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Playlist e approfondimento a cura di Giordano Montecchi

Argomento: Musica, schiavitù


Canti tradizionali religiosi, di lavoro e di ricreazione. Musiche ispirate alla condizione e alle vicende degli africani deportati negli Stati Uniti.
A cura di Giordano Montecchi

  • Canti di ispirazione religiosa

Fisk Jubilee Singers In Chronological Order Volume 1 (1909-1911), Document Records, DOCD-5533 (1997)
Swing Low Sweet Chariot (1909)

Ella Jenkins And The Goodwill Spiritual Choir Of The Monumental Baptist Church, American Negro Folk And Work Song Rhythms, Folkways Records, FC 7654 (1960)
Wade in the Water

Hugh E. Porter & His Gospel Singers, Spirituals, Saga Fid, STFID 2089 (1967)
Down By the Riverside

Paul Robeson, Spirituals And A Robeson Recital Of Popular Favorites, Columbia Masterworks, ML 4105 (1949)
Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen

Odetta at Carnegie Hall, Vanguard, VRS 9076 (1960)
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child

Archie Shepp & Jason Moran, Let My People Go, Archie Ball (2021)
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child

Pastor E Dewey Smith Jr & Congregation
Let Us Break Bread Together 

Sounds Of The South. Negro Church Music/White Spirituals, Atlantic, 82496-2 (1993)
Reverend R. C. Crenshaw & Congregation
I Love the Lord

From the movie Twelve Years Slave, (2013, dir. Steve McQueen)
Roll Jordan Roll 

Southern Journey Volume 12: Georgia Sea Islands - Biblical Songs And Spirituals, Rounder Records, Rounder CD 1712 (1998)
Willis Proctor And Group

Southern Folk Heritage Series Recorded In The Field By Alan Lomax, vol. vi, Negro Church Music, Atlantic, SD-1351 (1960)
Viola James, Lonnie Young & Ed Young
On That Rock

Southern Folk Heritage Series Recorded In The Field By Alan Lomax, vol. vi, Negro Church Music, Atlantic, SD-1351 (1960)
James Shorty & Viola James
Jesus On the Main Line

Nat King Cole show, Mahalia Jackson, (1957)
Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho

  • Canti di lavoro e vari

African American chain gang - work songs and spirituals (1929) [restored video and audio], 
Build Right on that Shore
Waterboy, Run

Get In Union. Bessie Jones With Georgia Sea Island Singers, Tompkins Square, TSQ5074 (1993)

Negro Prison Songs (From The Mississippi State Penitentiary), Tradition Records, TLP 1020 (1958), Prisoner 22 and Group
Early in the Mornin'

Negro prison blues and songs, Legacy International, CD 326 (1994),Unknown
Old Alabama

Jail House Bound: John Lomax's First Southern Prison Recordings, 1933, West Virginia University Press, 9781933202334 (2012)
Lightning Washington and prisoners
Good God Almighty 

Field Recordings - Volume 8: Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi 1934-1947 (1998), Vera Ward Hall
Come Up Horsey (1939)

John Townley, The Top Hits of 1776, Adelphi Records Inc., AD 4106 (1976), John Collins,William Reeves
Desponding Negro

Negro Work Songs & Calls, Rounder Records, ROUNDER CD 1517
Jesse Bradley and Group, at the State Pentitentiary Huntsville, Texas, 1934 (1999)

Negro Work Songs & Calls, Rounder Records, ROUNDER CD 1517 (1999), Thomas J. Marshall
Arwhoolie (Cornfield Holler)

Leadbelly And The Golden Gate Quartet, His Master's Voice, MH. 190 (s.d.)
Pick A Bale Of Cotton

Uri Caine, The Passion of Octavius Catto, 816 Music, 816-1904 (2019), Barbara Walker, vocals
The Lament of Caroline Le Count 

La playlist completa si trova sul canale YouTube della Biblioteca Cabral

Una selezione di risorse online

African American Work Songs and Hollers
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless child
Let Us Breal Bread Together
Desponding Negro
Roll, Jordan Roll

The Association for Cultural Equity Collections. Il Lomax Digital Archive rende disponibile ad accesso gratutito le raccolte audiovisive realizzare in sette decenni dall'etnomusicolo Alan Lomax (1915-2002) e da suo padre John A. Lomax (1867-1948)
The American Folklife Center - Alan Lomax Collection
Open Culture - The Digital Lomax Archive, un approfondimento su Open Culture

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