Give Your Hands to Struggle

Bernice Johnson Reagon SFW40049

Reagon's strengths as a songwriter, singer, and composer are reflected in this collection of songs performed with powerful layered harmonies. Includes the full-length version of Freedom in the Air and the previously unreleased We've Come a Long Way to Be Together. 43 minutes, informative 36-page booklet. 1975 Paredon Records reissue. "A fervent fusion of Black gospel and politics." — Goldmine


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Bernice Johnson Reagon

Year Released 1997
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Copyright 1997 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Genre(s) African American Music; Struggle & Protest
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) African American
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Folk songs--United States; Topical songs
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101 We've Come a Long Way to Be Together Bernice Johnson Reagon 3:49
102 There's a New World Coming Bernice Johnson Reagon 3:37
103 Room in the Circle Bernice Johnson Reagon 4:37
104 Old Ship of Zion Bernice Johnson Reagon 5:02
105 Why Did They Take Us Away? Bernice Johnson Reagon 3:14
106 In My Hands Bernice Johnson Reagon 7:07
107 Joan Little Bernice Johnson Reagon 3:25
108 They are Falling All Around Me Bernice Johnson Reagon 3:17
109 Freedom in the Air Bernice Johnson Reagon 3:19
110 I Won't Crumble with You If You Fall Bernice Johnson Reagon 3:06
111 Had, Took, Misled Bernice Johnson Reagon 3:27
112 Give Your Hands to Struggle Bernice Johnson Reagon 3:59
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