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Afro-American Music  A Demonstration Recording (1970)  Dr. Willis James 2 CD set

Afro-American Music A Demonstration Recording (1970) Dr. Willis James 2 CD set

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"This item is part of the Folkways archives. The original liner notes from the LP are included."

Tracks

Disc One

1. African Background
2. Rhythm and African Drums
3. Kinds of African Drums: Shongo
4. Periodicity and Effects of Rhythm
5. Africanisms in America
6. Afro-American Speech
7. Speech and Song
8. Speech and Rhythm
9. Speech and Melody
10. The Cry
11. Plain Cry: Coalman's Cry, Fishmonger's Cry
12. Florid Cry: Going to Alabammy, Cabin Boy
13. Colaratura Cry
14.  Wordless Cry

Disc Two

1. Wordless Cries
2. Wordless Cries
3. Florid Cry
4. Prayer Meeting
5. See God's Ark Moving
6. Cry, The (concluded)
7. The Blues
8. Religious Music / Guide My Feet / Ain't But Me One / My Soul's Been Anchored in the Lord / Good News / My God Is a Rock in a Weary Land / God's A-Gonna Straight'em - When He Comes (medley)
9. Good News - Chariot's Comin'
10. Go Tell the Captain
11. Jump for Joy - Cotton-Screwing Song
12. All I Want is Union 
13. Negro Music from White Sources
14. Jazz

Willis James, former chairman of the Music Department at Spelman College, looks at how the complex musical and linguistic practices of west coast African cultures have been translated into the musical practices of African Americans. In this lecture performance, he covers spirituals, work songs, blues and jazz.

 


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