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This live tribute to the 'history, heritage, and hope' (TM) of a people is a performed by actors, singers, and choir. 

IN WORD: This concert is adapted from Janus Adams' bestselling book, Glory Days: 365 Inspired Moments in African American History

IN SONG:  From the Spirituals to Gospel and HipHop, Glory Days-in-Concert celebrates the heart and soul; the genius, courage, and pride of a people.  


This week on THE JANUS ADAMS SHOW,  a Black History Month special: GLORY DAYS-IN-CONCERT.  A tribute to the African American experience in word and song, this two-part program features readings from Janus' "Glory Days" history trilogy and the music of a people from the Spirituals to the Work Songs, Gospel, Jazz, and HipHop.

PART ONE:  African Dawn to the Americas - the Early Years

PART TWO:  From Civil War to Civil Rights and the Making of a President

Hear the show streamed live Saturdays at 4:00 pm on WJFF Radio Catskill.  Subscribe to our podcast (uploaded every Monday) and listen to past shows onSoundCloud.

​Tags: Black History Month, Glory Days, Gospel, Jazz, HipHop, Work Songs.  


(in order heard)

"How I Got Over"
Vickie Winans, Tim Bowman Jr.

Yoruba drumming

Percussions D'Afrique

"Lift Every Voice and Sing"

BeBe Winans

"How I Got Over"

Joshua Nelson

​"Fix Me Jesus" 

African American Spiritual
arr. Hall Johnson

Max Roach, Abbey Lincoln

"Amazing Grace"
Wintley Phipps

"Steal Away" 
Hattie Winston

"Were You There"
Max Roach, J. C. White

"Another Man Done Gone"

"This Little Light of Mine" 

"Djembe Drumming"
African Djembe Drummers in Paris Metro

"Precious Lord" 
Norm Hastings

"I'm a Soldier in the Army of the Lord"
Rev. James Cleveland, choir

"Ain' Gon' Let Nobody Turn Me Round"
Sweet Honey in the Rock

​"Swipesy Cakewalk" 
Scott Joplin

"The Dream" 
Dr. Martin Luther King, Max Roach (duet)

​"Ballin' the Jack"
James Reese Europe Band

​"Castle Walk"
James Reese (composer)

​"Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball?"
Count Basie, Buddy Johnson
"Mississippi Goddam"
Nina Simone

"The Greatest"
Whitney Houston

"Lift Every Voice and Sing"
Abyssinian Baptist Church Choir

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Glory Days-in-Concert:

A Black History Month Tribute