Galt MacDermot – O, Babylon! (LP, Album)


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O, Babylon!


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A1. Jerusalem, That Is All 3:30
A2. My Locks Are Holy 0:44
A3. Green For The Pastures 2:48
A4. You Go A Little Way 3:04
A5. Bounounous Woman 2:57
A6. Come With Me To The Mountain 2:27
A7. How I Love Thee 2:41
B1. Don’t Tell Me About Eden 2:57
B2. How Beautiful Are The Brethren 3:41
B3. Hold Hard 3:18
B4. In My Youth 4:18
B5. Me – A – Strollin’ 2:52
B6. Unjust City 2:41
B7. Zion A Come 0:46
B8. Mabrak 2:23

Manufactured By ERH Sales Corp.
Published By Wonish Music
Recorded At Sigma Sound Studios, New York
Mastered At Trutone Mastering Labs

Arranged By [Vocal Arrangements] – Carl Hall
Arranged By [Vocal Arrangements] – Galt MacDermot
Bass – Chuck Rainey
Choir – The Carl Hall Singers
Composed By, Arranged By – Galt MacDermot
Drums – Bernard Purdie
Guitar – Billy Butler (3)
Guitar – Charlie Brown (7)
Lacquer Cut By – Phil Austin
Lead Vocals – Carl Hall
Lead Vocals – Cheryl Barnes
Lead Vocals – David Johnson (70)
Lead Vocals – Mel Novik
Lead Vocals – Sheila Gibbs
Percussion – ‘Crusher’ Bennett
Piano, Keyboards – Galt MacDermot
Recorded By – Chris Irwin
Saxophone – Hank Freeman
Saxophone – Robert Eldridge
Saxophone – Seldon Powell
Trombone – Art Baron
Trombone – Jimmy Knepper
Trumpet – James Sedlar
Trumpet – Joe Wilder

O Babylon is a musical that was originally performed by Derek Walcott’s Theatre workshop in Trinidad in 1976, and at the Jamaican Carrifest the following summer. The music presented here is fifteen songs performed by New York singers and musicians.
The Story Takes place in Jamaica and concerns itself with the Rastafarian predicament of living and projecting a spirit centered life in a world that measures the worth of all things and actions by their convertability into coin, namely Babylon.

Back cover: ‘Mastered by Phil Austin – TrueTone Records’

Matrix / Runout KIL – 72030 – A #TR – 520582 – A TR – Pa – 12 – 80
Matrix / Runout KIL – 72030 – B #TR – 520582 – B TR – PA – 12 – 80
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