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The Wiz (The Super Soul Musical "Wonderful Wizard Of Oz")

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Published by:
Atlantic Records, American, founded 1947  Search this
Directed by:
Geoffrey Holder, Trinidadian American, 1930 - 2014  Search this
Recorded by:
Tiger Haynes, American, 1914 - 1994  Search this
Ted Ross, American, 1934 - 2002  Search this
Hinton Battle, American, born 1956  Search this
Stephanie Mills, American, born 1957  Search this
André De Shields, American, born 1946  Search this
Clarice Taylor, American, 1917 - 2011  Search this
Tasha Thomas, American, 1950 - 1984  Search this
Mabel King, American, 1932 - 1999  Search this
Dee Dee Bridgewater, American, born 1950  Search this
Illustrated by:
Milton Glaser, American, born 1929  Search this
Composed by:
Harold Wheeler, American, born 1943  Search this
Written by:
William F. Brown, American, born 1928  Search this
(2018.6a) vinyl with ink on paper;
(2018.6bc) ink on paper
H x W (a. LP): 11 7/8 × 11 7/8 in. (30.2 × 30.2 cm)
H x W (b. Jacket): 12 3/8 × 12 5/16 in. (31.4 × 31.3 cm)
H x W (c. Sleeve): 11 15/16 × 12 1/8 in. (30.3 × 30.8 cm)
record covers
long-playing records
Place made:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
LP (a), jacket (b), and sleeve (c) of the original cast recording of The Wiz. The LP has a green, white, and red label on the front and back that begins with the logo for Atlantic Records, [A / Atlantic / SD 18137]. The red section has a list of songs that play on each side of the record. In the white line in center of the label, the front of the LP reads, [STERIO ONE] while the back reads, [STEREO TWO].
The jacket features an image of a woman standing with black and multicolor hair. One of her legs is bent forward and the other blends into the background of a flowing gown. The title of the record is printed in large, black, bold letters in the top left, [THE WIZ / THE SUPER / SOUL MUSICAL "WONDERFUL / WIZARD OF OZ"]. The title continues on the top right, [ORIGINAL CAST ALBUM / WINNER 7 TONY AWARDS / INCLUDING "BEST MUSICAL" CONTAINS "EASE ON DOWN THE ROAD"]. The Atlantic Records logo is on the bottom right and a copyright on the bottom left that reads, [© Copyright The Wiz Company]. The back of the jacket has all the information about the LP including the actors, producers, musicians, etc. A large stamp on the top right in gold ink reads, [Promotional Copy / NOT FOR SALE]. At the bottom is a large photographic image of the four main actors in The Wiz, Hinton Battle as the Scarecrow, Stephanie Mills as Dorothy, Ted Ross as the Lion, and Tiger Haynes as the Tin Man.
The sleeve is white with black text. In large bold font at the top of the front and back reads [THE WIZ]. On the left front of the sleeve are the names and singers of each song. The right has information on musicians, background voices, chorus, and where it was recorded. The back of the sleeve has a four column description of how The Wiz came to be made, and the full story of The Wiz by act written by William F. Brown.
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Black power  Search this
Disco (Music)  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Gregory and Helynsia Brown
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Restrictions & Rights:
© The Wiz Company
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture