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Oral history interview with Alma Blackmon

Alma Blackmon relates her early introduction to music at the age of five when she taught herself to play the piano. She discusses how music played an important role in her life in spite of the fact…

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Oral history interview with François Clemmons, 1999 pt 2

François Clemmons recounts how music, especially spirituals, has played a prominent role throughout his life, from singing in church and school assemblies, to the founding of the Harlem…

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Oral history interview with François Clemmons, 1999 pt 1

François Clemmons recounts how music, especially spirituals, has played a prominent role throughout his life, from singing in church and school assemblies, to the founding of the Harlem…

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Oral history interview with Brazeal Dennard, 1999

Brazeal Dennard recounts the meaning of spirituals in his life from growing up in Michigan, attending music school at Wayne State University, performing as a singer, and forming the Brazeal Dennard…

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Oral history interview with Rev. Yvette Flunder, 1999

The granddaughter of a Pentecostal pastor, Rev. Flunder recounts the experiences of her early years in San Francisco, and discusses the role music played in her childhood. She discusses the meaning…

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Oral history interview with Jacqueline Hairston, 1999

Jacqueline Hairston recounts her early experiences with music, beginning with piano lessons at 8, and her appointment as the church music director at 12. She discusses her entree into and early days…

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Story of the Spirituals Project, 1999

As an introduction to the history of the Spirituals Project, Arthur Jones recounts his early experiences in music beginning with his participation in the New York City All City High School Chorus, to…

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Oral history interview with Hale Smith, 1999

Hale Smith recounts his early experiences with music beginning with piano lessons at the age of 7, and recognizing his desire to create his own music. He discusses his approach to composing, and his…

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Oral history interview with William Warfield, 1999

William Warfield recounts his early experiences of studying music with well-known artists such as Robert Nathaniel Dett and Paul Robeson, and some of his early performance experiences. He discusses…

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Oral history interview with Bennie Williams, 1999

Bennie Williams recounts her early experiences of growing up, and attending grade school, high school and college in Marshall, Tex. She discusses how spirituals were an integral part of the church…

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Oral history interview with Vincent Stringer, 1999

Born in Connecticut of parents from the South, Vincent Stringer recounts his early memories of growing up in a religious, singing family. He discusses his appreciation of spirituals that began in…

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