By John W. Work
From joyous gospel to deeply felt blues, this excellent assortment comprises classic songs sung and performed over the years via black american citizens — at paintings, in church, and for natural leisure. integrated are spirituals, blues, paintings songs, and various social and dance songs.
This very important quantity was once initially compiled in 1940 through Dr. John W. paintings, the famous musicologist affiliated with Fisk college and the distinguished Fisk Jubilee Singers. In it, he discusses the origins and background of black American people tune, the impact of slavery and African cultures, and the lyric importance of such much-loved songs as "Swing Low, candy Chariot," thieve Away to Jesus," "Lord, i need to Be a Christian," and "John Henry." those informative notes lead as much as the guts of the booklet: the total phrases and song for 230 non secular and secular songs, together with "Study battle No More," "Keep Me from Sinking Down," "You may perhaps Bury Me within the East," "Rock of Ages," "Go inform It at the Mountain," and plenty of others.
This is an fundamental treasury of tune for singers, musicians and all readers looking a finished sourcebook of black American people song. it will likely be both welcomed at events, family members get-togethers, sing-alongs, church occasions, and different gatherings the place humans are looking to play and sing those vintage people songs which are a vital part of yankee musical history.
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