Who Sang I Told Jesus? Roberta Flack

Roberta Flack First Take cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1969
Genre: Jazz Funk / Soul
Style: Rhythm & Blues/Soul
length: 6:10
producer: Joel Dorn
mixer: Bob Liftin
recording engineer: William Arlt
arranger: Roberta Flack
horn arranger & strings arranger: William S. Fischer
lead vocals: Roberta Flack
piano: Roberta Flack
guitar: John Pizzarelli
membranophone: Ray Lucas
double bass: Ron Carter
conductor: William S. Fischer
violin: Gene Orloff and Emanuel Green
tenor saxophone: Frank Wess
baritone saxophone: Seldon Powell
trombone: Benny Powell
trumpet: Joe Newman and Jimmy Nottingham
viola: Theodore Israel, Selwart Clarke and Alfred Brown
cello: George Ricci and Charles McCracken
I Told Jesus be alright if you change my name
I Told Jesus be alright if you changed, changed my name
I Told Jesus be alright be alright be alright
I Told Jesus be alright if you change my name
if you change my name
mmmmm mmmmm mmmmm

Then he told me, he said the world will turn away from you child if I change your name
Yes he told me, said the world will turn away from you child, if I change your name
I Told Jesus be alright be alright be alright
I Told Jesus be alright if you change my name
mmmmm mmmmm mmmmm

Then he told me, he said your father won't know you child, if I change your name
Yes he told me, said your mother won't know you child, child if I change your name
But I told Jesus, I said it would be alright, be alright, be alright
If my father turns away now, and my mother turn away now
Yes my brother, my baby sister, turn away, turn away
I told Jesus be alright, if you change my name, change my name, change my name
If he change ..... my ...... name

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Compared to What
  • 2 Angelitos Negros
  • 3 Our Ages or Our Hearts
  • 4 I Told Jesus
  • 5 Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye
  • 6 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
  • 7 Tryin' Times
  • 8 Ballad of the Sad Young Men

  • Release information
    label: Atlantic
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 7567814462
    script: Latin