Recorded in Mississippi State Penitentiary, sung by Tangle-Eye. Introduced by Lindsay Hannon.
Traditional gospel and liberation song from America. Many different versions sung by choirs, acapella groups, folk and protest singers. I love the arrangement by Bernice Reagan Johnson. This is an extremely simple version. Suitable for KEY STAGE 2 to adult.
Originally a skiffle/bluegrass song from the US which has been adapted to almost every style. Very popular. You can bring in all the different instruments and make up new categories – beatboxers, walkin’ bass, plinky-plonk piano – etc. Easy to add percussion to and mimic the sounds […]
Beth Allen says: “This is an old African American folk song that evolved from a plantation dance. It is closely linked to Hambone and is often found together in collections. Juba became a common name for African Americans who were talented at singing or dancing […]
A song from Louisiana, US, about having to go and do chores. Possibly sung by servants dancing in a ring round a tree.