Wake Up!by John Legend (Vinyl Record)

John Legend: Wake Up! (Vinyl LP)


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John Legend and The Roots recorded Wake Up! during the time of the 2008 United States presidential election. In addition to The Roots, John Legend and Black Thought, the album features guest appearances from vocalists Common, C.L. Smooth, Melanie Fiona, and Malik Yusef. Wake Up! is comprised of covers of soul songs from the 1960s and 1970s containing socially active themes. The Wake Up! project sees John Legend and The Roots putting their distinct touch on classics from the likes of Marvin Gaye, Nina Simone, Donny Hathaway, the Teddy Pendergrass-led Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, and more Hard Times, Compared to What, Wake Up Everybody, Our Generation (The Hope of the World), Little Ghetto Boy (Prelude), Little Ghetto Boy, Hang on in There, Humanity (Love the Way It Should Be), Wholy Holy, I Can't Write Left-Handed, I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free, Shine