Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Rainbow 4:47
2 Evalina Coffey (The Legend Of) 7:09
3 Story of My Father 5:35
4 A Child Is Born 6:25
5 People in Me 6:18
6 A Circle of Love 6:00
7 Jungle Queen 6:14
8 The Merry Dancer 7:54
9 Devil’s Got Your Tongue 5:57
10 Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year 7:51
11 The Music Is the Magic 5:49

Credits

CD 1

drums (drum set):
Yoron Israel (1992-02-24 – 1992-02-25) (tracks 1, 5–6, 8–9)
Grady Tate (1992-02-24 – 1992-02-25) (tracks 2–4, 10–11)
viola:
Maxine Roach (violist) (1992-02-24 – 1992-02-25) (tracks 2, 6)
membranophone [ngoma]:
Babatunde Olatunji (1992-02-24 – 1992-02-25) (track 7)
double bass:
Marcus McLaurine (1992-02-24 – 1992-02-25) (tracks 1–6, 8–11)
junjung [jun-jun]:
Gordy Ryan (1992-02-24 – 1992-02-25) (track 7)
piano:
Rodney Kendrick (1992-02-24 – 1992-02-25) (tracks 1–6, 8–11)
ashiko:
Kehinde O'Uhuru (1992-02-24 – 1992-02-25) (track 7)
Babatunde Olatunji (1992-02-24 – 1992-02-25) (track 7)
shekere [sekere]:
Babatunde Olatunji (1992-02-24 – 1992-02-25) (track 7)
tenor saxophone:
Stanley Turrentine (1992-02-24 – 1992-02-25) (tracks 5, 8, 10–11)
agogô:
Sulé O'Uhuru (1992-02-24 – 1992-02-25) (track 7)
djembe:
Sulé O'Uhuru (1992-02-24 – 1992-02-25) (track 7)
Babatunde Olatunji (1992-02-24 – 1992-02-25) (track 7)
trombone:
J.J. Johnson (Jazz/bop trombonist/session leader) (1992-02-24 – 1992-02-25) (tracks 2, 4, 10)
assistant engineer:
Doug McKean (tracks 1–11)
Sandy Palmer (tracks 1–11)
background vocals:
Cleotha Staples (1992-02-24 – 1992-02-25) (tracks 3, 11)
Mavis Staples (1992-02-24 – 1992-02-25) (tracks 3, 11)
Roebuck “Pops” Staples (1992-02-24 – 1992-02-25) (tracks 3, 11)
choir vocals:
The Noel Singers (children's choir) (1992-02-24 – 1992-02-25) (tracks 1, 5–6)
composer:
Abbey Lincoln (tracks 2–3, 5–9, 11)
Frank Loesser (track 10)
Thad Jones (track 4)
Melba Liston (track 1)
conductor:
Randolph Noel (1992-02-24 – 1992-02-25) (tracks 1, 5–6)
engineer:
Rick Applegate (tracks 1–11)
J. Newland (tracks 1–11)
lead vocals:
Abbey Lincoln (1992-02-24 – 1992-02-25) (tracks 1–11)
lyricist:
Abbey Lincoln (tracks 1–3, 5–9, 11)
Frank Loesser (track 10)
Alec Wilder (track 4)
producer:
Jean-Philippe Allard (tracks 1–11)
mixed at:
recorded at:
BMG Studios in New York, New York, United States (1992-02-24 – 1992-02-25) (tracks 1–11)
later translated versions:
Somna mitt barn (track 4)
recording of:
A Child Is Born (1992-02-24 – 1992-02-25) (track 4)
A Circle of Love (1992-02-24 – 1992-02-25) (track 6)
Devil's Got Your Tongue (1992-02-24 – 1992-02-25) (track 9)
Evalina Coffey (The Legend Of) (1992-02-24 – 1992-02-25) (track 2)
Jungle Queen (1992-02-24 – 1992-02-25) (track 7)
Music Is the Magic (1992-02-24 – 1992-02-25) (track 11)
People in Me (1992-02-24 – 1992-02-25) (track 5)
Rainbow (1992-02-24 – 1992-02-25) (track 1)
Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year (1992-02-24 – 1992-02-25) (track 10)
Story of My Father (1992-02-24 – 1992-02-25) (track 3)
The Merry Dancer (1992-02-24 – 1992-02-25) (track 8)
version of:
A Child Is Born (Original instrumental version) (track 4)