Shout because you're free : the African American ring shout tradition in coastal Georgia (Book, 2013) [WorldCat.org]
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Shout because you're free : the African American ring shout tradition in coastal Georgia

Author: Art Rosenbaum; Margo Newmark Rosenbaum; Johann S Buis
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, 2013. ©1998
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"The ring shout is the oldest known African American performance tradition survivng on the North American continent. Performed for the purpose of religious worship, this fusion of dance, song, and percussion survives today in the Boldon community of McIntosh County, Georgia."
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Art Rosenbaum; Margo Newmark Rosenbaum; Johann S Buis
ISBN: 9780820346113 082034611X
OCLC Number: 868232618
Description: xvii, 190 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm.
Contents: "We never did let it go by" --
"Kneebone in the wildernes": the history of the shout in America --
"One family of people": The Shouters of Bolden --
Lawrence McKiver, boss songster --
The shout songs: Jubilee; Blow, Gabriel; Move for your dyin' savior; I want to die like weepin' Mary; Wade the water to my knees; Army cross over; Happy angel; Move, Daniel; Drive Ol' Joe; I come to tell you; Kneebone bend; Pharaoh's host got lost; Hold the baby; Religion, so sweet; Time drawin' nigh (I see the sign); Read 'em, John; In this field we mus' die; Eve and Adam; Went to the burial (Sinner rock so); John on the island, I hear him groad; Walk through the valley in the field; Ezekiel saw that little stone; Lay down, body --
Watch that star; Farewell, last day goin'; Transcriber's note; Historical essay: The ring shout: revisiting the Islamic and African issues of a Christian "Holy Dance".
Responsibility: text and drawings by Art Rosenbaum ; photographs by Margo Newmark Rosenbaum ; music transcriptions and historical essay by Johann S. Buis.

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"The ring shout is the oldest known African American performance tradition survivng on the North American continent. Performed for the purpose of religious worship, this fusion of dance, song, and percussion survives today in the Boldon community of McIntosh County, Georgia."

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An impressive body of work....This book should take its place as a significant presentation of grassroots African American song and culture."" - Journal of American Folklore""This is a splendid Read more...

 
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