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Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours

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Audio

Publication Date

1970

Abstract

Written by Stevie Wonder, 1970, performed by Broadstreet, Juneteenth Band, at the Juneteenth Celebration, First Plaza in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 15, 1985. Part of the Shirley Ann Griffin-Martin Recordings of Albuquerque African American Music and Programs, 1985-1988, MSS 835 BC, Box 1, CD 2, Song No. 25.

As a UNM Fine Arts Library work-study student, Shirley Griffin was inspired by the books and music resources in the archives. She saw that much of the Albuquerque Black African American culture was being lost with the passing of our senior citizens and wanted to collect some of that history in music. “Music is key in all types of gatherings, reflecting the mood of and the reason for the occasion," said Shirley. She recorded a variety of celebrations and programs from 1985-1988 and donated them to the music archive. How well her recordings show the importance of music to the African American community.

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