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Spirituals (also known as Negro spirituals, Black spirituals, or spiritual music) is a genre of Christian music that is "purely and solely the creation" of generations of Black Americans which merged African cultural heritage with the experiences of being held in bondage in slavery, at first during the transatlantic slave trade—the largest and one of the most inhumane forced migrations in recorded human history, and for centuries afterwards, through the domestic slave trade.

Spirituals encompass the "sing songs," work songs, and plantation songs that evolved into the blues and gospel songs in church.

Many The Spirituals songs become very popular and trendy online with a great number of streaming and downloads on Boomplay.

Career.
In the nineteenth century, the word "spirituals" referred to all these subcategories of folk songs. While they were often rooted in biblical stories, they also described the extreme hardships endured by African Americans who were enslaved from the 17th century until the 1860s, the emancipation altering mainly the nature (but not continuation) of slavery for many. Many new derivative music genres emerged from the spirituals songcraft.

Prior to the end of the US Civil War and emancipation, spirituals were originally an oral tradition passed from one slave generation to the next. Biblical stories were memorized then translated into song. Following emancipation, the lyrics of spirituals were published in printed form. Ensembles such as the Fisk Jubilee Singers—established in 1871—popularized spirituals, bringing them to a wider, even international, audience.

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Achievement.
At first, major recording studios were only recording white musicians performing spirituals and their derivatives. That changed with Mamie Smith's commercial success in 1920. Starting in the 1920s, the commercial recording industry increased the audience for the spirituals and their derivatives.

Black composers, Harry Burleigh and R. Nathaniel Dett, created a "new repertoire for the concert stage" by applying their Western classical education to the spirituals. While the spirituals were created by a "circumscribed community of people in bondage," over time they became known as the first "signature" music of the United States.

The Spirituals Songs
Some of their notable songs are listed below;
• Bosom of Abraham
• Children, Go Where I Send Thee
• Deep River
• Dem Bones
• Didn't It Rain
• Do Lord Remember Me
• Down by the Riverside
• Down in the River to Pray
• Every Time I Feel the Spirit
• Ezekiel Saw the Wheel
• Follow the Drinkin' Gourd
• Go Down Moses
• Go Tell It on the Mountain
• Golden Slippers
• Gospel Plow
• The Gospel Train
• He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
• I Shall Not Be Moved
• I'm So Glad
• Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho
• Kumbaya
• Lord, I Want to Be a Christian
• Michael Row the Boat Ashore
• Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
• Roll, Jordan, Roll
• Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down
• Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
• Song of the Free
• Steal Away
• Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
• There Is a Balm in Gilead
• This Little Light of Mine
• Wade in the Water
• We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder
• Were You There
• When the Saints Go Marching In

The Spirituals songs are included in Boomplay music playlists. Search to stream and download The Spirituals songs MP3/ single/ albums on the platform.
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Country/Region : United Kingdom

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The Spirituals Biography

Spirituals (also known as Negro spirituals, Black spirituals, or spiritual music) is a genre of Christian music that is "purely and solely the creation" of generations of Black Americans which merged African cultural heritage with the experiences of being held in bondage in slavery, at first during the transatlantic slave trade—the largest and one of the most inhumane forced migrations in recorded human history, and for centuries afterwards, through the domestic slave trade.

Spirituals encompass the "sing songs," work songs, and plantation songs that evolved into the blues and gospel songs in church.

Many The Spirituals songs become very popular and trendy online with a great number of streaming and downloads on Boomplay.

Career.
In the nineteenth century, the word "spirituals" referred to all these subcategories of folk songs. While they were often rooted in biblical stories, they also described the extreme hardships endured by African Americans who were enslaved from the 17th century until the 1860s, the emancipation altering mainly the nature (but not continuation) of slavery for many. Many new derivative music genres emerged from the spirituals songcraft.

Prior to the end of the US Civil War and emancipation, spirituals were originally an oral tradition passed from one slave generation to the next. Biblical stories were memorized then translated into song. Following emancipation, the lyrics of spirituals were published in printed form. Ensembles such as the Fisk Jubilee Singers—established in 1871—popularized spirituals, bringing them to a wider, even international, audience.

Follow Boomplay and keep up-to-date with the latest The Spirituals songs and information.

Achievement.
At first, major recording studios were only recording white musicians performing spirituals and their derivatives. That changed with Mamie Smith's commercial success in 1920. Starting in the 1920s, the commercial recording industry increased the audience for the spirituals and their derivatives.

Black composers, Harry Burleigh and R. Nathaniel Dett, created a "new repertoire for the concert stage" by applying their Western classical education to the spirituals. While the spirituals were created by a "circumscribed community of people in bondage," over time they became known as the first "signature" music of the United States.

The Spirituals Songs
Some of their notable songs are listed below;
• Bosom of Abraham
• Children, Go Where I Send Thee
• Deep River
• Dem Bones
• Didn't It Rain
• Do Lord Remember Me
• Down by the Riverside
• Down in the River to Pray
• Every Time I Feel the Spirit
• Ezekiel Saw the Wheel
• Follow the Drinkin' Gourd
• Go Down Moses
• Go Tell It on the Mountain
• Golden Slippers
• Gospel Plow
• The Gospel Train
• He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
• I Shall Not Be Moved
• I'm So Glad
• Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho
• Kumbaya
• Lord, I Want to Be a Christian
• Michael Row the Boat Ashore
• Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
• Roll, Jordan, Roll
• Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down
• Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
• Song of the Free
• Steal Away
• Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
• There Is a Balm in Gilead
• This Little Light of Mine
• Wade in the Water
• We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder
• Were You There
• When the Saints Go Marching In

The Spirituals songs are included in Boomplay music playlists. Search to stream and download The Spirituals songs MP3/ single/ albums on the platform.

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