Soundtracks - The Great Debaters (2007)
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The Great Debaters (2007)

Country: USA

Genres: Biography, Drama

Taglines: When the nation was in need, he inspired them to give us hope.

Director: Denzel Washington

Writers: Robert Eisele, Jeffrey Porro, Tony Scherman

Stars: Denzel Washington, Nate Parker, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Denzel Whitaker, ...

Marshall, Texas, described by James Farmer, Jr. as "the last city to surrender after the Civil War," is home to Wiley College, where, in 1935-36, inspired by the Harlem Renaissance and his clandestine work as a union organizer, Professor Melvin Tolson coaches the debate team to a nearly-undefeated season that sees the first debate between U.S. students from white and Negro colleges and ends with an invitation to face Harvard University's national champions. The team of four, which includes a female student and a very young James Farmer, is tested in a crucible heated by Jim Crow, sexism, a lynch mob, an arrest and near riot, a love affair, jealousy, and a national radio audience.
My Soul is a Witness
Performed by Alvin Youngblood Hart & Sharon Jones
Produced by G. Marq Roswell
Traditional
Arranged by Alvin Youngblood Hart, Sharon Jones & G. Marq Roswell
Begrüssung
Performed by Marian Anderson
Public Domain
Courtesy of BMG Classics
Rock and Rye
Performed by David Berger & The Sultans of Swing
Produced by G. Marq Roswell & David Berger
Written by James R. Mundy
Courtesy of Such Sweet Thunder Recordings
How Long Before I Can Change My Clothes?
Performed by Alvin Youngblood Hart (as Alvin 'Youngblood' Hart)
Produced by G. Marq Roswell
Traditional
Arranged by Alvin Youngblood Hart (as Alvin 'Youngblood' Hart)
Delta Serenade
Performed by David Berger & The Sultans of Swing
Produced by G. Marq Roswell & David Berger
Written by Duke Ellington (as Edward Ellington), Mann Curtis (as Manny Kurtz),
Irving Mills
Courtesy of Such Sweet Thunder Recordings
Step It Up & Go
Performed by Alvin Youngblood Hart (as Alvin 'Youngblood' Hart) & Teenie Hodges
Produced by G. Marq Roswell
Traditional
Arranged by Alvin Youngblood Hart (as Alvin 'Youngblood' Hart) & G. Marq Roswell
I Ain't Got Nowhere to Travel
Performed by The Delmore Brothers
Written by Alton Delmore & Rabon Delmore
Courtesy of RCA Victor
I Would Do Anything for You
Performed by Art Tatum
Written by W. Alexander Hill (as Alexander Hill), Claude Hopkins & Bob Williams
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Courtesy of Verve Music Group
The Shout
Performed by Art Tatum
Written by Art Tatum
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Courtesy of Verve Music Group
When the Saints Come Marching In
Performed by the Grambling State University Marching Band Quartet
Traditional
Produced by G. Marq Roswell
Shortenin' Bread
Performed by the Grambling State University Marching Band Quartet
Traditional
Produced by G. Marq Roswell
Scoodle Um Skoo
Performed by Charlie 'Papa' Jackson (as Papa Charlie Jackson)
Written by Charlie 'Papa' Jackson (as Charles Jackson)
Courtesy of Jazzology Records
Analog-to-digital re-mastering courtesy of Old Hat Records
Run... Run / All Hid
Performed by Nate Parker
Traditional
Stompin' the Blues
Produced by Eric Lewis
Written and produced by David Berger
Wiley College Fight Song
Performed by the members of The Grambling State University Marching Band
Produced by G. Marq Roswell
Up Above My Head I Hear Music in the Air
Performed by Sharon Jones, Alvin Youngblood Hart (as Alvin 'Youngblood' Hart) with Billy Rivers & The Angelic Voices of Faith
Produced by G. Marq Roswell
Written by Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Courtesy of The Weinstein Co.
Arranged by Sh
Two Wings
Performed by Alvin Youngblood Hart, Sharon Jones with Billy Rivers & The Angelic Voices of Faith
Produced by G. Marq Roswell
Written by Alvin Youngblood Hart, G. Marq Roswell, Kristin Wilkinson & David Huntsinger