The McIntosh County Shouters: Slave Shout Songs from the Coast of Georgia
The McIntosh County Shouters, 1993 recipients of the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship, are known for their compelling fusion of dance, call-and-response singing, and percussion consisting of hand-clapping and beating a stick. The ring shout has African origins, but as the tradition formed during slavery, it also contains strong elements of Christian belief. This album will make you want to jump out of your chair and join in.
Download liner notes (PDF).
YEAR RELEASED 1984
RECORD LABEL Folkways Records
SOURCE ARCHIVE Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
COPYRIGHT 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1984 Folkways Records
GENRE(S) African American Music; American Folk
COUNTRY(S) United States
CULTURE GROUP(S) African American
SUBJECT(S) Folk songs–United States; Shouts
McIntosh County Shouters – Artist
Art Rosenbaum – Recorder; Producer
Ronald Clyne – Designer
Margo Newmark Rosenbaum – Photographer
Listen to audio samples at Smithsonian Folkways.