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Kennedy's Blues: African-American Blues and Gospel Songs on JFK (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by MoneyRich at Feb. 27, 2015
Kennedy's Blues: African-American Blues and Gospel Songs on JFK (repost)

Kennedy's Blues: African-American Blues and Gospel Songs on JFK by Brian Ward
English | Aug 1, 2007 | ISBN: 1578069572 | 220 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

Kennedy's Blues: African American Blues and Gospel Songs on JFK collects in a single volume the blues and gospel songs written by African Americans about the presidency of John F. Kennedy and offers a close analysis of Kennedy's hold upon the African American imagination. These blues and gospel songs have never been transcribed and analyzed in a systematic way, so this volume provides a hitherto untapped source on the perception of one of the most intriguing American presidents.
Under a Bad Sign: Criminal Self-Representation in African American Popular Culture

Under a Bad Sign: Criminal Self-Representation in African American Popular Culture by Jonathan Munby
English | 2011 | ISBN: 0226550354, 0226550362 | 224 pages | PDF | 1 MB
The Transformation of Black Music: The rhythms, the songs, and the ships of the African Diaspora

The Transformation of Black Music: The rhythms, the songs, and the ships of the African Diaspora by Sam Floyd, Melanie Zeck, Guthrie Ramsey
2017 | ISBN: 0195307240 | English | 280 pages | PDF | 7 MB
The McIntosh County Shouters - Spirituals & Shout Songs from the Georgia Coast (2017)

The McIntosh County Shouters - Spirituals & Shout Songs from the Georgia Coast
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, front cover | 61:23 min | 366 MB
Label: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2017
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Acclaimed upholders of the African American ring shout, the McIntosh County Shouters keep the faith, form, and fervor of the generations-old tradition rooted in their small community of coastal Georgia. Companion songs to the shuffle-step devotional movement called “shouting” have resisted slavery, strengthened spirit, and left us a cultural keystone for the future. Through their classic shout songs and spirituals, the Shouters beckon us to remember the past while envisioning the future of the African American cultural legacy.
VA - Voices Of The Civil Rights Movement (Black American Freedom Songs 1960-1966) (1997)

VA - Voices Of The Civil Rights Movement: Black American Freedom Songs 1960-1966 (1997)
Gospel, Political Folk, Word, Black Gospel, Traditional Folk | 2:16:56 | Mp3, 320 kbps | 313 MB
Label :Smithsonian/Folkways | Year Of Release :1997

The civil rights movement used freedom songs to spread their message, adapting folk and pop tunes with contemporary topical lyrics, or writing new songs addressing social injustice in general, and injustice for African-Americans in particular. This is a two-CD, 43-song compilation of such songs, recorded live in mass meetings in churches between 1960 and 1966. The SNCC Freedom Singers, including in their ranks future Sweet Honey in the Rock mainstay Bernice Johnson Reagon (who wrote the liner notes), contribute quite a few tracks, but the majority are by less professional soloists and choirs.

Gregory Isaacs - African Struggle (2016)  Music

Posted by aasana at Nov. 6, 2016
Gregory Isaacs - African Struggle (2016)

Gregory Isaacs - African Struggle (2016)
Reggae | 38:12 | Mp3, 320 kbps | 102 Mb
Label: African Museum / Digital Link | Year Of Release: 2016

Gregory Anthony Isaacs ⋆15 July 1951 in Kingston, Jamaica, ₫ 25 Oct 2010 in London, UK, was a Jamaican singer and songwriter. He recorded an enormous amount of songs in the genres (regular) reggae, lovers rock, roots reggae. His nickname was the Cool Ruler. By the late 1970s, Isaacs was one of the biggest reggae performers, regularly touring the US and the UK. Well-known songs are Night Nurse, Mr Cop, My Only Lover, Tune In, and Love Is Overdue.
Folk-Songs of the South: Collected Under the Auspices of the West Virginia Folk-Lore Society

John Harrington Cox, Alan Jabbour, "Folk-Songs of the South: Collected Under the Auspices of the West Virginia Folk-Lore Society"
English | ISBN: 1938228685 | 2013 | 753 pages | PDF | 6 MB

Josh Groban - Illuminations (2010) [South African Tour Ed.]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at March 7, 2016
Josh Groban - Illuminations (2010) [South African Tour Ed.]

Josh Groban - Illuminations (2010) [South African Tour Ed.]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 405 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 172 Mb | Scans | 205 Mb | Time: 01:03:29
Genre: Vocal, Operatic Pop, Easy Listening | Label: Warner Bros. Records | Cat.: WBCD 2291

Illuminations is the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Josh Groban, produced by Rick Rubin. Similar to his previous albums, Illuminations contains songs sung in a variety of languages, including his first take on a Portuguese song, "Você Existe Em Mim", which Groban co-wrote with Lester Mendez and Carlinhos Brown. South African Tour Edition with 3 bonus songs.
Darkening Mirrors: Imperial Representation in Depression-Era African American Performance

Darkening Mirrors: Imperial Representation in Depression-Era African American Performance by Stephanie Leigh Batiste
English | 2012 | ISBN: 0822348985, 082234923X | 352 pages | PDF | 2,6 MB

African Head Charge - Songs Of Praise (1990)  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 14, 2015
African Head Charge - Songs Of Praise (1990)

African Head Charge - Songs Of Praise (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 404 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 188 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Psychedelic Dub, Reggae | Label: On-U Sound | # ON-U CD12 | Time: 00:59:19

Not very many reggae albums acknowledge Alan Lomax in the credits. But then, African Head Charge (a band with a constantly changing membership led by percussionist Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah) doesn't really make typical reggae albums. Although the one-drop beat (provided on this album by Lincoln "Style" Scott) influences everything and the basslines have a typical tidal undertow, the stuff that Noah layers on top of the mix has more to do with ethnomusicology than the dancehall. The song titles say it all: "Cattle Herders Chant," a field recording of call-and-response chanting overlaid with Nyahbinghi drums and highlife guitar; "My God," eerie, minor-key African-American church singing supported by a chugging reggae bassline, bare-bones drumming, and the sound of running water; "Deer Spirit Song," an unidentifiable indigenous song in 9/8 meter with a gently driving rockers beat and occasional sound effects thrown in. This is an exceptionally beautiful album, but in a deeply strange way.