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Square Dance with Soul

Square Dance with Soul

Folksinger, Baptist minister, and Martin Luther King associate Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick (1933–1987) presents this instructional recording of traditional African American square dances. Accompanied by the Hearts trio, Kitzpatrick calls the directions for various square dances through song. His work as “director of folk culture for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference” attests to his knowledge of his subject. Liner notes from this 1969 recording provide detailed square dance instructions, a glossary of several square dance terms, and a brief editorial on the importance of preserving African American music and culture.

Track Listing

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Here We Go Loop-the-Loop Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick 4:07
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102
Go In and Out the Window Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick 3:37
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103
Red River Valley Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick 5:57
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104
Raise the Roof Off Tonight Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick 5:51
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105
Stay by Me Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick 10:27
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Take a Little Peep Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick 4:54
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Hurry (or 5&3) Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick 4:20
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Do You Have a Soul Cindy Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick 3:29
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Around All and Kick in the Middle Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick 3:46
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Swing Your Own Thing Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick 3:14
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