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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 16–34.
Published: 01 September 1995
... Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 Chapter 2 Cries in Speech and Song I Animals are capable of giving out sounds from their mouths that represent meanings and varying degrees of the powerful urge for expression. These sounds separate into two categories: those that man makes...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 75–103.
Published: 01 September 1995
... Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 Chapter 5 Imagery and Nature of the Work Song The work song has been the surveyor of the most famous and significant Negro legends. Here the great imaginative power of the black man is brought forth in all its untutored glory. Perhaps a truer...
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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 (1989) 3 (2): 57–67.
Published: 01 September 1989
...Earlston E. DeSilva Copyright © 1989 by Duke University Press 1989 ffte Theology olB/11,k Power and B/11,k Song: Jomes Brown Earlston E. DeSilva James Brown is an Afro-American performing artist and soul singer who reigned as "Soul Brother No. 1" during the sixties and seventies, and whose...
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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 (1989) 3 (1): 76.
Published: 01 March 1989
... © Copyright 1989 JBSM /Jon Michael Spencer 1989 From the Black Sacred Music Archive A Bibliography of Holdings on American Antislavery Song Founded in 1984 with a grant from the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the Black Sacred Music Archive presently contains over 750 music compositions, black...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 1–13.
Published: 01 September 1990
...Rebecca T. Cureau Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 Willis Laurente James and the Preservation ol Blatk Religious Folk Song Rebecca T Cureau Willis Laurence James (1900-1966) is among a small group of black folklorists who have devoted themselves to the preservation of African...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 30–34.
Published: 01 September 1990
...Michael G. Hayes Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 The Theology ol the Bla,k Penteiostal Praise Song Michael G. Hayes Black religious music and black theology are correlative in meaning. From the beginning, black music has sprung from black theology as a meaningful and life...
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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 (1990) 4 (1): 76–77.
Published: 01 March 1990
...Mary L. Tate; Mary F. L. Keith Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 39 Song of Heaven 1 Some say they don't know where Heaven is, and can't locate it on the map, But the first Heaven and Earth shall passs away, this they had not thought of perhaps. John said he saw a new Heaven...
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Black Sacred Music (1987) 1 (2): 17–20.
Published: 01 September 1987
...Michael A. Battle © Copyright 1987 JBSM /Jon Michael Spencer 1987 The Kerygmatic Ministry of Black Song and Sermon Michael A. Battle On April 17, 1983 at the Howard University Rankin Memorial Chapel, I preached a sermon titled "Depth Songs." In that sermon I stated that frequently in life we...
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Black Sacred Music (1987) 1 (2): 37.
Published: 01 September 1987
.... 0 Pharoah' s plantation's swallowed-up While I drink milk and honey in Canaan. I, I milk honey in Canaan! There is a Song in the Making Jon Michael Spencer "0 Hampton, We Never Can Make Thee a Song, Except as Our Lives Do the Singing" (Hampton Institute Alma Mater) 0 Hampton, there is now a song...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 182–194.
Published: 01 September 1995
... Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 Chapter IO Has the Negro Borrowed His Songs? The great volume of articles and books now being written on the subject of Negro music demonstrates the awareness that its inherent worth has generally awakened. It is doubtful if this folkloric...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 243–338.
Published: 01 September 1995
... Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 Appendix of Negro Songs In making these additional songs part of this book, I have been interested in enriching the quantity of Negro songs with rare and, in most cases, heretofore unknown versions. The seculars are very rare, because seculars...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 66–74.
Published: 01 September 1995
... Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 Chapter 4 The Rise ol the Work Songs The philosophy, beauty, and grandeur of the Negro work song has been largely overlooked until very recently. This is the result of neglect, on the one hand, and circumstances inherent in the system producing...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (1): 30–32.
Published: 01 March 1993
...Langston Hughes Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Church, Theatre, and Gospel Songs Langston Hughes Walking down 135th Street in New York I saw two large placards, both in the same shop window, announcing church-theatrical entertainments. One placard read that one of Harlem's...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (1): 51–64.
Published: 01 March 1988
...Henry Hugh Proctor © Copyright 1988 JBSM /Jon Michael Spencer 1988 The Theology of the Songs of the Southern Slave Henry Hugh Proctor This essay was Rev. Henry Hugh Proctor's (1868-1933) Bachelor of Divinity degree thesis at Yale School of Divinity in 1894. Having received his undergraduate...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (2): 88–95.
Published: 01 September 1988
...Hugh J. Roberts © Copyright 1988 JBSM /Jon Michael Spencer 1988 Spiritual Songs and Hymns A Review Hugh J. Roberts One November in the late 1930s Bishop M. F. L. Keith of the House of God, Which is the Church of the Living God, the Pillar and Ground of Truth without Controversy, Inc. met...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (2): 96–101.
Published: 01 September 1988
...Garry Seabron © Copyright 1988 JBSM /Jon Michael Spencer 1988 The Jackson Bible Universal Selected Gospel Songs A Review Garry Seabron The Jackson Bible Universal Selected Gospel Songs was the industrious effort of Elder H. C. Jackson, President and Dean of the Bible school he apparently...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (2): 60–80.
Published: 01 September 1988
...Charles Price Jones © Copyright 1988 JBSM /Jon Michael Spencer 1988 The History of My Songs Charles Price Jones "Jesus Has Made It All Right," "I'm Happy with Jesus Alone," "Jesus Only "Glorify His Name," and "Jesus Will Shelter His Own," are just a few of the nearly two dozen original...