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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 91–92.
Published: 01 September 1990
...Carole Marks Marks , Carole . Farewell—We’re Good and Gone: The Great Black Migration . Bloomington : Indiana University Press , 1989 . Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 Boole lerieM 9 J has not examined such "interior" subjects as black musical or religious...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 68–74.
Published: 01 September 1989
... of contemporary Americans, sex is an opiate and a "balm in Gilead" capable of healing their souls sick from the sins of the world. The large number of pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases among marginalized Americans seems to prove that many people agree with Gaye's "good news" : that in this hedonistic...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 17–49.
Published: 01 September 1989
... thereto blues owes its very development to the theodicy problem. My presupposition is that to discover and document the various theodicies of the blues-which are explanations for the existence of moral evil in a world created by the good Lord-is to show that blues addresses "ultimate concern," is theistic...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 124–132.
Published: 01 September 1992
... cannot do so for the simple reason that many white people are coming to regard those simple characters as typical of an entire race, and that will not From Opportunity, Spring 1945, 74-77. Reprinted with the permission of William Grant Still Music. How Do We Stand in Hollywood? 125 aid good race...
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Black Sacred Music (1987) 1 (1): 68.
Published: 01 March 1987
...Roland M. Carter © Copyright 1987 JBSM /Jon Michael Spencer 1987 Luke 2: 14 GLORY TO GOD From BEHOI.D THE DAY COMES Roland M. Carter Glo - ry to God in the high est and peace on earth, good will to men. Glo - ry to God in the high est and peace on earth, good will to I men . I I II I Peace...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 347–350.
Published: 01 September 1995
... Gonna Straighten 'Em," 228 "Going to Heaven on a Mule," 196 "Gonna Stan' Dere Anyhow," 228 "Good News, de Chariot's Comin 106 "Got Her Loaded, Now!" 134-35 "Got Mah Head Under Water:' 261-62 "Great Day, de Righteous Marchio 106,229 Green Pastures, The, 200, 223, 235 "Guide My Feet, While I Run Dis Race...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 104–146.
Published: 01 September 1995
... of the victorious soul that has fought the good fight and kept the faith, and that, like the apostle Paul, is ready to lay down the armaments of this world and cross over Jordan where there will be peace and rest from the war against the evils of life. The tempo is vigorous and joyous with the basses thundering...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 68–97.
Published: 01 March 1992
... 'em as I please, I'm the only one like the way I'm singin' 'em, I'll swear to goodness ain't no one else to please. James H. Cone is a professor at Union Theological Seminary, New York City. From The Spirituals and the Blues (Maryknoll, N .Y.: Orbis Press, 1991); reprinted with the permission...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 177–188.
Published: 01 September 1992
... to enhance the qualities which made them universally loved. Just as every Negro, in these times, must be a good-will ambassa­ dor to all other racial groups, even more must every Negro who is before the public realize a supreme duty in this respect and act accordingly. Dr. Burleigh was an ambassador of whom...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 157–163.
Published: 01 September 1992
... be easier to get a start if one is colored and happens to find one of the many sympathetic white Americans who are willing to help. Insufficiently prepared though, a Negro quickly loses out, even after an auspicious start. A good break," to be effective, has to be bolstered by an enormous amount...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 243–338.
Published: 01 September 1995
... background for an understanding of the songs. Moreover, a good folk song is its own best document. Yet, where clarity is concerned, the matter of annotation has been dealt with. 3. If too few songs have been assigned to definite areas or personalities, it is because I have thought it best not to be too...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (1): 51–64.
Published: 01 March 1988
... Mary's goneI heard from heaven to-day; It's good news an' I thank God. They believed strongly that God had all power and perfect knowledge. Listen as they sing of his almighty power, He is King of Kings; He is Lord of Lords; No man works like him. and of his perfect knowledge, Oh, he sees all you do, He...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 164–168.
Published: 01 September 1992
... my funds were exhausted. Just when things looked darkest, Professor Lehmann gave our class Dunbar's poem, "Good Night," to set to music. When he saw my setting, he asked me why I did not go on to study composition, and I had to tell him of my lack of funds. Immediately, he called a faculty meeting...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (2): 29–51.
Published: 01 September 1988
.... And when we first recorded, you know, Mayo gave us a contract; it was only $12.50 a side. I didn't know anything about royalties. That's what we got for "Walk Around My Bedside" and "Precious Lord"-good numbers. Q: This was about 1935 [April 1939]? Ruth: I believe so. Maybe a little before that, I don't...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 215–231.
Published: 01 September 1992
... beautiful, but only as White, Brown, or Yellow are beautiful: when we make it so. The term has served its purpose, so I hope from this time forward we will all want to emphasize our American ties, as well as our African heritage. Our parents and grandparents, I think, wanted us above all else to be good...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 98–140.
Published: 01 March 1992
... the Adamic is in AfricanAmerican religious thought, the myth par excellence that prevents evil, no matter how radical, from being symmetrical with good and that characterizes evil as a mere "staining" of that which is primordially unblemished. Because blues singers of the old South were customarily brought...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 94–98.
Published: 01 September 1994
... that pain with heavenly songs. For some people the only way to assuage discomfort is to face up to it, look it in the eye, name it, curse it, cry about it, dance over it-in other words, sing the blues and amid that seeming profaneness call on the name of the Lord: "Oh Lord," "good Lord," "Lordy, Lordy...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 76–78.
Published: 01 September 1990
... "metaphors of God" and convey those encounters in story (9). To be sure, Greeley is not suggesting that all popular culture is good or theological (or that all "high" culture is good or theological), but simply that some popular culture is very good and possibly theological (r 3). He is not intent...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 88–90.
Published: 01 September 1992
... it simply because I am colored. The day has passed when a colored man can do things that are "pretty good for a colored man" and be praised for them. Now he must take his place along with the finest in his profession no matter what their race and do as well as they. It is a challenge that the world throws...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 232–243.
Published: 01 March 1992
... of the human preconscious-which is what a good metaphor is supposed to do. Various names are used for this aspect of the self: preconscious, creative intuition, poetic imagination, even (pace Aristotle and Jacques Maritain) agent intellect-the "active" intellect that rushes out and grabs images. This dimension...