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Oginga Odinga - Various - Voices Of The Civil Rights Movement (Black American Freedom Songs 1960-196


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Label: Smithsonian Folkways - R 023 • Format: 3x, Vinyl LP Box Set • Country: US • Genre: Funk / Soul, Blues, Folk, World, & Country •
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The civil rights movement used freedom songs to spread their message, adapting folk and pop tunes with contemporary topical lyrics, or writing new songs addressing social injustice in general, and injustice for African-Americans in particular. This is a two-CD, song compilation of such songs, recorded live in mass meetings in churches between and The SNCC Freedom Singers, including in their ranks future Camden Market - Angus - London Honey in the Rock mainstay Bernice Johnson Reagon who wrote the liner notescontribute quite a few tracks, but the majority are by less professional soloists and choirs.

Historically speaking, this is a valuable document of a movement whose importance cannot be underestimated; if nothing else, it's interesting to see how folk and pop songs including such unlikely candidates as Ray Charles' "Hit the Road Jack" were changed to reflect struggle for equality.

Musically speaking, it's not that captivating; the fidelity is sometimes rough, and the performances interesting purely from an archival standpoint.

This isn't meant to diminish in any way the significance of these songs, just to say that they were effective mostly as organizing tools, not as pure musical statements.

Listeners will need to have a strong interest in the historical context of these recordings to justify their purchase, because as music it can make for a dry experience.

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Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Track Listing - Disc 1. The Freedom Singers.

This Little Light of Mine. Get on Board, Children. Calypso Freedom. Freedom Now Chant. Oh, Freedom. Ain' Scared of Nobody.

Leaning on the Everlasting Arms. We Are Soldiers in the Army. Go Tell It on the Mountain. John W. Wade in the Water. Come Bah Yah. Walk With Me Lord. Jesus on the Mainline. Freedom Train. We're Marching Still Water (Peace) - Four Tops - 50th Anniversary to Freedom Land.

We Shall Overcome. Track Listing - Disc 2. We'll Never Turn Back. We Shall Not Be Moved. Certainly Lord. Get Your Rights, Jack. Curtis Mayfield. Which Side Are You On? Florence Reece. Been in the Storm So Long. Dog, Dog. James Bevel. Oh Pritchett, Oh Kelly.

I Told Jesus. Ninety-Nine and a Half Won't Do. I'm on My Way. City Called Heaven. In the Mississippi River. Marshall "Rock" Jones. Will the Circle Be Unbroken.

Governor Wallace. Ballad of Medgar Evers. Uncle Tom's Prayer. Oginga Odinga. This Little Light of Mine Traditional. Get on Board, Children Traditional. Calypso Freedom Oginga Odinga - Various - Voices Of The Civil Rights Movement (Black American Freedom Songs 1960-196. Oh, Freedom Traditional. Ain' Scared of Nobody Traditional. Leaning Oginga Odinga - Various - Voices Of The Civil Rights Movement (Black American Freedom Songs 1960-196 the Everlasting Arms Traditional.

Wade in the Water Traditional. Odell Brown & The Organ-izers - Raising The Roof With Me Lord Traditional. Jesus on the Mainline Traditional. Freedom Train Traditional. We Shall Overcome Traditional.

Certainly Lord Traditional. Been in the Storm So Long Traditional. Dog, Dog James Bevel. Oh Pritchett, Oh Kelly Traditional. I Told Jesus Traditional. I'm on My Way Traditional. City Called Heaven Traditional.

Will the Circle Be Unbroken Traditional. Oginga Odinga Marshall "Rock" Jones.


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  1. Get this from a library! Voices of the civil rights movement: Black American freedom songs,
  2. Nov 10,  · Voices of the Civil Rights Movement: Black American Freedom Songs , a Various Artists Album. Released 31 January on Smithsonian Folkways (catalog no. SF ; CD). Genres: Spirituals/5(2).
  3. Oginga odinga We shall overcome. Standard Identifier Subject Civil rights movements--United States--Songs and music. African Americans--Civil rights--Songs and music. Protest songs--United States. African Americans--Music. Related name Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings. Smithsonian Institution.
  4. Voices of the Civil Rights Movement: Black American Freedom Songs These freedom songs draw from spirituals, gospel, rhythm and blues, football chants, blues and calypso forms. The enclosed booklet written by Bernice Johnson Reagon provides rare historic photographs along with the powerful story of African American musical culture.
  5. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Voices of the Civil Rights Movement Black American Freedom Songs - Various Artists on AllMusic - - The civil rights movement used freedom songs to 9/
  6. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Voices Of The Civil Rights Movement (Black American Freedom Songs ) on Discogs.
  7. Jun 19,  · This highly sought-after collection of 43 songs from the Civil Rights Movement includes rare recordings by Fannie Lou Hamer (Go Tell It on the Mountain), Betty Mae Fikes, the SNCC Freedom Singers, Willie Peacock and other activists/5(13).
  8. Artist: Various Artists Title: Voices Of The Civil Rights Movement: Black American Freedom Songs Year Of Release: Label: Smithsonian/Folkways Genre: Gospel, Political Folk, Word, Black Gospel, Traditional Folk Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue+.log) Total Time: Total Size: MB.

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