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The sounds of slavery : discovering African American history through songs, sermons, and speech

Author: Shane White; Graham J White
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD audio : Music : Audio book, etc.   Sound Recording   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
Includes compact disc (cd) of historic recordings.

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Genre/Form: History
Songs and music
Compact discs
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
White, Shane.
Sounds of slavery.
Boston : Beacon Press, ©2005
Material Type: Music, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Shane White; Graham J White
ISBN: 0807050261 9780807050262 080705027X 9780807050279
OCLC Number: 56535187
Description: xxii, 241 pages + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.) ; 24 cm
Contents: The lords of sounds --
"All we knowed was go and come by de bells and horns" --
"To translate everyday experiences into living sound" --
"De music [of the slaves] make dese Cab Calloways of today git to de woods an' hide --
"Sing no hymns of your own composing" --
"He can invent a plausible tale at a moment's warning" --
"Boots or no boots, I gwine shout today!" --
"When we had a black preacher that was heaven" --
Soundtracks of the city: Charleston, New York, and New Orleans --
Soundtracks of the city: Richmond in the 1850s --
Epilogue: The sound of freedom --
Notes --
The sounds of slavery: Recordings of African American field calls, songs, prayers, and sermons. CD: "Arwhoolie" holler / Thomas J. Marshall --
Levee holler / Enoch Brown --
Field holler / Roosevelt "Giant" Hudson --
"Oh if your house catches fire" levee camp holler / Willie Henry Washington --
"Roxie" / Convicts, Mississippi --
"New buryin' ground" / John Brown and African American convicts --
"Long hot summer day" / Clyde Hill and African American convicts --
"Go preach my gospel" / Deacon Harvey Williams and the New Zion Baptist Church congregation --
"Jesus, My God, I know his name" / Willie Henry Washington, Arthur Bell, Robert Lee Robertson and Abraham Powell --
"Go to sleep" / Florida Hampton --
"The buzzard and the cooter" / Demus Green --
"Prayer" / Rev. Henry Ward --
"Run, old Jeremiah" / Joe Washington Brown and Austin Coleman --
"Job, Job" / Mandy Tartt, Sims Tartt and Betty Atmore --
"Sometimes I feel like a motherless child" / Cilfford Reed, Johnny Mae Medlock and Julia Griffin --
"Have mercy, Lord" / Mary Tollman and the Rev. Henry Ward --
"The unusual task of the gospel preacher" / Rev. Harry Singleton --
"The man of calvary" / Sin-Killer Griffin.
Responsibility: Shane White and Graham White.
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Includes compact disc (cd) of historic recordings.


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