By John W. Work
From joyous gospel to deeply felt blues, this glorious assortment includes classic songs sung and performed over the years through black american citizens — at paintings, in church, and for natural leisure. integrated are spirituals, blues, paintings songs, and quite a few social and dance songs.
This very important quantity was once initially compiled in 1940 via Dr. John W. paintings, the famous musicologist affiliated with Fisk collage and the distinguished Fisk Jubilee Singers. In it, he discusses the origins and historical past 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 center of the ebook: the full phrases and song for 230 non secular and secular songs, together with "Study struggle No More," "Keep Me from Sinking Down," "You may possibly Bury Me within the East," "Rock of Ages," "Go inform It at the Mountain," and plenty of others.
This is an integral treasury of song for singers, musicians and all readers looking a finished sourcebook of black American folks 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 folks songs which are a vital part of yank musical history.
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