Negro Workaday Songs.
Songs sung in the cotton fields and on the chain gang
Work: “This volume contains over 250 selections. Includes a chapter which gives special attention to the music for the songs, and a chapter on the Negro voice…” From the publishers: “Here we see the hot cotton fields, the long-eared dusty mules, the cabin or shack, the mean, elemental, happy living; or the chain gang working on the roads, pick and shovel ... Then there are songs of the Bad Man, songs of jail and crime ... songs of Negro love, and, of course, examples from the amazing field of the Blues.”
Description: Negro Workaday Songs.
Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1926. 278pp. First Edition. Publisher’s gilt-stamped cloth. Fine condition in the very scarce dust jacket; price-clipped and with two small chips to top panel, else in like condition.