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Bernice Johnson Reagon: Give Your Hands To The Struggle

We've Come A Long Way To Be Together
There's A New World Coming
Room In The Circle
Old Ship Of Zion
Why Did They Take Us Away?
In My Hands
Joan Little
They Are Falling All Around Me
Freedom In The Air
I Won't Crumble With You If You Fall
Had, Took, Misled
Give Your Hands To Struggle

Bernie Johnson Reagon should be declared a National Treasure. Since the days of the Civil Rights Movement there has been no voice so strong in musically exhorting freedom, justice and equality. Bernice was contacted in 1975 about recording some of her songs for a new record company, Paredon Records, which was formed to create recordings by singers involved in freedom struggles around the world. Give Your Hands To Struggle was the first recording on which she had used multi-tracking. She found, when she reviewed the original master tapes from Paredon which had been archived at the Smithsonian, that they were cut versions of her original recordings. As her desire was to have the original full length songs presented, she reconstructed them for this reissue CD. This a window on the soul of the Civil Rights Movement by the founder of Sweet Honey In The Rock.

Item code: 8522C | 1 CD | $14.98 |add item to cart
World | Female | United States
SFW 40049

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