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Jester Hairston

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Jester Hairston

Actor, Musician. An arranger, composer, traveling choir leader, actor and story teller, his career took him all over the world. Best remebered for his TV role as Rolly Forbes on the TV show "Amen." The grandson of slaves, he was born in 1901 in Belews Creek, North Carolina. A star athlete in high school and college, he graduated as a Cum Laude music major from Tufts University and then furthered his studies at Julliard School of Music in New York.

In 1936 he came to Hollywood with Hall Johnson to help with arranging the chorous music for "Green Pastures." In 1937 he became a founding member of the Screen Actors Guild. In 1943 he formed his own choir and arranged the choral background music for many of Hollywood's outstanding films, among them "Carmen Jones." As an actor he played a number of character roles on television and motion pictures. He played on "Amos and Andy" for 15 years and also played 'Wildcat' on the 1970s TV show "That's My Mama." He died in Los Angeles one year before reaching his 100th birthday. (bio by: Curtis Jackson)

Songbooks and Collections (See Individual Arrangements)

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Jester Hairston : Spirituals 1 : SATB : Sheet Music : Jester Hairston : 

Jester Hairston : Spirituals 1

Review: A fine collection of spirituals.

Songlist: Amen, Deep River, Dis Train, Don't Be Weary, Traveler, Give Me Jesus, I Want Jesus, It's All Over Me

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1225b | Sheet Music $19.95 | SATB add item to cart Spirituals Arrangements


Jester Hairston : Spirituals 2 : SATB : Sheet Music : Jester Hairston : 

Jester Hairston : Spirituals 2

Review:

Songlist: Live-A-Humble, Oh, Rocka My Soul, Poor Man Lazrus, Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, Steal Away, What Kind O'Shoes You Gonna Wear, Who'll Be A Witness For My Lord?, Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho

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1226b | Sheet Music $19.98 | SATB add item to cart Spirituals Arrangements


Jester Hairston : A Celebration Of His Life In Music : Mixed 5-8 Parts : 01 Songbook : Jester Hairston :  : 423057

Jester Hairston : A Celebration Of His Life In Music

Review: A 48 page 9 x 12 SATB choral folio including many of this talented composer's spirituals plus a biography, photos and a list of published works.

Songlist: Elijah Rock, Let The Church Roll On , Angels Rolled De Stone Away , Poor Man Lazrus , Don't Be Weary Traveller , Great God A'Mighty , Amen , (Glossy book includes photos and bio)

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1201b | Songbook $23.98 | Mixed 5-8 Parts add item to cart


Jester Hairston : Christmas Spirituals : 2-Part : 01 Songbook : Jester Hairston :  : 407548

Jester Hairston : Christmas Spirituals

Review: A collection of Jester Hairston Christmas spirituals arranged by William Ryden, and scored for two-part women's choir.

Songlist: Go Tell It On The Mountain, Mary's Little Boy Chile, Christmas In De Tropics, Rise Up, Shepherd, And Foller, Wasn't That A Might Day, Ring De Christmas Bells, Mary, Mary, Where Is Your Baby?, Christmas Gift

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6143b | Songbook $10.98 | 2-Part add item to cart Christmas 2 part arrangements


Jester Hairston : Spirituals and Folk Songs : SATB : 01 Songbook : Jester Hairston :  : 163176

Jester Hairston : Spirituals and Folk Songs

Review: A great selection for male voices from this American treasure.

Songlist: Angels Rolled De Stone Away, Aurore Pradere, Brother Rabbit, Free At Last, Give Me Jesus, I Heard From Heaven Today, My Lord's A-Writin' All De Time, Nobody Knows De Trouble I See, Lord, Oh My Lovin' Brother, Po' Ol' Lazrus, Sandy Anna (TTBB), Sanguree, Somebody's Knocking At Your Door, Sweet Potatoes, Wasn't That A Mighty Day?, You Better Mind

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2839b | Songbook $9.98 | SATB add item to cart Spirituals Arrangements

Individual Arrangements (See Songbooks and Collections)

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Song NameArrangerComposerArtistItem TitleFormatTrax
AmenJester HairstonJester HairstonJester HairstonSpirituals 1Sheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
Amen Jester HairstonTraditionalJester HairstonA Celebration Of His Life In MusicSongbookMORE DETAILS 
AmenJester HairstonMoses Hogan SingersThis Little Light Of Mine 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Angels Rolled De Stone Away Jester HairstonTraditionalJester HairstonA Celebration Of His Life In MusicSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Deep RiverJester HairstonJester HairstonJester HairstonSpirituals 1Sheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
Dis TrainJester HairstonJester HairstonJester HairstonSpirituals 1Sheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
Don't Be Weary Traveller Jester HairstonTraditionalJester HairstonA Celebration Of His Life In MusicSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Don't Be Weary, TravelerJester HairstonJester HairstonJester HairstonSpirituals 1Sheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
Elijah RockJester HairstonTraditionalJester HairstonA Celebration Of His Life In MusicSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Elijah Rock Jester HairstonSt. John's Boys' ChoirClear Voices 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Elijah RockJester HairstonSt. Louis Children's ChoirSpring Concerts 2004 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Elijah RockJester HairstonAmerican BoychoirSing 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Elijah RockJester HairstonTraditionalMontreal Jubilation Gospel ChoirA Cappella Plus 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Give Me JesusJester HairstonJester HairstonJester HairstonSpirituals 1Sheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
Great God A'Mighty Jester HairstonTraditionalJester HairstonA Celebration Of His Life In MusicSongbookMORE DETAILS 
I Want JesusJester HairstonJester HairstonJester HairstonSpirituals 1Sheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
In Dat Great Getting' Up Mornin'Jester HairstonMillikin University ChoirsOn Tour 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
In Dat Great Gittin' Up Mornin'Jester HairstonSt. Olaf Viking ChorusIn Concert 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
In Dat Great Gittin' Up Mornin'Jester HairstonLuther College Nordic ChoirWeston Noble Conducts 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
It's All Over MeJester HairstonJester HairstonJester HairstonSpirituals 1Sheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
Joshua Fit De Battle Of JerichoJester HairstonJester HairstonJester HairstonSpirituals 2Sheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
Let The Church Roll On Jester HairstonTraditionalJester HairstonA Celebration Of His Life In MusicSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Live-A-HumbleJester HairstonJester HairstonJester HairstonSpirituals 2Sheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
Oh, Rocka My SoulJester HairstonJester HairstonJester HairstonSpirituals 2Sheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
Poor Man LazrusJester HairstonJester HairstonJester HairstonSpirituals 2Sheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
Poor Man Lazrus Jester HairstonTraditionalJester HairstonA Celebration Of His Life In MusicSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Poor Man LazrusJester HairstonSinging StatesmenA Testament 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless ChildJester HairstonJester HairstonJester HairstonSpirituals 2Sheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless ChileJester HairstonPacific Mozart Ensemble A Story Of Freedom 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Steal AwayJester HairstonJester HairstonJester HairstonSpirituals 2Sheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
What Kind O'Shoes You Gonna WearJester HairstonJester HairstonJester HairstonSpirituals 2Sheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
Who'll Be A Witness For My Lord?Jester HairstonJester HairstonJester HairstonSpirituals 2Sheet MusicMORE DETAILS 

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