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Ain't A That Good News? Fisk Jubilee Singers in Concert (1998)



Genre: Documentary

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1998-02-08

Duration: 00:56:36

Subjects: Fisk University | Jubilee Singers | Music | Spirituals (Songs) | African Americans | Mount Zion First Baptist Church (Baton Rouge, La.)


  • Perkins, Huel Narrator
  • Eaglin, J. Carlos, II Producer
  • Hawkins, Roderick Producer
  • Fisk Jubilee Singers Performer
  • Kwami, Paul T. Interviewee
  • Jackson, Joyce M. Interviewee
  • Jones, Esther Interviewee
  • Lewis, Karla Interviewee


This program from February 8, 1998, features a performance of spirituals by the Fisk Jubilee Singers from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. They perform: “Our Father”; “There’s a Meeting Here Tonight”; “Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit”; “Lord I Can’t Turn Back”; “Rockin’ Jerusalem”; “Elijah Rock”; “Talk about a Child that Do Love Jesus”; “I’ve Been ‘Buked”; “Give Me Jesus”; “Let the Church Roll On”; “Jubilee, Jubilee”; “Soon-ah Will Be Done”; “My Lord What a Mourning”; “Steal Away”; “Rise, Shine, For Thy Light is a-Comin’”; “Fare Ye Well”; “Precious Lord”; “Ride the Chariot”; “Humble Yourself, the Bell Done Rung”; and “Ain’t a That Good News.” It includes interviews with: Paul T. Kwami, director of the Fisk Jubilee Singers; Joyce M. Jackson, professor of Geology and Anthropology at LSU; and Esther Jones and Karla Lewis, Fisk Jubilee Singers. Narrator: Dr. Huel Perkins