четверг, 5 июля 2007 г.

Phylicia Allen - 1978 - Josephine Superstar


Phylicia Allen - 1978 - Josephine Superstar

Josephine Superstar (LP)

Casablanca Records (US) / 1978 / NBLP 7108
LP 33 1/3 rpm vinyl record
Composed and produced by Jacques Morali
Executive Producer Henri Belolo

Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 192kbps, stereo
Rip from original LP

Tracklisting:

Side A

Medley: Total time 10:48

1. Prologue (0:29) [J. Morali / H. Belolo / V. Willis]
2. Saint Louis (3:48) [J. Morali / H. Belolo / V. Willis]
3. Broadway (2:48) [J. Morali / H. Belolo / V. Willis]
4. Star of Paris (4:12) [J. Morali / H. Belolo / V. Willis]
5. Around the world (4:38) [J. Morali / H. Belolo / V. Willis]

Side B

Medley: Total time 7:36

1. Two loves have I (J'ai deux amours) (4:15) [V. Scotto / H. Varna / G. Koger]
2. Josephine Superstar (3:20) [V. Scotto / H. Varna / G. Koger / J.P. Murray / B. Trivers]
3. Colors (4:05) [H. Ott / W. Scott]
4. Don't cry Mommy (4:26) [J. Morali / H. Belolo / V. Willis]

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The LP tells the story of "the first black international star, Miss Josephine Baker". Most of the songs are original, but "J'ai deux amors" was Josephine's greatest hit.

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Phylicia Allen

Houston born Phylicia Allen has talent, there's no denying it. Where that talent is may be debateable and she is noted for many things....singing is not one of them. Sister of choreographer/actress Debbie Allen, Phylicia is first noted as the wife of ex-Village People lead Victor Willis. In 1978 Victor along with producer Jacques Morali helped Allen record the disco album "Josephine Superstar." The album, like most Can't Stop Productions, was a concept album telling Josephine Baker's life story through disco songs. Naturally Morali used both the Village People and the Ritchie Family for backgrounds and enlisted Willis to arrange and co-write most of the material. Allen's thin voice is bolstered by magnificent tracks that would have been more successful in the hands (or should I say voice) of a real singer. Luckily Casablanca Records spared us any 12" singles. Her acting career began in 1972's "The Broad Coalition" followed by a bit part in 1978's turkey "The Wiz." 1978 was not her year! By 1980 she divorced Willis, (Willis had already left the V.P.'s and had fallen on hard times eventually becoming a homeless drug addict,) and pursued acting instead of singing. In 1985 she landed the role that would make her a household name. As "Clair Huxtable" on the "Cosby Show" she earned critical praise staying with it from 1984-1992. In 1985 she married football great Ahmad Rashad, changing her name to Phylicia Rashad. After the "Cosby Show" she made numerous tv-movies and dozens of guest roles on shows like "Touched By An Angel" and "A Different World." She won the 2004 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Play. The first African-American to win in the category. Today she remains active in both the television and stage communitys.

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