Cassius Clay - I Am The Greatest mp3 flac
I Am the Greatest is a comedy album by boxer Cassius Clay, released in August 1963 – six months before he won the world heavyweight championship, publicly announced his conversion to Islam, and changed his name to Muhammad Ali. It was released by CBS Columbia. The album helped establish Ali's reputation as an eloquently poetic "trash talker". The album has also been identified as an early example of rap music and a precursor to hip hop music.
But turn back the clock to the early '60s and Muhammad Ali was Cassius Clay, a loudmouthed prize fighter who was making headlines by outrageous behavior both in and out of the ring. He recited poetry, yammered on incessantly about how pretty he was, and made with the promo noise not unlike that of a modern day WWF wrestler. It was big enough news back then that Columbia Records had him record an entire album of his poetry for public consumption.
Reissue of a 1963 album, tracks 10 to 12 are bonus tracks not on the original album. CD booklet contains the original liner notes. Tracks 1 to 9 recorded August 5-7, 1963 Tracks 10, 11 recorded August 9, 1963 All background music for tracks 1 to 11 recorded August 9, 1963 Track 12 recorded March 3, 1964 All tracks recorded at Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC.
Latest News for: i am the greatest (cassius clay album). Premature Evaluation: SOPHIE OIL OF EVERY PEARL’S UN-INSIDES. Stereogum 15 Jun 2018. Most of the tracks were released week by week in the leadup to its release and some had even come out years before, so it ended up playing more like a greatest hits album than anything else. That’s not the case with OIL OF EVERY PEARL’S UN-INSIDES, her much teased follow-up and what’s being billed as her proper debut album.
I Am the Greatest! Cassius Clay. Listen on Apple Music. Cassius marcellus clay jr. 7:06. 5. Round 5: Will the Real Sonny Liston Please Fall Down. 6. Round 6: Funny You Should Ask. 2:40.
Originally released in 1963 to coincide with his now-legendary title bout with Sonny Liston, the onetime Cassius Clay's modestly titled novelty-album debut I Am The Greatest is an endlessly fascinating time capsule that captures a young Muhammad Ali in peak form-funny, furious, and superhumanly arrogant
I Am The Greatest! "Please retry". Contains the complete 12 tracks. Cassius Clay had yet to win the heavyweight championship or, indeed, to change his name when this 1963 recording was made. Incredibly young sounding, he's at his best here when making swipe after verbal swipe at Sonny Liston, both in verse and in (scripted?) answers to audience questions. One silly sketch ("'I Have Written a Drama,' He Said Playfully") isn't up to the solo spots, but even that hardly disrupts the record's giddy tone.
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