By John W. Work

From joyous gospel to deeply felt blues, this excellent assortment comprises classic songs sung and performed over the years by way of black american citizens — at paintings, in church, and for natural leisure. incorporated are spirituals, blues, paintings songs, and a number of social and dance songs.
This vital quantity was once initially compiled in 1940 by way of Dr. John W. paintings, the famous musicologist affiliated with Fisk college and the prestigious Fisk Jubilee Singers. In it, he discusses the origins and historical past of black American people song, the impression of slavery and African cultures, and the lyric value 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 center of the booklet: the entire phrases and song for 230 non secular and secular songs, together with "Study conflict No More," "Keep Me from Sinking Down," "You could Bury Me within the East," "Rock of Ages," "Go inform It at the Mountain," and plenty of others.
This is an vital treasury of track for singers, musicians and all readers looking a accomplished sourcebook of black American folks track. it will likely be both welcomed at events, kin 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 yank musical history.

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