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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)

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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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1225 Sheet Music $19.95 Spirituals Arrangements


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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1226 Sheet Music $19.98 Spirituals Arrangements


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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1201 01 Songbook $23.98 American Choral Music Arrangements


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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6143 01 Songbook $10.98 Christmas 2 part arrangements


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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2839 01 Songbook $9.98 Spirituals Arrangements

Arrangements ( See Discography.)

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Song NameArrangerComposerArtistRecording TitleFormat
Amen Jester HairstonTraditionalJester HairstonA Celebration Of His Life In MusicSongbookMORE DETAILS
AmenJester HairstonJester HairstonJester HairstonSpirituals 1Sheet MusicMORE 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 HairstonTraditionalMontreal Jubilation Gospel ChoirA Cappella Plus 1 CDMORE 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 HairstonAmerican BoychoirSing 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Elijah RockJester HairstonSt. Louis Children's ChoirSpring Concerts 2004 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 Lazrus Jester HairstonTraditionalJester HairstonA Celebration Of His Life In MusicSongbookMORE DETAILS
Poor Man LazrusJester HairstonSinging StatesmenA Testament 1 CDMORE DETAILS
Poor Man LazrusJester HairstonJester HairstonJester HairstonSpirituals 2Sheet MusicMORE 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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