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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 58–60.
Published: 01 September 1990
...James W. Button Button , James W. Blacks and Social Change: Impact of the Civil Rights Movement in Southern Communities . Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press , 1989 . Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 Chatman's verses are made even more humorous...
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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 (1991) 5 (2): 131.
Published: 01 September 1991
... Copyright © 1991 by Duke University Press 1991 Bibliography of Dell's Published Works Album of a Heart. Jackson, Tenn. : Mocowat-Mercer, 1911. "As the Negro School Sings." Southern Workman 56 (July 1927): 304-5. The Dett Collection of Negro Spirituals. Minneapolis: Hall &. McCreary, 1936...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 91–92.
Published: 01 September 1990
... expressions, his book nonetheless sublimely examines details of the "lynching era" in one of the most race-haunted of southern regions wherein the blues, blues life, and blues theology evolved. By the time McMillen completes his retelling of the "black story," the theomusicologist fully understands why some...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 54–58.
Published: 01 September 1990
... and Legends from the South. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1989. The "coon songs" and racial humor of bygone minstrelsy and the preacher-bashing and devil-lore in early blues have their continued existence in extant southern tales, legends, and myths that are both recited and sung, as ballads, epics...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 128–133.
Published: 01 September 1994
...- ical examination of the blues. This is an inter-view of the blues that sees a transformation of the blues from its country form through its city form to its final incarnation as urban blues. With this quasi-exo- dus from its southern country life, the blues is said to have moved away from the religious...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 107–109.
Published: 01 September 1990
... exotic nature (17). Primarily written by middle-class southern white women, Local Color fictionalized, caricatured, and stereotyped the nation's various regional peoples and dialects. The nostalgic fiction of King, Stuart, and Chopin, loyal to the Confederacy and Jim Crowism, is set around the Civil War...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 133–135.
Published: 01 September 1994
.... This connection between the black church and blues folk suggests another question. Unlike the blues, why was the black church in its music and worship able to sustain a profound continuity in both its religious character and its southern ethos? This text is hampered by an absence of this crucial consideration...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 53–54.
Published: 01 September 1990
... all black southerners-the more personal struggle of black Nadirian writers, says Bruce, was in their negotiating the tension between their middle-class mien and the unrelenting racial repression: Perhaps the most crucial force in black writing during this period was the interaction of racism...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 88–91.
Published: 01 September 1990
... McMillen, "the single greatest impediment to better Afro-American schools was white fear of the revolutionary social and economic implications of educating a subservient workforce" (90). In addition to rightly reading the mind of the southern white oppressor, McMillen also manages to see beneath the thin...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 51–53.
Published: 01 September 1991
... Copyright © 1991 by Duke University Press 1991 Review of Negro Workaday Songs As a Southern State North Carolina is well known for its unusual educational platform; its State University has also earned for itself an enviable reputation largely because of the work done by its Department...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 88–90.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Southern California hotel invited me to attend. I could not, because it is known that the hostess at this hotel does not encourage even the casual visits of Negroes, no matter how intelli­ gent, well-dressed and cultured they may be. Needless to say, on this occasion I was embarrassed more for the artist...
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Black Sacred Music (1987) 1 (2): 29–32.
Published: 01 September 1987
... of the smaller of our Southern institutions, and in due course they appeared and sang. They sang twice, a group of spirituals each time. The selection, however, was poor, the rendition still poorer; and all in all the singers hardly reflected credit on the school which they represented. So far as helping...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 109–112.
Published: 01 September 1990
... relationships to southern history and culture, as well as personal ambition and desire to make a good living, finally, obscured their pursuit of the sharpest historical and social accuracy and criticism. (204) Even though Local Color was fiction, its make-believe world veritably impinged upon the reality...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 98–140.
Published: 01 March 1992
... in the persona of the blues singer, a persona that was a product of the traditional black Southern cosmological context. The blues lyrics of Peetie Wheatstraw were hardly replete with the religious folklorisms, African retentions (voodoo-hoodoo), and European superstitions characteristic of the blues of Victoria...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 1–19.
Published: 01 September 1991
... Institute on February 12, 1928 . Douglas Gordon, "And the Truth Shall Make You Free," Southern Workman 57 (1928): 154-58. lnlrodumon 3 Dett as a young college professor. Courtesy of Hampton University Archives. ~ North Carolina (1937-42). At each of these schools Dett formed and directed touring choirs...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 182–194.
Published: 01 September 1995
... if one were to truly discover that in general Negro music did come from the white man's songs. It should be noted that only recently has George Pullen Jackson come forth with the volume White Spirituals in the Southern Uplands, a collection that comes more than a half century later than the first volume...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 295–297.
Published: 01 March 1992
...: Schocken, 1972. Guralnick, Peter. Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom. New York: Harper and Row, 1986. Hamm, Charles. Yesterdays : Popular Song in America. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1984. Higgins, Kathleen M. The Music of Our Lives. Philadelphia: Temple University Press...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 159–161.
Published: 01 September 1989
.... Godin Popular Culture. Chicago: Thomas More Press, 1988. - - . Religion: A Secular Theory. New York: The Free Press, 1983. Guralnick, Peter. Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom. New York: Harper & Row, 1986. Hamm, Charles. Yesterdays: Popular Song in America. Boston...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): 51–59.
Published: 01 March 1991
... of the historical experience of blacks in American society and therefore can be read as history. More recently, a new black musical form called "rap" or "hip-hop" has evolved from the contemporary urban descendants of southern blacks of the Great Migration. Like its black musical precursors, rap also describes...