American Negro Songs: 230 Folk Songs and Spirituals, by John W. Work

By John W. Work

From joyous gospel to deeply felt blues, this glorious assortment includes classic songs sung and performed over the years via 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 by way of Dr. John W. paintings, the famous musicologist affiliated with Fisk college and the distinguished Fisk Jubilee Singers. In it, he discusses the origins and heritage of black American folks track, the impression 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 would like to Be a Christian," and "John Henry." those informative notes lead as much as the guts of the publication: the total phrases and song for 230 non secular and secular songs, together with "Study struggle 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 song for singers, musicians and all readers looking a entire sourcebook of black American people song. it is going to be both welcomed at events, relatives 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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