Note: This traditional African-American spiritual was quite popular in arranged versions. It was sung by the Fisk Jubilee Singers, included in Carl Sandburg's American Songbag (1927), and adopted by schools, summer camps, and anti-war groups.
About the session: A lecture and performance given by Alan Lomax in Texas City, Texas, on April 19, 1969. Lomax illustrates the development of American folk music through New England hymns to Black spirituals and bad-man ballads. The recording was given to Lomax by Robert P. Shinn.
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