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Genre: spirituals

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Parent Genre: Folk/Acoustic

Spirituals is a genre of music that originated in African American communities during the era of slavery in the United States. It is characterized by its religious themes and powerful vocal performances, often accompanied by simple instrumentation such as hand clapping or tambourines. Spirituals were used as a means of expressing the struggles and hardships of slavery, as well as a source of hope and inspiration. Today, spirituals continue to be performed and celebrated as an important part of African American culture and history.


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Piano, Vocals, Electric Guitar, Drum Kit, Bass Guitar, Horn Section, Organ, Violin, Trombone, Cello, Trumpet, French Horn, Oboe, Clarinet, Flute, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica

Popular spirituals Songs


Most popular spirituals albums

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It's Impossible
1976
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Silent Night: Songs For Christmas
1962
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Golden Gate Quartet Vol. 3 (1939)
1996
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I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray
1997
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Mavis Staples
1969
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Presenting Leontyne Price
1959
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Texas Folk Songs
1958
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Get in Union
2020
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Sings 20 Favourite Songs/Transatlantic Exchange Concert
2007
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River Of Life: Harmony One
1986

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List of spirituals artists

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spirituals playlist created by Chosic

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