Dessa Rose (2-CD)

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Dessa Rose (2-CD)
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Item:  JAY 1392
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  • Number of Discs: 2
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  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Label: Jay Records

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • Buy for $0.991.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 1. We Are Descended
  • Buy for $0.992.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 1. Comin' Down The Quarters
  • Buy for $0.993.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 1. Ol' Banjar
  • Buy for $0.994.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 1. Scene. Oh, slavery didn't do away...
  • Buy for $0.995.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 1. Something Of My Own
  • Buy for $0.996.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 1. Scene. Watch your step, Mr. Nehemiah...
  • Buy for $0.997.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 1. Ink
  • Buy for $0.998.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 1. Scene. Hey Hey... Hey Hey...
  • Buy for $0.999.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 1. Scene. You had no call to break that
  • Buy for $0.9910.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 1. Scene. Why you kill him?...
  • Buy for $0.9911.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 1. The Gold Band
  • Buy for $0.9912.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 1. Scene. See them stars...
  • Buy for $0.9913.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 1. Little Star
  • Buy for $0.9914.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 1. Scene. Hey, pretty girl...
  • Buy for $0.9915.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 1. The Gold Band (Conclusion)
  • Buy for $0.9916.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 1. Ladies
  • Buy for $0.9917.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 1. Bertie's Waltz
  • Buy for $0.9918.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 1. At The Glen
  • Buy for $0.9919.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 1. Scene. Good afternoon, Odessa...
  • Buy for $0.9920.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 1. Scene. Observations on the famed devil Woman...
  • Buy for $0.9921.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 1. Capture The Girl
  • Buy for $0.9922.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 1. Scene. Janet? Philip?...
  • Buy for $0.9923.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 1. Scene. The people on her place...
  • Buy for $0.9924.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 1. Scene. Miss. We Was Only
  • Buy for $0.9925.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 1. Fly Away
  • Buy for $0.9926.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 1. Scene. That's the first time...
  • Buy for $0.9927.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 1. Scene. I'm sorry, Master...
  • Buy for $0.9928.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 1. Fly Away (Conclusion) / How Long Will It Be?
  • Buy for $0.9929.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 1. Dessa Rose Escapes Nehemiah
  • Buy for $0.9930.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 1. Terrible
  • Buy for $0.9931.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 1. Scene. Mmm... Hmm...
  • Buy for $0.9932.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 1. Scene. Obstinate little fool...
  • Buy for $0.9933.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 1. Their Eyes Are Clear. Blue Like Sky
  • Buy for $0.9934.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 1. Scene. This baby don't need no name
  • Buy for $0.9935.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 1. Twelve Children

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • Buy for $0.991.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 2. Noah's Dove
  • Buy for $0.992.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 2. Scene. Through talking to Nathan...
  • Buy for $0.993.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 2. Scene. Why y'all call her Devil Woman?...
  • Buy for $0.994.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 2. Scene. It was then I knew...
  • Buy for $0.995.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 2. Fly Away (Reprise)
  • Buy for $0.996.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 2. Scene. Ah, look here!...
  • Buy for $0.997.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 2. The Scheme
  • Buy for $0.998.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 2. Scene. Nathan thinks we might could...
  • Buy for $0.999.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 2. Scene. Why Miz Ruth...
  • Buy for $0.9910.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 2. In The Bend Of My Arm
  • Buy for $0.9911.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 2. Scene. Miz... Nathan! Nathan...
  • Buy for $0.9912.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 2. Better If I Died
  • Buy for $0.9913.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 2. Ten Petticoats
  • Buy for $0.9914.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 2. Scene. We organized to go...
  • Buy for $0.9915.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 2. Just Over The Line
  • Buy for $0.9916.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 2. Scene. Now things was going...
  • Buy for $0.9917.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 2. A Pleasure
  • Buy for $0.9918.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 2. Scene. That Mr. Oscar is...
  • Buy for $0.9919.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 2. Scene. Not if your tongue gets loose...
  • Buy for $0.9920.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 2. Scene. I understood...
  • Buy for $0.9921.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 2. White Milk And Red Blood
  • Buy for $0.9922.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 2. Scene. They tell you about...
  • Buy for $0.9923.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 2. Scene. Anna, I swear you are as slow as molasses...
  • Buy for $0.9924.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 2. Scene. It was just like her...
  • Buy for $0.9925.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 2. Final Sequence. Scene. Master, master...
  • Buy for $0.9926.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 2. Final Sequence. Scene. S'caped...
  • Buy for $0.9927.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 2. Final Sequence. Scene. I don't want your money, child...
  • Buy for $0.9928.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 2. Final Sequence. Scene. Sheriff, this gal ain't got...
  • Buy for $0.9929.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 2. Final Sequence. Scene. Sheriff, I got...
  • Buy for $0.9930.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 2. Final Sequence. Scene. No. No! Look here...
  • Buy for $0.9931.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 2. Final Sequence. Scene. Mistress, I...
  • Buy for $0.9932.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 2. Final Sequence. Epilogue. We Are Descended
  • Buy for $0.9933.Dessa Rose, musical: Act 2. Final Sequence. Just Over The Line - Instrumental (Exit Music)

Product Description:

Lyricist: Lynn Ahrens.
Personnel: William Parry, Rebecca Eichenberger, Rachel York, James Stovall, Norm Lewis, Tina Fabrique, David Hess (vocals).
Liner Note Author: Ira Weitzman.
Recording information: Clinton Recording Studios, NY.
Actors: William Parry; Rachel York; James Stovall; Norm Lewis; Tina Fabrique; David Hess.
Editor: Sophie Marchant.
Photographer: Joan Marcus.
Lyricist/librettist Lynn Ahrens and composer Stephen Flaherty's musical Dessa Rose is in some ways reminiscent of their stage adaptation of Ragtime in that it tells interweaving stories of black and white Americans and their confrontation with racism. Nominally speaking, Ragtime was the larger scale work, encompassing a huge cast, playing in a Broadway theater, and also taking on the immigrant experience in America. But Dessa Rose, which opened at the off-Broadway Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater in New York's Lincoln Center on March 21, 2005, and ran through May 29, is described by annotator Ira Weitzman as a "folk opera," the term originally coined for Porgy and Bess, and this two-hour, full-length recording of the show, dialogue included, reveals that its artistic goals are at least as lofty as those of Ragtime. In her 1986 novel, Sherley Anne Williams created a fictional story combining the lives of two real-life women living in the South during the mid-19th century, a pregnant slave girl who incited a slave rebellion and a white woman, left alone on a plantation by her profligate husband, who harbored runaway slaves. Ahrens' adaptation finds both women, in old age, retelling their story, such that leads LaChanze, as Dessa Rose, and Rachel York, as Ruth, are forced to change back and forth from their old to their young selves, sometimes in the same scene. The story is heavily melodramatic, as the saintly African-American characters and the white woman who joins them struggle against the monstrous white men who enslave them, torture them, and try to rape them. The plot strains credulity at times, but it is less important than that, by the end, the bond of sisterhood overcomes barriers of race and jealousy. Flaherty's music naturally makes much use of 19th century American popular styles, from folk songs to society waltzes, with a heavy debt to Stephen Foster. The cast is talented and enthusiastic, lending a degree of authenticity to a work that otherwise might come across as contrived. ~ William Ruhlmann

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  • UPC: 605288139222
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