Recorded Solo Concert Spirituals, 1916–2022
About the Book
This work catalogs commercially produced recordings of Negro spirituals composed for solo concert vocalists. More than 5,000 tracks are listed, with entries sourced from a variety of recording formats. The featured recordings enhance the study of concert spiritual performance in studio, concert, worship service or competition settings.
Arranged alphabetically, entries variously identify the accompaniment—including chorus, piano, orchestra, guitar, flute, and violin—in concert spiritual recordings. The voice types of soloists are included, as is the level of dialect used by various performers. The composers, publishers and format information are also listed when available. While structured like a discography, this guide extends beyond solely providing historical context and encourages the use of the recordings themselves.
About the Author(s)
Soprano and music historian Randye Jones manages the media collections for the Grinnell College Libraries. She lives in Grinnell, Iowa.
Compiled by Randye Jones
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, indexes
Copyright Date: 2023
Table of Contents
Spirituals in Musical Collections 9
The Tracks 13
General Index 559
Index of Songs 575
Index of Musicians 588