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  1. Slave Songs of the Georgia Sea Islands.
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    Slave Songs of the Georgia Sea Islands.

    Music transcribed by Creighton Churchill and Robert MacGimsey. Introduction by Olin Downes.
    First edition, first printing of a significant compilation of American roots music. The author spent 25 years living in the sea islands, exploring the region's unique Gullah culture and recording the music that had been passed down from the freed slaves who settled there in the 19th-century. The book presents 60 songs in a variety of genres, as well as photos and information on the customs, religion, and material culture of the islands. Learn More
    £1,300

    Date of Publication: 1942

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    Stock Code: 50732

    Signed: Yes

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