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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 48–50.
Published: 01 September 1991
... Copyright © 1991 by Duke University Press 1991 Review of The Book of American Negro Spirituals This title is an incentive to conjecture. What should a book contain which is designed to be "the" Book of American Negro Spirituals; how should the matter be treated and what spirit should...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 121–123.
Published: 01 September 1990
... Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 Books Received Braude, Ann . Radical Spirits: Spiritualism and Wom en 's Rights in Nin eteenth Century America. Boston: Beacon Press, 1989. Broven, John. Rhythm and Blues in New Orleans. Gretna, La.: Pelican, 1988. Cachia, Pierre. Popular...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 136–138.
Published: 01 September 1994
.... New York: Oxford University Press, 1992. 204 pp. Got to Tell It is a book for the mainstream masses. It is not a book that will be highly appreciated by the academic minority, in part because of its lack of documentation. Anthropologists, for instance, will not accept this as possibly a condensed...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (1): 85–87.
Published: 01 March 1993
...Jon Michael Spencer James H. Cone . The Spirituals and the Blues . Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books , 1991 . 141 pp. Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Book Reviews BS In his treatment of the inclusivity of official hymnals of EuroAmerican denominations, Spencer...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (2): 88–95.
Published: 01 September 1988
... with an accident which provided her with $350 in insurance money. Determined to use it to the glory of God, she published the first edition of Spiritual Songs and Hymns, the hymn book of the black Holiness church of which she was then the head. Ordained a Bishop in 1923 by Mother M. L. Tate, the founder (f. 1903...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 141–143.
Published: 01 September 1994
...Jon Michael Spencer William F. Rogers , Jr. Dorothy Maynor and the Harlem School of the Arts: The Diva and the Dream . Lewiston, N.Y. : Mellen , 1993 . Pp. x , 286 . Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Book Reviews 141 William F. Rogers, Jr. Dorothy Maynor...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 105–109.
Published: 01 September 1994
...Russell A. Potter Houston A. Baker , Jr. Black Studies, Rap, and the Academy . Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 1993 . 103 pp. Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Book Reviews 1OS Houston A. Baker, Jr. Black Studies, Rap, and the Academy. Chicago: University...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (1): 72–74.
Published: 01 March 1989
...Vicki L. Eaklor Eaklor , Vicki L. , American Antislavery Songs: A Collection and Analysis . Westport, Connecticut : Greenwood Press , 1988 . © Copyright 1989 JBSM /Jon Michael Spencer 1989 Book Reviews Eaklor, Vicki L., American Antislavery Songs: A Collection and Analysis...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 133–135.
Published: 01 September 1994
...Jon Michael Spencer Alan Lomax . The Land Where the Blues Began . New York : Pantheon , 1993 . Pp. xv , 539 . Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Book Reviews 133 beginning only the use of theological notions as metaphor, simile, and trope? In the new situation...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (1): 80–82.
Published: 01 March 1993
...Harold Dean Trulear Harold A. Carter , Wyatt Tee Walker , and William A. Jones , Jr. The African American Church: Past, Present, and Future . New York : Martin Luther King Fellows Press , 1991 . 103 pp. Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Book Reviews...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (1): 82–85.
Published: 01 March 1993
... music as a conduct of prophetic witness. While Jones does not deal directly with music, he does acknowledge the centrality of worship to the struggle for black wholeness. Perhaps the book's greatest value lies in the significance of its authors themselves. They write with scholarly insight...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 61–63.
Published: 01 September 1990
...Jim Collins Collins , Jim . Uncommon Cultures: Popular Culture and Post-Modernism . New York : Routledge , 1989 . Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 Book lenews 61 studying law, he was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1854 (the publication year of Simpson's second...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (1): 53–67.
Published: 01 March 1989
... legacy of Charles Wesley. Had we initially surveyed the hymnic history of the CME Church then the unforseen contingency would not have been that the church adapted the hymnal of another denomination, but that it adapted a Baptist hymnal. The inceptive hymnal of the church, the Hymn Book ofthe Colored M...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 138–140.
Published: 01 September 1994
... of American history. But I suggest that Baptists also read the book, especially those who have an aversion for the blues. fan Michael Spencer Anne Key Simpson. Follow Me: The Life and Music of R. Nathaniel Dell. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow, 1993. Pp. xxi, 678. This is a lengthy and substantive book on a man...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 230–242.
Published: 01 September 1995
... introduction to The Book of American Negro Spirituals. The arrangements by his brother are not uniform in their acceptability. At times there is a tendency toward showiness and the theatrical. "The Negro National Anthem," which is in reality "Lift Every Voice and Sing," is not done in the Negro idiom...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 175–181.
Published: 01 September 1995
... Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 Chapter 9 The Influence ol "Shape-Note" Singing One of the greatest hindrances to the growth of Negro music both in a creative sense and as an expressional medium has been the advent of the "shape-note" hymn book in the rural church and the life...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 94–96.
Published: 01 September 1990
... to live on" (41). The other unifying medium in "postbiblical" pluralist America is not its scripturality but the iconography of the biblical book itself. The Bible, figures Marty, is "America's iconic book" (156 ). Revered as an object by the churched and the unchurched alike, the Bible is a customary...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (1): 87–88.
Published: 01 March 1988
... or arranging in these idioms sacred to black religion. Always in search of private donations to enhance its historic and scholastic value, the archive now holds approximately 675 pieces of music, including black denominational hymnals, books, pamphlets, and programs. In addition, the archive owns the papers...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (2): 102–104.
Published: 01 September 1988
... research about the music contained in the collection. Now holding about 725 music compositions, black denominational hymnals, song books, pamphlets, books, programs, and photographs, the archive also owns the papers of gospel hymnist John Howardton Smith (1880-1977) and St Louis educator, choral conductor...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 47–50.
Published: 01 September 1990
...Molefi Kete Asante Asante , Molefi Kete . The Afrocentric Idea . Philadelphia : Temple University Press , 1987 . Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 Book Reviews Asante, Molefi Kete. The Afrocentric Idea. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1987. The discussion...