Slave Songs of US
by William Francis Allen, Charles Pickard Ware, and Lucy McKim Garrsion, with a new introduction by W.K. McNeil
This extraordinary anthology of antebellum slave songs provides musical settings for 136 musical texts and variations of black folk music, the social settings in which the songs were customarily performed, and the distinctiveness of the Negro style of singing.
It was Slave Songs of the United States that brought black folk music to widespread public attention, stimulating national interest in collecting, studying, and performing black folk music that has not abated since the first publication of this work in 1867.
160 pp., paperback, (1867), reprinted 1997, ISBN 0-8063-1349-8 TEMPORARILY Out of Print -Reserve your copy by calling (800) 224-8511