Cassius Clay I Am the Greatest! [Bonus Track]

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CD Details

  • Released: March 31, 2008
  • Label: Rev-Ola

Entertainment Reviews:

Record Collector (magazine) - p.84
4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his is the historic sound of Cassius Clay more than living up to his reputation as he delivers a white hot selection of routines from his collected wit and wisdom."

Tracks:

  • 1.I Am The Greatest
  • 2.I Am The Double Greatest
  • 3.Do You Have To Ask?
  • 4."I Have Written A Drama," He Said Playfully
  • 5.Will The Real Sonny Liston Please Fall Down
  • 6.Funny You Should Ask
  • 7.2138
  • 8.The Knockout
  • 9.Afterpiece
  • 10.Stand By Me

Product Description:

Personnel includes: Cassius Clay (vocals); Sam Cooke (arranger).
Recording information: New York, NY (08/1963-03/1964).
While the balance of sheer force and nimble grace that defined Muhammad Ali's style is unquestionable, it was just as much his pre-fight braggadocio and penchant for the poetic that made him the pre-eminent name in boxing history. I AM THE GREATEST, released in 1963 after a run of Olympic glory, as the loquacious warrior then still named Cassius Clay prepared for the heavyweight bout with Sonny Liston that would make his name a legend, captures many sides of the man whose words helped lift his American mythology to Paul Bunyan/Babe Ruth levels. Opening with a fanfare, and a dignified emcee's introduction before giving way to Clay's swagger, the record serves as both fascinating character study and eclectic timepiece.

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Product Info:

  • UPC: 5013929454125
  • Shipping Weight: 0.20/lbs (approx)
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