THE NEGRO AND HIS SONGS: A Study of Typical Negro Songs in the South.
Edition: First edition.
Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press 1925. Hardcover first edition - The second of Odum's three classic works on African American music. As noted in the preface, the songs in this volume were collected in northern Mississippi and northern Georgia, with a few other songs and fragments from North Carolina and Tennessee included for comparative purposes. They are divided into three categories: religious songs (the largest group), social songs, and work songs. Much of the book consists of the lyrics to the songs. Includes a select bibliography, and an index to the songs. vii, 306 pp.
Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall a good copy, tight and sturdy in very dark blue cloth with gilt lettering (corners bumped, a bit of wear to the ends of the spine covering)