Original New York Cast

Cabin in the Sky [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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Cabin in the Sky was one of the first big-budget Black Hollywood films. It starred Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Ethel Waters and Lena Horne with guest appearances by Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong. This CD from Rhino contains all of the music from the soundtrack plus a few outtakes that did not make it into the movie. The future standards "Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe," "Cabin in the Sky" and "Taking a Chance on Love" were introduced in the picture and they are among the highlights along with a previously lost rendition of "Ain't It the Truth" with Louis Armstrong and Ellington's "Going Up." Some of the themes are a bit incidental but Ethel Waters' vocals and the colorful 28-page booklet make this perfectly-done CD of strong interest.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Cabin in the Sky, musical
1 1:44 Amazon
Cabin in the Sky, film score (underscore)
2 0:25 Amazon
Cabin in the Sky, songs for the film
3 3:46 Amazon
4 3:06 Amazon
Cabin in the Sky, film score (underscore)
5 1:14 Amazon
6 1:43 Amazon
7 3:01 Amazon
8 2:43 Amazon
Cabin in the Sky, songs for the film
9 3:02 Amazon
10 1:08 Amazon
Cabin in the Sky, film score (underscore)
11 2:01 Amazon
Cabin in the Sky, musical
12 4:30 Amazon
Cabin in the Sky, songs for the film
13 5:24 Amazon
14 2:31 Amazon
Cabin in the Sky, musical
15 4:20
Cabin in the Sky, film score (underscore)
16 4:35 Amazon
Cabin in the Sky, songs for the film
17 1:50 Amazon
Cabin in the Sky, film score (underscore)
18 0:38 Amazon
Cabin in the Sky, songs for the film
19 1:25 Amazon
20 1:26 Amazon
21 3:39 Amazon
Cabin in the Sky, musical
22 1:38 Amazon
23 2:51 Amazon
Cabin in the Sky, musical
24 1:54 Amazon
25 3:41 Amazon
26 1:22 Amazon
27 1:21 Amazon
Cabin in the Sky, film score (underscore)
28 2:14 Amazon
29 4:07 Amazon
30 1:16 Amazon
Cabin in the Sky, musical
31 0:36 Amazon
32 1:10 Amazon
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