1925 On The Trail Of Negro Folk Songs Ballads Work Songs Railroad Songs Blues For Sale
1925, On the Trail of Negro Folk-Songs, Dorothy Scarborough, Black Music, Roots of the Blues
Scarborough, Dorothy. On the Trail of Negro Folk-Songs. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925. Octavo, gilt stamped green cloth, 289 pages.
From folk songs to ballads, children’s game songs to work-songs, railroad songs to the blues, this 1925 treatise On the Trail of Negro Folk-Songs offers a wealth of information about African American music, history and culture. Contains many lyrics and some musical notation. Comprehensive.
Condition notes: AS IS. This octavo, measuring 9 ½ inches by 6 ¼ inches, is bound in gilt stamped green cloth. An ex-lib copy, with the marks blacked out, the hinges cracked, the title page partially clipped and several pages torn. Intermittent underlining. This is an ideal reference for the working scholar or musicologist interested in the history of African American music.
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