Hope Foye Soundtrack CD: Classic Recordings
The first-ever CD recordings released of Hope Foye’s legendary musical career that span two continents.
Foye’s voice leaves listeners wondering why they were deprived of her talent in America. Called a “communist” and blacklisted after being interrogated by the Senate McCarran Committee during the McCarthy era of the 1940s and 1950s, for singing out for peace and justice, Foye (with the help of great civil rights activists, W.E.B. Du Bois and his musically talented wife Shirley Graham, Paul Robeson, author and writer Albert Maltz, of the Hollywood 10, and others) moved to Mexico, becoming the first black female musical television star.CLICK HERE TO BUY THE SOUNDTRACK CD
Living in Mexico for 10 years as a concert soprano, Foye moved to Europe, studying and training to become a classical opera soprano.
This historical collection of music sung by Hope in 2009 and her classic songs of the 1950s and 1970s of ballads, spirituals, opera, protest songs, and lullabies in English, Spanish, French, and German allows the listener to experience the best of Hope Foye’s mellifluous voice that projects an emotional, soulful clarity that is rarely heard.
Sample Hope Foye songs from the Soundtrack CD are:
Ebb Tide (Written & Composed by Robert Maxwell, Piano: Richard Cook)
The More I See You (Written & Composed by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren)
Ride On, King Jesus (Written & Composed by Paul Johnson)
Quando, Quando, Quando (Written & Composed by Alberto Testa and Tony Revis)
Gracias A La Vida (Written & Composed by Mercedes Sosa and Violeta Parra, Guitar: Christopher Smith, Violin: Chrysanthe Tan, Congas/Bongos: Constance Jackson
Angelitos Negros (Written & Composed by Manuel Alvarez Renteria & Andres Eloy Blanco, Guitar: Christopher Smith, Violin: Chrysanthe Tan Congas/Bongos: Constance Jackson, Castanets/Tambourines: Arlan Boll)
Merry-Go-Round (Written in Poem by Langston Hughes – Rendition in Song Strange Fruit Written & Composed by Allen Lewis and Abel Meeropol)
All the Pretty Little Horses (Written in Poem by Langston Hughes- Rendition in Song)
Spring Song (Written & Composed by Harry Schacter and Earl Robinson Piano: Richard Cook)
Summertime (George Gerswhin, Cellist, Brian Asher Les Feuilles Mortes, Jacques Prevert and Joseph Kosma, Piano: Richard Cook)
I Learned To Love From You (Written & Composed by Ben DiTosti and Michael Dees, Piano: Richard Cook, Guitar: Christopher Smith 1970s Berlin Musical Performances Liaison, Rudolf Schrder)