Negro Work Songs and Calls (Music Review)

Negro Work Songs and Calls (Rounder, 1999)

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Negro Work Songs and Calls (Music Review)

by Gavin James Campbell
Southern Cultures, Vol. 6, No. 2: Summer 2000

Rounder, 1999

African American song has permeated the southern air for centuries. From earliest times, whites marveled at the skill with which slaves combined rhythm and work. By 1943 when this recording was originally issued that centuries-old worksong tradition was slowly dying out.

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