Sunday, August 26, 2012

Handclapping In African American Churches, Part II (Videos)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This is Part II of a two part post. This post presents seven videos which showcase types of handclapping in African American churches & Gospel concerts

Part I provides general comments about the when and why handclapping is done in many African American churches & African American Gospel concerts. Click for Part I of this series.

The content of this post is presented for religious, folkloric, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

(These videos are of African American Gospel music, including what I consider to be "gospelized" African American spirituals - spirituals performed in a Gospel style. These featured videos are presented in no particular order with no information about the types of soulful handclapping that is performed.)

Example #1: I Know I've Been Changed - Joe Ligon & The Mighty Clouds of Joy "Live In Charleston" album

Uploaded by pannellctp on Dec 5, 2011

Example #2: Florida Mass Choir "All Night All Day"

Uploaded by chj333 on Apr 7, 2009

Florida Mass Choir "All Night All Day" directed by V. Michael McKay

Example #3: "Pentecostal Praise" - Bishop Leonard Scott

Uploaded by pannellctp on Jul 13, 2011

Bishop Leonard Scott Hymns & Church Songs Live From Alabama

Example #4: "Hallelujah Anyhow" - Rev. Clay Evans

Uploaded by malacomg on Oct 29, 2010

Example #5: Detroit Mass Choir - Climbing Up The Mountain/Hallelujah

Uploaded by gooblaprea on Aug 3, 2011

Detroit Mass Choir singing two classic songs. With Ora Watkins-Jones and Gabrielle Johnson on lead.

Example #6: Soul Children - Weeping May Endure For A Night

Uploaded by reesamae on Feb 19, 2010

Soul Children singing JOY - Weeping May Endure for a Night (Chicago)

This is the one and only Recording Artist and The Legendary Courtney Duncan from the Grammy nominated Soul Children of Chicago. He is now Pastor Courtney C. (Duncan) Maxwell (search youtube vids), and was a legendary vocalist with Walt Whitman and the choir in the 90's. He now pastor's Greater Deliverance Temple in Chicago, IL. PURE RARE ANOINTING, he has had since childhood

Example #7: Mississippi Mass Choir - I'm Not Tired Yet

uploaded by TheSevenChosen on Oct 17, 2011

Mississippi Mass Choir - I'm Not Tired Yet

"Old Time Handclapping & Foot Stomping In African American Religious Singing"

Thanks to all composers, choir directors, vocalists, and musicians whose songs are featured in this post.

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