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Wake Up Singin

Wake Up Singin

  • By James Martin
  • Release 28/01/2014
  • Music Genre Christian
  • Media Format CD
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Singing and song have been at the core of the African-American experience from the time of slavery through the Civil Rights movement and beyond. In this wide-ranging collection, two internationally-acclaimed artists, baritone James Martin and pianist Michael Boriskin, lead an exhilarating excursion across 125 years of songs, hymns, and spirituals. The early pioneers of Ragtime (Scott Joplin), Blues (W. C. Handy), spirituals (Harry T. Burleigh), and theater (Will Marion Cook), born right after the Civil War, are all here. Their music sang of enduring or mundane trials, pleasures, customs, and beliefs. The succeeding generation of musical giants - Hall Johnson, Edward Boatner, Florence Price, Roland Hayes, and William Grant Still - strengthened the African-American voice, helped it mature, and slowly attracted the attention of the U.S. and European establishments. Howard Swanson, Margaret Bonds, and Hale Smith were respected, influential mid-20th century figures as composers, arrangers, and teachers, and Leo Edwards and Jacqueline Hairston continue and enhance this rich heritage into the 21st century. Their songs tell of the human experience, and sings with religious fervor and deep personal sentiment about faith, joy, tragedy, oppression, and liberation. It elevates the mundane and helps us comprehend the lofty.

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Artist: James Martin
Title: Wake Up Singin
Genre: Christian
Release Date: 28/01/2014
Label: CD Baby
Media Format: CD
UPC: 888295019439
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