Quincy Jones ‎– Roots: The Saga Of An American Family

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A&M Records ‎– SP-4626, Record Club Of America, Inc. ‎– R 133767
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Club Edition
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Africa (The Motherland)
A1 Motherland
Bata [Featuring] – Bill SummersWritten-By – Q. Jones*
0:29
A2 Roots Mural Theme
Orchestra – The Quincy Jones Orchestra*Written-By – G. Fried*
2:10
A3 Main Title: Mama Aifambeni (Premiere Episode)
Bata [Bata Drum Ensemble, Featuring] – Bill SummersChoir [Featuring] – The WattslineFeaturing – Caiphus SemenyaVocals [Featuring] – Letta MbuluWritten-By – C. Semenya*, Q. Jones*
1:03
A4 Behold, The Only Thing Greater Than Yourself (Birth)
Vocals [Vocal & Chant, Featuring] – Letta MbuluWritten-By – C. Semenya*, Q. Jones*
1:30
A5 Oluwa (Many Rains Ago) (African Theme)
Choir [Featuring] – The Wattsline Choir*Vocals [Featuring] – Letta MbuluWritten-By – C. Semenya*, Q. Jones*
2:28
A6 Boyhood To Manhood
Percussion [Featuring] – Bill SummersVocals [Solo] – Zak DioufWritten-By – B. Summers*, Q. Jones*, Z. Diouf*
0:53
A7 The Toubob Is Here! (The Capture)
Written-By – Q. Jones*
1:06
A8 Middle Passage (Slaveship Crossing)
Vocals [Solo On Sea Shanty] – Alex HassilevVocals [Toubob Chant] – The WattslineWritten-By – Q. Jones*
1:15
A9 You In Americuh' Now, African
Featuring – Lou GossettOrchestra [Featuring] – Quincy Jones Orchestra*Written-By – G. Fried*, Q. Jones*
0:32
America (The Promised Land)
B1 Roots Mural Theme Intro (Slave Auction)
Orchestra [Featuring] – The Quincy Jones Orchestra & Auctioneers*Written-By – G. Fried*
0:15
B2 Ole Fiddler
Adapted By – Lou Gossett, Q. Jones*Voice Actor [Dialogue], Vocals [Featuring] – Lou Gossett
1:12
B3 Jumpin' De Broom (Marriage Ceremony)
Fiddle [Hoedown Solo, Featuring] – Bobby BruceWritten-By – B. Bruce*, Q. Jones*
0:42
B4 What Can I Do? (Hush, Hush, Somebody's Calling My Name)
Adapted By – Q. Jones*, J. Cleveland*Choir [Featuring] – The Wattsline Choir*Organ, Piano [Featuring] – Richard TeeVocals [Featuring] – Charles May, Mortonette Jenkins
2:17
B5 Roots Mural Theme Bridge (Plantation Life)
Orchestra – The Quincy Jones Orchestra*Voice Actor [Vagon Dialogue] – Stan HazeWritten-By – G. Fried*
1:25
B6 Oh Lord, Come By Here
Adapted By – Q. Jones*, J. Cleveland*Choir [Featuring] – The Wattsline Choir*Conductor [Featuring] – Reverend James Cleveland*Organ [Featuring] – Richard Tee
3:25
B7 Free At Last? (The Civil War)
Orchestra [Featuring] – The Quincy Jones Orchestra*Voice Actor [Dialogue, Featuring] – Lou GossettWritten-By – Q. Jones*
2:24
B8 Many Rains Ago (Oluwa) (African Theme: English Version)
Choir – The Quincy Jones Orchestra*Orchestra – The Wattsline Choir*Vocals [Solo, Featuring] – Letta MbuluWritten-By – C. Semenya*, Q. Jones*
4:50

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Notes

Printed inner sleeve features artist and dialogue credits.

Music from and inspired by the David L. Wolfer production of "Roots". ROOTS the saga of an American family.

Recorded at A&M Studios and United Western Recorders

℗ 1977

Contains 12" x 24" poster: "Behold...The only thing greater than yourself"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1, etched): R-133767A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2, etched): R-133767B-1

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