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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 americans — at paintings, in church, and for natural leisure. incorporated are spirituals, blues, paintings songs, and numerous social and dance songs.
This vital quantity used to be initially compiled in 1940 by means 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 background of black American folks song, the effect 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 ebook: the full phrases and tune for 230 spiritual and secular songs, together with "Study battle No More," "Keep Me from Sinking Down," "You might Bury Me within the East," "Rock of Ages," "Go inform It at the Mountain," and lots of others.
This is an integral treasury of tune for singers, musicians and all readers looking a complete sourcebook of black American people song. it will likely be both welcomed at events, relations get-togethers, sing-alongs, church occasions, and different gatherings the place humans are looking to play and sing those vintage folks songs which are an essential component of yankee musical history.

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