The Negro Sings a New Heaven
By Mary Allen Grissom
Approx. 110 pp., 7 x 10
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-4456-1
Published: May 2018
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These songs, with their original melodies, are valuable because they are here presented exactly as they were found and sung. Thus collected and preserved, they provide portraiture of the Afro-American folk song and background, and they remain a treasure source for future harmonization if that should be desired. In their simplicity and realism, they record a true emancipation of the black spirit.
Originally published in 1930.
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