230 folk songs and spirituals, religious and secular, arranged for piano and voice. From joyous gospel to deeply felt blues, this wonderful collection contains vintage songs sung and played through the years by black Americans - at work, in church and for pure entertainment. Included are spirituals, blues, work songs and a variety of social and dance songs.
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.