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Author Rosenbaum, Art.
Title Shout because you're free : the African American ring shout tradition in coastal Georgia / text and drawings by Art Rosenbaum ; photographs by Margo Newmark Rosenbaum ; music transcriptions and historical essay by Johann S. Buis.
Imprint Athens : University of Georgia Press, [1998]

Author Rosenbaum, Art.
Subject African Americans -- Georgia -- McIntosh County -- Social life and customs.
African Americans -- Georgia -- McIntosh County -- Religion.
African Americans -- Georgia -- McIntosh County -- Folklore.
Folklore -- Georgia -- McIntosh County.
McIntosh County (Ga.) -- Social life and customs.
McIntosh County (Ga.) -- Religious life and customs.
Alt Name Buis, Johann S.
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 190 pages) : illustrations
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-188) and index.
Contents "We never did let it go by" -- "Kneebone in the wildernes": the history of the shout in America -- "One family of people": The Shouters of Bolden -- Lawrence McKiver, boss songster -- The shout songs: Jubilee; Blow, Gabriel; Move for your dyin' savior; I want to die like weepin' Mary; Wade the water to my knees; Army cross over; Happy angel; Move, Daniel; Drive Ol' Joe; I come to tell you; Kneebone bend; Pharaoh's host got lost; Hold the baby; Religion, so sweet; Time drawin' nigh (I see the sign); Read 'em, John; In this field we mus' die; Eve and Adam; Went to the burial (Sinner rock so); John on the island, I hear him groad; Walk through the valley in the field; Ezekiel saw that little stone; Lay down, body -- Watch that star; Farewell, last day goin'; Transcriber's note; Historical essay: The ring shout: revisiting the Islamic and African issues of a Christian "Holy Dance."
Summary "The ring shout is the oldest known African American performance tradition survivng on the North American continent. Performed for the purpose of religious worship, this fusion of dance, song, and percussion survives today in the Boldon community of McIntosh County, Georgia."
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780820343617 (electronic bk.)
0820343617 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 784959326
Additional Format Print version: Rosenbaum, Art. Shout because you're free. Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©1998 0820319341 (DLC) 97043833 (OCoLC)38048587

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