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The long road to freedom : an anthology of Black music.

Author: Harry Belafonte; Mari Evans
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Buddha Records : Distributed by BMG, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD audio   Sound Recording : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Songs and music
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Book, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Belafonte; Mari Evans
OCLC Number: 48203663
Notes: Published to accompany the sound recording of the same title, produced by Harry Belafonte and others and issued in 2001.
Accompanying text principally by Mari Evans (liner notes) with introduction by Harry Belafonte.
Credits: Executive producers, Harry Belafonte, David Belafonte for Belafonte Enterprises Incorporated, and Alex Miller for Buddha Records/BMG ; producers, Harry Belafonte, David Belafonte, Albert C. Pryor, Leonard de Paur.
Description: 138 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 21 x 28 cm + 5 audio disc (4 3/4 in.) + 1 videodisc (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: A musical history of America's African : the songs of Black America inspired by its struggle / by Harry Belafonte --
"Can't do nothin' till the spirit comes" ; The roots ; Shouts and early spirituals ; Louisiana Creole & slave Christmas ; Underground railroad & the war ; "No more slavery chains for me" ; Country moods ; City moods ; Ballads & frolics ; Bad men, booze, & minstrels ; Muscles & sweat ; My God is a rock / Mari Evans. Disc 1. Ose yie (Asafoiatse Nettey) --
Sakadougou (Kandia Ake) --
Kufidi m'pala bituta (Mzobe) --
Ayilongo (Emanuel N'suba) --
Oba oba homage to a king --
Oaikoi harvest ceremony --
Ashiee tatale (Betty Clotty) --
Aja aja o (Betty Clotty) --
Falle-well (Shisha Maley) --
Amazing grace --
How do you do, ev'rybody? (Nannie McNeil) --
O, Lord, I'm waitin' on you (Valentine Pringle) --
Prayer (Bessie Jones) --
Kneebone bend (Bessie Jones) --
Hark 'e angel (Harry Belafonte) --
Yonder comes day (Bessie Jones) --
Goodbye, ev'rybody (Valentine Pringle). Disc 2. Tombeau, tombeau --
Je m'en vais finir mes jours --
Dans un brigatoire --
Pour la belle layotte (William "Billy" Eaton) --
Fomme la dit, mo malheure --
Miche banjo bamboula (Robert Henson) --
Good mornin', good mornin' (Hamilton Grandison) --
All roun' de glory manger --
Mary, what you call yo' baby? (Carrie Suter) --
Wonderful councillor (Harry Belafonte) --
Follow the drinking gourd (Leon Bibb) --
Steal away to Jesus --
There's a meetin' here tonight --
Many thousan' gone --
The colored volunteer --
We look like men of war --
Song of the First Arkansas Volunteers (Harry Belafonte) --
Free at las'). Disc 3. Ol' lady from Brewster --
Hallie, come on! (Miriam Burton) --
Run squirrel, whoa mule (Thelma Drayton) --
Fox chase (Brownie McGee) --
Chickens done crowed (Valentine Pringle) --
Way go Lily (children's song, children's chorus) --
Shine on (Ned Wright) --
Grey goose (Bessie Jones) --
Pick a bale o' cotton (Sonny Terry) --
Li'l gal, li'l gal (Bessie Jones) --
Go to sleepy (Harry Belafonte) --
I got 'em (Valentine Pringle) --
Hambone, hambone --
Watermelon man (Ned Wright) --
Fare thee well, oh honey (Gloria Lynne) --
Blackberry woman (Gloria Hyman) --
Easy rider blues (Joe Williams) --
Oh, Johnny Brown (Sharon G. Williams) --
I got 'em (Valentine Pringle) --
Black woman (Brownie McGee) --
Watermelon man (Ned Wright). Disc 4. Let the deal go down --
Betty and Dupree (Joe Williams) --
Eas' man (Leon Bibb) --
John Henry (Valentine Pringle) --
Boll weevil (Harry Belafonte) --
Stagolee (Cortez Franklin) --
Joe Turner blues (Gloria Lynne) --
Honey take a whiff on me (Ben Carter) --
Go 'long muley --
My baby in a guinea blue gown --
Dat liar (Milton Grayson). Disc 5. Ho boys, cancha line 'em? (Valentine Pringle) --
Good ir'n (Harry Belafonte) --
Go on, ol' gator --
Doncha hear yo' po' mother callin'? --
River sounding chant (William Eaton) --
Nobody's business Lord but mine (Harry Belafonte) --
My God is a rock (Harry Belafonte) --
We are climbin' Jacob's ladder --
I am so glad (Harry Belafonte) --
I'll never, turn back, no mo' --
Lord, I don't feel noways tired (Howard Roberts).

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