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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".

Grand Salon Of The Belmont Mansion On The Belmont College Campus.

American composer, songwriter, arranger, choral conductor and actor, born 9 July 1901 in Belews Creek, North Carolina, USA, died 18 January 2000 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Description: Guest lecture by Jester Hairston in Ethnomusicology 91P, Music of African-Americans, Professor Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje, on November 5, 1992. Source: 1 Tape of 1: 8mm Hi8 Video. Call Number: Collection 2002. 1 Item 168. Collection Guide: UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology Collection 1961-. Rights are owned by the Regents of the University of California.

Jester Joseph Hairston (July 9, 1901 – January 18, 2000) was an American composer, songwriter, arranger, choral conductor, and actor. YouTube Encyclopedic. Alumnus Jester Hairston Dies at 98: Actor-Composer Helped Preserve Negro Spirituals", University of Massachusetts Campus Chronicle, January 28, 2000. Jester Hairston, Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts History, Tufts University Digital Library. Jester Hairston on IMDb. African American Registry biography. Biography of Jester Hairston at Choralnet. Jester Hairston at Find a Grave.

Jester Hairston’s devotion to his musical heritage is chronicled in the Tufts Digital Collections and Archives, located in Tisch Library. If it wasn’t for old timers like me, those spirituals, gospel songs, work songs and play songs wouldn’t be remembered, he told a newspaper reporter in 1973. I don’t think those songs should be forgotten, because they are a part of black history. The Jester Hairston Collection, which came to Tufts after his death in 2000 at age 98, contains interviews, correspondence, clippings and musical scores from the 1920s through the 1990s. There are 800 records from his personal collection, including more than 100 LPs that document his musical legacy as a choral director and guest conductor for church, school and camp choirs across the country from the 1960s to the 1980s.

Contact Jester Hairston Film Project on Messenger. Beginning in 1961 and continuing into the 1990s, Jester Hairston traveled to many parts of the world where he taught Spirituals to people. Usually after three days of instruction, choirs made up of students, laypeople, church people and amateur singers were ready to perform under Hairston’s watchful direction. Germany,China, Nigeria, Madagascar, and Estonia were a few of the places he visited. Jester Hairston Film Project. 16 May 2013 ·. Thank you to all of the amazing backers of "Amen: The Life and Music of Jester Hairston

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A1 Who'll Be A Witness
Composed By – Hairston*
A2 I Want Jesus
Composed By – Hairston*
A3 Dis Ole Hammer
Composed By – Hairston*
A4 In Dat Great Gettin' Up Mornin'
Composed By – Hairston*
A5 Somebody's Knockin' At Your Door
Composed By – Hairston*
A6 Give Me Jesus
Composed By – Hairston*
A7 Gossip
Composed By – Hairston*
B1 Our Troubles Was Hard
Composed By – Hairston*
B2 Tin Roof Blues
Composed By – Melrose*
B3 Rhapsody In Blue
Composed By – Gershwin*Piano – Dale Burt
B4 Poor Man Lazrus
Composed By – Hairston*
B5 Band Of Angels
Composed By – Hairston*
B6 The Creation
Composed By – Tom Scott


  • Conductor [Guest Conductor] – Jester Hairston
  • Directed By [Director] – Kenneth Helvey
  • Soloist – Jester Hairston


Recorded March 17, 1961 at the Fullerton California high school auditorium.

Jester Hairston - An Evening Of Spirituals mp3 play

Performer: Jester Hairston

Title: An Evening Of Spirituals

Date of release: 1961

Genre: Jazz / Blues / Classical / Folk music

Size MP3: 1648 mb

Size FLAC: 1782 mb

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