Sounds Of Blackness ‎– Africa To America; The Journey Of The Drum

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A&M Records ‎– 549 009-2, Perspective Records ‎– 549 009-2, A&M PM ‎– 549 009 2
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1 Hold On (Pt. 1)
Backing Vocals – Sounds Of BlacknessLead Vocals – Renee McCall*Mixed By – Dave RideauProducer, Arranged By – Gary Hines
1:06
2 I'm Going All The Way
Arranged By – Jimmy Wright*Backing Vocals – Sounds Of BlacknessInstruments [All Other Instruments] – Sounds Of Blackness Orchestra*Keyboards – Jimmy Wright*, Jimmy JamLead Vocals, Arranged By [Vocals] – Ann NesbyPerformer [Samples] – The Honeydrippers*Written-By – Ann Bennett-Nesby*, Jimmy Wright*Written-By [Samples] – R. Hammond*
4:52
3 Ah Been 'Buked (Pt. 1)
Producer, Arranged By – Gary HinesVocals – Sounds Of Blackness
0:41
4 I Believe
Arranged By, Instruments – Jimmy Jam & Terry LewisBacking Vocals – Sounds Of BlacknessLead Vocals – Ann NesbyPerformer [Samples] – The Ohio Players*Vocals [Additional Vocals] – Carrie Harrington, Coré Cotton*, Geoff Jones*, Alecia Russell*, Shirley Marie GrahamWritten-By – Andrew Noland, Gregory Webster*, James Harris III, Leroy Bonner*, Marshall Jones, Marvin R. Pierce*, Norman Napier, Ralph Middlebrook*, Terry Lewis, Walter Morrison (2)
4:39
5 Hold On (Pt. 2)
Backing Vocals – Sounds Of BlacknessLead Vocals – Renee McCall*Mixed By – Dave RideauProducer, Arranged By – Gary Hines
1:19
6 Everything's Gonna Be Alright
Arranged By, Instruments – Jimmy Jam & Terry LewisBacking Vocals – Sounds Of BlacknessLead Vocals – Billy Steele, Carrie Harrington, Coré Cotton*, Jimmy Wright*Performer [Samples] – Isaac HayesVocals [Additional Vocals] – Ann Nesby, Libby Turner, Pat Lacy*, Shirley Marie GrahamWritten-By – Burt Bacharach, Hal David, James Harris III, Terry Lewis
4:48
7 Sun Up To Sundown
Mixed By – Dave RideauProducer, Arranged By – Gary HinesVocals – Sounds Of Blackness
0:41
8 The Lord Will Make A Way
Arranged By – Jimmy Jam & Terry LewisBacking Vocals – Sounds Of BlacknessDrums, Percussion – Stokley*Guitar – Kevin PierceOrgan, Electric Piano, Synthesizer [Bass Synthesizer], Lead Vocals – Jimmy Wright*Synthesizer [Bass Synthesizer] – Jimmy JamVocals [Additional Vocals] – Carrie Harrington, Coré Cotton*, Alecia Russell*, Patricia Lacy, Shirley Marie GrahamWritten-By – Jimmy Wright*, James Harris III, Terry Lewis
5:09
9 He Took Away All My Pain
Arranged By – Jimmy Jam & Terry LewisBacking Vocals – Sounds Of BlacknessElectric Piano, Keyboards – Jimmy Wright*Guitar – Kevin PierceKeyboards, Drum Programming – Jimmy JamLead Vocals – Ann NesbyVocals [Additional Vocals] – Coré Cotton*, Geoff Jones*, Jimmy Wright*, Alecia Russell*, Shirley Marie GrahamWritten-By – Ann Bennett-Nesby*, Jimmy Wright*, James Harris III, Terry Lewis
4:46
10 A Place In My Heart
Arranged By – Jimmy Jam & Terry LewisBacking Vocals – Sounds Of BlacknessDrum Programming – Jeff Taylor (6)Drums – Trenon GrahamKeyboards – Jimmy Wright*Lead Vocals – Ann NesbyWritten-By – Ann Bennett-Nesby*, Jimmy Wright*, James Harris III, Terry Lewis
6:09
11 The Harder They Are The Bigger They Fall
Arranged By, Instruments – Jimmy Jam & Terry LewisBacking Vocals – Sounds Of BlacknessLead Vocals – Jimmy Wright*Vocals [Additional Vocals] – Ann Nesby, Billy Steele, Carrie Harrington, Coré Cotton*, Jimmy Wright*, Libby Turner, Shirley Marie GrahamWritten-By – James Harris III & Terry Lewis*
4:01
12 The Drum (Africa To America)
Arranged By – Gary Hines, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis*Drum Programming – Jeff Taylor (6)Percussion – Stokley*Rap – Mufundisi Joseph YoungVocals – Sounds Of BlacknessVocals [Additional Vocals] – Solo (8)Written-By – Gary Hines, James Harris III, Joseph Young*, Terry Lewis
2:55
13 African Melody (Royal Kingdoms, Rise, My Native Land)
Backing Vocals – Sounds Of BlacknessLead Vocals [My Native Land] – Geoff Jones*, Alecia Russell*Lead Vocals [Rise] – Carrie HarringtonLead Vocals [Royal Kingdoms] – Patricia LacyMixed By – Dave RideauPercussion – Trenon GrahamProducer, Arranged By, Drum Programming, Keyboards – Gary HinesWritten-By – Carrie Harrington, Gary Hines, Alecia Russell*
5:55
14 A Very Special Love
Arranged By – Jimmy Jam & Terry LewisBacking Vocals – Carrie Harrington, Jamecia Bennett, Libby Turner, Renee McCall*Co-producer – Gary HinesDrum Programming – Jeff Taylor (6)Guitar – Nate Sabin, Soli HughesHarp – Robin BerryKeyboards – Billy Steele, Jimmy Wright*Lead Vocals – Billy Steele, Carrie HarringtonTabla – Marcus WiseWritten-By, Arranged By [Vocal Arrangements] – Billy Steele
5:21
15 Strange Fruit
Mixed By – Dave Rideau, Steve HodgeProducer, Arranged By – Gary HinesVocals – Jayn Bell*Written-By – Lewis Allan
2:43
16 Black Butterfly
Arranged By, Instruments – Jimmy Jam & Terry LewisBacking Vocals – Sounds Of BlacknessLead Vocals – Coré Cotton*, Renee McCall*Vocals [Additional Vocals] – Carrie Harrington, Coré Cotton*, Pat Lacy*Written-By – James Harris III & Terry Lewis*
3:59
17 You've Taken My Blues & Gone
Words By [Poem] – Langston Hughes
0:26
18 Livin' The Blues
Alto Saxophone – Frank Wharton*Backing Vocals – Sounds Of BlacknessBaritone Saxophone – David Wright (4)Guitar – LaSalle GabrielLead Vocals – Coré Cotton*Tenor Saxophone – Louis Wilson*Trumpet – Larry Sims (2)Written-By, Producer, Arranged By, Drum Programming, Piano, Keyboards – Gary Hines
4:13
19 Ah Been 'Buked (Pt. 2)
Producer, Arranged By – Gary HinesVocals – Sounds Of Blackness
0:28
20 I'm Going All The Way (7" Radio Mix)
Mixed By – The Funk MobPerformer [Samples] – The Honeydrippers*Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – BlacksmithWritten-By – Ann Bennett-Nesby*, Jimmy Wright*Written-By [Samples] – R. Hammond*
3:44

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Notes

Track 17 is a spoken word interpretation of the poem of the same name, written by Langston Hughes.

All songs recorded and mixed at Flyte Tyme Studios, Edina, MN.

Tracks 1, 3, 5, 7, 13, 18, 19
© 1994 New Perspective Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP).
Produced and arranged for Flyte Tyme Productions, Inc.

Tracks 2, 20
Contains samples from "Impeach The President" (R. Hammond) published by Street Tuff Music (ASCAP) and performed by The Honeydrippers. Courtesy of Tuff City Records.
© 1994 New Perspective Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP).
Produced for Flyte Tyme Productions, Inc.

Tracks 4
Contains samples from "Pain" (G. Webster, A. Noland, W. Morrison, M. Jones, L. Bonner, R. Middlebrook, M.R. Pierce, N. Napier) published by Bridgeport Music, Inc. (BMI) and performed by The Ohio Players, courtesy of Westbound Records.
© 1994 Flyte Tyme Tunes (ASCAP)/Bridgeport Music, Inc. (BMI).
Produced and arranged for Flyte Tyme Productions, Inc.

Track 6
Contains samples from "Walk On By" (B. Bacharach, H. David) published by New Hidden Valley Music and Casa David & performed by Isaac Hayes, courtesy of Fantasy, Inc.
© 1994 Flyte Tyme Tunes/New Hidden Valley Music/Casa David (ASCAP)
Produced and arranged for Flyte Tyme Productions, Inc.

Tracks 8 to 10, 12
© 1994 Flyte Tyme Tunes/New Perspective Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP).
Produced and arranged for Flyte Tyme Productions, Inc.

Tracks 11, 16
© 1994 Flyte Tyme Tunes (ASCAP).
Produced and arranged for Flyte Tyme Productions, Inc.

Track 14
© 1994 New Perspective Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP).
Co-produced for Flyte Tyme Productions, Inc.

Track 15
© 1940 Edward B. Marks Music Co. (BMI).
Produced and arranged for Flyte Tyme Productions, Inc.

℗ & © 1994 Perspective Records. Manufactured and distributed by A&M Records, Inc. A&M Records Ltd are the exclusive licensees for the U.K.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 31454 90092 8
  • Barcode (Scan): 731454900928
  • Label Code: LC 6303
  • Rights Society: BIEM STEMRA
  • Other (Distribution code): POL 900
  • Other (SPARS code): aad
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 549 009-2 01 > MADE IN GERMANY BY PMDC G
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 549 009-2 01 > MADE IN GERMANY BY PMDC E
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): 549 009-2 01 > MADE IN GERMANY BY PMDC
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 0165

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