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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 114.
Published: 01 March 1990
...Charles Harrison Mason Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 65 Let Your Heart Say Yes to God I Let your heart say yes to God, this hour, And let me know. Let your heart say yes to God, help me. Help me, Lord, more. Help my love and tenderness. Help the little ones, help the rest. 2...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 57–67.
Published: 01 September 1989
... messages of black liberation and black pride. His "Say It Loud-I'm Black and I'm Proud" (1968), "(Call Me) Superbad" (1970), and "Soul Power" (1971) are today among the cultural artifacts of the black revolution. During the late sixties and early seventies, Black Power had become the prevailing ethos...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 54–58.
Published: 01 September 1990
...-engaging for its interdisciplinary audience. As John Burrison says in his introduction to the collection, people have always admired a good story: "The narrative impulse-the need to tell of or listen to experience and imagination structured into plot-is one of the traits that make us human" (1...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 81–88.
Published: 01 September 1994
... into singing and cry aloud." For even though the present situation seemingly says that you cannot have children, you will have more children than even she who has children right now. God takes this situation of barrenness, this situation of alienation, and turns it into an opportunity to talk about how God...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 17–49.
Published: 01 September 1989
... floods have caused their community's meager dwellings they might easily be moved to croon the blues like Texas blueswoman Sippie Wallace: The water is rising people fleeing for the hills Lord the water will obey if you just say "be still." ("The Flood Blues") But in the light of the existence...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (2): 1–18.
Published: 01 September 1988
... and intra- dependence into the cultus of the antistructural realm of worship and extra- dependence. · transformation / [preaching s e r v i c e ] ~ extradependence escape intradependence ~ ~regression [testimony service] 1If one looks beyond the male-dominated pulpit, says Cheryl Gilkes, one will doubtless...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 55–67.
Published: 01 March 1992
... with the permission of the publisher. S6 Black Sacred Music America; only then was he able to see himself as an integral person apart from its" 'meaningless' social order." He says: Cool means non-participation; soul means a new establishment. It is an attempt to reverse the social roles within the society by re...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 91.
Published: 01 March 1990
..., Jesus I am thine, Help me say, the Lord is mine. Help me say, Lord, I am thine. Help me, help me, 0 Lord. Help me to come to Thee when you call. Help me to say, Lord , thou art all. Help men, Lord, while they are crying; Help men, Lord, while they are dying. Help the little ones to say yes. Help them...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): v–ix.
Published: 01 March 1994
... of scholars in musicology or ethnomusicology"? Another peer evaluator of my proposal argued that a thorough review of scholarship in related fields failed to show that a new musicological discipline is needed. The evaluator went on to say that the field of ethnomusicology already embraces interdisciplinary...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (1): 22–52.
Published: 01 March 1989
... He'd feed me to the carrion crow. One day as I was grinding cane, My Master passed me too, and fro; Says I what can old master mean? Its nothing good for me I know. I caught his eye-he droped his head, And stuck his cigar in his mouth. Hal Ha! says I. Old master Ned; You'r going to sell me farther...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (1): 75–79.
Published: 01 March 1993
... to do a cultural analysis, raise questions about how much we have and how much we have not progressed in response to the things for which Martin Luther King lived and died. There are some who approach such a cultural analysis from a perspective that says we have made little to no progress. They point...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 138–140.
Published: 01 September 1994
... that says of the school, "Now an opportunity is presented to promote the interest of the Negroes of Africa through influential white people of Europe who are interested in Colonial and Native affairs." Simpson never expounds on this, yet in the Hampton university archives, in which she did a good part...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (1): 51–64.
Published: 01 March 1988
... Psalmist, In a voice so sweet and clear That I could not choose but hear. 'S"urce: Southern Workman, 36 ( 1907), pp. 584-92, 652-56. 52 The Journal of Black Sacred Music From the standpoint of art the music of these songs has been a surprise. Says a musical critic: "From so unpromising a source we could...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 47–50.
Published: 01 September 1990
... on Afrocentric premises," insists Asante, "is bound to lead to incorrect conclusions" (ro). In this respect, care must be taken to scrutinize the work of those in power who claim to be acting in the interest of the oppressed. Usually, says Asante, they are incapable of divesting themselves of Eurocentric views...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 36–63.
Published: 01 March 1994
... was then the largest city in northern Europe) had its impact. Page says, "It is the intense visual stimulus which cities offer to urban dwellers that sociologists have increasingly come to recognize as the one constant element in many attempts which have been made to describe the consistent effects of urbanism upon...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 1992
... by the clerical literati, given the strict tenets of canonical authority maintained by the clergy. In addition to the influence of the academic theologians, which we will discuss momentarily, the very appearance and ethos of the city (Paris was then the largest city in northern Europe) had its impact. Page says...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (1): 85–87.
Published: 01 March 1993
... spirit that moves people toward unity. Cone also comes to theological terms with the acting out of the repressed 86 Black Sacred Music human instincts for sexual love. He says that the blues rejects distinctions between the body and the soul, which means, simply put, there can be no wholeness without sex...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 66–74.
Published: 01 September 1995
... be willing to let down a ladder upon which the Negro might begin his climb upward. Consequently, the religious songs received all of the attention from these early benefactors. To say that these fine people were correct in establishing the spirituals and jubilees as the forefront of the Negro's musical...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 75–103.
Published: 01 September 1995
... of strong, black coffee. At the witnessing of these strange events, John Henry's father said his son was II gwine cause trouble fer wimmins and hell fer mens." It was John Henry who settled the matter by saying that he wanted to be a 11 steel drivin' man." Having "growed lak de risin' sun it must have...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 68–97.
Published: 01 March 1992
... of the black experience. And to understand them, it is necessary to view the blues as a state of mind in relation to the Truth of the black experience. This is what bluesman Henry Townsend of St. Louis has in mind when he says: "When I sing the blues I sing the truth." 12 The blues and Truth are one reality...