Wade in the Water, Vol. 1: African American Gospel - The Concert Tradition

Wade in the Water, Vol. 1: African American Gospel - The Concert Tradition

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This four-disc set, drawn from the musical examples to Bernice Johnson Reagon's outstanding National Public Radio series on African-American gospel music, deals respectively with the concert tradition in spiritual singing, the 19th-century roots of African-American congregational singing, the pioneering composers, and community gospel. As ballet music lacks a

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This four-disc set, drawn from the musical examples to Bernice Johnson Reagon's outstanding National Public Radio series on African-American gospel music, deals respectively with the concert tradition in spiritual singing, the 19th-century roots of African-American congregational singing, the pioneering composers, and community gospel. As ballet music lacks a dimension without the dance, the CDs lack a dimension without the powerful mind tying the whole thing together. And to have included some of the non-African-American roots Professor Reagon illustrated in the programs would also have made this more than just another fine gospel set. But "just another fine gospel set" is pretty fine in its own right. ~ John Storm Roberts, Original Music

Product Details

Release Date:
05/01/1994
Label:
Smithsonian Folkways
UPC:
0093074007228
catalogNumber:
40072

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Performance Credits

Florida A&M Choir   Track Performer
Fisk University Jubilee Singers   Track Performer
Princely Players   Track Performer
Kehembe Eichelberger   Track Performer
Howard University Chamber Choir   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Robert C. Smith   Paintings
Bernice Johnson Reagon   Producer,Liner Notes
Tom Knox   Engineer
Toshi Reagon   Producer
Judi Moore Latta   Producer
Jason Stalluto   Engineer
Barry Sanders   Engineer
Traditional   Composer
Terry Knight   Engineer
G. Schirmer   Composer
W. Dawson   Composer
J. Harold Montague   Composer

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