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written by Bob Groom; edited by Neil A. Wynn; in Cross the Water Blues: African American Music in Europe (Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2007), 182-197
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Music Down Home: An Introduction to Negro Folk Music, U.S.A.
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produced by Charles Edward Smith, 1904-1970 (Folkways Records, 1965), 1 hour 27 mins

This 1965 recording traces the evolution of African American folk music from the South.The oral tradition of folk music in the African American community has demonstrated a perseverence through the eras of slavery and segregation while embracing and influencing American popular music through songs, lyrics and perf...

produced by Charles Edward Smith, 1904-1970 (Folkways Records, 1965), 1 hour 27 mins
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