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Purlie [Original Broadway Cast]


  • 1. Walk Him up the Stairs
    2. New Fangled Preacher Man
    3. Skinnin' a Cat
    4. Purlie
    5. Harder They Fall, The
    6. Barrels of War: Unborn Love, The
    7. Big Fish Little Fish
    8. God's Alive
    9. I Got Love
    10. Great White Father
    11. Down Home
    12. First Thing Monday Mornin'
    13. He Can Do It
    14. World Is Comin' to a Start, The
    15. Walk Him up the Stairs (Epilogue)
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 60229

  • Credits
    ProducerAndy Wiswell; Bill Rosenfield
    EngineerJay Newland; Bobby Arnold

    Principal cast includes: Melba Moore, Cleavon Little, Sherman Hemsley.
    Personnel: Cleavon Little, John Heffernan, Alyce Webb, Barbara Christopher, Mildred Pratcher, Hlne Martin, Ray Pollard , Novella Nelson, C.David Colson, Carolyn Byrd, Mildred Lane, Tony Middleton , Linda Hopkins, Melba Moore, Milt Grayson, Sherman Helmsley (vocals).
    Audio Remasterer: Bill Rosenfield.
    Liner Note Author: Bill Rosenfield.
    Recording information: Broadway Theatre, NY (03/1970).
    Photographers: Friedman-Abeles ; Peter Udell.
    Arranger: Luther Henderson.
    This musical comedy adaptation of Ossie Davis's play about a Black preacher who returns to his Southern hometown has a boisterous gospel score written by Gary Geld and Peter Udell and also boasts a cast including Cleavon Little, Melba Moore, Linda Hopkins, and Sherman Hemsley. ~ William Ruhlmann

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