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John Crow Say..: Jamaican Music of Faith, Work and Play

Various Artists
John Crow Say..: Jamaican Music of Faith, Work and Play

Rounds or cannons or quadrilles, European church harmony or familiar hymn melodies—these are testaments to the British contribution to Jamaican culture. African call-and-response patterns, a particular and signifying humor, and Anansi (trickster) stories speak to the African input. But listening will tell you that the cultural voice is truly unique to Jamaica.

Track Listing

101
Adam Where Art Thou Alfred McLerty, Henry Simpson, and Hezekiah Brown 3:05
102
Digging Songs: Kisander Field workers 3:44
103
Digging Song: Rosibella Field workers 2:06
104
Digging Song: Half a Whole Field workers 2:45
105
Jane and Matilda Roll Alfred McLerty 1:49
106
Me No Wantee No Tea Alfred McLerty 1:29
107
Take Me Away Aaron Walker 1:33
108
Up on the Mountain with Jesus Valerie Walker, Mezma Gibson, Cedric and Stephen Gibson, Bryan Jackson and Gary Walker 1:28
109
Hill and Gully Valerie Walker 0:48
110
Army Boy Valerie Walker 1:29
111
John Crow Say I'm Wan' Decent Woman Valerie Walker 1:11
201
Blood of Jesus Revival Zion Pastor and Congregation (St. Andrews, Jamaica) 3:51
202
How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds Revival Zion Pastor and Congregation (St. Andrews, Jamaica) 5:15
203
I Saw the Lighthouse Revival Zion Pastor and Congregation (St. Andrews, Jamaica) 3:31
204
Mumma Me Wan' Go Walk Stephen and Cedric Gibson 1:18
205
Go Market Stephen and Cedric Gibson 0:33
206
Quadrille Charles Welch, Hezekiah Brown, and Henry Simpson 2:50

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