Before he became involved in the Nation Of Islam and changed his name to Muhammad Ali, Ali - under his birth name of Cassius Clay - released an album entitled “I Am The Greatest” in 1963. This album was a spoken word recording of his infamous pre-fight poetry, most of which was written to promote his fight with - and intimidate - former opponent and (at the time) world champion Sonny Liston (who is mentioned by name several times during the recording). Recorded in front of an audience with a backing band and an additional vocal cast, the album also included a radio play - which featured Clay as a heroic dragon-slayer - and two single songs with Ali on vocals, including a cover of Stand By Me.
Edited by AvexJohn on 4 Aug 2009, 20:17
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