I\'m working on a project and am looking for something in particular that I just can\'t seem to find. I am throwing this out here in hopes that one of you may have come across something of this nature.
I\'m looking for acapella songs, voices, singing, chanting, etc of anything related to the slave movement in the US - probably mid to late 1800s..maybe even early 1900s (ie. Negro spirituals from that time period). Does anyone know of a sample source that would contain this sort of stuff?
Vocal Planet doesn\'t specifically address that...but it does have Gospel and Blues solo phrases that are oohhs and mmms type phrases in different keys and bpm\'s which I could imagine in the context you are talking about. The Gospel section is certainly spiritual. I made a demo of some voices from the Gospel disk the other day for a friend to demonstrate the solo voice...ignore piano and drums and you\'ll be fine...www.synkopia.com/demos/grace.mp3.