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Sing For Freedom: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement Through Its Songs [sound recording]

Catalog Data

Liner notes:
Carawan, Guy  Search this
Producer:
Carawan, Candie  Search this
Performer:
Gay, Ben  Search this
Jones, Charles  Search this
Reagon, Cordell Hull 1943-1996  Search this
Gober, Bertha  Search this
Harris, Rutha  Search this
Sherrod, Charles  Search this
Fikes, Betty Mae  Search this
Watkins, Hollis 1941-  Search this
Reese, Dock  Search this
Brown, Mamie  Search this
Reece, Carlton  Search this
Abernathy, Ralph 1926-1990  Search this
Kennedy, Cleo  Search this
King, Martin Luther Jr. 1929-1968  Search this
Hamer, Fannie Lou  Search this
Moses, Bob  Search this
Evers, Medgar 1925-1963  Search this
Montgomery Improvement Association  Search this
Nashville Quartet  Search this
Freedom Singers  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Compact disc
Songs and music
Place:
United States
Mississippi
Date:
1990
1951-1960
1960-1970
Notes:
Descriptive notes by Guy and Candie Carawan (4 pgs.) in container.
Compiled by Guy and Candie Carawan.
Accompanies the book "Sing for Freedom" Sing Out Publications.
This recording is a composite of various recordings of the civil rights movemnent by Guy and Candie Carawan and released by Folkways in the 1960s.
Track information:
101. We are Soldiers in the Army / Montgomery Improvement Association
102. Keep Your Hand on the Plow / Montgomery Improvement Association
103. This Little Light of Mine / Montgomery Improvement Association
104. You Better Leave Segregation Alone / Nashville Quartet, The
105. Your Dog Loves My Dog / Nashville Quartet, The
106. Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn You Round / Freedom Singers, The
107. I Woke Up This Morning with My Mind on Freedom / Ben Gay
108. Keep Your Eyes on the Prize / Charles Jones, Cordell Reagon
109. Oh Pritchett, Oh Kelly / Bertha Gober, Rutha Harris, Charles Sherrod
110. Up Above My Head / Betty Mae Fikes
111. This Little Light of Mine / Freedom Singers, The
112. Brown Baby / Cordell Reagon
113. Which Side are You On? / Freedom Singers, The
114. I'm Gonna Sit at the Welcome Table / Hollis Watkins
115. Mass Meeting and Prayer
116. Guide My Feet / Doc Reece
117. I'm on My Way / Mamie Brown, Carlton Reece
118. Rev. Ralph Abernathy / Ralph Abernathy
119. Yes We Want Our Freedom / Cleo Kennedy, Carlton Reece
120. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. / Martin Luther King
121. Ninety-Nine and a Half Won't Do / Carlton Reece
122. Get on Board / Fannie Lou Hamer, Bob Moses
123. No Danger in the Water / Bob Moses
124. Medgar Evers Speaking / Medgar Evers
125. Keep Your Eyes on the Prize / Bob Moses
126. We Shall Overcome / Guy and Candie Carawan
Publisher number:
SFW 40032 Smithsonian Folkways
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, 600 Maryland Ave., S.W., Suite 2001, Washington, D.C. 20024. Call 202-633-7322 for appointment. Fax: 202-633-7019. Email: rinzlerarchives@si.edu
Topic:
Protest songs  Search this
Civil rights movements  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Civil rights demonstrations  Search this
Local number:
Smithsonian Folkways 40032
Restrictions & Rights:
Access by appointment
See more items in:
Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_233419