The Resource Roots of Black music in America, compiled and edited by Samuel Charters

Roots of Black music in America, compiled and edited by Samuel Charters

Label
Roots of Black music in America
Title
Roots of Black music in America
Statement of responsibility
compiled and edited by Samuel Charters
Contributor
Compiler
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • mul
  • eng
Summary
Shows correspondences between the music of West Africa and black cultures in the United States, Mexico, Jamaica, and the Bahamas. Contains 42 brief selections of music, recorded on both continents. Emphasizes drums and drumming styles, vocal timbres and styles, and music for banjo-, lyre-, and xylophone-type musical instruments. Also shows the intermingling of African and European musical elements in the music of black cultures in North America
Member of
Accompanying matter
  • historical information
  • ethnological information
  • music
Cataloging source
IBS
Date time place
Recorded in various places in the United States, Mexico, West Africa, and the West Indies
Form of composition
folk music
Format of music
not applicable
Language note
Vocal selections sung in English and a variety of West African languages
LC call number
M1670
LC item number
.R66
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Various performers
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1929-2015
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Charters, Samuel
  • Folkways Records
  • Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings
Series statement
Custom compact disc series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Folk music
  • Folk music
  • Folk music
  • Jazz
  • Percussion music
  • Banjo music
  • Blues (Music)
  • Work songs
  • Gospel music
  • African Americans
  • Banjo music
  • Blues (Music)
  • Folk music
  • Gospel music
  • Jazz
  • Percussion music
  • Work songs
  • West Africa
  • United States
  • West Indies
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Roots of Black music in America, compiled and edited by Samuel Charters
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Smithsonian Folkways Recordings: F-2694 (FA 2694AB--FA2694CD)
  • Field recordings
  • This compilation previously released as Folkways FA 2694 in 1972. Individual pieces selected from many different Folkways recordings originally released mainly in the 1950s and 1960s
  • Compact discs
  • Program notes and excerpts from documents describing West African musical instruments, written by European travelers in the 17th and 18th centuries, and excerpts from American documents describing musical activities among slaves and ex-slaves, written in the 19th and early 20th centuries, inserted in container of Disc 1
Accompanying material
1 booklet (12 pages ; 28 cm)
Capture and storage technique
analog electrical storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
performed music
Content type code
  • prm
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CD 1. Simpah = Simpa (Nigeria, Hausa) (2:03) -- Jumping dance (Bahamas) (1:34) -- Atsiagbekor (Ghana, Ewe) (1:33) -- New York string band (United States) (1:31) -- Kendal (Gambia, Wolof) (1:19) -- Everything the monkey do (Bahamas) (1:09) -- Song (Liberia, Gio) (1:44) -- New Orleans street drumming (United States) (1:36) -- New Orleans/Chicago jazz drumming (United States) (2:09) -- Anougble festival (Ivory Coast, Baoule) (1:29) -- New York contemporary jazz drumming (United States) (2:01) -- Work songs (Liberia, Kpelle) (1:59) -- Work song (Cameroon, mixed cultures) (1:32) -- Work song (Jamaica) (1:28) -- Men's wedding song (Mali, Dogon) (1:26) -- Go down Old Hannah (United States, Texas) (1:36) -- Wives' song (Cameroon, Bafut) and Alabama children's song (United States) (1:36) -- Akonodey (Ghana, Akan) (1:23) -- Country song (Jamaica, Kumina) (1:12) -- Mansa (Cameroon, Bafut) (1:58) -- Samba gilajagi (Senegal, Wolof) (1:38) -- Wasting my time (Blues) (United States, St. Louis)
  • CD 2. Tara (Senegal, Wolof) (2:20) -- Minstrels (Mali, Tuareg) (2:01) -- Kentucky banjo instrumental (United States) (1:26) -- Virginia banjo instrumental (United States) (1:27) -- Kentucky banjo with voice (United States) -- Instrumental (Liberia, Kpelle) (1:39) -- Belly harp (Liberia, Bassa) (1:53) -- Djourou (Ivory Coast, Baoule) (1:08) -- Vera Cruz-style harp (Mexico, Sonora) (1:27) -- Balafon (Liberia, Mandingo) (2:04) -- Baoule (Ivory Coast, Baoule) (1:44) -- Marimba (Mexico) (1:27) -- Musical bow (Liberia, Bassa) -- I have two wings (Gospel song) (United States, New Orleans) (3:28) -- Saddlehorse blues (United States, St. Louis) (3:12) -- When a man marries his troubles just begin (Dance song) (2:40) -- Just a little while to stay here (United States, New Orleans brass band) (4:01) -- He's a friend of mine (United States, Gospel group) (2:42) -- Jazz at the Philharmonic blues, Part 3 (United States) (3:43)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
2 audio discs
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Physical substance
  • plastic
  • metal
Publisher number
  • F-2694
  • FA 2694
  • FA 2694AB
  • FA 2694CD
  • FA 2694
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45596079
  • (OCoLC)ocm45596079
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Roots of Black music in America, compiled and edited by Samuel Charters
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Smithsonian Folkways Recordings: F-2694 (FA 2694AB--FA2694CD)
  • Field recordings
  • This compilation previously released as Folkways FA 2694 in 1972. Individual pieces selected from many different Folkways recordings originally released mainly in the 1950s and 1960s
  • Compact discs
  • Program notes and excerpts from documents describing West African musical instruments, written by European travelers in the 17th and 18th centuries, and excerpts from American documents describing musical activities among slaves and ex-slaves, written in the 19th and early 20th centuries, inserted in container of Disc 1
Accompanying material
1 booklet (12 pages ; 28 cm)
Capture and storage technique
analog electrical storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
performed music
Content type code
  • prm
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CD 1. Simpah = Simpa (Nigeria, Hausa) (2:03) -- Jumping dance (Bahamas) (1:34) -- Atsiagbekor (Ghana, Ewe) (1:33) -- New York string band (United States) (1:31) -- Kendal (Gambia, Wolof) (1:19) -- Everything the monkey do (Bahamas) (1:09) -- Song (Liberia, Gio) (1:44) -- New Orleans street drumming (United States) (1:36) -- New Orleans/Chicago jazz drumming (United States) (2:09) -- Anougble festival (Ivory Coast, Baoule) (1:29) -- New York contemporary jazz drumming (United States) (2:01) -- Work songs (Liberia, Kpelle) (1:59) -- Work song (Cameroon, mixed cultures) (1:32) -- Work song (Jamaica) (1:28) -- Men's wedding song (Mali, Dogon) (1:26) -- Go down Old Hannah (United States, Texas) (1:36) -- Wives' song (Cameroon, Bafut) and Alabama children's song (United States) (1:36) -- Akonodey (Ghana, Akan) (1:23) -- Country song (Jamaica, Kumina) (1:12) -- Mansa (Cameroon, Bafut) (1:58) -- Samba gilajagi (Senegal, Wolof) (1:38) -- Wasting my time (Blues) (United States, St. Louis)
  • CD 2. Tara (Senegal, Wolof) (2:20) -- Minstrels (Mali, Tuareg) (2:01) -- Kentucky banjo instrumental (United States) (1:26) -- Virginia banjo instrumental (United States) (1:27) -- Kentucky banjo with voice (United States) -- Instrumental (Liberia, Kpelle) (1:39) -- Belly harp (Liberia, Bassa) (1:53) -- Djourou (Ivory Coast, Baoule) (1:08) -- Vera Cruz-style harp (Mexico, Sonora) (1:27) -- Balafon (Liberia, Mandingo) (2:04) -- Baoule (Ivory Coast, Baoule) (1:44) -- Marimba (Mexico) (1:27) -- Musical bow (Liberia, Bassa) -- I have two wings (Gospel song) (United States, New Orleans) (3:28) -- Saddlehorse blues (United States, St. Louis) (3:12) -- When a man marries his troubles just begin (Dance song) (2:40) -- Just a little while to stay here (United States, New Orleans brass band) (4:01) -- He's a friend of mine (United States, Gospel group) (2:42) -- Jazz at the Philharmonic blues, Part 3 (United States) (3:43)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
2 audio discs
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Physical substance
  • plastic
  • metal
Publisher number
  • F-2694
  • FA 2694
  • FA 2694AB
  • FA 2694CD
  • FA 2694
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45596079
  • (OCoLC)ocm45596079
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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