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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 51.
Published: 01 March 1990
...John Howardton Smith Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 24 Why Spend the Time Debating? l Why spend the time debating, When the day is swiftly passing, And multitudes are waiting To receive the Savior's blessing? 2 Girt up thyself, thou grumbler, And be ready for the journey...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 150–156.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 American Music and the Well-Timed Sneer Nothing in the propaganda world is so effective as the sneer. A word­ less sneer defies quotation, but it does its damage all the same. It hits its target with greater certainty than many a volume...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (2): 29–51.
Published: 01 September 1988
... of the War, Ruth decided that it was time for the Selahs to embark on their first major southeastern tour. Eventually they became a part of a USO tour and subsequently a full-time professional group with Raleigh, North Carolina as their new home. Ruth quickly realized that the Selah 's performance style...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (1): 47–55.
Published: 01 March 1993
... will call it simply, "Standing on the Promises." Hard times do not always bring out the best in people. Hard times do not always bring out the best in the people of God. We are amazed at the lives and work of people who are heroic in their response to suffering. We honor them; we set them apart; and in our...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 243–338.
Published: 01 September 1995
... down. I Cap'm, Time Done Come Cap'm, oh Cap'm, Oh Cap'm, oh Cap'm, De time done come, De time done come, De time done come To take my baby Pretty brand new clothes. Cap'm, oh Cap'm Oh Cap'm, oh Cap'm, De time done come, De time done come, De time done come To take my baby To New Orleans. Cap'm, oh...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): 85–87.
Published: 01 March 1991
...-49, 76. Morton, Mike. "Boogie Down Productions: Healing Power." Melodymak er (Au- gust II , 1990): 37 . Odell, Michael. "Armed Resistance: Ruthless Rap Assassins." Melodymaker (Au- gust II , 1990) : 27. Ressner, Jeffrey. "Hammer Time : America's Most Popular Rapper Is Also a Demanding Taskmaster...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 35–65.
Published: 01 September 1995
... Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 Chapter 3 Dances, Blues, and Ballads I One may well consider the dance song to be synonymous with the Negro song in general. At one time or another the Negro has used all classes of his songs for dancing. This is very likely due to the fact...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 75–103.
Published: 01 September 1995
... took his father's work clothes, gave his parents and others present "de high-ball sign," and with strides befitting his powers overtook and boarded the flying train. What would follow was a series of great exploits that startled the world. These exploits even startled John Henry at various times, as he...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (2): 19–22.
Published: 01 September 1988
... The Journal of Black Sacred Music in historical time, but rather "in illo tempore in the locus of Absolute Reality. 3 It is a place where contact can be made with God. The greater the ordeals of life become the greater is the valorization of the Center, the sweeter the con- summation of the pilgrimage...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 91–101.
Published: 01 September 1991
... which were patronized by both colored and white people. I learned to play by ear, by listening to my mother, and at the same time was taught by her to recite poetry, including selections from such works as Tennyson's "Idylls of the King." By the time I entered high school, I could give from memory long...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 13–35.
Published: 01 March 1994
... as a theologically subversive activity. Except for Augustine's De musica, an unfinished collection of essays on the mathematical relations of tones and their meanings, no major theologian in the West attempted any kind of constructive theological treatment of music until our own time, the late twentieth century...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 104–146.
Published: 01 September 1995
... unto salvation. To make this point clear it is only necessary to consider two well-known songs. "Lord, I Want to Be a Christian" is a song of the penitent who stands, as it were, before the very throne of his maker and proclaims his unworthiness and at the same time asks for the power not only...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 144–149.
Published: 01 September 1992
... these musicians have so much time and energy to spend on intrigue, their creative work must necessarily suffer. A person can't possibly do so many things and do them all From Opera, Concert and Symphony, August 1947, 10 11, 30. Reprinted with the permission of William Grant Still Music. Politics in Music J45 well...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (2): 23–28.
Published: 01 September 1988
... in "classical" music . The reason Bishop Blake is so unorthodox in terms of having such a wellrounded music staff at West Angeles is because he realizes that the black Pentecostal church is ever evolving with the needs of its members and that any ministry wishing to remain viable must shift with the times...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 206–217.
Published: 01 March 1992
... feel that it was alright to be who you were and to have a good time. Their sounds were powerful, much like those produced in the music of the black church. Indeed, when parents and other "saints" were not careful, they would find themselves humming or patting their feet to this "worldly music." Pushing...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 66–74.
Published: 01 September 1995
... were sung for a time in the native tongue on plantations where censorship did not deprive the early slave of this last possession of his. The same capacity to create work songs, as far as it includes the race as a whole, may be said to dwell universally in the Negro. The only determinant...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 105–109.
Published: 01 September 1994
... between rap and black studies has been keenly anticipated. True to his idiosyncratic didactic style, Baker touches on all the collective histories and aspirations invoked during a time when a new black art form has once again revolutionized popular music and inevitably has been obliged to engage...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (2): 83–87.
Published: 01 September 1988
... with renewed hope. We can live but once; then, filled with the spirit of God's own holiness, let us do our best and sing." In part two Jones goes on to discuss and define such fundamental musical elements as the clefs, time and key signatures, major and minor scales, as well as shaped and round notes (both...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 147–161.
Published: 01 September 1995
... another matter when it is asked by the interested collector or scholar who wishes to attach the proper historical and sociological understanding to a song or group of songs. It also becomes very important in the matter of directing research, so that one's research will have as little lost motion-time...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 253–261.
Published: 01 March 1992
... to social history as well."2 Dent, with perception and candor, verbalized the weaknesses of a phenomenological approach, and at the same time anticipated an approach being used today by some musicologists and ethnomusicologists. In distinction to Adler's phenomenological approach, Dent's approach...