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African American Folk Songs & Rhythms
Ella Jenkins
African American Folk Songs & Rhythms
Genres: Folk, Pop, Children's Music
 
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Ella Jenkins and the Goodwill Spiritual Choir collaborate in this lively presentation of African- American music for adults and older children. The choral arrangements of spirituals, work songs, children?s rhymes, and othe...  more »

      
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All Artists: Ella Jenkins
Title: African American Folk Songs & Rhythms
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Smithsonian Folkways
Release Date: 10/20/1998
Genres: Folk, Pop, Children's Music
Styles: Traditional Folk, Educational
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 093074500323

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Album Description
Ella Jenkins and the Goodwill Spiritual Choir collaborate in this lively presentation of African- American music for adults and older children. The choral arrangements of spirituals, work songs, children?s rhymes, and other forms present a cross-section of African-American experience and music in a variety of styles. Originally released in 1960, the songs on this recording continue to be exciting to sing, to think about, and to enjoy as a remarkable collaboration between a gifted artist and a community choir.

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A classic reissued
AfroAmericanHeritage | Wisconsin | 02/28/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One of the great things about modern technology is that we can bring back classics and remaster them so that they sound better than new! This CD presents songs that highlight the hardship, struggle, work and religious experience of African Americans. Some are new songs with traditional arrangements, others are very old but newly arranged (such as Maya Angelou's two arrangements of familiar children's songs.) My favorite is the presentation of "Old Time Religion" in three different versions: traditional, classic, and gospel styles."