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I Am the Greatest
Cassius Clay
I Am the Greatest
Genres: Special Interest, R&B
 
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #1

Nine tracks of poetry by 'The Greatest', boxing legend Muhammad Ali, plus his rendition of Ben E. King's 'Stand By Me'. 10 tracks total. 1998 Rev-Ola/ Creation Records release.

      
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All Artists: Cassius Clay
Title: I Am the Greatest
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Release Date: 10/13/1998
Album Type: Import
Genres: Special Interest, R&B
Styles: Comedy & Spoken Word, Poetry, Spoken Word & Interviews
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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Album Description
Nine tracks of poetry by 'The Greatest', boxing legend Muhammad Ali, plus his rendition of Ben E. King's 'Stand By Me'. 10 tracks total. 1998 Rev-Ola/ Creation Records release.
 

CD Reviews

For the Ali fan only
jdpedersen | Seattle, WA | 07/16/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"If you are a devoted Ali fan, you need this. Aside from the importance to the collector, it really IS quite funny. Definitely a kind of pre-rap. You might think this kind of endless bragging would be obnoxious, but he keeps it entertaining. If you aren't an Ali fan or boxing fan, you won't like it. But admirers of "The Greatest" will find this bringing back memories(and encouraging them to pop in the Clay-Liston fight)."
Hang on to your sides-Mighty funny stuff!
Andre M. | Mt. Pleasant, SC United States | 10/18/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Even those unfamiliar with boxing or the topical events of the time cannot help but roar at most of the humor in this as the former Mr. Clay delivers a series of hilarious rhymes about his modesty (or lack thereof) and likelihood of beating then-champ Sonny Liston. Ali would have made a great comedian. The added bonues is that he's just as funny when he tries to sing. His attempt to sing Ben E. King's "Stand By Me" straight with his incredibly hoarse voice and poor timing is hilarious! Ditto for his Beatle-esque, raucous version of "The Gang's All Here" celebrating his victory over Sonny Liston (check out the Paul McCartney-like WHOOOO! in the backgound on this one).This one will have Ali fans rolling on the floor in laughter. Those who are not in the know may also find this amusing. Enjoy!"
He is the greatest.
Johnny Heering | Bethel, CT United States | 01/18/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This spoken word album was recorded by Cassius Clay before he became Muhammad Ali, and even before he became World Heavyweight Champion. It's pretty entertaining stuff, with Clay reading poetry and bragging about how great he is. The album was recorded in front of a live audience, and their laughter and applause definitely helps out with the atmosphere. The CD includes three bonus tracks tracks. The single version of "I am the Greatest" is shorter than the album version, plus it is set to music. "Stand By Me" is Clay's legendary Golden Throats version of the Ben E. King's classic. "The Gang's All Here" is a previously unreleased recording of Clay leading a sing-along. Fans of Muhammad Ali should really enjoy this CD."