Square Dance with Soul

Square Dance with Soul

Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick FW07623 / FC 7623

Folksinger, Baptist minister, and Martin Luther King associate Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick (1933–1987) presents this instructional recording of traditional African American square dances. Accompanied by the Hearts trio, Kitzpatrick calls the directions for various square dances through song. His work as “director of folk culture for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference” attests to his knowledge of his subject. Liner notes from this 1969 recording provide detailed square dance instructions, a glossary of several square dance terms, and a brief editorial on the importance of preserving African American music and culture.

Year Released 1969
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1969 Folkways Records

Genre(s) African American Music; Miscellany
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) African American
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Dance; Music--Juvenile
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101 Here We Go Loop-the-Loop Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick 4:07
102 Go In and Out the Window Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick 3:37
103 Red River Valley Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick 5:57
104 Raise the Roof Off Tonight Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick 5:51
105 Stay by Me Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick 10:27
201 Take a Little Peep Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick 4:54
202 Hurry (or 5&3) Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick 4:20
203 Do You Have a Soul Cindy Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick 3:29
204 Around All and Kick in the Middle Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick 3:46
205 Swing Your Own Thing Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick 3:14
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