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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 81–88.
Published: 01 September 1994
...-Galatians 4:27 You can sing this morning because God has the last word. You and I face difficulties, and in the midst of these difficulties it's good to know that you can sing because God has the last word. This text from the book of Galatians is actually a quotation that Paul brings to us from the book...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 89–93.
Published: 01 September 1994
...William C. Turner, Jr. Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Singing the New Song William C. Turner, Jr. I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set m y feet upon a rock...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (2): 19–22.
Published: 01 September 1988
...William C. Turner, Jr. © Copyright 1988 JBSM /Jon Michael Spencer 1988 Singing in the Holy Convocation of The United Holy Church of America William C. Turner, Jr. The law of the Old Testament (Lev 23:4-8) designates Holy Convocation as the Feast of the Lord. To Bishop Henry L. Fisher...
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Black Sacred Music (1987) 1 (1): 1–33.
Published: 01 March 1987
...Jon Michael Spencer © Copyright 1987 JBSM /Jon Michael Spencer 1987 The Heavenly Anthem: Holy Ghost Singing in the Primal Pentecostal Revival (1906-1909) Jon Michael Spencer* "I will sings with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also." 1 Historians and theologians writing...
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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): 68–69.
Published: 01 September 1991
... Copyright © 1991 by Duke University Press 1991 As the Negro School Sings The present high tide of interest in the Negro folk song is not, or should not be, without significance to Negro schools, especially those institutions dedicated to fitting the youth of the race for life work. Unheard...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 175–181.
Published: 01 September 1995
... Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 Chapter 9 The Influence ol "Shape-Note" Singing One of the greatest hindrances to the growth of Negro music both in a creative sense and as an expressional medium has been the advent of the "shape-note" hymn book in the rural church and the life...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (1): 6–13.
Published: 01 March 1989
...Willie J. Jennings © Copyright 1989 JBSM /Jon Michael Spencer 1989 When Mahalia Sings: The Black Singer of Sacred Song as Icon Willie J. Jennings Icons and icon theology are for the most part foreign to Protestant Christianity, including the black church and black theology. However, iconic...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (1): 56–61.
Published: 01 March 1993
... by the riverside are asked by their captors and oppressors, "Sing us one of those songs of Zion," Israel responds with great suspicion and skepticism. Was the request prompted by the joy of singing? Did their enemies wish to be entertained, or was it more ridicule and humiliation? Was it another form of co...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 216–229.
Published: 01 September 1995
... noticed that the Negroes who live in rural areas generally do not sing the songs that are often looked upon by urban people as being the very essence of Negro folk song. These rural Negroes seem to have forgotten the songs that are commonly looked upon as spirituals or jubilees. To go further, it is safe...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (2): 81–82.
Published: 01 September 1988
... and musicianship. Even presently the brief and unpretentious points are practically and spiritually instructive for music directors wishing for their choristers to "sing with the spirit (a) Unless there is music in one, it is hard to get it out with ever so much training; yet one does not know what he can do until...
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Black Sacred Music (1987) 1 (2): 1–16.
Published: 01 September 1987
... meetings, the anthem was a baptismal dramatization of inward allegiance and mass initiation to a new socio-religious order characterized by nonviolence. The singing of a particular song during a mass meeting, prayer vigil, sitin, protest march , freedom ride, as well as in patty wagons and prisons...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (2): 1–18.
Published: 01 September 1988
... week when the churched gather to worship, it is a rite of intensification. It has allowed them through singing, testifying, and shouting, to sing, speak, and act the good God has done for them during the past week, thereby intensifying their faith and community for the week just begun. Adapting...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 162–174.
Published: 01 September 1995
... the impression is given that all Wrong Roads 163 Negroes are given to dancing, jumping over benches, sweating rivers of perspiration, rolling their eyes until they start from the sockets, jerking their heads perilously, and creating a scene of general emotional carnage while they engage in singing...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 94–98.
Published: 01 September 1994
... in themselves onto the blues and onto those who sing and listen to the blues. They then call the blues evil or "devil's music" and consider the blues singer to be working for the devil. Perhaps it is true that the people who left the church to sing the blues were not forced to leave that protective sanctuary...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 147–161.
Published: 01 September 1995
... in color as the older and sometimes more primitive Slave Songs of the United States. The answer to this difference is found summarily in the dates of the two publications. Slave Songs of the United States was published in 1867 and was, of course, made possible by the singing of slaves and ex-slaves...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 March 1989
... and ··shouting 2 Any complete understanding of the worship experience of African-Americans must be arrived at through an examination of these three components. This paper, however, will consider only one component: the music black worshipers sing as an authentic cultural expression of both who they are (Africans...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 195–202.
Published: 01 September 1995
...," "Sing You Sinners/' and so forth have been used as themes for jazz songs. In some cases they have been sung by comedians and referred to as "new spirituals." However, when one considers the commercial setting in which these songs appear, it is difficult to determine which is the greater evil-calling...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (2): 29–51.
Published: 01 September 1988
...Christopher Lornell © Copyright 1988 JBSM /Jon Michael Spencer 1988 Thermon Ruth and the Selah Jubilee Singers An Interview Christopher Lomell Introduction The spirited singing heard during Holiness-Pentecostal worship is one of the most distinctive features of black sacred music to develop...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 203–215.
Published: 01 September 1995
... one day to a rural church. The singing of the people was wonderful. There is no better word for it; yes, it was exactly and perfectly wonderful. So, then, at a Festival intended to teach young Negro high school students an appreciation of music, why not have a session or two devoted to the Folk...