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Roots of Black Music in America

Various Artists
Roots of Black Music in America

This two volume-collection, is a survey of instrumental and vocal music from African cultures as well as from African American musicians in the southern United States. Producer Samuel Charters created the album with the intent to provide musical examples from "two worlds" through traditional offerings of African tribal music, cultural roots that were forcefully suppressed during the period of slavery in America, and African American music evocative of the influence of its predecessors. 41 songs, 1.3 hours, with liner notes featuring an introduction by Samuel Charters, descriptions of songs, and examples of archival documents describing early African music and black music in the southern United States.

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Este segundo volume de la colección es un estudio de la música instrumental y vocal de las culturas africanas, así como de músicos afroamericanos del sur de los Estados Unidos.

El productor, Samuel Charters, creó el álbum con la intención de proporcionar ejemplos musicales de ”dos mundos“ a través de ofrendas tradicionales de la música tribal africana, las raíces culturales que fueron reprimidas con fuerza durante el período de la esclavitud en los Estados Unidos y la música afroamericana que evoca la influencia de su predecesores.

41 canciones, 1.3 horas, con notas que ofrecen una introducción a cargo de Samuel Charters, descripciones de las canciones y ejemplos de documentos de archivo que describen la música africana antigua y la música negra del sur de los Estados Unidos.

Track Listing

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Simpah - Simpa Hausa drum group 2:03
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Jumping Dance Bahamian drum group 1:34
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103
Atsiagbekor Ewe drum orchestra 1:33
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104
New York String Band New York street musicians 1:31
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105
Kendal Female Wolof singers 1:19
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Everything the Monkey Do Andros Island musicians 1:09
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107
Gio - Song Gio workers 1:44
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108
New Orleans Street Drumming n/a 1:36
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109
New Orleans/Chicago Jazz Drumming Baby Dodds 2:09
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110
Anougble Festival Baoule drum orchestra 1:29
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111
New York Contemporary Jazz Drumming n/a 2:01
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201
Work Songs Kpelle bush cutters 1:59
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202
Work Song Cameroonian coffee sifters 1:32
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Work Song Jamaican construction workers 1:28
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Men's Wedding Song Male Dogon singers 1:26
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205
Go Down, Old Hannah n/a 1:37
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206
Wives' Song / Alabama Children's Song (medley) n/a 1:36
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207
Akonodey Akan Adowa musicians 1:23
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208
Country Song Kumina musicians 1:12
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209
Mansa Bafut musicians 1:58
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Samba Gilajagi Wolof gewel 1:38
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Wasting My Time J.D. Short 3:46
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Tara Wolof gewel 2:20
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Minstrels Tuareg musicians 2:01
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303
Kentucky Banjo Instrumental n/a 0:54
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Virginia Banjo Instrumental Wase Ward 1:27
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305
Kentucky Banjo with Voice Roscoe Holcomb 1:27
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Instrumental Kpelle musician 1:39
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307
Belly Harp Bassa musicians 1:53
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Djourou Baoule musician 1:08
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Vera Cruz-Style Harp Yacqui musician 1:28
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310
Balafon Mandingo musicians 2:04
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Baoule Baoule musicians 1:44
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Marimba Mexican musicians 1:27
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Musical Bow Jon Wieh 0:59
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I Have Two Wings Utah Smith 3:28
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402
Saddlehorse Blues Daddy Hotcakes 3:12
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When a Man Marries His Troubles Just Begin Andros Island musicians 2:41
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Just a Little While to Stay Here Eureka Brass Band 4:01
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He's a Friend of Mine n/a 2:42
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Jazz at the Philharmonic, Blues, Part 3 n/a 3:47
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