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How sweet the sound : African-American songs for children / selected by Wade and Cheryl Hudson ; illustrated by Floyd Cooper.

Call number: j784.624
Publisher: New York : Scholastic, c1995.
Publication date: c1995.
Subject: Children's poetry, American -- Juvenile literature.
American poetry -- African American authors -- Juvenile literature.
Children's songs -- United States -- Texts -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Juvenile poetry.
African Americans -- Music -- Juvenile literature.
Children's literature -- Juvenile literature.
Title: How sweet the sound : African-American songs for children / selected by Wade and Cheryl Hudson ; illustrated by Floyd Cooper.
Additional title: African-American songs for children
Physical description: 48 p. : col ill. ; 28 cm.
Contents note: Kum ba ya / Traditional -- Over my head / Spiritual -- Go down, Moses / Spiritual -- Follow the drinkin' gourd / Traditional -- Take this hammer / Traditional -- Bring me li'l' water, Silvy / Huddie Ledbetter -- Sweet oranges / Street cry -- Blueberries / Street cry -- That's how the cake walk's done / J. Leubrie Hill -- The boll weevil / Huddie Ledbetter -- Lift ev'ry voice and sing / James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamond Johnson -- Swing low, sweet chariot / Spiritual -- This little light of mine / Traditional -- Take my hand, precious Lord / Thomas A. Dorsey -- Take the "A" train / Billy Strayhorn -- Miss Mary Mack / Traditional/Hand-clapping song -- Hambone / Traditional/Chant -- Dog, dog / James Bevel and Bernard Lafayette -- We shall not be moved / Traditional/Freedom song -- Freedom's comin' / Traditional/Freedom song -- Say it loud, I'm black and I'm proud / James Brown -- Happy birthday / Stevie Wonder -- Get on board, little children / Spiritual.
Summary note: Presents lyrics and background notes for twenty-three contemporary and traditional African-American songs. Includes "Kumbaya," "Take the 'A' Train," and Stevie Wonder's "Happy Birthday."
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 46) and index.
Added author: Hudson, Wade.
Hudson, Cheryl Willis.
Cooper, Floyd.
ISBN: 0590480308 :
LCCN: 95002406 /AC/r96
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Bib No.: 39478

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