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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 72–74.
Published: 01 September 1994
...J. A. Rogers Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 "The Green Pastures" and Other Ruminations f. A. Rogers Impressions of "The Green Pastures" as a play. Stage setting: A delight. Acting: good, Charles Winter Wood is impressive, supple, masterly, pleasing. Singing: unforgettable...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 117–120.
Published: 01 September 1990
... to climb the "for whites only" ladder of racial assimilation and cultural acceptance. For instance, The Green Pastures (1930) was composed of white stereotypes about what southern black folk's heaven looked like according to their religious fantasies. Additionally, just as casting blacks in white roles...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 40–46.
Published: 01 September 1990
... in which they have been passed from person to person. Other collections, such as Fifty Negro Spirituals for Male Voices, published by the J. A. Parks Company, York, Nebraska, and The Green Pasture Spirituals, arranged by Hall Johnson and published by Carl Fisher, Inc., New York, have additional songs...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 69–70.
Published: 01 September 1994
... and perhaps the greatest Negro stage success to date is known as "The Green Pastures," and this play is vehicled on the continuous flow of "spiritual" music. Black Sacred Music 8 :2, Fall 1994. Reprinted with permission from Th e N ew York Amsterdam News, 15 June 1932, 8. 70 Black Sacred Music Ten thousand...
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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 (1992) 6 (2): 245–251.
Published: 01 September 1992
... of a cultural nature and to promote Negro artists. Clarence Cameron White, the colored composer, played the violin at one such program,· Mme. Azelia Hackley (who helped many Negro artists get scholarships) gave a vocal recital; Richard B. Harrison, later to win fame as The Lord in "The Green Pastures," read...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 195–202.
Published: 01 September 1995
..., the singing of the Hall Johnson choir is a fitting challenge to the various professional organizations specializing in spirituals and jubilees. Johnson's choir shared equally with Richard B. Harrison in making The Green Pastures the artistic success that it was. Although the songs sung by this choir were all...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 271–277.
Published: 01 September 1992
..., 131 Goodman, Benny, 117, 118 Goossens, Eugene, 87, 170, 184 Gould, Morton, 27 Graham, Billy, 230 Grainger, Percy, 109, 179 Green Pastures, The, 249 Grey, Bill, n 6, 118, 119 Gruenberg, Louis, 114 Haas, Robert Bartlett, xi Hackley Azelia, 249 Hagemann, Richard, 17 Halasz, Laszlo, 27, 167 Hammond, John...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 230–242.
Published: 01 September 1995
... valuable as a composer, collector, and arranger. The high scholarship of Johnson does not destroy his spontaneity but rather seems to enhance it. The spirituals he arranged for the musical The Green Pastures rank among the most able and authentic solo settings of Negro songs ever achieved. His choral...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 216–229.
Published: 01 September 1995
... that would lead from Harlem to the outside world through the matchless distributing power of New York City. In fact, the sensational success of The Green Pastures was enhanced largely by the singing of the Johnson Choir. Anyone who has heard the choir sing "Lord, I Don' Feel No Ways Tired" realizes...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 147–161.
Published: 01 September 1995
..., one of these songs, "All My Sins Done Taken Away," was the first Negro folk song I can remember having learned as a child of about six in Pensacola, Florida. It was learned from another small Negro boy who brought the cows to pasture next to our home every morning. Since he always came singing...