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Sweet Honey In The Rock

Ella's Song
Oughts Be a Woman
Good News
We All Everyone of Us
More Than a Paycheck
How Long?
Alla That's All Right, But
On Children
Listen to the Rhythm
I'm Goin' Stand
Battle for My Life
Study War No More
Chile Your Waters Run Red Through Soweto
If You Had Lived
Azanian Freedom Song

Breaths combines two albums originally released on vinyl. Good News was a live recording while We All...Everyone Of Us was created in the studio. They were issued in l981 and 1983 respectively. The singers at this time were Ysaye Maria Barnwell, Evelyn Maria Harris, Aisha Kahlil, Bernice Johnson Reagon and Yasmeen Bheti Williams. On it you will find the original recording of "Breaths" which is one of the most often covered Sweet Honey arrangements ever. Another memorable song is "Oughta Be A Woman" which has a story. Bernice Johnson Reagon talked about her mama to the great poet, June Jordan. Sometime later June sent her the poetry which are the lyrics of the song. Bernice notes, "I think she just about got it right." This disc compiles sixty seven minutes of music and is a grand introduction to the group, for it captures the breadth and depth of the Sweet Honey spirit in 19 songs.

Item code: 8502C | 1 CD | $14.98 add item to cart
World | Female | United States
FF 105