MUH/PAS 214- African American Music (Tolson)

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The Roots
Composer/Performer/Genre Title
Ashanti War Chant Ose Yie
Yoruba Work Chant Ake
Homage to a King Oba Oba
Harvest Ceremony Okaikoi

Shouts/Ring Shouts

Composer/Performer/Genre Title
Greeting Shout How Do You Do Ev'rybody
Prayer Shout Kneebone Bend
New Year Shout Yonder Come a Day
Shout Run, Old Jeremiah
Shout Choose Your Seat and Set Down

Work Songs/Hollers/Cries
Composer/Performer Title
Anon. Ain't No More Cane on This Brazos
Anon. Long Hot Summer Days
Anon. Ho Boys, Cancha Line 'Em
Lightning Long John
Street Cry I Got 'Em
Street Cry Watermelon Man
Sunrise Holler Chickens Done Crowed
Graveyard Holler Shine On

Folk Songs
Composer/Performer Title
John Davis Read 'Em John
Arthur Bell John Henry
Harry Belafonte Boll Weevil
Bessie Jones Grey Goose
Cortez Franklin & Lennie Pogan Stagolee

Early Spirituals/Underground Railroad
Composer/Performer Title
Early Spirtuals/Underground Railroad Mary, What You Call Yo' Baby
Early Spirtuals/Underground Railroad Steal Away
Early Spirtuals/Underground Railroad Many Thousan' Gone
Early Spirtuals/Underground Railroad Follow the Drinking Gourd
Early Spirtuals/Underground Railroad There's A Meetin' Here Tonight
Early Spirtuals/Underground Railroad Wonderful Counciller

Country Blues
Composer/Performer Title
Robert Johnson Cross Road Blues
Robert Johnson Ramblin' on my Mind
Leadbelly I Ain't Gonna Ring Dem Yellow Women's Do'Bells
Leadbelly Red Cross Store Blues
Blind Lemon Jefferson Matchbox Blues
Blind Lemon Jefferson Black Snake Moan
Lightning Hopkins Tom Moore Blues

Composer/Performer Title
Minstrel Song Honey, Take a Whiff on Me
Minstrel Song Go 'Long Muley
Minstrel Song Dat Liar

Urban Blues
Composer/Performer Title
Bessie Smith Jailhouse Blues
Bessie Smith Lost Your Head Blues
Bessie Smith St. Louis Blues
T-Bone Walker Stormy Monday
Billie Holiday Fine and Mellow

Composer/Performer Title
Scott Joplin Maple Leaf Rag
Jelly Roll Morton Black Bottom Stomp
Louis Armstrong Potato Head Blues
Louis Armstrong Hotter Than That
Fletcher Henderson Stampede
Count Basie Jumpin' at the Woodside
Duke Ellington Cottontail
Dizzy Gillespie/Charlie Parker Shaw 'Nuff
Charlie Parker KoKo
Ella Fitzgerald How High the Moon
Miles Davis Summertime
Miles Davis So What
Modern Jazz Quartet Django
John Coltrane Giant Steps
Jazz Messengers Moanin'
Weather Report Birdland
Herbie Hancock Chameleon
Grover Washington Mr. Magic

Early Modern Gospel
Composer/Performer Title
Marion Anderson Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
Thomas Dorsey/Mahalia Jackson Take My Hand, Precious Lord
Soul Stirrers Touch the Hem of His Garment
Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet Rock My Soul
Swan Silvertones Mary Don't You Weep
Mahalia Jackson Move On Up a Little Higher
Roberta Martin Singers Old Ship of Zion

Rhythm and Blues
Composer/Performer Title
Ray Charles What'd I Say
Ray Charles I've Got a Woman
Orioles It's Too Soon to Know
Platters Great Pretender
Five Satins In the Still of the Night
Louis Jordan Saturday Night Fish Fry
Louis Jordan Choo Choo Ch' Boogie
Little Richard Long Tall Sally
Little Richard Tutti Frutti
Chuck Berry Maybelline
Joe Turner Shake, Rattle & Roll
Charles Brown In the Evening When the Sun Goes Down
Ruth Brown Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean
Etta James At Last
Fats Domino Ain't That a Shame

Composer/Performer Title
Paul Robeson Ole Man River
William Grant Still Afro-American Symphony
William Grant Still Incantation & Dance
Louis Moreau Gottschalk Bamboula, Danse de Negres
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Danse Negre

Civil Rights
Composer/Performer Title
Billie Holiday Strange Fruit
James Brown Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud
Sly & the Family Stone Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey
Impressions Choice of Colors
Otis Redding Change is Gonna Come
Nina Simone To Be Young, Gifted and Black
Marvin Gaye What's Goin' On
Gil Scott-Heron The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Richie Havens The Klan
SNCC Singers We Shall Overcome
SNCC Singers We Shall Not Be Moved
SNCC Singers Woke Up This Morning. . .
SNCC Singers Get Your Rights, Jack

Composer/Performer Title
Four Tops Reach Out I'll Be There
Supremes Love Child
Aretha Franklin Respect
Jackson 5 I Want You Back
Ike & Tine Turner I Want to Take You Higher
Temptations Ball of Confusion
Staple Singers Respect Yourself
O'Jays Love Train
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes Wake Up Everybody
Isaac Hayes Theme from Shaft
Earth, Wind & Fire Shining Star
Kool & the Gang Jungle Boogie
Parliament Chocolate City
Funkadelic One Nation Under a Groove
Isley Brothers Fight the Power

Composer/Performer Title
Sugar Hill Gang Rapper's Delight
Grand Master Flash The Message
Ice-T Colors
Run D.M.C. Proud to be Black
N.W.A. Express Yourself
Queen Latifah Ladies First
Public Enemy Night of the Living Baseheads
M.C. Hammer Turn this mutha out
Public Enemy Fight the Power
Naughty by Nature O.P.P.
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince Summertime
Arrested Development Tennessee
Common Light
2Pac Until the End of Time
50 Cent, featuring Nate Dogg 21 Questions

Contemporary Gospel
Composer/Performer Title
Edwin Hawkins Singers Oh Happy Day
Walter Hawkins Goin' Up Yonder
Andrae Crouch My Tribute
Kirk Franklin Stomp
Kirk Franklin I Smile
Richard Smallwood Anthem of Praise
Donnie McClurkin/R. Smallwood Total Praise
Donald Lawrence and the Tri-City Singers Testify
The Winans It's Time
Vicki Winans How I Got Over
John P. Kee You Blessed Me
Kurt Carr Be Grateful
Shirley Caeser I'm Blessed
Marvin Sapp Never Would Have Made It

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