Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Lift Off
Groove Collective 4:29
2 For What It Is Worth
Sérgio Mendes & Brasil ’66 3:40
3 Everybody Loves the Sunshine
Roy Ayers 3:59
4 Giblet Gravy
George Benson 4:49
5 Blind Man Blind Man
Donald Byrd 2:52
6 Testify
Parliament 3:56
7 Just Bring It Out
Wolfgang Dauner 4:26
8 There Was a Time
James Brown 4:27
9 Makes Your Nature Rise
Nuyorican Soul 5:01
10 Monticello (Vinyl Vibes remix)
Monty Alexander 5:29
11 Sneakers (Fifty Four)
Sea Level 6:40
12 Hump
Herbie Hancock 4:45
13 What Games Shall We Play Today?
Chick Corea 3:22
14 Hot Chicken
Manu Dibango 4:24
15 Tutu
Miles Davis 5:16
16 The Favourite
Directions in Groove 5:51
17 Pick Up the Pieces
Average White Band 5 3:59
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Our Roots (Began in Afrika)
Pharoah Sanders 10:21
2 Superstition
Ahmad Jamal 4:05
3 Give Up the Booty
Jimmy Smith 8:09
4 The Aura
George Duke 1:26
5 Funky Hunter
Headhunters 6:56
6 Boodang
The Tony Williams Lifetime 5:12
7 Running Away
Roy Ayers 6:57
8 Ordinary Joe
Terry Callier 4:14
9 You're Welcome, Stop on By
Vicky Anderson with Bobby Byrd 3:44
10 Comin' Out of the Shadows
Nat Adderley 4:54
11 Blackout
John Scofield 4:07
12 Comin' Home Baby
Quincy Jones 2:45
13 Abstract
Archie Shepp 4:21
14 Wheels of Life
Lyn Collins 3:03
15 After Midnight
Sérgio Mendes 3:53

Credits

CD 1

other instruments [all other instruments]:
Marcus Miller (jazz musician) (track 15)
bass guitar:
bass guitar, drum machine, guitar and synthesizer:
Marcus Miller (jazz musician) (track 15)
trumpet:
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter) (track 15)
Wallace Roney (track 12)
Ernie Royal (track 4)
Snooky Young (track 4)
Donald Byrd (American jazz trumpeter) (1964-10-06) (track 5)
drums:
Billy Cobham (track 4)
Will Kennedy (track 12)
Grady Tate (1964-10-06) (track 5)
drums programming:
Will Griffin (track 12)
Minimoog and synthesizer:
Herbie Hancock (US jazz pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer) (track 12)
synthesizer programming:
Darrell Smith (US jazz pianist) (track 12)
guitar:
George Benson (jazz guitarist/singer) (track 4)
Eric Gale (track 4)
Darrell Robertson (track 12)
Tim Rollinson (track 16)
Kenny Burrell (1964-10-06) (track 5)
bass:
Bob Cranshaw (track 4)
Jay Shanklin (track 12)
Bob Cranshaw (1964-10-06) (track 5)
percussion:
Paulinho da Costa (track 15)
Terepai Richmond (track 16)
Bill Summers (track 12)
keyboard:
Scott Saunders (keyboards) (track 16)
Darrell Smith (US jazz pianist) (track 12)
bongos and drums:
Billy Hart (US jazz drummer aka "Jabali" Billy Hart) (track 15)
piano:
Herbie Hancock (US jazz pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer) (track 12)
Herbie Hancock (US jazz pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer) (1964-10-06) (track 5)
baritone saxophone:
Pepper Adams (baritone saxophonist) (track 4)
bass trombone:
Alan Raph (track 4)
horn arranger:
Roger Ball (track 17)
tenor saxophone:
Bennie Maupin (track 12)
Jimmy Heath (1964-10-06) (track 5)
congas and tambourine:
Johnny Pacheco (track 4)
djembe:
Bill Summers (track 12)
sampler:
Will Griffin (track 12)
flugelhorn and trumpet:
Jimmy Owens (jazz trumpeter) (track 4)
additional arranger:
Will Griffin (track 12)
Darrell Robertson (track 12)
Jay Shanklin (track 12)
Bill Summers (track 12)
Darrell Smith (US jazz pianist) (track 12)
arranger:
Herbie Hancock (US jazz pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer) (track 12)
Marcus Miller (jazz musician) (track 15)
AWB (track 17)
Claus Ogerman (track 5)
Tom McIntosh (track 4)
assistant engineer:
Robin Gist (track 16)
Maureen Thompson (track 15)
assistant mixer:
Eddie Garcia (track 15)
composer:
Roy Ayers (track 3)
George Benson (jazz guitarist/singer) (track 4)
George Clinton (US funk musician) (track 6)
Herbie Hancock (US jazz pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer) (track 5)
Alex Hewetson (track 16)
Bud Hobgood (track 8)
Bennie Maupin (track 12)
Marcus Miller (jazz musician) (track 15)
Jimmy Nalls (track 11)
Terepai Richmond (track 16)
Rick Robertson (track 16)
Tim Rollinson (track 16)
Wallace Roney (track 12)
Scott Saunders (keyboards) (track 16)
Jay Shanklin (track 12)
Daron Taylor (track 6)
James Brown (“The Godfather of Soul”) (track 8)
conductor:
Tom McIntosh (track 4)
Claus Ogerman (1964-10-06) (track 5)
engineer:
Eric Calvi (track 15)
Peter Doell (track 15)
Rudy van Gelder (1964-10-06) (track 5)
instruments arranger:
Marcus Miller (jazz musician) (track 15)
lead vocals:
James Brown (“The Godfather of Soul”) (track 8)
lyricist:
Roy Ayers (track 3)
Bud Hobgood (track 8)
James Brown (“The Godfather of Soul”) (track 8)
mixer:
Jim Bonnefond (track 16)
Bill Schnee (track 15)
producer:
Jim Bonnefond (track 16)
Esmond Edwards (track 4)
Groove Collective (contemporary jazz group) (track 1)
Stewart Levine (track 11)
Tommy LiPuma (track 15)
Arif Mardin (track 17)
Marcus Miller (jazz musician) (track 15)
Itaal Shur (track 1)
Genji Siraisi (track 1)
vocals:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1964-10-06) (track 5)
writer:
Roger Ball (track 17)
Malcolm Duncan (track 17)
Alan Gorrie (track 17)
Robbie McIntosh (Scottish drummer for Average White Band) (track 17)
Onnie McIntyre (track 17)
Hamish Stuart (Scottish guitarist, bassist, singer composer & producer) (track 17)
phonographic copyright by:
GRP Records, Inc. (do not use as a release label!) (track 1)
Id (Australian label) (track 16)
Atlantic Recording Corporation (not for release label use! copyrights holder, distributor within the US) (1974) (track 17)
Universal Records Inc. (not for release label use! a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.) (1976) (track 3)
publisher:
Arlovol Music (track 3)
Average Music (track 17)
BMG Bumblebee (track 17)
BMG Monarch (track 3)
Bug Music Ltd. (track 17)
Fairwood Music Ltd. (track 17)
engineered at:
Capitol Studios (Hollywood, CA) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (track 15)
Clinton Recording Studios (NYC 10th Ave til 2010) in New York, New York, United States (track 15)
recorded at:
Van Gelder Studio (Englewood Cliffs, July 20, 1959 -) in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, United States (1964-10-06) (track 5)
Trafalgar Studios in Australia (1993-07 – 1993-08) (track 16)
mash-ups:
remix of:
Fifty-Four by Sea Level (track 11)
sampled by:
Book of Life by Common Sense (track 3)
My Life by Mary J. Blige (track 3)
cover recording of:
Blind Man, Blind Man (1964-10-06) (track 5)
recording of:
Fifty Four (track 11)
Giblet Gravy (track 4)
Hump (track 12)
I Wanna Testify (track 6)
Pick Up the Pieces (track 17)
The Favourite (track 16)
There Was a Time (track 8)
Tutu (track 15)

CD 2

recorded in:
Brooklyn, New York, New York, United States (1995) (track 1)
acoustic guitar:
John Scofield (1999) (track 11)
singing bowl:
Pharoah Sanders (1995) (track 1)
violin:
Michael White (American jazz violinist) (1995) (track 1)
acoustic bass guitar:
Charnett Moffett (1995) (track 1)
tabla:
Hamid Drake (1995) (track 1)
gong:
Aïyb Dieng (1995) (track 1)
kora:
Foday Musa Suso (1995) (track 1)
drums:
Hamid Drake (1995) (track 1)
Eric Kalb (1999) (track 11)
donso ngɔni:
Foday Musa Suso (1995) (track 1)
flute:
Pharoah Sanders (1995) (track 1)
guitar:
Dominic Kanza (1995) (track 1)
bass:
Steve Neil (jazz bassist) (1995) (track 1)
bass [electric bass]:
David Livolsi (1999) (track 11)
electric piano:
William Henderson (jazz pianist) (1995) (track 1)
electric guitar:
John Scofield (1999) (track 11)
percussion [Chatan]:
Aïyb Dieng (1995) (track 1)
keyboard:
Bernie Worrell (1995) (track 1)
keyboard programming:
Jeff Bova (track 1)
saxophone:
Pharoah Sanders (1995) (track 1)
piano:
William Henderson (jazz pianist) (1995) (track 1)
bells:
Aïyb Dieng (1995) (track 1)
Pharoah Sanders (1995) (track 1)
congas:
Aïyb Dieng (1995) (track 1)
Johnny Durkin (1999) (track 11)
frame drum:
Hamid Drake (1995) (track 1)
arranger:
Roy Ayers (track 7)
David Matthews (US jazz/bop keyboardist, pianist, and arranger) (track 14)
assistant engineer:
Danny Kadar (track 1)
Jean-Pierre Sluys (track 1)
Andrea Yankovsky (track 11)
co-producer:
William Allen (bassist) (track 7)
Edwin Birdsong (track 7)
composer:
J.J. Cale (track 15)
Pharoah Sanders (track 1)
engineer:
Robert Musso (track 1)
lyricist:
J.J. Cale (track 15)
Pharoah Sanders (track 1)
mixer:
Joe Ferla (1999) (track 11)
performer:
Bobby Byrd (African-American funk/soul/gospel songwriter & producer) (track 9)
producer:
Roy Ayers (track 7)
James Brown (“The Godfather of Soul”) (track 14)
Bill Laswell (track 1)
Lee Townsend (track 11)
recording engineer:
Joe Ferla (1999) (track 11)
Kevin Killen (1999) (track 11)
vocals:
Aïyb Dieng (1995) (track 1)
Pharoah Sanders (1995) (track 1)
Foday Musa Suso (1995) (track 1)
Hamid Drake (1995) (track 1)
William Henderson (jazz pianist) (1995) (track 1)
Bernie Worrell (1995) (track 1)
writer:
Roy Ayers (track 7)
Edwin Birdsong (track 7)
phonographic copyright by:
Verve Music Group (now known as Verve Label Group; not for release label use!) (track 11)
publisher:
mixed at:
recorded at:
remix of:
Running Away (LP version) by Roy Ayers (track 7)
cover recording of:
After Midnight (track 15)
later translated versions:
Droskblues (track 15)
later versions:
Après minuit (track 15)
recording of:
Running Away (track 7)
Our Roots Began in Africa (1995) (track 1)