Quincy Jones ‎– Roots (The Saga Of An American Family)

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A&M Records ‎– POCM 1955
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Africa (The Motherland)
1 Motherland
Bata [Featuring] – Bill SummersWritten-By – Q. Jones*
0:29
2 Roots Mural Theme
Orchestra – The Quincy Jones Orchestra*Written-By – G. Fried*
2:10
3 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
4 Behold, The Only Thing Greater Than Yourself (Birth)
Vocals [Vocal & Chant, Featuring] – Letta MbuluWritten-By – C. Semenya*, Q. Jones*
1:30
5 Oluwa (Many Rains Ago) (African Theme)
Choir [Featuring] – The Wattsline Choir*Vocals [Featuring] – Letta MbuluWritten-By – C. Semenya*, Q. Jones*
2:28
6 Boyhood To Manhood
Percussion [Featuring] – Bill SummersVocals [Solo] – Zak DioufWritten-By – B. Summers*, Q. Jones*, Z. Diouf*
0:53
7 The Toubob Is Here! (The Capture)
Written-By – Q. Jones*
1:06
8 Middle Passage (Slaveship Crossing)
Vocals [Solo On Sea Shanty] – Alex HassilevVocals [Toubob Chant] – The WattslineWritten-By – Q. Jones*
1:15
9 You In Americuh' Now, African
Featuring – Lou GossettOrchestra [Featuring] – Quincy Jones Orchestra*Written-By – G. Fried*, Q. Jones*
0:32
America (The Promised Land)
10 Roots Mural Theme Intro (Slave Auction)
Orchestra [Featuring] – The Quincy Jones Orchestra & Auctioneers*Written-By – G. Fried*
0:15
11 Ole Fiddler
Adapted By – Lou Gossett, Q. Jones*Voice Actor [Dialogue], Vocals [Featuring] – Lou Gossett
1:12
12 Jumpin' De Broom (Marriage Ceremony)
Fiddle [Hoedown Solo, Featuring] – Bobby BruceWritten-By – B. Bruce*, Q. Jones*
0:42
13 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
14 Roots Mural Theme Bridge (Plantation Life)
Orchestra – The Quincy Jones Orchestra*Voice Actor [Vagon Dialogue] – Stan HazeWritten-By – G. Fried*
1:25
15 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
16 Free At Last? (The Civil War)
Orchestra [Featuring] – The Quincy Jones Orchestra*Voice Actor [Dialogue, Featuring] – Lou GossettWritten-By – Q. Jones*
2:24
17 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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℗&©1977 A&M Records, Inc.
Manufactured by Canyon Records, Inc., Japan
Recorded at A&M Studios and United Western Recorders

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

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  • Barcode: T4988005145031
  • Rights Society: JASRAC

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