Archie Shepp records ‘The Cry of My People’ for Impulse! (1972)

Archie Shepp’s ‘The Cry of My People’ is an album recorded on September 25–27, 1972, with gospel singers, big bands, quintets, sextets and chamber orchestras and released the same year by Impulse!.

Track Listing : 1.Rest Enough (Song To Mother) (Archie Shepp) – 04:41 . 2.A Prayer (Cal Massey) – 06:29 . 3.All God’S Children Got A Home In The Universe (Archie Shepp) – 02:58 . 4.The Lady (Bob Ford) (Archie Shepp) – 05:31 . 5.The Cry Of My People (Cal Massey) – 05:45 . 6.African Drum Suite, Part 1 (Beaver Harris) – 00:35 . 7.African Drum Suite, Part 2 (Beaver Harris) – 07:34 . 8.Come Sunday (Duke Ellington) – 09:30


Ruby Mazur

Musicians : Archie Shepp – Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor) . Ron Carter – Bass . James Garrison – Bass . Jimmy Garrison – Bass . Guilherme Franco – Berimbau, Percussion . Nene Defense – Bongos, Congas, Percussion, Tambourine . Pat Dixon – Cello . Cal Massey – Conductor . Romulus Franceschini – Conductor . Dave Burrell – Conductor, Piano . Charles Majeed Greenlee – Conductor, Trombone . Terry Quaye – Congas, Tambourine, Vocals . Beaver Harris – Drums . Bernard Pretty Purdie – Drums . Cornell Dupree – Guitar . Harold Mabern – Piano . Charles Stephens – Trombone . Charles Mcghee – Trumpet . John Blake – Violin . Noel De Costa – Violin . Gayle Dixon – Violin . Leroy Jenkins – Violin . Peggi Blu – Vocals . Peggy Blue – Vocals . Peggy Franklin – Vocals . Mark Stephens – Vocals . Joe Lee Wilson – Vocals . Judy White – Vocals (Background) . Andre Franklin – Vocals (Background) . Mildred Lane – Vocals (Background) . Barbara White – Vocals (Background)


Chuck Stewart

Production : Produced By Ed Michel . Cal Massey, Romulus Franceschini, Dave Burrell, Charles Majeed Greenlee . Tony May – Engineer . Bob Irwin – Mastering . Jayme Pieruzzi – Mastering . Baker Bigsby – Mixing

Arrangements : Cal Massey, Romulus Franceschini, Dave Burrell, Charles Majeed Greenlee

Package : Hollis King – Art Direction . Sherniece Smith – Art Producer . Ruby Mazur asterisques RVM – Design . Bill Hasson – Liner Notes . Chuck Stewart asterisques RVM – Photography

Recorded On September 25–27, 1972 At Allegro Sound Studios, Nyc.

Released In 1972 By Impulse!.

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Zappaholic @ RateYourMusic
I thought Shepp was trying to get the attention of Duke Ellington on Mama Too Tight. That sentiment is amplified by The Cry of My People. The results are interesting but mixed. […]

allmusic
This is an urban record that showcases Shepp’s ability, at this time in his career, to literally take on any project, combine as many sources as he was permitted by his financial resourcesand come up with something compelling, provocativeand soulful. […]

All About Jazz
Those who peg Shepp as a member of the avant-garde may be surprised by how accessible The Cry of My People is, regardless of whether or not they can embrace the adventurous nature or social consciousness of his work. […]

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