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Every Tone A Testimony  African American Aural History 2 CD Set

Every Tone A Testimony African American Aural History 2 CD Set

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Every Tone A Testimony Smithsonian Folkways African American Aural History

This double CD draws on the collection at the Smithsonian Folkways archive to create a history of African American life and culture in sound an aural history. 59 tracks feature an unparalled assembly of voices in music, oratory, poetry, and prose by historically renowned musicians, writers and activitists. Extensive booklet accompanies the package.

Disc 1 The Oral Tradition Langston Hughes, Annie Grace Horn Dodsonn and others
Testimony Against Slavery Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis, and others reading Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth, among others
Reconstruction and Repression Booker T. Washington; Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry; Elizabeth Cotton; Ida B. Wells-Barnett read by Ruby Dee; and others
Voice of Pride and Protest I W.E.B. DuBois; Rev Gary Davis; Lead Belly; James P. Johnson

Disc 2 Voices of Pride and Protest II Paul Robeson; Big Bill Broonzy; Margaret Walker; and others
The Sounds of Twentieth-Century America Muddy Waters; Solomon Burke; Jaunita Johnson and the Gospel Tones, and others
Voices of Civil Rights and Black Power Martin Luther King Jr.; Bobby Seale; Nikki Giovanni, and others
Contemporary African America Voices Amiri Baraka; Hamiet Bluiett; Jayne Cortez; Golden Eagles; and others

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