Written by on September 24, 2010

Musical powerhouses John Legend & The Roots present Wake Up!, eleven profoundly evocative songs pulled from the soulful music of the 60’s and 70’s all with an underlying theme of awareness, engagement and consciousness.

The album is highlighted with familiar tracks like “Little Ghetto Boy” by Donny Hathaway mixed with more obscure selections like Baby Huey and the Babysitters’ “Hard Times”. Wake Up! also includes one original composition, John Legend’s “Shine,” which is featured in the upcoming documentary Waiting For Superman.

1. Hard Times (feat. Black Thought)
2. Compared to What
3. Wake Up Everybody (feat Common & Melanie Fiona)
4. Our Generation (feat CL Smooth)
5. Little Ghetto Boy (prelude)
6. Little Ghetto Boy (feat. Black Thought)
7. Hang On In There
8. Humanity (Love The Way It Should Be)
9. Wholy Holy
10. I Can’t Write Left Handed
11. Definition Of An Artist (Interlude)
12. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
13. Shine


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