Description based upon print version of record.; James Weldon Johnson transforms seven inspiring spiritual sermons of African American preachers into poetry and equates the Black oral tradition with the sweeping tonal ranges of the trombone, which most closely resembles the human voice.; Intro -- Blank Page
Description based upon print version of record.; Intro -- Preface -- Listen, Lord-A Prayer -- The Creation -- The Prodigal Son -- Go Down Death-A Funeral Sermon -- Noah Built the Ark -- The Crucifixion -- Let My People Go -- The Judgment Day -- Biographical Afterword
Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938--Criticism and interpretation.; Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938. God's trombones.; Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938--Versification.; Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938--Literary style.
poetry.; African Americans--Literary collections.; African American intellectuals--Biography.; Literature.; Literature, Modern.; Poetry.; Literature; Poetry as Topic
"William L. Andrews selected the contents and wrote the notes for this volume"--Page vii; A compilation of works by the African-American writer includes the author's modernist novel "The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man," as well as a selection of his essays, topical editorials from the New York Age, and poetry and lyrics, including "God's Trombones."; The autobiography of an ex-colored man.; Along this way.; Editorials from The New York age (1914-23). Do you read Negro papers? -- President Wilson's "New freedom" and the Negro -- 22 calibre statesmen -- Uncle Tom's cabin and the clansman -- The passing of Jack Johnson -- A trap -- "The poor white musician" -- Stranger than fiction -- Saluting the flag -- Responsibilities and opportunities of the Colored ministry -- Under the dome of the Capitol -- The silent parade -- An army with banners -- Experienced men wanted -- "Why should a Negro fight?" -- "Negro" with a big "n" -- Protesting women and the war -- The Japanese question in California -- The "Jim Crow" car in Congress -- A real poet -- Marcus Garvey's inferiority complex -- The new exodus.; Selected essays (1991-28). The riots -- Self-determining Haiti -- Preface to The book of American Negro poetry -- Lynching : America's national disgrace -- Preface to The second book of Negro spirituals -- The dilemma of the Negro author -- Race prejudice and the Negro artist.; from Black Manhattan.; Selected poems. Under the bamboo tree.; Selected poems. from Fifty years & other poems. Fifty years ; To America ; O black and unknown bards ; Brothers ; Fragment ; The white witch ; Mother night ; Girl of fifteen ; Down by the Carib sea ; Sence you went away ; Nobody's lookin' but de owl an' de moon ; 'Possum song ; Brer Rabbit, you's de cutes' of 'em all.; Selected poems. God's trombones. Preface ; Listen, Lord : a prayer ; The creation ; The prodigal son ; Go down death : a funeral sermon ; Noah built the Ark ; The Crucifixion ; Let my people go ; The Judgment Day.; Selected poems. from Saint Peter relates an incident. Saint Peter relates an incident of the Resurrection Day ; My city ; If I were Paris ; Lift every voice and sing.; The autobiography of an ex-colored man -- Along this way -- New York Age editorials -- Selected essays -- Black Manhattan -- Selected poems.
Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938--Musical settings.; Monologues with music (Chorus with orchestra); Spirituals (Songs)
Program notes, in part by F. Waring, on container.; God's trombones / James Weldon Johnson ; Roy Ringwald (Frank Davis, Gertrude Jeannette, narrators) -- Counting my blessings / Tom Waring -- Sometimes I feel like a motherless child -- Standin' in de need of prayer -- Were you there when they crucified my Lord? -- Jesus walked this lonesome valley.
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