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|Named Person:||Ernest J Gaines; Ernest J Gaines|
|Material Type:||Audio book, etc.|
|Document Type:||Sound Recording, Book|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Molly Murphy; Dana Gioia; Burl Cain; Ruby Dee; Ernest J Gaines; Romulus Linney; Helen Prejean; Cicely Tyson; KenYatta Rogers; Dan Stone; National Endowment for the Arts.
|Notes:||Readings of excerpts and critical analysis.|
|Credits:||Music credits : excerpts from Amazing grace, Guitar man, John Henry, Piedmont Medley, and Were you there? performed by Cephas and Wiggins, from Masters of the Piedmont blues (2002) ; excerpts from Moanin', Leaving blues, Let it shine on me, and Cotton fields performed by Lead Belly, from Where did you sleep last night? : Lead Belly legacy. Vol. 1 (1996) ; Death is awful sung by Dock Reed and Vera Hall Ward, from Negro folk music of Alabama. Vol. 5, Spirituals (1956) ; original sound effects by Brent Finley at Sonic Magic Studios, Culver City, CA ; other sound effects recorded live at Angola State Penitentiary.|
|Cast:||Narrated by Dana Gioia ; featuring Burl Cain, Ruby Dee, Ernest J. Gaines, Romulus Linney, Helen Prejean, Cicely Tyson, KenYatta Rogers, contributors.|
|Description:||1 audio disc (28 min., 49 sec.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Series Title:||Big read.|
|Other Titles:||Lesson before dying|
|Responsibility:||written and produced by Molly Murphy and Dan Stone at the National Endowment for the Arts.|