Mary Lou's Mass

Mary Lou's Mass

Mary Lou Williams SFW40815

The long-awaited reissue of Mary Lou Williams's magnum opus of religious jazz: Mary Lou's Mass. Newsweek called the score "an encyclopedia of black music, richly represented from spirituals to bop to rock." This is Williams's "Music for Peace," a landmark recording which addressed many of the social ills of the 1960s and 70s. It is perhaps the most openly religious jazz recording made at that time. In her own words, it is "Music for the Soul." 32-page booklet, extensive notes, photos. 60 minutes.

Year Released 2005
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Copyright 2005 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Genre(s) Jazz & Ragtime
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) African American; American
Instrument(s) Piano
Language(s) English
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101 Willis Mary Lou Williams 3:37
102 O.W. Mary Lou Williams 2:16
103 Praise the Lord Mary Lou Williams 2:07
104 Old Time Spiritual Mary Lou Williams 1:10
105 The Lord Says Mary Lou Williams 1:50
106 Act of Contrition Mary Lou Williams 1:26
107 Kyrie Eleison (Lord, Have Mercy) Mary Lou Williams 1:43
108 Gloria Mary Lou Williams 1:53
109 Medi I and Medi II Mary Lou Williams 3:59
110 In His Day / Peace I Leave With You / Alleluia Mary Lou Williams 0:53
111 Lazarus Mary Lou Williams 4:36
112 Credo Mary Lou Williams 2:19
113 Credo (Instrumental) Mary Lou Williams 5:48
114 Holy, Holy, Holy Mary Lou Williams 2:24
115 Amen Mary Lou Williams 0:17
116 Our Father Mary Lou Williams 2:11
117 Lamb of God Mary Lou Williams 3:23
118 It is Always Spring Mary Lou Williams 2:34
119 People in Trouble Mary Lou Williams 3:27
120 One Mary Lou Williams 1:23
121 Praise the Lord (Come Holy Spirit) Mary Lou Williams 3:55
122 Jesus is the Best Mary Lou Williams 2:53
123 Tell Him Not to Talk Too Long Mary Lou Williams 2:33
124 I Have a Dream Mary Lou Williams 1:59
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