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Product Details

  • Series: Dover Books on Music
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications (June 17, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486402711
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486402710
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #280,125 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is great for learning to sing, and they're good songs to commit to memory.
Jen
This work is by John W. Work Jr. With his brother Frederick, he was the first African American to collect and publish traditional African American songs.
S. Hall
This book is worth having just for the historical information, which was fascinating.
K. Franklin

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Frances Carter on April 7, 2009
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Memories of songs I've heard, yet did not know the words. History is a wonderful thing. Enjoyed the "foot stomping" songs. As a city youngster visiting the south in the early 40's, in the old church camp meetings, some of these songs were sang. They bring back memories of good times in my youth.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Cocoa Bean on January 25, 2014
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If you ever want to know the origin of American Negro Songs, this is the book for you. You not only know the history but you have the music and lyrics also. Great for school and church.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By CA on May 7, 2007
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I was looking for a particular spiritual and found it listed in this interesting collection. In the search found many spirituals that were new to me. My soloist then sang "He Never Said a Mumblin' Word" for a service on Good Friday from this collection, with great affect on the congregation.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gordon Ehrensing on August 26, 2011
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This is an indispensable treasury of music for singers, musicians and all readers seeking a comprehensive sourcebook of black American folk music. It will be equally welcomed at parties, family get-togethers, sing-alongs, church events and other gatherings where people want to play and sing these classic folk songs that are an integral part of American musical history.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. Franklin VINE VOICE on November 8, 2012
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This is a wonderful old collection of songs. Melody is included, and sometimes parts, and as many lyrics as the authors could find, but there are no chords, so if you want to play along on your guitar or other chord instrument you'll have to figure them out yourself.

This book is worth having just for the historical information, which was fascinating. The authors went all over the South collecting songs, having people sing for them in bars, in the fields, and even in prisons. Some of the songs are really sad, a lot of them are about going to heaven, death, and hard work. Most are slave songs. There are some old blues tunes included as well.

Love it. I wish it had chords, but that is not the fault of the book. Highly recommended if you love folk music.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Hall on September 1, 2014
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This work is by John W. Work Jr. With his brother Frederick, he was the first African American to collect and publish traditional African American songs. This is the updated version that includes an essay by Work discussing the importance of documenting African American songs. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries he was dealing with misconceptions of African American song in general and African American scholars who wanted to get away from old spirituals as these were reminders of slavery. That makes this a brave book for its time. He was the father of folklorist John W. Work III who also collected folksongs.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Harry Sky on July 19, 2013
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in this collection of songs one senses the black,s attempt to find his/her place in life.every human has a throbbing soul.for the afro american in the early days of black existence it expressed itself in prayerful ways.In Hope In faith.jack worth we appreciate your collection. Harry Sky
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jim in Alabama on March 8, 2014
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I learned alot about spirituals, but all of the expert analysis went over my head. I never realized there were so many spirituals and they had a great history.
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