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Been in the Storm So Long - Spirituals & Shouts, Children's Game Songs, and Folktales

Been in the Storm So Long - Spirituals & Shouts, Children's Game Songs, and Folktales

This recording was made over a period of two years to accompany a folklife study of the southern rural African-American community of Johns Island off the coast of South Carolina. Producer Guy Carawan documents the "rich oral tradition of folk expression" of Moving Star Hall, a central gathering place for community members to express themselves through sermon, song, testimony and prayer evocative of the oldest forms of African American folk life and slave culture. 17 songs, 43 minutes, with liner notes by Guy Carawan featuring excerpts from his book, Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life? : The People of Johns Island, South Carolina--Their Faces, Their Words, and Their Songs, song lyrics and pictures.

Track Listing

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Talking 'Bout a Good Time Moving Star Hall Singers 1:13
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That's All Right Moving Star Hall Singers 2:35
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103
Jesus Knows All About My Troubles Moving Star Hall Singers 3:20
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Talk: Esau Jenkins Moving Star Hall Singers 1:28
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Lay Down Body Moving Star Hall Singers 3:34
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106
I'm Gonna Sit at the Welcome Table / Our Father: Prayer (medley) Moving Star Hall Singers 5:58
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Been In the Storm So Long Moving Star Hall Singers 3:04
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201
Down On Me Moving Star Hall Singers 3:01
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202
Reborn, Reborn Again Moving Star Hall Singers 2:49
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Row, Michael, Row Moving Star Hall Singers 1:44
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204
Johnny Cuckoo Moving Star Hall Singers 1:12
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205
Old Lady Come From Booster Moving Star Hall Singers 1:02
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206
Shoo Turkey Moving Star Hall Singers 1:21
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207
Mr. Postman Die Moving Star Hall Singers 1:03
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208
Water My Flowers Moving Star Hall Singers 1:18
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209
The Rabbit and the Partridge Moving Star Hall Singers 2:09
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210
Jack and Mary and the Devil Moving Star Hall Singers 6:40
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