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Roots - My Life, My Song / Jessye Norman

Norman, Jessye
Release Date: 06/15/2010 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 764263   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  TraditionalWalter DonaldsonHarold ArlenLeonard Bernstein,   ... 
Performer:  Jessye Norman
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In Roots: My Life, My Song acclaimed singer Jessye Norman pays homage to the music and artists who have influenced her, including Berlioz, Strauss, Ethel Waters, Nina Simone, Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk. Recorded live at Berlin’s Philharmonie in June of 2009, this 2-CD set invites the listener on a journey from the drums of Africa to the New World, including superbly sung spirituals, classical repertoire and delightful American standards. In Roots: My Life, My Song acclaimed singer Jessye Norman pays homage to the music and artists who have influenced her, including Berlioz, Strauss, Ethel Waters, Nina Simone, Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk. Recorded live at Berlin’s Philharmonie in June of 2009, this 2-CD set invites the listener on a journey from the drums of Africa to the New World, including superbly sung spirituals, classical repertoire and delightful American standards. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
African Drum Invocation by Traditional
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
2.
His Eye is on the Sparrow by Traditional
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Written: USA 
3.
I Want Two Things by Traditional
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
4.
I couldn't hear nobody pray by Traditional
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Written: USA 
5.
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child by Traditional
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Written: USA 
6.
Heaven by Traditional
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Written: USA 
7.
My Baby Just Cares for Me by Walter Donaldson
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
8.
Stormy weather by Harold Arlen
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; USA 
9.
West Side Story: Somewhere by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USA 
10.
Die Dreigroschenoper: Die Moritat von Mackie Messer "Mack the knife" by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; Berlin, Germany 
11.
Look over yonder, another man done gone by Traditional
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Written: USA 
12.
All the pretty little horses by Traditional
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
13.
God's Gonna Cut You Down by Traditional
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
14.
Léocadia: Les chemins de l'amour by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; France 
15.
J'ai deux amours by Vincent Scotto
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
16.
April in Paris by Vernon Duke
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; USA 
Notes: Written with E. Y. Harburg 
17.
Carmen: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle "Habañera" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Written: 1873-1874 
18.
Blue Monk by Thelonious Monk
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
19.
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) by Edward "Duke" Ellington
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; USA 
20.
Take the "A" train by Billy Strayhorn
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; USA 
21.
Don't Get Around Much Anymore by Edward "Duke" Ellington
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
22.
When the saints go marching in by Traditional
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Written: USA 

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