Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Go Down, Moses
Paul Robeson 2:25
2 Been in the Storm So Long
Fisk Jubilee Singers 2:14
3 Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel
Howard Roberts Chorale 1:55
4 Steal Away to Jesus
Bernice Johnson Reagon 3:47
5 Soon I Will Be Done
Mahalia Jackson 4:48
6 Take My Hand Precious Lord
Clara Ward 2:47
7 Rosie
Inmates of the Parchman Farm Penitentiary 2:52
8 Another Man Done Gone
Vera Hall 1:27
9 John Henry
Sonny Terry feat. Brownie McGhee 4:23
10 You May Go but This Will Bring You Back
Zora Neale Hurston 1:41
11 Good Morning Blues
Lead Belly 2:58
12 See, See Rider
Ma Rainey feat. Louis Armstrong 3:22
13 Backwater Blues
Bessie Smith 3:24
14 Sunnyland
Elmore James 2:24
15 How Long Blues
Big Joe Turner 5:52
16 (What Did I Do to Be So) Black and Blue
Louis Armstrong 3:12
17 It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra feat. Ivie Anderson 3:13
18 Parker's Mood
King Pleasure 3:02
19 The Message
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five 4.5 7:13
20 I Have a Dream
Martin Luther King, Jr. 5:10
21 The Ballot or the Bullet
Malcolm X 5:46

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
Livingston, Alabama, United States (1940-10-31) (track 8)
piano arranger:
James P. Johnson (1927) (track 13)
arranger:
composer:
Leroy Carr (track 15)
Bessie Smith (1927) (track 13)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1931-08) (track 17)
lyricist:
Leroy Carr (track 15)
Bessie Smith (1927) (track 13)
Irving Mills (1931) (track 17)
performer:
Ivie Anderson (track 17)
Louis Armstrong (track 12)
The Furious Five (track 19)
recording engineer:
John Lomax (1940-10-31) (track 8)
vocals:
Vera Hall (1940-10-31) (track 8)
writer:
Edward Fletcher (track 19)
Melvin Glover (Melvin Glover aka Melle Mel) (track 19)
Sylvia Robinson (track 19)
publisher:
IQ Music Ltd. (track 19)
DJ-mixes:
edits:
The Message (original mix edit (only verses 3 & 5)) by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five (track 19)
karaoke versions:
The Message (instrumental) by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five (track 19)
mash-ups:
music videos:
sampled by:
County Line by Coolio (track 19)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 51) (track 19)
cover recording of:
is the basis for:
Cabinet Battle #1 (Hamilton: An American Musical) (track 19)
Swingy Thing (Solo Tenor Horn & Brass Band) (track 17)
The Message (track 19)
wossaproblem (track 13)
later versions:
Backwater Blues (Leadbelly Arrangement) (track 13)
Backwater Blues (Dylan Arrangement) (track 13)
recording of:
Backwater Blues (track 13)
Good Morning Blues (track 11)
The Message (track 19)
Another Man Done Gone (1940-10-31) (track 8)