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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 85–97.
Published: 01 September 1989
... called soul. n.e Last Soul Singer Dateline: 1973, Oakland Coliseum Arena. It's SHOWtime! Here's a young man's GOT to be solid gold! The prince of peace! The god of love and happiness!. . .. Four gold singles! Two gold albums! That makes you the world's greatest superstar! Here he is: Al GreenJs Al Green...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 81–88.
Published: 01 September 1994
...Harold Dean Trulear Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Singl for God Has the Last Word Harold Dean Trulear For it is written, rejoice thou barren that bearest not, break forth and cry thou that travailest not, for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband...
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Black Sacred Music (1987) 1 (2): 29–32.
Published: 01 September 1987
...Benjamin Brawley © Copyright 1987 JBSM /Jon Michael Spencer 1987 The Singing of Spirituals1 Benjamin Brawley No phase of the interest in the literature and art of the Negro within the last two decades has been more marked than the place universally accorded the so-called spiritual. As early...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 81–83.
Published: 01 September 1991
... condition. The first voices a profound prayer for strength to endure, the second is a sigh of relief that in death the trials concomitant with servitude at last are over; and the last shows faith in Heaven to come. This last example belongs to that rarer class of Negro spirituals wherein the form...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 224–226.
Published: 01 March 1992
... single "Sexual Heal- ing" I1982). In his last years, Gaye oscillated from earthly pessimism to eschatological hope: from the notion that nuclear holocaust was imminent to a faith that only Jesus can save us. During his sporadic bouts with suicide, Gaye is reported to have viewed Jesus and sins that would...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 140–141.
Published: 01 March 1990
..., endures! Well may the scene appall , Yet, learn thou here, Love that "endureth" all. 6 A hill outside the gate with brow cross-capped Circled with motley, gaping crowd; gloom-wrapped In strange eclipse; thunder, and cruel jeers, A soul's last prayer, and women's heart-wrung tears. 7 Calvary! and a world's...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 250–252.
Published: 01 March 1992
...Cornel West Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 Sex and Suicide Camel West The body may be a poor vessel for transcendence, yet it now is the last such vessel for many. This is especially so for teenagers in our culture-though it also holds for large numbers of adults. How does one...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 42–47.
Published: 01 September 1991
... for the pianoforte of five numbers each, on ideas incidental to Negro life; these suites have been considerably used in conservatories and music schools. At the memorial service held at Hamilton, Ontario, last year, for the Canadian dead of the Great War, the piece de resistance of the program was an anthem based...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): 80–83.
Published: 01 March 1991
... to be right! 'Cause your history ain't something That got started last night. If you know where you come from, you oughta know where you're goin'. If you know how you got here, you know you got to keep rowin'. It ain't no big secret-it's the same first and last, You ain't got no future if you don't know your...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): 41–50.
Published: 01 March 1991
... in the birth of "message rap," thanks to the Bronx's Afrika Bambaata, who recycled the deejay rap of Jamaica into a message-oriented Afro-American vernacular. 1 The third element in the birth of "message rap" was the rhythmaccompanied poetry of Gil Scott-Heron and the Last Poets. It was their poetry...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 157–163.
Published: 01 September 1992
... of the show to Boston to go to the New England Conservatory of Music and ask to study with the pioneer American composer, George W Chadwick. Mr. Chadwick looked at some of my work and sent word that he wished to teach me for nothing. I sent back word that at last I could afford to pay for my lessons...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): 89–94.
Published: 01 March 1991
... Productions, 19, 38-39, 45 Krush Groove, 38 Last Asiatic Disciples, 48 Last Poets. See Gil Scott-Heron LeBlanc, Keith, 43 Lincoln, C. Eric, vi listeners, resentment, 5-6 LL Cool J, 34, 35 Locke, Alain, 41 Madonna, 69 Malcolm X, 3, 39, 41, 43, 45-48 Mandela, Nelson, 3-4, 47 Mao Tse-tung, 47 Markham, Pigmeat...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (1): 71–74.
Published: 01 March 1993
... all his enemies under his feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death-1 Cor. 15 :20-22, 25-26. Death is swallowed up in victory 0 death, where is thy victory? 0 death, where is thy sting? The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (1): 22–52.
Published: 01 March 1989
... the slave! Your Eagle spreads his golden wings exulting O'er the slave- o'er the slave1 Three million slaves are in his grasp, And millions more he longs to clasp But God forbid his power shall last. Free the slave-free the slave! Heralds go forth. And may success attend you . Free the slave-free the slave...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 29–33.
Published: 01 September 1991
... racially idiomatic, and it is around these last mentioned that the musical and historical interest of the concert centers. One immediate and important result of the effort was that works by Negro composers, the manuscripts of which had been on hand in some cases for years, having thus been given a proper...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): v–ix.
Published: 01 March 1994
... studies of music and culture and that it cannot be said that ethnomusicologists neglect the sacred dimensions of music or are unwilling to consult scholars of theology. Thus, shall not this volume in hand be our last will and testament, particularly given that the worse was yet to be said? I am speaking...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 124–132.
Published: 01 September 1992
... of this contribution to the war effort. If we concede that films do educate people in this way, we must also admit that they create lasting impressions in other matters racial matters, for in­ stance. In this respect, the Negro has been, with a very few excep­ tions, on the losing end of the deal and, despite the rare...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 149.
Published: 01 March 1990
... shall take my rest at last. There shall my body lie. 3 But on that resurrection morn When the trumpet of God shall sound I shall come forth from the tomb, Prepared to wear my crown 4 With the angelic host above We'll gather around the throne There to enjoy our Savior's love And never more to mourn...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 87.
Published: 01 March 1990
... of the years, Sad hearts near to breaking with weight of woe, Eyes wet with their burning tears, 3 By a faith that unfailing hath held us fast Unto the eternal things Yet know that love, joy, and peace will last, That still life's symphony rings 4 The sweeter because you have lived and wrought; Because you...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 16–34.
Published: 01 September 1995
...-surviving names are "corn field holler/' "nigger squall/' "piney-woods whoop," "roustabout drunkyell/' and "loud mouthing Many Negroes took to using these names for their cries and no doubt made up some of the names used here. The last one seems to belong to this class: Wordless cry: Coloratura I F II...