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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 through black americans — at paintings, in church, and for natural leisure. integrated 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 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 importance of such much-loved songs as "Swing Low, candy Chariot," thieve 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 e-book: the total phrases and song for 230 non secular 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 crucial treasury of song for singers, musicians and all readers looking a entire sourcebook of black American people tune. it will likely 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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