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White spirituals in the southern uplands : the story of the fasola folk, their songs, singings, and "buckwheat notes"

Author: George Pullen Jackson
Publisher: New York : Dover Publications, 1965.
Series: Dover books, T1425.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jackson, George Pullen, 1874-1953.
White spirituals in the southern uplands.
New York : Dover Publications, 1965
(OCoLC)652274611
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Pullen Jackson
OCLC Number: 359857
Notes: Includes unacc. melodies.
"An unabridged and unaltered republication of the work first published in 1933."
Description: xvi, 444 pages, [36] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, music, facsimiles ; 22 cm.
Contents: pt. I : the old fasola folk --
Beginnings of American group singing in New England --
Early shape-note singing schools : their spread to the west and south --
In the Shenandoah Valley --
A Missouri book, two in Kentucky, one in middle Tennessee --
Virginia again ; east Tennessee --
"Singin' Billy" Walker and his southern harmony --
Two Georgians and their work --
Benjamin Franklin White of Georgia and his associates --
The sacred harp --
The sacred harpers --
A sacred harp singing convention in Texas --
The songs themselves : eighty most popular tunes --
Song titles, sources, colloquialisms --
Celtic melodic idiom --
Dance tunes : other secular features --
Ballads of religious experience, bad women, bad men, biblical events --
Song classification --
Spiritual songs born in camp-meetings --
Tunes of the white man's spirituals preserved in the negro's religious songs --
White man's and negro's spiritual texts compared --
City church folk slowly abandon the south's indigenous songs --
pt. II : fasola offspring, the dorayme folk --
Aikin's seven shapes ; other sets --
"Old harp singers" of eastern Tennessee and their book --
Other seven-shape song books --
Numeral notations and others used by Southern rurals --
New styles in songs, books, and notations --
Benjamin Unseld and the normal schools --
Rural shape-note song books by the million --
Who makes the songs? --
Rural song meets people's tastes --
Musical periodicals and other propaganda --
"God's music" in the country churches --
Shape-notes and dorayme songs among the Indians --
Struggle for existence.
Series Title: Dover books, T1425.
Other Titles: Spirituals in the southern uplands.
Responsibility: George Pullen Jackson.

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