Let's Listen to Bobby McFerrin's New Album Spirityouall

  • Tue
    May 14
    6:00 pm -
    6:00 pm

I have been waiting for this album to be released for a while now and I thought we could let go of the normal Sleepytime format and just list to this entire album together.

Inspired by his father, Bobby McFerrin has released a collection of devotional tunes, an idea that first captured his imagination 20 years ago. Spirityouall pays tribute to McFerrin's father, opera singer Robert McFerrin Sr., the first African American to sign a contract with the Metropolitan Opera Company.

The album, a twist on "spiritual", is on Sony Masterworks and has seven classic spirituals, five originals and a cover of Bob Dylan's I Shall Be Released.

McFerrin is joined by Esperanza Spalding (who sings on three tracks), bassist Larry Grenadier, multi-instrumentalist Larry Campbell, and drummers Ali Jackson and Charley Drayton. Arranger and musical director Gil Goldstein played accordion and keyboards.

 

Here's a pic of Bobby!!

Grandpa D.