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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 218–238.
Published: 01 March 1994
...N. Lynne Westfield; Harold Dean Trulear Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Theomusicology and Christian Education: Spirituality and the Ethics of Control in the Rap of Hammer N. Lynne Westfield and Harold Dean Trulear In his important essay "On Afro-American Popular Music: From...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): 60–67.
Published: 01 March 1991
... These traditions are important because they help African Americans to live effectively in the present, as well as to understand what is enduring in the culture they have inherited. Among the more prominent contemporary rap artists, MC Hammer stands out as one who proclaims openly the spiritual tradition within...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 75–103.
Published: 01 September 1995
... refusing the I. This is not the only version found in Georgia; nor is this version found only in Georgia. Imagery and Nature of the Work Song 17 comforts of infancy in favor of the sterner ways of life. His first request was for his father's overalls and shoes. He held his father's hammer in the most...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 243–338.
Published: 01 September 1995
.... Dance songs (social songs and game songs) 3. Blues-folk, vocal-instrumental 4. Ballads and ballad types 5. Work songs a. Road songs (railroad and construction) b. Water songs (loading and boat songs) c. Field songs d. Camp songs e. Hammer songs f. Work songs-cries (liberally considered) 6. Slave songs 7...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 104–146.
Published: 01 September 1995
... I'll jine de band. 8. Line with rhythmic interjections: a. I'm gwine to Alabamy, oh! b. Oh! rock me Julie, oh! c. Read de sign o' de jedgment, aye! d. Dis ol' hammer, hanh, Kill John Henry, hanh. 9. Lines and humming alternately: Sinner ain't yo' tired o' sinnin'? Hm-m-m (long) Sinner ain't yo' tired o...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 March 1991
...-Boy Rodriguez, Helen Baylor, Michael Peace, and Fresh Fish. Even secular pop star MC Hammer does a Christian rap (and video), titled "Pray." Just as the hard-core rap of Public Enemy makes Michael Jackson's secular "Man in the Mirror" seem otherworldly, so does the existentially oriented hard-core...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): v–vii.
Published: 01 March 1991
... Public Enemy, Ice-T, Heavy D and the Boyz, and MC Hammer in 1967 ? Prelate vii All of us hope that our working together as teachers and students has resulted in a product that will help bring down the generational and cultural partition that separates today's prophetic rapsodists from academe's prophetic...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 269–277.
Published: 01 March 1994
... , 76 Grant, Ulysses S., III , u2 Grateful Dead, The, 199 Greeley, Andrew, 82, 86 Griffin, Bert, r 54 Groome, Thomas, 233 Grunfeld, Frederic, 184 Guns 'n' Roses, 195 Gushee, Lawrence, 187 Habermas, Jurgen, 95, 96, 99, 103 Hafen, Roland, 99-101 Hager, Steven, 74 "Hallelujah, I Love Her So," 210 Hammer...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 111–113.
Published: 01 September 1992
... series of concerts over the NBC Network will begin. And the cause he champions? He has been hammering away at it for many years, in many ways. He has done more for it than any other person in the musical world. It's not a new cause, for it is also championed in the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): 85–87.
Published: 01 March 1991
...-49, 76. Morton, Mike. "Boogie Down Productions: Healing Power." Melodymak er (Au- gust II , 1990): 37 . Odell, Michael. "Armed Resistance: Ruthless Rap Assassins." Melodymaker (Au- gust II , 1990) : 27. Ressner, Jeffrey. "Hammer Time : America's Most Popular Rapper Is Also a Demanding Taskmaster...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 173–176.
Published: 01 September 1992
..., can detect the form, or plan, that underlies the work. This recurrence of theme brings a welldefined unity which, however, must not be made monotonous. The classic masters believed that they had to hammer away at a theme in order to drive it into people's consciousness. I agree with them, except I do...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 120–123.
Published: 01 September 1994
... of the work we have done in theomusicology has not considered carefully the biographical data of the artists whose material has been studied. Although some of this may be due to the contemporaniety of persons such as Run-DMC, Prince, Hammer, Stevie Wonder, and even James Brown, the fact that very few...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 117–120.
Published: 01 September 1990
... hewed and hammered out in a historical struggle to establish its legitimacy and liberation in racist America. Book reviews by fan Michael Spencer ...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): v–ix.
Published: 01 March 1994
... that address the music of popular musicians Hammer, Willie Nelson, and Madonna from the perspective of the symbiotic relationship between Christian theology and popular secular music. The genres of blues, jazz, rhythm and blues, soul, and rock are also covered in this way. The essays are by H. Lynne Westfield...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 347–350.
Published: 01 September 1995
...) o' Mah Hand," 131 - 32, 254 "De Railroad Line's Mah Home 252-53 "De Sign o' de Jedgment 228 "De White Horse an' de Black Horse 141-42 "Deep River," 197, 217, 229 "Dere Is a Balm in Gilead," 229 "Dere's a Star in de East," 173 "Dis Chile," 2 73- 74 "Dis 01' Hammer Kill' John Henry," 245 "Don' Leave...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (1): 45–50.
Published: 01 March 1988
...: The Story of How the Afro-American Spiritual Was Hammered Out (New York: Macmillan, 1972), p. 259. 7Ibid .. p. 228. 48 The Journal of Black Sacred Music 0 ~ ..c eV) .D Servant Imagery in African-American Spirituals 49 Israel from Egypt, so would he eventually rescue African slaves bound in a strange land...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 268–273.
Published: 01 March 1992
... indexes the dire economic straits of rap's most desperate audience, the black ghetto poor, and reveals the degree to which rap culture is captive to the culture of consumption. Though rap has explored pop terrain with considerable commercial success IM. C. Hammer), has crossed racial boundaries...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): 89–94.
Published: 01 March 1991
..., 12 Martin, Sarah, 51 Martinez, Bob, 69 MC Hammer, 8, IO, 60-67; as sha- man, 62-63, 65-66, 67 MC Lyte, 34, 57 MC Shan, 16, 34 MC Supreme, 4 "Me So Horny," 78 media: and its influence on audi- ence behavior or attitudes, 71, 79; violence in the, 75 Melle Mel, 13, 32, 33 "The Message," 13-14, 30, 33-34...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 207–214.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Conference. 208 Black Sacred Music tasks relieved the monotony by singing rhythmically with sharp accents to mark the rise and fall of a hammer, a pick, or a shovel. In some cases, slave owners would pay a man or woman with an excep­ tional voice to lead the singing. The idea behind this, as Booker T...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 341–346.
Published: 01 September 1995
... Hallowell, Emily, 239, 244 Hamilton, Roy, 33 hammer songs, ror, 245- 53 Hampton Institute, 150, 199, 219, 225, 242 Handy, William C., 59-60, 63, 213, 233-34 Hare, Maud Cuney, x, 241 harmonica, 50, 156-57, 205 Harp of Columbia, 180 Harreld, Kemper, x, xii, xviii, 238-39 Harris, Louise, 214 Harris, Marian, 60...