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Sweet Honey In The Rock

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Challenge and change are the themes underlying the 39-year career of the revered female African-American a cappella ensemble, SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK. In the course of creating its adventurous and diverse mixture of blues, African, jazz, gospel and R&B music, with excursions into symphonic and dance theater, 23 vocalists have passed through the group, formed as a quartet in 1973 at a workshop at the D.C. Black Repertory Theater Company in Washington. Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon, Carol Maillard, Louise Robinson, and Mie drew their name from the first song they learned, “Sweet Honey in the Rock,” based on a Biblical psalm. “Sweet Honey speaks of a land that is so rich when you break the rocks open, honey flows. And we thought it was something like us African-American women . . . strong like a rock, but inside [there’s] honey – sweet,” explains Robinson. ...
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'Sweet Honey in the Rock'' * Released: 1976 * Format: LP ''B'lieve I'll Run On'' * Released: 1978 * Format: LP ''Good News'' * Released: 1981 * Format: LP ''We All...Every One Of Us'' * Released: 1983 * Format: LP ''Feel Something Drawing Me On'' * Released: 1985 * Format: CD ''The Other Side'' * Released: 1985 * Format: CD ''Breaths'' * Released: 1988 * Format: CD ''Live At Carnegie Hall'' * Released: 1988 * Format: CD ''All For Freedom'' * Released: 1989 * Format: CD ''In This Land'' * Released: 1992 * Format: CD ''Still On The Journey'' * Released: 1993 * Format: CD ''I Got The Shoes'' * Released: 1994 * Format: CD ''Sacred Ground'' * Released: 1996 * Format: CD ''Selections (1976-1988)'' * Released: 1997 * Format: CD ''...Twenty Five...'' * Released: 1998 * Format: CD ''Still The Same Me'' * Released: 2000 * Format: CD ''Alive in Australia'' * Released: 2003 ''The Women Gather'' * Released: 2003 * Format: CD ''Endings and Beginnings'' * Released: 2004 * Format: CD ''Raise Your Voice'' * Released: 2005 * Format: CD ''Are We A Nation?'' * Released: 2010 * Format: Digital & CD

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