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Mary's Boy Child" is a 1956 Christmas song, written by Jester Hairston. It is widely performed as a Christmas carol. The song had its genesis when Hairston was sharing a room with a friend. The friend asked him to write a song for a birthday party. Hairston wrote the song with a calypso rhythm because the people at the party would be mainly West Indians. The song's original title was "He Pone and Chocolate Tea", pone being a type of corn bread. It was never recorded in this form.
Jester Hairston, accomplished composer and musician, was born in the Belews Creek Community. We will gather to celebrate his accomplishments through film, songs and art. Social Media Concert Tag your musical tribute to Jester Hairston with Anywhere your heart desires The L. theliliesproject. 10 January ·. Caroline Rutledge Armijo recently won a grant from ArtPlace America to use coal ash in making a public art display near a controversial Stokes County power plant
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Jester Hairston (1901–2000) was one of coaches and conductors at a music festival held which I attended as a chaperone for more than 2000 high school students from all over Northern California at a huge, old theater in Stockton, CA. He lead them in a number rehearsed all day in workshops. As students, advisers, and parents left the circular hallways out of the building to return to their dozens of buses/busses and home, Mr. Hairston led them in singing his now famous composition Amen.
Jester Joseph Hairston (July 9, 1901 – January 18, 2000) was an American composer, songwriter, arranger, choral conductor, and actor. He was regarded as a leading expert on Negro spirituals and choral music. His notable compositions include "Amen," a gospel-tinged theme from the film Lilies of the Field and a 1963 hit for The Impressions, and the Christmas song "Mary's Boy Child". He sang with the Hall Johnson Choir in Harlem for a time but was nearly fired from the all black choir because he had difficulty with the rural dialects that were used in some of the songs. He had to shed his Boston accent and relearn the country speech of his parents and grandparents. Johnson had told him, "We're singing ain't and cain't and you're singing shahn't and cahn't and they don't mix in a spiritual. The Hall Johnson Choir performed in many Broadway shows including The Green Pastures.
Jester Hairston Photo by NBC. About Open Ears: So many people who made invaluable contributions to classical music were underappreciated in their time, or have been nearly lost to history. That’s why KDFC is starting Open Ears, a series of stories about composers, musicians, and conductors who deserve more recognition. You can learn more and explore other articles here. He trained choirs for radio and Broadway musicals. When he came to Hollywood in 1936, he sang and appeared with the Hall Johnson Choir in the movie The Green Pastures, the story of a preacher in a small church in Louisiana. In 1943, Hairston formed his own choir and throughout the 40’s he arranged and conducted choral music for background use in films. When filmmakers stopped using large choral ensembles, Hairston worked as a character actor on radio and television and in movies. His grandparents had been slaves.
|A2||What Kind O' Shoes You Gonna Wear?||2:12|
|A3||Uncle Johnny's Mule||3:03|
|A4||Mary, Mary, Where Is Your Baby?||2:52|
|A5||Swing A Lady Gum-Pum||1:16|
|B2||Poor Man Lazrus||1:35|
|B3||Sakura, Sakura (Song Of The Cherry Blossoms)||3:00|
|B4||Home In Dat Rock||5:00|
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