Who Sang America? Stan Kenton

Stan Kenton Kenton's West Side Story cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1961
Genre: Jazz Stage & Screen
Style: Big Band/Contemporary Jazz
length: 4:41
producer: Lee Gillette and Kent Larsen
arranger: Johnny Richards
piano: Stan Kenton
saxophone: Wayne Dunstan
trumpet: Bud Brisbois, Sanford Skinner, Ernie Bernhardt, Dalton Smith and Bob Rolfe
bass: Pete Chivily
tenor saxophone: Paul Renzi
baritone saxophone: Marvin Holladay
bass trombone: Dave Wheeler and Jim Amlotte
conductor: Stan Kenton
congas: George Acevedo
mellophone: Keith LaMotte, Dwight Carver, Gene Roland and Gordon Davison
solo alto saxophone: Gabe Baltazar
solo trumpet: Conte Candoli
trombone: Jack Spurlock
tuba: Clive Acker
solo bongos: Mike Pacheco
solo tenor saxophone: Sam Donahue
solo trombone: Bob Fitzpatrick
drums (drum set): Jerry McKenzie
Some other versions of "America"

Lyrics
Some have said, down through history
If you last it's a mystery
But I guess they don't know, what they're talking about
From the mountains down to the sea
You've become such a habit with me
America, America

Well I come from, down around Tennessee
But the people in California
Are nice to me, America
It don't matter where I may roam
Tell you people that it's home sweet home
America, America

And my brothers are all black and white, yellow too
And the red man is right, to expect a little from you
Promise and then follow through, America

And the men who fell on the plains
And lived, through hardship and pain
America, America
And the men who could not fight
In a war that didn't seem right
You let them come home, America

And my brothers are all black and white, yellow too
And the red man is right, to expect a little from you
Promise and then follow through, America

Well I come from, down around Tennessee
But the people in California
Are nice to me, America
It don't matter where I may roam

And my brothers are all black and white, yellow too
And the red man is right, to expect a little from you
Promise and then follow through,
America

Tell you people that it's home sweet home
America, America
America, America

And my brothers are all black and white, yellow too
And the red man is right, to expect a little from you
Promise and then follow through, America

It's home sweet home, America
America, America

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Prologue
  • 2 Something's Coming
  • 3 Maria
  • 4 America
  • 5 Tonight
  • 6 Cool
  • 7 I Feel Pretty
  • 8 Officer Krupke
  • 9 Taunting Scene
  • 10 Somewhere (Finale)

  • Release information
    label: Capitol Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin