Judge Jackson and the Colored Sacred Harp

Judge Jackson and the Colored Sacred Harp

by Joe Dan Boyd
     
 

Boyd provides a personal and insightful study of the Southeast Alabama man who, during the Great Depression, appropriated the concept of the popular Shape-note tunebook The Sacred Harp into a new tunebook for African Americans that began what is now considered an important American folk music tradition. Boyd, a journalist and folklorist, uses research he began in the…  See more details below

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Boyd provides a personal and insightful study of the Southeast Alabama man who, during the Great Depression, appropriated the concept of the popular Shape-note tunebook The Sacred Harp into a new tunebook for African Americans that began what is now considered an important American folk music tradition. Boyd, a journalist and folklorist, uses research he began in the 1960s to create a portrait of Jackson and his music. The book, which was funded partly by the Alabama State Council for the Arts, includes a CD with 27 historical recordings. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780967267258
Publisher:
Alabama Folklife Association
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Pages:
159
Product dimensions:
9.06(w) x 6.69(h) x (d)

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