Posted by | Ray Cornelius
Fans of Oprah Winfrey‘s new hit series “Greenleaf” will soon get to enjoy the music of the show in a compilation CD titled, Greenleaf – The Gospel Companion Soundtrack Volume 1. The project features songs by such iconic singers as Mavis Staples and Pastor Shirley Caesar along with “American Idol” alum Melinda Doolittle, Dottie Peoples and “Greenleaf” stars Deborah Joy Winans and Desiree Ross. The 14-track album is being released by Malaco Records and is produced by BeBe Winans along with Tim Lauer and Russell Ziecker.
“Greenleaf” airs Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. on OWN and takes viewers into the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, where scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful. It stars Winfrey alongside Lynn Whitfield, Keith David, Lamman Rucker and many more.
Winans, who portrays ‘Charity Greenleaf’ on the show, most recently starred as her famous aunt, CeCe Winans in the BeBe Winans musical, “Born For This.” She says, “This was my first time recording a song and what a musical ride it has been! Bringing Charity to life through the power of music was challenging yet a beautiful experience. Growing up in a family of natural-born singers certainly came in handy when I took on this incredible role.”
Check out the tracklist below and pick up your copy on August 26th!
1) The Root (feat. Mavis Staples) (Greenleaf Main title)
2) Ring Them Bells (feat. McCrary Sisters)
3) (God Bless the) Broken Road (feat. Deborah Joy Winans)
4) Testimony (feat. Deborah Joy Winans)
5) Say Something (feat. Melinda Doolittle)
6) Satan, We’re Gonna Tear Your Kingdom Down (feat. Shirley Caesar)
7) Let Love Find a Way (feat. Deborah Joy Winans)
8) The Master’s Calling (feat. Deborah Joy Winans)
9) Battle Hymn of the Republic (feat. Deborah Joy Winans)
10) Get Your House In Order (feat. Dottie Peoples & The Peoples
11) Take Me To the Water (feat. Deborah Joy Winans)
12) Blessed (feat. Deborah Joy Winans)
13) River (feat. Deborah Joy Winans)
14) (We’ll Understand It Better) By and By (feat. Desiree Ross)
Check out the making of Caesar’s “Satan, We’re Gonna Tear Your Kingdom Down”
Photo Credit: TVInsider.com