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Author White, Shane.

Title The sounds of slavery : discovering African American history through songs, sermons, and speech / Shane White and Graham White.

Imprint Boston : Beacon Press, c2005.

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Location Call No. Status OPAC Message Public Note Gift Note
 Moore Stacks  E443 .W59 2005    Available  ---
Description xxii, 241 p. ; 23 cm + 1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-234) and index.
Contents The lords of sounds -- "All we knowed was go and come by de bells and horns" -- "To translate everyday experiences into living sound" -- "De music [of the slaves] make dese Cab Calloways of today git to de woods an' hide -- "Sing no hymns of your own composing" -- "He can invent a plausible tale at a moment's warning" -- "Boots or no boots, I gwine shout today!" -- "When we had a black preacher that was heaven" -- Soundtracks of the city: Charleston, New York, and New Orleans -- Soundtracks of the city: Richmond in the 1850s -- Epilogue: The sound of freedom -- Notes -- The sounds of slavery: Recordings of African American field calls, songs, prayers, and sermons.
CD: "Arwhoolie" holler / Thomas J. Marshall -- Levee holler / Enoch Brown -- Field holler / Roosevelt "Giant" Hudson -- "Oh if your house catches fire" levee camp holler / Willie Henry Washington -- "Roxie" / Convicts, Mississippi -- "New buryin' ground" / John Brown and African American convicts -- "Long hot summer day" / Clyde Hill and African American convicts -- "Go preach my gospel" / Deacon Harvey Williams and the New Zion Baptist Church congregation -- "Jesus, My God, I know his name" / Willie Henry Washington, Arthur Bell, Robert Lee Robertson and Abraham Powell -- "Go to sleep" / Florida Hampton -- "The buzzard and the cooter" / Demus Green -- "Prayer" / Rev. Henry Ward -- "Run, old Jeremiah" / Joe Washington Brown and Austin Coleman -- "Job, Job" / Mandy Tartt, Sims Tartt and Betty Atmore -- "Sometimes I feel like a motherless child" / Cilfford Reed, Johnny Mae Medlock and Julia Griffin -- "Have mercy, Lord" / Mary Tollman and the Rev. Henry Ward -- "The unusual task of the gospel preacher" / Rev. Harry Singleton -- "The man of calvary" / Sin-Killer Griffin.
Subject Slaves -- Southern States -- Social life and customs.
Slaves -- Southern States -- Songs and music.
Slaves -- Southern States -- Language.
Songs -- Southern States -- History.
Oral communication -- Southern States -- History.
Plantation life -- Southern States.
Southern States -- Social life and customs.
Slavery -- Social aspects -- Southern States -- History.
African Americans -- Southern States -- History.
Aural history -- Southern States.
Added Author White, Graham J.
ISBN 0807050261 (alk. paper)
9780807050262 (alk. paper)
080705027X (pbk.)
9780807050279 (pbk.)