City Hall Records Catalog

Independent Record Distribution since 1973
News Upcoming Releases WaxToWatch OnSale Artists Labels Genres Related Contact  
Cityhall > Catalog >My People Site Map | Prev ¦ Next
Artist: Ellington, Duke
Title: My People
Format: CD
Catalog Number:27
Barcode:029667060929 itemnumber=1000116990
Price: $12.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: JAZZ
Release Date: 9/5/2014
Availability: In Stock
Additional Musical Category Notes:

Show Cart View Cart Or Checkout

Duke Ellington was perhaps jazz music's greatest composer of the 20th century. His importance led to him being asked to provide the musical focal point for the celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation of Abraham Lincoln on 1 January 1963, freeing all slaves who were living in the ten states rebelling in the Civil War. Ellington wrote an extended piece which combined newly composed music with well-chosen works from earlier in his career and captured a wide panorama of the black American experience: from gospel to the blues. Singer Joy Sherrill was often the focal point, ably assisted by the Ellington Orchestra. Stridently titled "My People" and featuring an early musical tribute to Martin Luther King, it was released on Bob Thiele's mid-60s Contact label but failed to sell in large numbers. Thiele reissued it on Flying Dutchman in the early 70s, but this is the first time that it has been reunited with its original artwork. It is another fine addition to our Boplicity range of jazz classics.

Track Listing
Ain’t But The One / Will You Be There / 99%

Come Sunday / David Danced

My Mother, My Father (Heritage)

Montage – Instrumental

My People / The Blues Ain’t

Workin’ Blues

My Man Sends Me / Jail Blues / Lovin’ Lover

King Fit The Battle Of Alabam’

What Color Is Virtue?

Additional Technical Information Available For This Album
Release Format: CD         
All text and graphics © 2000-2010 City Hall Records,San Rafael,CA - All Rights Reserved
This page was last updated: 03/08/21