Audio Exclusive: First Listen to Billy Porter's Rendition of 'I'm Not My Father's Son' from Upcoming Album
It's been almost a decade since the Pittsburgh-born Billy Porter released a solo album, and since then much has changed for the award-winning artist, who grew up singing in the Pentecostal church. Perhaps best known for his Tony Award-winning role as 'Lola' in the hit Broadway musical Kinky Boots, Porter's musical background is based in gospel, soul and R&B. He released his first solo album, Untitled, on A&M Records, and a second album, At The Corner of Broadway + Soul, on Sh-K-Boom Records. On April 15, 2014, Porter releases his debut on Concord Records, Billy's Back on Broadway. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive first listen to the album's featured track 'I'm Not My Father's Son' from KINKY BOOTS!
The CD is now available for pre-order on Amazon.
Featuring ten classics made famous on the Great White Way that focus on inspiration, empowerment and hope, the album's title is a nod to Sammy Davis, Jr.'s recording Sammy's Back on Broadway.Cyndi Lauper, the Grammy, Emmy & Tony Award-winning rock icon who penned the score for Kinky Boots, makes a special guest appearance on Billy's Back on Broadway, dueting with Porter on "Happy Days/Get Happy," a tune made famous by Streisand and Judy Garland.
Track Listing for Billy's Back on Broadway:
1. But The World Goes Round
2. Everything's Coming Up Roses
3. Don't Rain On My Parade
4. On The Street Where You Live
5. I've Gotta Be Me
6. I'm Not My Father's Son
7. Happy Days/Get Happy (w/Cyndi Lauper)
8. Luck Be A Lady
9. Take The Moment
10. I Am Changing
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