My People (Soul People)

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My People (Soul People)
Freddie Roach My People (Soul People).jpg
Studio album by Freddie Roach
Released January 1968[1]
Recorded June 22 & 29, 1967
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Soul jazz
Length 30:50
Label Prestige
PRLP 7521
Producer Jerry Field
Freddie Roach chronology
Mocha Motion!
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My People (Soul People)

My People (Soul People) is an album by American organist Freddie Roach released on Prestige in late 1967, his final one for the label. Roach plays here for the first time the flute and the piano, making use of overdubbing techniques. "Soul people come in all sizes, shapes and descriptions", Roach points out in the liner notes, "and it is to every soul brother that this album is dedicated."

The piece "Prince Street" refers to the road of the same name located in Newark, New Jersey, while "Freddie" is dedicated to Roach's son, Frederick Paul Roach II.[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Roach, unless otherwise noted.
  1. "Prince Street" - 3:49
  2. "Straight Ahead" (Waldron) - 2:55
  3. "Mas Que Nada" (Ben) - 4:18
  4. "Drunk" - 4:37
  5. "My People (Soul People)" - 3:14
  6. "I'm on My Way" - 4:25
  7. "Respectfully Yours" - 2:45
  8. "Freddie" - 4:47



  1. ^ Billboard, Jan 27, 1968
  2. ^ September 1967 liner notes by Freddie Roach
  3. ^ My People at AllMusic