Library JournalAlthough this book is only slightly revised from its 1972 original ( LJ 5/15/72), it deserves special mention because it unites two distinctive African American musical forms--spirituals and the blues--in their concern for liberation from oppression. Cone sees the blues as ``secular spirituals'' and the spirituals as code language dealing with the meaning of daily existence and hope for present and future transcendence. Highly recommended for all libraries not owning the 1972 edition.
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