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Sharon Mei
Paige McAllister
Shalimar Rosario
Rina Shust
Sabrina Yang
 written prior to the Civil War
 composed by slaves
 some believe it to have a hidden meaning
 “Steal away, steal away...
 old hymn
 slaves sang in hopes of reaching the free states,

while others sang in hopes of new beginnings and
prosperit...
 emerged in the late 1800s
 originally songs of suffering sung by poor blacks in
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the South along the river
l...
 originally composed in 1929 after the Great

Mississippi Flood of 1927—the flood was the most
destructive in American hi...
 composed by Ferde Grofé for an orchestra
 based on the lands the river runs through
 created in 1925
 originally written in 1969
 “Cleaned a lot of plates in Memphis

Pumped a lot of pain down in New Orleans
But I never s...
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Mississippi river

  1. 1. Sharon Mei Paige McAllister Shalimar Rosario Rina Shust Sabrina Yang
  2. 2.  written prior to the Civil War  composed by slaves  some believe it to have a hidden meaning  “Steal away, steal away, steal away to Jesus Steal away, steal away home I ain't got long to stay here My Lord, He calls me He calls me by the thunder The trumpet sounds within-a my soul I ain't got long to stay here”
  3. 3.  old hymn  slaves sang in hopes of reaching the free states, while others sang in hopes of new beginnings and prosperity  Johnny Cash did a cover  popular songs among churches
  4. 4.  emerged in the late 1800s  originally songs of suffering sung by poor blacks in      the South along the river later accompanied by acoustic guitars and harmonicas called “devil music” by whites blacks moved north in early the 1900s, bring this music with them W.C. Handy, Robert Johnson, Leadbelly later a bass guitar was added rhythm and blues music
  5. 5.  originally composed in 1929 after the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927—the flood was the most destructive in American history  made famous via a Led Zeppelin cover in 1971
  6. 6.  composed by Ferde Grofé for an orchestra  based on the lands the river runs through  created in 1925
  7. 7.  originally written in 1969  “Cleaned a lot of plates in Memphis Pumped a lot of pain down in New Orleans But I never saw the good side of the city „Til I hitched a ride on a river boat queen”  Famous Tina Turner, David Bowie, and Santigold cover verisons

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