Audio files are available in mp3 format

1 Arwhoolie” holler Thomas J. Marshall
2 Levee holler Enoch Brown
3 Field holler Roosevelt “Giant” Hudson
4 Oh If Your House Catches Fire” levee camp holler Willie Henry Washington
5 Roxie Convicts, Mississippi
6 New Buryin’ Ground John Brown and African American convicts
7 Long Hot Summer Day Clyde Hill and African American convicts
8 Go Preach My Gospel Deacon Harvey Williams and the New Zion Baptist Church congregation
9 Jesus, My God, I Know His Name Willie Henry Washington, Arthur Bell, Robert Lee Robertson, and Abraham Powell
10 Go to Sleep Florida Hampton
11 The Buzzard and the Cooter Demus Green
12 Prayer Rev. Henry Ward
13 Run, Old Jeremiah Joe Washington Brown and Austin Coleman
14 Job, Job Mandy Tartt, Sims Tartt, and Betty Atmore
15 Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child Clifford Reed, Johnny Mae Medlock, and Julia Griffin
16 Have Mercy, Lord Mary Tollman and the Rev. Henry Ward
17 The Unusual Task of the Gospel Preacher Rev. Harry Singleton
18 The Man of Calvary Sin-Killer Griffin

The Sounds of SlaveryAbout The Sounds of Slavery: This exploration of African American slavery through sound is a groundbreaking way of understanding both slave culture and American history.

“The authors have undertaken the difficult task of bringing to contemporary readers the sounds of American slave culture . . . [giving] vibrancy and texture to a complex history that has been long neglected.” —Booklist