William Warfield is the singer/actor who appeared in the 1951 MGM musical "Show Boat" singing "Ol' Man River" and recorded the definitive "Porgy and Bess" for RCA in 1963. Warfield is also known for his world premieres of classic songs by composer Aaron Copeland in 1951 and 1953 with Copeland at the piano. Warfield passed away in 2002, after recording this album in late 2000 with Bill Carter's Jazz Band. Known for his distinctive baritone and superb vocal clarity, Warfield sings spirituals like "Every Time I Feel The Spirit" and "Amazing Grace." The program is rounded out with instrumentals by Carter's band.