Discography

Michael Paul’s newest CDs, as well as old favorites, can be ordered using the contact form at the bottom of this page. To purchase Red Hope and Monticello, see the link in the CD description.


MY GROWN UP CHRISTMAS LIST

  1. My Grown Up Christmas List
  2. What Child Is This
  3. Christmastime
  4. Jingle Bell Rock
  5. I’ll Be Home for Christmas
  6. It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
  7. Mary Did You Know
  8. Feliz Navidad
  9. O Holy Night
  10. Some Children See Him
  11. The Christmas Song

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Michael Paul Smith – Lead Vocals
Hal Ratliff – Keyboards and Keyboard Bass
Raymond GenoveseDrums
Oliver BrownPercussion
Dean Grech – Guitars (nylon and electric)
Greg Vail – Saxophone (soprano and tenor)
Gretchen Almond – Baking Vocals on “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”

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My Grown Up Christmas List CD


A TASTE OF MICHAEL PAUL

  1. The Impossible Dream
  2. Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho
  3. Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
  4. Trees
  5. If I Can Help Somebody
  6. Midnight Cry
  7. Eri Tu
  8. Sweet Little Jesus Boy
  9. Grandma’s Hands
  10. Shenandoah
  11. Ave Maria

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A Taste of Michael Paul CD


HOW GREAT THOU ART

1. Holy Ground
2. This Little Light Of Mine
3. I Am Born Again
4. Motherless Child
5. If I Can Help Somebody
(Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)
6. America
7. Amazing Grace
8. How Great Thou Art

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Hal Ratliff – Musical Director
Michael Paul Smith – Vocals
Gary Gould – Saxophone
Oliver Brown – Percussion
David Paige – Drums
Gerald C. Rivers – Voice of MLK

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How Great Thou Art CD


FEELIN GOOD

1. Feelin Good
2. One In A Million You
3. Corner Of The Sky
4. What A Wonderful World
5. Summertime
6. Ol Man River
(Tribute to Paul Robeson)
7. This Is The Moment
8. Quiet Strength*
(Tribute to Rosa Parks)

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Hal Ratliff – Musical Director
Michael Paul Smith – Vocals
Gary Gould – Saxophone
Oliver Brown – Percussion
David Paige – Drums

*Quiet Strength composed by Gretchen Almond and Hal Ratcliff

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Feelin Good CD

Feelin Good CD


ON EAGLE’S WINGS
(info to come)

On Eagle’s Wings CD


MONTICELLO

Monticello SoundtrackThe Monticello Opera Soundtrack album released Dec 26, 2000 on the Original Cast Record label. A timely and hauntingly beautiful opera with libretto by Pulitzer Prize-Winner Leroy Aarons and score by composer Glenn Paxton. Scandal erupts in the White House – and in the national press – when Thomas Jefferson’s longtime love affair with his slave mistress Sally Hemings is revealed. Purchase here.

PRINCIPAL CAST

Sally Hemings Shana Blake Hill
Betty Hemings Annette Daniels
Narrator Susan Hull
Patsy Jefferson Cynthia Jansen
Young Madison Hakeem Jawanza
Thomas Jefferson Christopher Schuman
Madison Hemings Haquimai Sharpe
James Hemings Michael Paul Smith

 


RED HOPE? THE BLACKLISTING OF HOPE FOYE

RED HOPE dvd coverRed Hope? The Blacklisting of Hope Foye is about the life of Connecticut born progressive, Hope Foye, whose beautiful voice took her to New York’s Cafe Society. As a young singer, she caught the attention of Paul Robeson, Shirley Graham, and W.E. B. Dubois. Known as a Robesonite, Ms. Foye’s passport was taken away. With the Dubois’ help, along with a member of the Hollywood 10, Hope was encouraged to move to Mexico to realize her singing career. Hope’s career blossomed in Mexico, becoming the first African American TV host and concert singer. Hope describes herself as a “people’s artist.” Her singing career and advocacy lead her to Europe where she became a well regarded Soprano opera singer, living abroad for almost 25 years before returning to America to live out the balance of her life with her friends and family. This film takes the viewer on a journey of Ms. Foye’s past with the inclusion of present day concerts. Her remarkable voice and showmanship is a treasure to behold. Purchase here.

CAST AND CREW

Documentary Film By Constance L. Jackson
Narrated By Keith David (“The Cape”)
Lead Camera/Editor Chris Rowland (Crimmitprojects.com)
Produced By Constance L. Jackson
Written By Constance L. Jackson
Executive Producers Michele S. Patterson & Constance Jackson
Hope Foye Herself
Hope V.O. Susaye Greene (of the Supremes)
Senator V.O. Brent Giddens, Esq.
Paul Robeson V.O. Michael Paul Smith

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