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Harlem Song - Original Apollo Theater Cast Recording

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Download links and information about Harlem Song - Original Apollo Theater Cast Recording by Original Cast Recording. This album was released in 2002 and it belongs to Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 24 tracks with total duration of 01:09:26 minutes.

Artist: Original Cast Recording
Release date: 2002
Genre: Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 24
Duration: 01:09:26
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Here Comes My Daddy Now 0:35
2. Late One Night 3:29
3. Well Alright Then 3:55
4. Drop Me Off In Harlem 3:39
5. Tarzan of Harlem 1:40
6. Shakin' the African Intro 0:14
7. Shakin' the African 1:32
8. For Sale (Intro) 0:48
9. For Sale 3:43
10. Drop Me Off In Harlem (Reprise) 0:47
11. Doin' the Nigeratie Rag 4:35
12. Coge el "A" Train (Take the "A" Train) 2:31
13. Depression Chant 0:16
14. Hungry Blues 4:23
15. Linda Brown 4:45
16. Here You Come With Love 3:58
17. King Joe 3:32
18. A Fable of Rage In the Key of Jive (Set to the Music of "Apple Honey") 4:40
19. Uptown Jazzmen 3:08
20. Dream Deferred (Intro) 0:29
21. Dream Deferred 3:02
22. Shake 7:01
23. Tree of Life 4:06
24. One Word 2:38

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The Harlem Song musical, which opened at the Apollo Theater in Harlem itself, is a celebration of 20th century history and culture in one of the most important African-American communities. That's a laudable endeavor, and the music does reflect Harlem's journey from vaudeville, gospel, and swing jazz to bop and soul, though it's heavily tilted toward the earlier 20th century forms of jazz. Some of the material is even adapted from the repertoire of estimable musical and literary legends like Jimmie Lunceford, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Richard Wright, and Langston Hughes. It's more 20th century African American music as filtered through Broadway than it is an undiluted representation of the sounds that gave Harlem its soundtrack, though. These are slickly executed, theatrical distillations of African American music of the period (or periods), performed by the cast with a slightly hammy cheer.