By John W. Work
From joyous gospel to deeply felt blues, this excellent assortment comprises classic songs sung and performed over the years through black americans — at paintings, in church, and for natural leisure. integrated are spirituals, blues, paintings songs, and a number of social and dance songs.
This vital quantity was once initially compiled in 1940 via Dr. John W. paintings, the famous musicologist affiliated with Fisk college and the prestigious Fisk Jubilee Singers. In it, he discusses the origins and heritage of black American folks track, the impact of slavery and African cultures, and the lyric value of such much-loved songs as "Swing Low, candy Chariot," scouse borrow Away to Jesus," "Lord, i need to Be a Christian," and "John Henry." those informative notes lead as much as the center of the publication: the total phrases and tune 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 quintessential treasury of track for singers, musicians and all readers looking a entire sourcebook of black American people 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 folks songs which are a vital part of yankee musical history.
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American Negro Songs: 230 Folk Songs and Spirituals, Religious and Secular (Dover Books on Music) by John W. Work