Vocals
Truman Thomas   Organ
Fonzi Thornton   Background Vocals
Mike Tyler   Guitar
Earle Warren   Alto Saxophone
Larry Washington   Percussion,Conga
Dicky Wells   Trombone
Earl Young   Drums
David Bay   Guitar
Bill Preston   Organ
Walter Afanasieff   Synthesizer,Bass,Drums,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Sam Gooden   Bass (Vocal)
Count Basie Orchestra   Track Performer
Ron Baker   Bass
Terrence Frierson   Background Vocals
Mary Harris   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Curtis Mayfield   Producer
Luther Vandross   Producer
Stanley Black   Producer
Stanley Brown   Executive Producer
Kim Buie   Executive Producer
Gary Cirimelli   Programming
Jerry Cohen   Composer
Tom Dowd   Producer
Michael Franti   Producer
Kenny Gamble   Producer
Leon Huff   Producer
O'Kelly Isley   Producer
Ronald Isley   Producer
Jimmy Jam   Producer
Ren Klyce   Digital Programming
Terry Lewis   Composer,Producer
Arif Mardin   Producer
Gene McFadden   Composer
Joe Nicolo   Producer
George Patterson   Arranger
Rachel Robinson   Liner Notes
Dan Shea   Arranger,Programming
Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart   Arranger,Producer
Billy Taylor   Liner Notes
Jerry Wexler   Producer
John Whitehead   Composer
Gary Hines   Composer,Producer
Donald Lawrence   Producer
Leo Sacks   Producer
James Harris   Composer
Walter Afanasieff   Arranger,Producer,Rhythm Programming
Brian Freeman   Art Direction
Wyclef Jean   Producer
Shawn Conrad   Engineer
Clayton Riley   Liner Notes
Eric Steinhilber   Graphic Assistant
Bobby Martin   Arranger
Jed Corenthal   Executive Producer
Jeff Jones   Executive Producer

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