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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 68–69.
Published: 01 March 1990
...F. M. Hamilton Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 34 Save Me Now r 1. 0 2. I 3. I 4. To Lord, candare Thee in not not a- pi- t y let Thee wai t to-lo ne, 0 hear le ave -mo rLord my me row's cry, And n ow, Nor sun , 0 cry, 0 i ~b~~ ~I ~ r ~~ I let me hear the r fI I I sav- ing word...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 64–68.
Published: 01 September 1994
...James Weldon Johnson Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Now We Have the Blues James Weldon Johnson When I wrote an essay on the Negro's Creative Genius as a preface to "The Book of American Negro Poetry:' I made what was, perhaps, a startling statement by saying that the Negro...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (1): 22–52.
Published: 01 March 1989
... and young come one and all, Join now to celebrate Eighteen hundred and thirty eight. Sing freemen sing, 0 sing freemen sing, Sing a Song For it wont be long 'Till the slaves are all set free. In old Jamaca's Isles See the Sun of freedom smiles, Chains are now no longer worn Despots from their Thrones...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): 80–83.
Published: 01 March 1991
...C. Eric Lincoln Copyright © 1991 by Duke University Press 1991 125th Street Rap Session C. Eric Lincoln Listen to me Brothers, I'm gonna tell it like it is, Why you don't get your percentage while The Man is gettin' his. Now it ain't no great big secret, and it ain't no mystery, You peed...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (2): 29–51.
Published: 01 September 1988
... six people in a group at that time? Ruth: Very much unusual. Q: What other names were under consideration besides Selah? Ruth: I can't remember, it's been quite a while. Q: And who were the other people that were involved with the group early on? Ruth: We had Nathaniel Townsley (he's a minister now...
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Black Sacred Music (1987) 1 (2): 37.
Published: 01 September 1987
...Jon Michael Spencer © Copyright 1987 JBSM /Jon Michael Spencer 1987 Exodus (A Spiritual) To Harriet Tubman Jon Michael Spencer Must take foot with heel and toe, Go fleein' North to Abe, or West-a renegade. Cum by ya, Masta Jesus, must now steal away Protected by my God, my God to Whom I fly...
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Black Sacred Music (1987) 1 (2): 37.
Published: 01 September 1987
...Jon Michael Spencer © Copyright 1987 JBSM /Jon Michael Spencer 1987 Exodus (A Spiritual) To Harriet Tubman Jon Michael Spencer Must take foot with heel and toe, Go fleein' North to Abe, or West-a renegade. Cum by ya, Masta Jesus, must now steal away Protected by my God, my God to Whom I fly...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (1): 38–46.
Published: 01 March 1993
...' on the street. He reached in the car for his "box" and hit a chord. Good ol' box. Served him in his days of sin, an' now was holiness unto the Lord. Those psalters, and sackbuts, an' dulcimers, an' instruments of ten strings couldn'a sounded any better back there than a good ol' box in the han's of a levee...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 22–23.
Published: 01 March 1990
... lie, Behold the leaves almost appearing, Awake! behold your end is nigh. 3 We read of wars, and great commotions, To come before that dreadful day; Sinners, quit your sinful courses, And trifle not your time away. 4 Consider now the desolation, And the shortness of your time; Since there's none...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (1): 84–86.
Published: 01 March 1988
... the God of an 7 It was Af ri ca cient Af - ri the birth-place -rneof -Tu - the tank - a - God, men he dis came much cov la -Fa - the I' A men - o phi s 'three ' and the joy of life is with -ca the God now of a 11 pea of th e peo-ple of the world e red ter gave us ple, where that and to for A his...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 161.
Published: 01 March 1990
... in the skies. Listen to her pleadings, "Wandering boy, come home," Lovingly entreating, do not longer roam; Let your manhood waken, heav'nward lift your eyes; If you love your mother, meet her in the skies. 2 Now the old home, vacant, has no charms for you; One dear form is absent, mother, kind and true...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 147–161.
Published: 01 September 1995
... for song-making. The effect of this welding together of group interest made it easier for the folk poet and composer to gain insight into the life problems, joys, sorrows, and ambitions of the people around him. Whereas a man previously had been bound to one plantation, he now was free to visit many...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 114–123.
Published: 01 September 1992
... in the Negroid idiom, there are many Negro musicians who now claim to have done work for him, arranging or composing. I have no way of knowing whether any of these claims are justified. I do know that Gershwin did a great deal of unconscious borrowing from several sources (not always the Negro) and that he did...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 72–74.
Published: 01 September 1994
..., on a par with the best. Humor: rather thin and below the Negro standard of a decade ago. For the lines of the play I strive hard to find a good word but can think only of "silly," "childish," and the like. The story of Jehovah creating the earth and man we now realize belongs to the infancy of our...
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Black Sacred Music (1987) 1 (2): 29–32.
Published: 01 September 1987
.... They certainly have their merits, and for the Negro they are a precious heritage. But they also have their shortcomings, especially for the age in which we now live; and it is the purpose of the present inquiry to see just where these shortcomings lie, just how the melodies may be used to the best advantage...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 32–33.
Published: 01 March 1990
...F. M. Hamilton Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 12 The Master Calls! Go Work To-Day it f f f ~ EI ~ r I ~ fl / tI 1. you hear the Mas- ter call- ing now? Call- ing ~: lab- 'r~s, 2. If you hear His voice come 10 Him now , Come 10 Him glad- ly, 3. There arewo rk sof mer- cy...
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Black Sacred Music (1987) 1 (2): 40–41.
Published: 01 September 1987
... by the Archives at Hampton University. 40 Memorial Hymn 41 MEMORIAL HYMN TO GENERAL ARMSTRONG. Wori!a 'b7 ALICE K. BACON. Kuslc 'b7 EiNEST now CilTEB, 1893. ~Li - - mf -~ God and free-dom's sake read- y to die. For - ward I his on - ly thought- f~5 ~=fe~=I f:~ If~~C19 1r==m0:d+dff 1 ~ g=;E~i E_ p j t l For - ward...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 104–107.
Published: 01 September 1991
... of its creators were vastly different, certainly different from anything now in the lives of those who essay these songs. This is so true that there are now, in some sections of the country, Negroes who sing their own songs indifferently. If Negroes, themselves, find difficulty in striking the authentic...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 60–61.
Published: 01 March 1990
...Mary L. Tate; Mary F. L. Keith Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 29 You Had Better Not Work on Sunday (The Seventh Day, Which Is the Sabbath Day) 1 Now listen unto me and understand what I say! God is the very Man who instituted the Sabbath Day. Read Genesis 2 and 2. Now you know...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): vii–viii.
Published: 01 September 1995
...Jon Michael Spencer Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Foreword As of this year, 1995, this book is exactly fifty years old, and yet until now it has never been...