John's Island South Car / Var: John's Island South Car / Various

Various Artists: John's Island South Car / Various

John's Island South Car / Var: John's Island South Car / Various

Format: CD

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Title: John's Island South Car / Various
Artist: John's Island South Car / Var
Label: Folkways Records
UPC: 093070384026
Genre: Folk, African

In the spring of 1970, ethnomusicologist Henrietta Yurchenco took her American Folk Music class to John's Island, South Carolina, where the people who welcomed them were money poor but rich in spirit. Recorded on location, this album of compelling spirituals, blues, and energetic singing games is not only a musical document but a social one, as the students learned about local life. Of special interest was the vital role the church played in the community; during the Civil Rights Movement, it met spiritual needs and also provided a center for social action. The liner notes include lyrics, directions for children's game songs, as well as highlights of a roundtable discussion held during Yurchenco's stay on the island.

1.1 Old Lady Come from Booster
1.2 Cheerio
1.3 Mama Lama
1.4 Who Are the Greatest?
1.5 Dr. Knickerbocker / Tic-Tac (Medley)
1.6 Mr. Postman Died
1.7 Miss Mary Mack / I Want to Go to Mexico (Medley)
1.8 Shake It If You Can
1.9 Have You Ever Been Mistreated
1.10 That's All Right
1.11 Motherless Child
1.12 He Rose from the Dead
1.13 Easter Morning Sermon (1970)
1.14 Jesus Knows All About My Troubles
1.15 Give Me That Old Time Religion
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