Mudcat Café message #1038582 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #9612   Message #1038582
Posted By: GUEST,
20-Oct-03 - 05:06 PM
Thread Name: Origins: AMEN (Jester Hairston)
Subject: RE: AMEN (Jester Hairston)
This is really intriguing to me. I am in the process of doing a selected annotated bibliography of Jester's works; that's how I stumbled upon this "thread."

Jester was a good friend of our family's. His voice was dubbed for Poitier's in "Lilies of the Field" and his arrangement (yes, arrangement) was used for the film. The copyright date is 1957, and Bourne Music still carries it in many different voicings.

You'd have had to see Jester in person doing this "call and response" piece to truly appreciate the sheer joy of it. He was amazing.