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Negro Folk Music of Alabama, Vol. 4: Rich Amerson--2

Negro Folk Music of Alabama, Vol. 4: Rich Amerson--2

American folklorist Harold Courlander compiled this series (Negro Folk Music of Alabama) from the recordings he made in rural Alabama in 1950. The album is an attempt to counter the stereotypes of black music that were popular in America during the middle of the 20th century. This fourth volume, album 2, presents traditional spirituals and newer gospel songs (plus one story), often displaying the traditional call-and-response singing pattern. Although Rich Amerson takes the lead, his sister, Earthy Anne Coleman, is consistently present in a supporting role.

Liner notes include an explanation of the various influences that helped shape African American music, as well as a brief biography of Rich Amerson and song lyrics.

Track Listing

101
Animals In Church Rich Amerson 3:32
102
King David Rich Amerson and Earthy Anne Coleman 4:51
103
Israelites Shouting Rich Amerson and Earthy Anne Coleman 4:16
104
Didn't You Hear Rich Amerson and Earthy Anne Coleman 3:35
105
When You Feel Like Moaning Rich Amerson and Earthy Anne Coleman 2:47
106
Death Have Mercy Rich Amerson and Earthy Anne Coleman 3:23
201
It's Getting Late in the Evening Rich Amerson and Earthy Anne Coleman 5:26
202
Lord I'm Waiting on You Rich Amerson and Earthy Anne Coleman 3:36
203
Job Job Rich Amerson and Earthy Anne Coleman 6:34
204
Come On Up to Bright Glory Rich Amerson and Earthy Anne Coleman 1:56
205
This May Be Your Last Time Rich Amerson and Earthy Anne Coleman 5:07

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