THE GREAT DEBATERS:: MUSIC RECORDED FOR THE MOTION PICTURE WITH VINTAGE TRACKS

THE GREAT DEBATERS – MUSIC RECORDED FOR THE MOTION PICTURE WITH VINTAGE TRACKS, is due in stores on December 11th.  The album features a roster of modern artists including Sharon Jones, Alvin ‘Youngblood’ Hart, and the Carolina Chocolate Drops performing pre-1935 blues, folk, jazz, and gospel classics. Directed by and starring Academy Award®-winner Denzel Washington, The Great Debaters is set to open in theatres nationwide on December 25th.

The pre 1935 songs were hand picked by Denzel Washington for the various on camera scenes from over 1000 songs from the period. Recorded largely at Memphis’ world-renowned Ardent Studios, “the music centers around Grammy Award-winning blues singer/guitarist Alvin ‘Youngblood’ Hart and Brooklyn-based soul sensation Sharon Jones, who are featured both as solo performers and in collaboration with The Carolina Chocolate Drops. Among the album’s many highlights is a version of the traditional “Step It Up and Go,” performed by Hart and legendary Hi Rhythm Section guitarist Teenie Hodges (Al Green, Ann Peebles). In addition, Hart unites with traditional African-American string band, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, for a series of songs, including a stunning take on Blind Willie Johnson’s “Nobody’s Fault But Mine” and the exciting Mississippi Sheiks hit, ‘Blood In My Eyes For You.”Elsewhere, Jones pairs with Memphis’ acclaimed community choir, Billy Rivers and the Angelic Voices of Faith, for soaring renditions of such classic spirituals as “We Shall Not Be Moved” and “Up Above My Head.” “THE GREAT DEBATERS – MUSIC RECORDED FOR THE MOTION PICTURE” also features jazz favorites like Duke Ellington’s “Delta Serenade,” performed by the esteemed New York-based big band, David Berger and the Sultans of Swing. The collection is rounded off by period recordings from such luminaries as Marian Anderson, Art Tatum, and the Delmore Brothers.

“The Great Debaters – Music From The Motion Picture” (Atlantic)
1. “My Soul Is A Witness” – Alvin ‘Youngblood’ Hart & Sharon Jones
2. “That’s What My Baby Likes” – Sharon Jones, Alvin Youngblood Hart & Teenie Hodges
3. “I’ve Got Blood In My Eyes For You” – The Carolina Chocolate Drops & Alvin ‘Youngblood’ Hart
4. “Step It Up and Go” – Alvin ‘Youngblood’ Hart & Teenie Hodges
5. “It’s Tight Like That” – Sharon Jones, Alvin Youngblood Hart & Teenie Hodges
6. “Busy Bootin'” – Alvin ‘Youngblood’ Hart & The Carolina Chocolate Drops
7. “City Of Refuge” – Alvin ‘Youngblood’ Hart & The Carolina Chocolate Drops
8. “Two Wings” – Alvin ‘Youngblood’ Hart, Sharon Jones w/Billy Rivers and the Angelic Voices of Faith
9. “Delta Serenade” – David Berger & The Sultans of Swing
10. “Rock n’ Rye” – David Berger & The Sultans of Swing
11. “Wild About That Thing” – Sharon Jones, Alvin Youngblood Hart, & Teenie Hodges
12. “Nobody’s Fault But Mine” – Alvin ‘Youngblood’ Hart & The Carolina Chocolate Drops
13. “How Long Before I Change My Clothes” – Alvin ‘Youngblood’ Hart
14. “We Shall Not Be Moved” – Sharon Jones w/Billy Rivers and the Angelic Voices of Faith
15. “Up Above My Head” – Sharon Jones w/Billy Rivers and the Angelic Voices of Faith
16. “The Shout” – Art Tatum
17. “Scoodle Um Skoo” – Papa Charlie Jackson
18. “I Ain’t Got Nowhere To Travel” – The Delmore Brothers
19. “Begrussung” – Marian Anderson

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