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

By John W. Work

From joyous gospel to deeply felt blues, this excellent assortment includes classic songs sung and performed over the years by way of black american citizens — at paintings, in church, and for natural leisure. integrated are spirituals, blues, paintings songs, and various social and dance songs.
This very important quantity used to be initially compiled in 1940 through Dr. John W. paintings, the famous musicologist affiliated with Fisk collage and the prestigious Fisk Jubilee Singers. In it, he discusses the origins and heritage of black American folks track, the effect of slavery and African cultures, and the lyric importance 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 guts of the publication: the full 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 plenty of others.
This is an crucial treasury of track for singers, musicians and all readers looking a finished sourcebook of black American folks song. will probably 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 people songs which are an essential component of yankee musical history.

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