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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 86–88.
Published: 01 September 1990
...Robbie Lieberman Lieberman , Robbie . “My Song Is My Weapon”: People’s Songs, American Communism, and the Politics of Culture, 1930–1950 . Urbana : University of Illinois Press , 1989 . Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 nition to the religion so that its members...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 68–97.
Published: 01 March 1992
...James H. Cone Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 The Blues: ASecular Spiritual fames H. Cone What did I do To be so black And blue! Theologically, there is more to be said about the music of black people than what was revealed in the black spirituals. To be sure, a significant...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 105–108.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 The Negro and His Music When one discusses the Negro "stereotype" he speaks of something that colored people have been fighting for many years something that extends to almost all art-expressions in which colored people are portrayed. Films, up...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 169–172.
Published: 01 September 1992
..., people spread the idea that all Negroes were inferior and incapable of advancement, in comparison to the white race which was invariably superior and near human perfection. Today, people are apt to go to the other extreme and paint American white people as being wicked persecutors of the Negroes, who...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (1): 75–79.
Published: 01 March 1993
... done to verify the basic conclusion that in our society we have not reached the point of a full democracy in which all of the people participate fully in the process of pursuing, without artificially imposed limitations, the blessed hope of life, liberty; and the pursuit of happiness . If King were...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 34–41.
Published: 01 September 1991
... University, 1920. 1'le Delfelopment of #egro Religious Music 35 minded people against the adoption of the undeveloped Negro folk song for dignified or formal church service. Attention is called to the way in which the Russian church in this country has treated the idea of exploitation of its music...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (1): 65–71.
Published: 01 March 1988
..., 1920. 66 The Journal of Black Sacred Music accepted as a fact, then it must be admitted that it is one which, waiving aside the question of race or color, would be operative in prejudicing a great many serious-minded people against the adoption of the undeveloped Negro folk song for dignified or formal...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 133–135.
Published: 01 September 1992
... were enjoyed only by wealthy people. A King or a Queen might patronize a composer, and command gala performances of anything that suited the royal fancy. Through the years, more and more poeple have become associated with the production, manage­ ment and enjoyment of music, until today it may rightly...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 233–244.
Published: 01 September 1992
... of many young composers lately, I've been astonished to see how much of it follows a pattern. Now, I don't disagree totally with that pattern. I simply don't see how it's possible for so many to fall into it and still retain their identities as individuals. There are people who seem to have decided...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 128–133.
Published: 01 September 1994
... of Europe, enacted in their gaze on non-Europeans, and solidified in the destruction of Third World peoples whose so-called backward ways seemed too hostile and divisive for the new world order. Willie Tames fennings Jon Michael Spencer. Blues and Evil. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1993. Pp...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (1): 62–70.
Published: 01 March 1993
... and military equipment in the midst of heavily populated areas with minimal human casualties. For some time now, we could destroy people without demolishing buildings and property. Now we can destroy buildings in the midst of people. We've studied war real well. Sermon presented on February 10, 1991...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 88–90.
Published: 01 September 1992
... of Jim Crow coaches. Then too, one is often forced to go without food for prolonged periods when his work or other circumstances take him into sections of cities where the restaurants refuse service to colored people. These and other handicaps of similar nature would probably grieve me greatly were...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 92–106.
Published: 01 March 1994
... Zeitung on February 27, 1992 on the other hand, the writer took issue with an article panning the television series Beverly Hills 90210: "I like watching the program in order to switch off and dream. Perhaps it would not do any harm if some people forgot they are intellectuals at least once in a while...
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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 (1992) 6 (1): 162–169.
Published: 01 March 1992
... to summarize Mary Lou's feelings about jazz. There are certain characteristics that can be observed and understood through this quotation. They are important because they reveal what this music is all about. 11Sensitwe lo 11,e Whole Range of Existence" Artists are generally most sensitive people and jazz...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (1): 36–37.
Published: 01 March 1993
... of these drums-the character of the people is in them-people who fled from the plains of Haiti, to win and hold their freedom in the mountains. I heard a marvelous native drummer, Ti Ro Ro, who seemed to be drumming with his soul, as he crouched over the carved, hollow log, his hands flashing in the rhythm...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 150–156.
Published: 01 September 1992
.... If an American wrote a symphony, someone was sure to comment that Beethoven had written a better one. If an American tried his hand at counterpoint, there were inevitable com­ parisons with Bach. People (often Europeans who were making their living in America) made the blunt assertion that no American music...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 218–238.
Published: 01 March 1994
...-turn to rap music as "the last form of transcendence available." These young people are in search of the self-transcendence that is central to the human need for hope and survival, but they are not, in the main, reached by black religious organizations. Rather, they participate in the music and dance...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 57–67.
Published: 01 September 1989
... probably resembled the charismatic delivery of the sanctified black preacher more than any other secular performer of his day, added to the intrinsic theological meaning of Black Power an extrinsic aura of religiosity. "JB is straight out, open, and speaking from the most deeply religious people...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 177–188.
Published: 01 September 1992
.... In fact, at this time there was a widespread misconception that all Negroes were "wonderful singers and dancers." Unfortunately, most of the white people who subscribed to that view also held the mental reservation that Negroes were talented only in folk or theatrical music. We have had to fight to combat...