Unformatted text preview: • What does William Francis Allen write about the slaves’ ability to make the words fit the tunes (iv). • How loudly did the laborers sing work songs? (viii) • Did the song collectors find it easy to describe the voices of “colored people”? (v) • Pay particular attention to the description of the genre discussed in the lecture, the “shout” or “ring shout.”(xii and following) • Which songs showed African origins to the collectors? (xi) • Which song was the favorite of all collected? (also song number 1) • How far did that song’s popularity extend, if the collectors’ records may be trusted? • According to Prince Rivers, how is a new “sing” created? (xviii)...
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- Spring '08
- Music, Slavery in the United States, Harvard University alumni, Sea Islands, Lucy McKim Garrison, Slave Songs of the United States, WENDELL PHILLIPS