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Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)

Songs of the SNCC Freedom Singers

Crossroads Southern routes: music of the American South.  Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Folkways, p1996.  Contents: Rising sun (Brownie McGhee with Sonny Terry) -- Statesboro blues (The Allman Brothers Band) -- Blue Monk (Dirty Dozen Brass Band) -- 15 ans (Les Quatre Vieux Garçons featuring Dewey Balfa) -- Travelin' shoes (Vera Hall Ward) -- Woke up this mornin' with my mind on freedom (The SNCC Freedom Singers) -- The mice and the bad angel ; Turtle's song to the wolf (Betty Mae Jumper) -- Brother John ; Iko iko (Neville Brothers) -- White House blues (Bill Monroe) -- Blue suede shoes (Carl Perkins) -- Anque me odies (Lydia Mendoza) -- Apartment #9 (Tammy Wynette) -- Mouths around the table (Denise LaSalle) -- Southbound (Doc Watson with Merle Watson) -- TAn old time Christian (The Kingsmen) -- There is none like Him (Mississippi Mass Choir). 

Every tone a testimony an African American aural history.  Compiled, annotated and produced by Robert H. Cataliotti. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Folkways, 2001.  Contents: Struggle / L. Hughes (0:22) -- Field call / A.G.H. Dodson (1:15) -- Complaint call / E. Brown (0:40) -- Intro and Kneebone Bend / L. McKiver, D. Skipper (2:51) -- Brother Terrapin, Slow train to Arkansas / R. Amerson (1:56) -- Jack and Mary and three dogs / J. Hunter (5:53) -- Buck dance / J. Tucker (1:19) -- I'm goin' up north / Children of East York School (1:22) -- Pharaoh's host got lost / L. McKiver (1:32) -- Bars fight / L. Terry, read by A. Bontemps (1:23) -- Earl of Dartmouth / P. Wheatley, read by D.F. Washington (0:49) -- I wonder where my brother gone / A.G.H. Dodson (1:17) -- Narrative / H. Tubman, read by D.F. Washington (0:59) -- Speech at Akron Convention / S. Truth, read by R. Dee (2:05) -- Singing slaves / F. Douglass, read by O. Davis (1:03) -- Steal away to Jesus / K. West (1:50) -- What to the slave is the fourth of July? / F. Douglass, read by O. Davis (2:36) -- Why slavery is still rampant / S. Parker, read by R. Dee (1:47) -- Free at last / D. Reed ad V.H. Ward (1:33) -- When Malindy sings / P.L. Dunbar, read by M. Walker (3:48) -- There's a great camp meeting / Fisk Jubilee Singers (2:01) -- Atlanta Exposition Address / B.T. Washington (1:16) -- John Henry / B. McGhee and S. Terry (4:03) -- Banjo player / F. Johnson, read by A. Bontemps (0:44) -- Boatman dance / E. Cotten (1:42) -- Shine / P. Randolph (1:03) -- Chopping in the new ground / Inmates of Ramsay or Retrieve State Farms, TX (1:37) -- Lynching, our national crime / I.B. Wells-Barnett, read by R. Dee (3:43) -- Recorded autobiography / W.E.B. Du Bois (2:33) -- Listen Lord, a prayer / J.W. Johnson, read by M. Walker (2:55) -- My heart is fixed / G. Davis (2:04) -- Titanic / Lead Belly (4:04) -- Heritage / C. Cullen (2:58) -- Jungle drums / J.P. Johnson (2:32) -- No more auction block / P. Robeson (2:09) -- Negro speaks of rivers / L. Hughes (0:43) -- If we must die / C. McKay (0:57) -- Ma Rainey / S. Brown (2:06) -- Backwater blues / B.B. Broonzy (2:47) -- Married man blues / B. and D.D. Pierce (5:11) -- For my people / M. Walker (5:41) -- Children of the poor, sonnet 2 / G. Brooks (0:47) -- Body and soul / G. Nicholas (3:48) -- How He delivered me / J. Johnson & the Gospel Tones (2:39) -- Long distance call / M. Waters (6:58) -- Cry to me / S. Burke (2:13) -- Ain't gonna let nobody turn me around / SNCC Freedom Singers (2:31) -- Birmingham 1963 - Keep moving / M.L. King, Jr. (3:42) -- Black Panther Party platform / B. Seale (2:59) -- Interview (excerpt) / A. Davis (1:05) -- Together to the tune of Coltrane's "Equinox" / S.W. Fabio (1:40) -- Nikki-Rosa / N. Giovanni (1:12) -- Liberation/poem / S. Sanchez (0:34) -- Dope / A. Baraka (4:48) -- Village of Brooklyn, Illinois / H. Bluiett (3:30) -- For the poets / J. Cortez (3:56) -- Shotgun Joe / Golden Eagles (5:19) -- St. Louis woman / I. Reed (1:26) -- People everyday / Arrested Development (3:27). 

Songs of the freedom riders & documentary of the Albany struggle.  [El Cerrito, CA]: Pewburner Records, [2007?]  Contents: Certainly, Lord -- I woke up this morning -- Do you want your freedom -- Get your rights Jack -- I know we'll meet again -- We went down to Mississippi -- How did you feel? -- We shall overcome -- Freedom in the air: a documentary on Albany, Ga. (MUS) CD- 30401

The story of Greenwood, Mississippi.  New York City: Folkways, [1965] Notes: Documentary; recorded and produced by Guy Carawan for the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. Contents: This little light of mine -- Church: Preacher & congregation -- I'm a citizen of Greenwood -- This is Clarence Jordan -- Mass meetings: Preacher & congregation -- The Greenwood voter registration -- Congregation: The coming of the New Year -- For the first time -- If you can imagine it -- Congregation: Let it shine -- The second stage -- Congregation: We want more faith -- First, I would just like -- Congregation: Walk, walk -- We worked all of March -- Cong: Get on board -- We sang -- I never thought that Greenwood -- We left City Hall -- Dick Gregory ; Mr Medgar Evers -- For us, the events ; It's is something -- Congregation: Ain't no danger -- Since I went down ; Congregation. 

Smithsonian Folkways American roots collection.  Washington, DC: Smithsonian Folkways, 1996. Contents: Penitentiary blues (Lightnin' Hopkins) -- Sweet old Chicago (Roosevelt Sykes) -- Blue moon of Kentucky (Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys) -- If I had a hammer (Pete Seeger) -- Lafayette (Lucinda Williams) -- Bosco stomp (Allie Young, Bessyl Duhon, Rodney Balfa) - - Better day (Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry) -- Long road to travel (Lonnie Johnson) -- The coo-coo bird (Doc Watson, Clarence Ashley) -- Pretty Saro (Doug and Jack Wallin) -- Freight train (Elizabeth Cotten) -- Old Joe Bone (the New Lost City Ramblers) -- Have a feast here tonight (Bill Monroe, Doc Watson) -- Freedom road (Josh White) -- This land is your land ; Two good men (Woody Guthrie) -- In the pines ; Irene (Leadbelly) -- Somebody's been fooling #1 (Big Joe Williams) -- Hesitation blues (Dave Van Ronk) -- Gonna be an engineer (Peggy Seeger) -- Delgadina (Mercedez López) - - I was standing by the bedside of a neighbor (If you see my Saviour) (Michele Lanchester with Sweet Honey in the Rock) -- Virgo ; Syl-o-gism (Mary Lou Williams) -- We shall overcome (the SNCC Freedom Singers, Dorothy Cotton, Pete Seeger).