Echoes of Africa in Folk Songs of the Americas

By: Landeck, Beatrice; Illustrated by Alexander Dobkin

Price: $32.00

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Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


183 pages; 4to (11.25") 29 cm; Tall hardcover, blue cloth, brown illustrated endpapers, [viii] + 183 pages, index, bibliography, discography, nearly 100 songs with lyrics, tunes, guitar chords, extensive historical notes, many with arrangements based on indiginous customs, with multiple voice parts and/or parts for drum, tambourine, claves or other percussion. ; Songs and dances from Africa, West Indies, South America, plus North American spirituals, work songs, jazz, blues, etc. Songs collected by Beatrice Landeck. Instrumental arrangements by Milton Kaye. English singable versions of foreign lyrics by Margaret Marks. ; An amazing collection of folklore songs that have roots in African music and are forerunners of New Orleans jazz. ; Book shows little wear. Owner name inked out on halftitle page. Jacket rubbed with two small chips, price clipped, otherwise all readable.

Title: Echoes of Africa in Folk Songs of the Americas

Author Name: Landeck, Beatrice; Illustrated by Alexander Dobkin

Categories: Music,

Publisher: David McKay Company: 1961

ISBN Number: 1399220667

ISBN Number 13: 9781399220668

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket

Item: 2.50 lbs

Seller ID: 20214

Keywords: Songbooks ; Beatrice Landeck ; Africa ; African History ; Jazz ; Swing Music ; Folklore ; Folk Songs ; Ethnomusicology ; Blackhistory ; Black ; African American ;,