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Author Topic: Sinful Tunes and Spirituals: Black Folk Music to the Civil War  (Read 534 times)

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Offline uncle bud

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Sinful Tunes and Spirituals: Black Folk Music to the Civil War
« on: November 14, 2013, 06:04:11 PM »
Speaking of tracing spirituals and other black songs, has anyone here checked out this reissued book by Dena Epstein (who has just passed away)?

http://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/77gne3kd9780252071508.html

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Re: Sinful Tunes and Spirituals: Black Folk Music to the Civil War
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2013, 05:15:50 AM »



looks great, but a bit pricey :(


Actually...my library happens to be The Lincoln Center performing Arts Library..I'll see if they have it!
« Last Edit: November 15, 2013, 05:17:01 AM by Mr.OMuck »
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Offline uncle bud

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Re: Sinful Tunes and Spirituals: Black Folk Music to the Civil War
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2013, 05:51:59 AM »
That's a reissued version with a new preface, so I presume there are older editions as well, though maybe not so easy to find.

Offline Bunker Hill

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Re: Sinful Tunes and Spirituals: Black Folk Music to the Civil War
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2013, 07:53:22 AM »
Well worth the read. I only have the 1977 edition which contains a very comprehensive bibliography. UK price at the time ?6.95 which, for a paperback, probably was expensive.
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Re: Sinful Tunes and Spirituals: Black Folk Music to the Civil War
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Re: Sinful Tunes and Spirituals: Black Folk Music to the Civil War
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2013, 05:31:02 PM »
BTW, there is a documentary about Dena Epstein's work on establishing the African/slave roots of the banjo called "The Librarian and the Banjo" with quite a few familiar faces.


 


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