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(Document Records, 1996), 1 hour 10 mins
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Classic African American Gospel from Smithsonian Folkways
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2008), 1 hour 17 mins
Spirituals, guitar evangelists, "shout" bands, quartets, and choirs sing out the sacred sounds of African American gospel music. This Smithsonian Folkways "Classic" spans over a half century of select recordings to paint a broad panorama of this cherished American musical creation. Reverend Gary Davis, Sister Er...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2008), 1 hour 17 mins
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(Document Records, 2000), 1 hour 13 mins
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(Document Records, 1996), 1 hour 15 mins
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Music from the South, Vol. 6: Elder Songsters, 1
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(Folkways Records, 1956), 37 mins

Of Elder Songsters 1 & 2, Frederic Ramsey, Jr. writes, "The mothers, fathers, grandmothers, and grandfathers [have] kept the music alive and burning in the home. There are ways of singing hymns and other songs that are peculiar to the family unit, and to [the] everyday environment... It is this everyday environ...

(Folkways Records, 1956), 37 mins
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Music from the South, Vol. 7: Elder Songsters, 2
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(Folkways Records, 1956), 43 mins

Of Elder Songsters 1 & 2, Frederic Ramsey, Jr. writes, "The mothers, fathers, grandmothers, and grandfathers [have] kept the music alive and burning in the home. There are ways of singing hymns and other songs that are peculiar to the family unit, and to [the] everyday environment... It is this everyday environ...

(Folkways Records, 1956), 43 mins
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Music from the South, Vol. 8: Young Songsters
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(Folkways Records, 1956), 40 mins

Recorded in 1954, this album presents a younger generation of gospel singers from Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi. These performances represent a musical style based in the traditions heard on Volumes 6 and 7 of this series, but with clear movement toward a more polished urban gospel sound.

(Folkways Records, 1956), 40 mins
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(Document Records, 1996), 1 hour 6 mins
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(Document Records, 2000), 1 hour 15 mins
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