Sinful Tunes and Spirituals

Sinful Tunes and Spirituals : BLACK FOLK MUSIC TO THE CIVIL WAR

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Classic study of black slave music in more

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  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 162.56 x 223.52 x 27.94mm | 544.31g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252071506
  • 9780252071508
  • 1,044,817

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"No previous scholar has told more about the manner of diffusion of African music and dance in the New World ... No one else has related with more telling effect the impact that Afro-American musical patterns had upon the sensibilities of the white public." --Lawrence W. Levine, Journal of American History "Epstein has uncovered far more about early black music than anyone thought possible. Her luxuriant quotations and definitive treatments of a wide variety of musical subtopics make the book an essential reference volume and a marvelous storehouse of information." --John B. Boles, Journal of Southern History "Sinful Tunes ensures that we will never again be able to sing or listen to a spiritual in quite the same way. We can now see more clearly than ever before what has shaped it; we have been taken nearer the soul of the music." --Hugh Brogan, Times Literary Supplement "[A] definitive, indeed monumental study of black slave music in America." -- Guthrie P. Ramsey Jr., Musical Quarterlyshow more

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