Been in the Storm So Long - Spirituals & Shouts, Children's Game Songs, and Folktales

Been in the Storm So Long - Spirituals & Shouts, Children's Game Songs, and Folktales

Moving Star Hall Singers FW03842 / FS 3842

This recording was made over a period of two years to accompany a folklife study of the southern rural African-American community of Johns Island off the coast of South Carolina. Producer Guy Carawan documents the "rich oral tradition of folk expression" of Moving Star Hall, a central gathering place for community members to express themselves through sermon, song, testimony and prayer evocative of the oldest forms of African American folk life and slave culture. 17 songs, 43 minutes, with liner notes by Guy Carawan featuring excerpts from his book, Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life? : The People of Johns Island, South Carolina--Their Faces, Their Words, and Their Songs, song lyrics and pictures.

Year Released 1967
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1967 Folkways Records

Genre(s) African American Spoken; Children's; Gospel
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) African American
Subject(s) Folk tales and legends; Gospel music; Music--Juvenile; Prayer; Spirituals (Songs)
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101 Talking 'Bout a Good Time Moving Star Hall Singers 1:13
102 That's All Right Moving Star Hall Singers 2:35
103 Jesus Knows All About My Troubles Moving Star Hall Singers 3:20
104 Talk: Esau Jenkins Moving Star Hall Singers 1:28
105 Lay Down Body Moving Star Hall Singers 3:34
106 I'm Gonna Sit at the Welcome Table / Our Father: Prayer (medley) Moving Star Hall Singers 5:58
107 Been In the Storm So Long Moving Star Hall Singers 3:04
201 Down On Me Moving Star Hall Singers 3:01
202 Reborn, Reborn Again Moving Star Hall Singers 2:49
203 Row, Michael, Row Moving Star Hall Singers 1:44
204 Johnny Cuckoo Moving Star Hall Singers 1:12
205 Old Lady Come From Booster Moving Star Hall Singers 1:02
206 Shoo Turkey Moving Star Hall Singers 1:21
207 Mr. Postman Die Moving Star Hall Singers 1:03
208 Water My Flowers Moving Star Hall Singers 1:18
209 The Rabbit and the Partridge Moving Star Hall Singers 2:09
210 Jack and Mary and the Devil Moving Star Hall Singers 6:40
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