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Good News: Vintage Negro Spirituals

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The "negro spiritual" has taken many forms over the years--from casual and impromptu field songs to highly arranged choral singing--and this excellent compilation covers the whole range. Highlights include Paul Robeson's classic take on "Swing Low Sweet Chariot," Marian Anderson's "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child,"and "Mary, Don't You Weep" by the The Utica Jubilee Singers.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:08
2 2:40
3 2:55
4 2:45
5 2:03
6 1:23
7 1:21
8 1:35
9 2:33
10 3:11
11 2:46
12 1:56
13 2:23
14 1:21
15 4:53
16 2:08
17 3:07
18
1:47
19 3:26
20 2:23
21 0:53
22 3:27
23 1:39
24 2:53
25 2:45
26 2:02
27 3:30
28 1:59
29 2:55
30 2:06
31 2:42
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