Edited by Azizi Powell
This post showcases several African American shout bands. Information about shout bands is also included in this post.
These examples are posted for historical, cultural, religious and aesthetic purposes.
Thanks to all those who are featured in this post and thanks to the publishers of these examples on YouTube. Thanks also to all those who are quoted in this post.
WHAT IS A SHOUT BAND?
"A shout band is a traditional, soul based musical style that arose in some predominantly African American Protestant churches in the 1920s.
The shout band tradition of the southeastern United States originated from the exuberant church music of North Carolina. African American brass players formed bands, predominately trombone-based, inspired by jazz, blues, Dixeland, gospel, and old time spirituals: a more soulful version of a New Orleans Brass Band. The United House Of Prayer For All People, a Holiness Denomination founded in 1919 in Massachusetts, is particularly known for its Shout Bands."
Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2011/09/house-of-prayer-shout-bands.html for another pancocojams post on shout bands.
SHOUT BAND VIDEOS
[Selected videos are assigned numbers for the sake of this post. No preferential ranking is intended by these numbers.]
Video #1 - Kings of Harmony live @ the 2010 Lowell Folk Festival
Kings of Harmony live @ the 2010 Lowell Folk Festival
Uploaded by dansamuels on Aug 2, 2010
The Kings hit the streets.
WOW! so happy you all love this video. I still feel fortunate to have been able to work with these guys... the UHOP knows whats goin on...
Video #2 - Amazing Brass Band Jam at DC Street Festival
loaded by AREARCHIVE on Dec 16, 2010
Filmed at a DC neighborhood art festival in September 2007, we stumbled onto an incredible gospel brass band from a neighborhood church that had set up an impromptu jam on a street corner. As they played a huge crowd gathered to see and hear them perform. These guys played their hearts out, and the show was truly amazing! I was lucky to catch one of their numbers with my little camera (a Canon PowerShot S410 4MP Digital Elph.)
Video #3 - Trombone Shout Band, Charlotte, NC
Uploaded by HistorySouth on Sep 13, 2010
Cedric Mangum and the Bailey Faith Band,
Video #4 - House of Prayer
Uploaded by SeekerTruth2011 on Sep 12, 2010
A firehose Baptism at the House of Prayer
Video #5 - Shout Bands Playing YES
Uploaded by SeekerTruth2011 on Mar 7, 2011
Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2014/01/videos-of-south-african-gospel-brass_7.html to find videos of South African brass bands.
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