Waltz the Hall: The American Play Party

Waltz the Hall: The American Play Party

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by Alan L. Spurgeon
     
 

A history and songbook of a once widespread, but now nearly forgotten, form of folk entertainmentSee more details below

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A history and songbook of a once widespread, but now nearly forgotten, form of folk entertainment

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578067428
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Publication date:
02/11/2005
Series:
American Made Music Series
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1The American play party3
An overview of the traditional play party gathering11
Play parties in the African American community23
The play party songs and their movements28
The prohibition against dancing35
Origins of the play party47
Previous research on play parties52
The demise of the play party57
Pt. 2The songs63

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