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Been In The Storm So Long: A Collection Of Spirituals, Folk Tales And Children's Games From Johns Island, South Carolina
Various Artists
Been In The Storm So Long: A Collection Of Spirituals, Folk Tales And Children's Games From Johns Island, South Carolina
Genres: Folk, World Music, Special Interest, Pop, R&B
 
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An extraordinary sound portrait of one of the oldest African American communities in the western world. Collectors Guy and Candie Carawan's document of Johns Island, South Carolina reveals a community full of music and lif...  more »

      
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An extraordinary sound portrait of one of the oldest African American communities in the western world. Collectors Guy and Candie Carawan's document of Johns Island, South Carolina reveals a community full of music and life. "Virtuoso performances of the song and shout congregational traditional singing." -- National Museum of American History

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It doesn't get rawer than this
Andre M. | Mt. Pleasant, SC United States | 12/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a rare Cd of recordings among the Gullah culture of Johns Island, South Carolina in 1966-67. Being that the Gullah speakers were (and to a degree, still are) among the most unassimilated Black cultures of America, this gives you a chace to hear what is usually only described in books on the subject. This is thus as raw a recording on Black American culture as you can get. Janie Hunter's stories represent something of a lost art, and the Moving Hall Gospel Singers gives you actual "Praise House" singing stripped of all the sophistication you often hear in gospel you hear today. Civil Rights and South carolina historians will also be pleased to hear the voice of legendary civil rights leader Esau Jenkins (1910-1972) who did much to improve the life of his community and Martin Luther King's man in Charleston. Overall, a great documenary CD."