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Bernice Johnson Reagon  Give Your Hands to Struggle, The Evolution of a Freedom Fighter (1975) CD

Bernice Johnson Reagon Give Your Hands to Struggle, The Evolution of a Freedom Fighter (1975) CD

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

This album was reissued with extended liner notes in 1997 as Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW40049.

Reagon's strengths as a songwriter, singer, and composer are reflected in this collection of songs performed with powerful layered harmonies. Includes the full-length version of Freedom in the Air and the previously unreleased We've Come a Long Way to Be Together. 43 minutes, informative 36-page booklet. 1975 Paredon Records reissue. "A fervent fusion of Black gospel and politics." Goldmine

     101      We've Come a Long Way to Be Together      Bernice Johnson Reagon      3:49     
     102     There's a New World Coming     Bernice Johnson Reagon     3:37    
     103     Room in the Circle     Bernice Johnson Reagon     4:37    
     104     Old Ship of Zion     Bernice Johnson Reagon     5:02    
     105     Why Did They Take Us Away?     Bernice Johnson Reagon     3:14    
     106     In My Hands     Bernice Johnson Reagon     7:07    
     107     Joan Little     Bernice Johnson Reagon     3:25    
     108     They are Falling All Around Me     Bernice Johnson Reagon     3:17    
     109     Freedom in the Air     Bernice Johnson Reagon     3:19    
     110     I Won't Crumble with You If You Fall     Bernice Johnson Reagon     3:06    
     111     Had, Took, Misled     Bernice Johnson Reagon     3:27    
     112     Give Your Hands to Struggle     Bernice Johnson Reagon     3:59

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