The Cry of My People

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The Cry of My People
Studio album by
RecordedSeptember 25–27, 1972
StudioAllegro Sound Studios, New York City
ProducerEd Michel
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The Cry of My People is an album by avant-garde jazz saxophonist Archie Shepp released in 1972 on the Impulse! label. The album features performances by Shepp with gospel singers, big bands, quintets, sextets, and chamber orchestras. The AllMusic review by Thom Jurek states: "Shepp worked with many larger ensembles as a leader, but never did he achieve such a perfect balance as he did on The Cry of My People".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Archie Shepp, except as indicated

  1. "Rest Enough (Song to Mother)" - 4:41
  2. "A Prayer" (Cal Massey) - 6:29
  3. "All God's Children Got a Home in the Universe" - 2:58
  4. "The Lady" (Bob Ford) - 5:31
  5. "The Cry of My People" (Massey) - 5:45
  6. "African Drum Suite, Part 1" (Beaver Harris) - 0:35
  7. "African Drum Suite, Part 2" (Harris) - 7:34
  8. "Come Sunday" (Duke Ellington) - 9:30
  • Recorded at Allegro Sound Studios, NYC, September 25–27, 1972



  1. ^ AllMusic Review
  2. ^ Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed 25 June 2009.