Some current members believe that the ban was wrongly instituted by Brigham Young and was not really God's will. Others believe it was God's will and the reasons were as many of the leaders taught for 150 years, that blacks were cursed and less valiant in the pre-existence. Many other Latter-day Saints believe it was God's will but they do not know the reason. Since 1978, the Church has avoided publicly commenting on the reasons for the ban in the first place.

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Featuring 22 Great Tunes, including:  HELLO TROUBLE, BLUE MOON OF KENTUCKY, 14 CARAT MIND, I DON’T LOVE NOBODY,  WAGON WHEEL, FOGGY MOUNTAIN BREAKDOWN, NINE POUND HAMMER, ROCKY TOP,WHY DID YOU LEAVE ME, FOLSOM PRISON BLUES, ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL, MAMA TRIED, UNCLE PEN, FLYING WITH ANGELS, TRAIN FORTY FIVE, ROCKY ROAD BLUES, FLOP EARED MULE, RED RIVER VALLEY, STANDING ON THE ROCK, ZYDECO GRIS GRIS, GAL I LEFT BEHIND & SWINGIN’ DOOR

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Cinderella , Aarne-Thompson-Uther folktale type 510A and related stories of persecuted heroines translated and/or edited by D. L. Ashliman.

Because a folk song lives largely through oral transmission, it ordinarily does not exist in a standard form. In each region of a country, community, village, or family, and even in the repertory of each singer over time, it may have significant differences. Each performance of a song may be unique. In colloquial discussions of folk songs (or tales), the terms variant and version are used to highlight the differences in ways of singing the same song (or telling the same story). In the technical literature about folklore, the terms version , variant , and form may be used to express degrees of relationship. Thus, for example, several quite similar performances by one singer might constitute a version of a song. Several versions, not so similar to each other, would constitute a variant. Several variants, comprising a body of performances of the song that are clearly related but not homogeneous , might be designated as a form. Groups of songs (words or music) that appear, on the basis of analysis, to be related are called tune families or text types. Text types, such as narratives that form the basis of ballads, may have numerous variants and versions. The ballad usually known as “Lady Isabel and the False Knight,” studied by Iivar Kemppinen, has about 1,800 renditions, collected in nations throughout Europe and the Americas. Bertrand H. Bronson, assembling all available versions of the English ballad “ Barbara Allen ,” found 198 versions of the story sung in the English-speaking world, accompanied by tunes belonging to three tune families. (Accompanying this article are audio recordings of five renditions of “Barbara Allen” from collections at the Library of Congress.)

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A kind of music originating from the ordinary people of a region or nation and continued by oral tradition. The ballad is a typical form of folk music. Music is also called “folk” when it is made by artists and composers who are inspired by, or imitate, true folk music. Composers such as Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie are folk musicians of the second kind.


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