Mama I Want to Sing
The Mama I Want to Sing Soundtrack showcases the invigorating vocal talent and theatrical genius that has made this Off-Broadway Musical by the same name so popular. Loosely based on the life of Doris Troy ("Just One Look") the Musical follows the growth and development of Doris Winter from her roots in her father's church in Harlem to her rise to international fame as a pop singer. The longest running Off-Broadway Black Musical, Mama I Want to Sing has made history with over 2,000 performances, and travel throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. Featuring 13 songs from the original Off-Broadway musical, performed by original cast members Doris Troy, Kathy Murphy Jackson, D'Atra Hicks and the New York Reach Ensemble the Mama Soundtrack highlights the spirit of gospel music. This is an indispensable addition to your CD collection. "Ten Best of 1984" - Time Magazine "It is not just the sheer, raw musical sound, which is enough to seduce Mt. Rushmore, but the feeling behind the sound, the spirituality that creates the music. You don't have to subscribe to this particular brand of religion to be swept away on waves of rapture.... The music in MAMA comes from the heart, and even deeper than the heart. From the realm where music and survival are one and the same, and the faith to live is expressed in the courage to sing." - Los Angeles Herald Examiner 'Mama, I Want to Sing gave audiences a good ol' fashioned hand-clapping, foot stomping time!' -Los Angeles Daily Trojan.