"Me and My Captain" (Chain Gangs) Negro Songs of Protest From the collection of Lawrence Gellert arranged for voice and piano by Lan Adomian. AFRICAN-AMERICAN MUSIC - 20th Century.
"Me and My Captain" (Chain Gangs) Negro Songs of Protest From the collection of Lawrence Gellert arranged for voice and piano by Lan Adomian.

"Me and My Captain" (Chain Gangs) Negro Songs of Protest From the collection of Lawrence Gellert arranged for voice and piano by Lan Adomian.

New York: Hours Press, [1939]. Large octavo. Original publisher's dark yellow printed wrappers. [1] (title), [2]-[3] (Preface), [4] (Contents), 5-31 music, [32] (Notes). With publisher's advertisements to inner upper wrapper ("Four volumes of Negro Songs of Protest, each covering a diffferent phase of contemporary life in the Black Belt") and "Press Comments" to inner lower wrapper.

Contains 24 songs including Me and My Captain; Bossman Sammie; Work Ox; Atlanta Town; I'm so deep in trouble; Two Hoboes; Captain don't you think; Early in the morning; Old Lake Flood; Told my Captain; Look over Yonder; I want no ruckus; Working on the levee; Steel got to be drove; Squirrel on the log; Corn pone; Well on a Monday; Forty leben days; Nine foot shovel; Captain did you hear 'bout; I'm going home; I hear danger singing; Death is in this land; and No breakfast.

With "Complimentary Copy" in manuscript to upper outer corner of upper wrapper and copyright stamp to lower margin of Contents page.

Wrappers slightly worn and soiled; small tear to blank inner margin of lower repaired.

"Lawrence Gellert, born Laslow Grünbaum, September 14, 1898, in Budapest, Hungary, died 1979 (Gellert disappeared in 1979, his exact death date is unknown), was a music collector, who, in the 1920s and 1930s, amassed a significant collection of field-recorded African-American blues and spirituals and also claimed to have documented black protest traditions in the South of the United States." Wikipedia.

An interesting piece of African-American ephemera. Item #30470

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