Black Song: The Forge and the Flame. The Story of How the Afro-American Spiritual was Hammered Out.


Comprehensive history of African American folk music, specific to the liturgical archetype. “Advanced and perceptive, this is the definitive history of a simple musical form in all its complexities - music, religion, philosophy, poetry, and politics…the author examines the creators and their communities, and interprets the meanings and implications of the songs that have passed into, and have become part of, our society.” (Dust jacket).


Description: Black Song: The Forge and the Flame. The Story of How the Afro-American Spiritual was Hammered Out.

New York: The Macmillan Company, (1972). 686pp. First Edition. Illustrated. Publisher’s black cloth with dust jacket. Near fine; lovely copy.

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Price: $40.00

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