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When We Were Kings Import


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (Feb. 11 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Universal Music Group
  • Run Time: 88 minutes
  • ASIN: B000001ER9
  • Other Editions: Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

1. RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE - FUGEES Featuring A TRIBE CALLED QUEST, BUSTA RHYMES, FORTE
2. Dialogue - Drew 'Bundini' Brown
3. AIN'T NO SUNSHINE - YOU - Bill Withers
4. SWEET SIXTEEN - B.B. King
5. Dialogue - AFRICAN GIRLS CHANT
6. WHEN I GET TO AFRICA - Muhammed Ali
7. THE PAYBACK - James Brown
8. Dialogue - MOBUTU CHANT
9. I'LL BE AROUND - Spinners
10. PUT IT WHERE YOU WANT IT - Jazz Crusaders
11. WAIT TILL I KICK FOREMAN'S BEHIND - Muhammed Ali
12. I GOT SOME HELP I DON'T NEED - B.B. King
13. GONNA HAVE A FUNKY GOOD TIME - James Brown
14. MR. TOOTH DECAY - Muhammed Ali
15. I'M COMING HOME - Spinners
16. WHEN WE WERE KINGS - BRIAN MCKNIGHT & KING
17. Dialogue - Drew 'Bundini' Brown
18. I'M CALLING (SAY IT LOUD) - Zelma Davis
19. YOU OUT SUCKER - Muhammed Ali
20. Dialogue - Chant

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This CD is a truly great collection of various artists. The songs on here by BB King, the Spinners, and James Brown are some great pieces of work. They're so alive and so full of energy and truly great live pieces of work. Given all of that, the "Rumble In The Jungle" song by the Fugees and the rest is a great new addition to this wonderful collection of more classic R&B. Heck this CD is almost worth the price purely for the quotes by Ali that go on throughout the piece. Ali was a great fighter but his mastery of the English language and his wit still amaze me at times. Moreover this CD is a wonderful representation of the documentary (which I feel is a must see by the way) and I can see visions of it dancing through my head.
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This CD is a truly great collection of various artists. The songs on here by BB King, the Spinners, and James Brown are some great pieces of work. They're so alive and so full of energy and truly great live pieces of work. Given all of that, the "Rumble In The Jungle" song by the Fugees and the rest is a great new addition to this wonderful collection of more classic R&B. Heck this CD is almost worth the price purely for the quotes by Ali that go on throughout the piece. Ali was a great fighter but his mastery of the English language and his wit still amaze me at times. Moreover this CD is a wonderful representation of the documentary (which I feel is a must see by the way) and I can see visions of it dancing through my head.
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James Brown is at his peak when he performs "The Big Pay Back" and "Doin it to Death". The excitment and energy of the event and the performances gets you up and dancing. A rare find. Maybe we can get the sponsors of this event to put some more of the live performances to CD.
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By A Customer on April 26 1999
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It is obvious that a great deal of love and care went into this production. This is classy stuff - a treat to the ear.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
A treat to the ear April 26 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
It is obvious that a great deal of love and care went into this production. This is classy stuff - a treat to the ear.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
One of the best live soul albums I have ever heard! Nov. 25 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
James Brown is at his peak when he performs "The Big Pay Back" and "Doin it to Death". The excitment and energy of the event and the performances gets you up and dancing. A rare find. Maybe we can get the sponsors of this event to put some more of the live performances to CD.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Can't Believe This CD Hasn't Recieved More Attention May 14 2000
By William M. Rand - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This CD is a truly great collection of various artists. The songs on here by BB King, the Spinners, and James Brown are some great pieces of work. They're so alive and so full of energy and truly great live pieces of work. Given all of that, the "Rumble In The Jungle" song by the Fugees and the rest is a great new addition to this wonderful collection of more classic R&B. Heck this CD is almost worth the price purely for the quotes by Ali that go on throughout the piece. Ali was a great fighter but his mastery of the English language and his wit still amaze me at times. Moreover this CD is a wonderful representation of the documentary (which I feel is a must see by the way) and I can see visions of it dancing through my head.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Surprisingly good March 29 2004
By Timothy R. Sullivan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Surprising just because soundtracks usually aren't great. This one is truly outstanding. I picked it up for the two live Spinners songs "I'll Be Around" and "I'm Coming Home" which are excellent! "I'll Be Around" really stands out to me.
The other stuff is great, too, particularly James Brown and some of the other artists I haven't heard of.
The movie is as underrated as the soundtrack -- it's a must-see.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
OK, I'm a boxing fan but... March 6 2013
By 3thehardway - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
THIS IS A GREAT CD! The documentary, which took so long to complete due to a lack in funding, captured so much more than a boxing match. It is a snapshot of a moment of American culture and an athlete that became a lightning rod as he transcended his sport by taking stands on political and cultural issues that would have had a modern public relations executive running for his scotch and Tums. This is Ali at his finest moment and definitely not George Foreman as the smiling, grandpa pitchman he transformed himself into in the 1990's.

As a boxing fan, I didn't even know until the documentary was released in the early '90's that there was a concert planned in conjunction with the "Rumble in the Jungle" between Ali & Foreman in 1974. The concert featured African American musicians in a triumphant "return" to Africa along with two African American boxers going to Africa to fight for the largest purses ever paid. Unfortunately, an injury forced a delay in the fight, but the concert went on as scheduled (it is a truly precious moment in the film when the chronically stoned white promoter tries to digest the news of the postponement of the fight).

Fortunately, the cameras kept rolling and chronicled the concert and this wonderful soundtrack was released after the release of the documentary. Interwoven with the tracks are great audio vignettes from the documentary. You don't have to be a boxing fan to appreciate the moment in American history and culture that this soundtrack represents.

On a personal note, I blew the engine of a long loved truck and was more upset when I realized that I had left this CD in the CD player than I was over the loss of the vehicle. I rarely played anything else and had to buy another CD to replace it.

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