Storyteller In a Groove

MORNING TRAIN traditional, public domain.

THE CREATION from God’s Trombones by James...

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  • MORNING TRAIN traditional, public domain.

    THE CREATION from God’s Trombones by James Weldon Johnson Copyright 1927 The Viking Press, Inc. © renewed 1955 by Grace Nail Johnson. Used by permisssion of Viking Penguin, a division of Penguin Books USA Inc.

    Instrumental music on The Creation, written by Kahil El’Zabar, and published by Earwig Music/EHE Music, administered by Bug Music, Inc.

    TRUE BLUES words by Jalal Nuriddin, aka Alafia Pudim, © Douglas Music Corp. 1971, ©Spoet Publishing Corp. 1971.

    Instrumental music on True Blues, written by Von Freeman and Kahil El’Zabar. and published by Earwig Music, ©1992 Earwig Music Company, Inc.

    BOOKER T. AND W.E.B. from Poem CounterPoem by Dudley Randall, ©1966 Broadside Press, Detroit, Michigan. Permission granted by Broadside Press.

    FEET LIVE THEIR OWN LIFE and LANDLADIES

    © 1961 by Langston Hughes. © renewed 1989 by George Houston Bass.

    Instrumental music on Feet Live Their Own Life and Landladies written by Von Freeman, and published by Earwig Music.

    CALLALOO AND THE CRAB written by Robert Norfolk. based on a Caribbean folktale collected by Peter Minshall ©1992 Earwig Music Company, Inc.

    Instrumental music on Callaloo and the Crab written by Kahil El’Zabar, and published by Earwig Music/EHE Music, administered by BMG Music

    A NEGRO LOVE SONG written by Paul Laurence Dunbar, originally published in The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar, 1926 Dodd, Mead & Company, public domain.

    NO IMAGES written by Waring Cuney, first published in 1926, most recently in Tile Norton Introduction to Poetry 3rd edition. 1986. W.W. Norton, New York, N.Y.

    MURF ON My TURF written by Robert Norfolk, ©1992 Earwig Music Company, Inc.

    TEEN RAP CRISIS words by DeAndre Redd. ©1992 DeAndre Redd Music.

    Music written by the Kount, produced by Keith A. Torrey, Storrey Book Music. ©1992 Earwig Music Company, Inc.

    Earwig Music-Publishing is administered by BMG.

    ABOUT THE COVER Jazz (Chicago) Grand Terrace Ballroom- Chicago 1930s, by Romare Bearden, collage and mixed media on board, 49 1/2″ x 68 1/2, 1964. Courtesy of Howard University Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Gift of the Artist, 1972.

    1. Morning Train 0:55
    2. The Creation 4:33
    3. True Blues 2:45
    4. Booker T. and W.E.B. 2:34
    5. Feet Live Their Own Life 5:52
    6. Callaloo and the Crab 14:06
    7. A Negro Love Song 4:29
    8. No Images 0:26
    9. Landladies 5:34
    10. Murf On My Turf 1:48
    11. Teen Rap Crisis 11:40
  • Release Date: September 19, 1992

    Bobby Norfolk – Storyteller In a Groove
    Produced by Michael Robert Frank and Bobby Norfolk
    Bobby Norfolk, vocals
    Keith Torrey aka The Count, second vocals and music on track 11
    Von Freeman, tenor saxophone on tracks 3,5,7,9
    Kahil El ‘Zabar, percussion on tracks 2,3,6,7
    Engineered by Paul Smith, Acme Recording Studio, Chicago, Illinois
    Front cover image by Romare Bearden Jazz (Chicago) Grand Terrace Ballroom – 1930s
    1964, courtesy of Howard University Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
    Back cover photo by Scott Olson
    Graphic design by Al Brandtner
    P copyright 1992 Earwig Music Company, Inc.