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 by way of black american citizens — at paintings, in church, and for natural leisure. integrated are spirituals, blues, paintings songs, and a number of 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 college and the distinguished Fisk Jubilee Singers. In it, he discusses the origins and historical past of black American folks song, the impact 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 publication: the total phrases and track for 230 non secular and secular songs, together with "Study conflict 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 lots of others.
This is an fundamental treasury of tune for singers, musicians and all readers looking a finished sourcebook of black American people track. 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 people songs which are an essential component of yankee musical history.

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