Slave Shout Songs from the Coast of Georgia

The McIntosh County Shouters FW04344 / FE 4344

The McIntosh County Shouters, 1993 recipients of the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship, are known for their compelling fusion of dance, call-and-response singing, and percussion consisting of hand-clapping and beating a stick. The ring shout has African origins, but as the tradition formed during slavery, it also contains strong elements of Christian belief. This album will make you want to jump out of your chair and join in.

Year Released 1984
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1984 Folkways Records

Genre(s) African American Music; American Folk
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) African American
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Folk songs--United States; Shouts
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101 Blow, Gabriel The McIntosh County Shouters 3:37
102 Jubilee The McIntosh County Shouters 2:17
103 Soldier of the Jubilee The McIntosh County Shouters 0:34
104 Move, Daniel The McIntosh County Shouters 3:49
105 Pharaoh's Host Got Lost The McIntosh County Shouters 1:38
106 Kneebone Bend The McIntosh County Shouters 2:57
107 Watch That Star The McIntosh County Shouters 3:46
108 Lay Down, Body The McIntosh County Shouters 2:59
201 Religion, So Sweet The McIntosh County Shouters 2:26
202 Read 'Em John The McIntosh County Shouters 1:31
203 Eve and Adam The McIntosh County Shouters 4:23
204 John on the Island, I Hear Him Groan The McIntosh County Shouters 1:28
205 Hold the Baby The McIntosh County Shouters 2:19
206 I Want to Die Weepin' Mary The McIntosh County Shouters 0:59
207 Wade the Water to My Knees The McIntosh County Shouters 1:12
208 Time Drawin' Nigh The McIntosh County Shouters 2:19
209 Farewell, Last Goin' The McIntosh County Shouters 2:40
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