109 results for your search

Wade in the Water, Vol. 2: African-American Congregational Singing
See details
produced by Bernice Johnson Reagon, 1942- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1994), 1 hour 9 mins
This recording of ring shouts, lined hymns, and call-and-response devotional songs honors the 19th-century roots of African American congregational singing. It demonstrates how vividly these styles endure as a vital part of community worship services throughout the United States. 69 minutes.
produced by Bernice Johnson Reagon, 1942- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1994), 1 hour 9 mins
×
Wade in the Water, Vol. 3: African-American Gospel: The Pioneering Composers
See details
produced by Bernice Johnson Reagon, 1942- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1994), 1 hour 7 mins
This recording honors 6 composers who created a new repertoire of sacred songs. Performers include Sweet Honey In The Rock, Gloria Griffin, and others. 66 minutes.
produced by Bernice Johnson Reagon, 1942- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1994), 1 hour 7 mins
×
Wade in the Water, Vol. 4: African-American Community Gospel
See details
produced by Bernice Johnson Reagon, 1942- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1994), 1 hour
A local perspective of sacred music from two regions: Alabama and Washington, D.C. Singers include The Gospel Harmonettes: Jesus Is on the Mainline; Donald Vails and the Celebration Delegation: Lead Me, Guide Me; and The Bible Way Temple Radio Choir: Yes, Lord. 59 minutes.
produced by Bernice Johnson Reagon, 1942- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1994), 1 hour
×
I Sing Because I'm Happy
See details
produced by Jules Victor Schwerin (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1992), 1 hour 2 mins
Complements Jules Schwerin, The Life I Sing About: Mahalia Jackson, Talking and Singing the Gospel, Oxford University Press, 1992. Schwerin's interviews with Mahalia Jackson in the 1950s include Jackson reminiscing about her early childhood and her involvement with music. Four songs from concert performances are...
produced by Jules Victor Schwerin (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1992), 1 hour 2 mins
×
Pure Religion and Bad Company
See details
produced by Manny Greenhill (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1991), 1 hour
A stunning mixture of gospel vocals and deftly played blues and ragtime instrumentals from the guitar playing evangelist. Recordings from 1957 demonstrate Davis's amazing ability to both sing and play with a passion and skill unparalleled. They also contain the first recorded performances of the Davis classics H...
produced by Manny Greenhill (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1991), 1 hour
×
Virginia Mountain Boys, Vol. 4
See details
produced by Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 (Folkways Records, 1983), 47 mins
produced by Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 (Folkways Records, 1983), 47 mins
×
Doc Paulin's Marching Band
See details
produced by Alden Ashforth, 1933-2016 (Folkways Records, 1982), 43 mins

Recorded when Ernest "Doc" Paulin was almost seventy-four years old, this album provides a glimpse into the musical life of a New Orleans marching band. The ensemble’s blues-influenced repertoire includes traditional march tunes, spirituals, and pop standards, played with what New Orleans musicians call "lots o...

produced by Alden Ashforth, 1933-2016 (Folkways Records, 1982), 43 mins
×

Pages