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Cabin In The Sky: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1943 Film)
Genres: Blues, Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
Reissue of the soundtrack to director Vincente Minnelli's 1943 musical/ fantasy/ comedy featuring Ethel Waters, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Lena Horne, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. Over 75 minutes long, it contains ... more »
Reissue of the soundtrack to director Vincente Minnelli's 1943 musical/ fantasy/ comedy featuring Ethel Waters, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Lena Horne, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. Over 75 minutes long, it contains 30 tracks. 1999 release.
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Duke Ellington, Ethel Waters & Lena Horne, what else could a musical ask for. Three giants of jazz & blues,who show us a small portion of their great indvidual talents on this soundtrack.Duke Ellington's , Going Up, Lena's version of Ain't it the Truth, and the wonderful swinging vocals of Ethel Waters. One of the african-american divas that was there when blues and jazz started, and one of the earliest to be recorded. Makes you wonder why more musicals were not made with these great artists.Reccommend also all of Miss Waters recordings reissued on the Classics Label from 1921-1940. This cd is a must for anyone interested in jazz or blues."
Louis, Lena, Ethel, and Eddie in a classic
Bluebird | USA | 12/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"CABIN IN THE SKY is one of my favorite films, and the soundtrack does full justice to the score and the performers. 5 extended versions and 4 outtakes are welcome additions to this entertaining CD. The combination of jazz and inspirational tunes surpisingly come together very harmoniously in this mixture of fantasy and reality. The sound quality is fine, though a stereo remix was not possible. From the opening "Lil' Black Sheep" to "Taking a Chance on Love" the score is full of gems and anyone who loves musicals will be inspired by this soundtrack."
A Great Must Have
Monique Williams | Pikesville, MD | 12/28/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Cabin in the Sky is an excellent, excellent black film. Very entertaining and a movie that projects the power of a conscience. I first saw Cabin in Sky on the AMC channel with my dad when I was 15 years old. I am now 32 years old and every time I watch the movie it is as if I am watching it for the first time. This is a great movie and I can't wait for the DVD version."