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Southern, Eileen
Readings in black American music
Second edition
Compiled and edited by Eileen Southern
New York: W.W. Norton, 1983, 338 p.

The above item has biographical information on:

  Allen, Richard (b. 1760 d. 1831)   tunebook compiler, minister
  Allen, William Francis (b. 1830 d. 1889)   editor of slave songs
  Anderson, Thomas Jefferson (b. 1928)   composer
  Baraka, Amiri (b. 1934)   writer
  Bowdich, Thomas Edward (b. 1791 d. 1824 a. 1817)   missionary, amateur musician
  Bremer, Fredrike (b. 1801 d. 1865 a. 1842)   novelist, writer on music
  Cleveland, Judge Jefferson (b. 1937 d. 1986)   hymnologist
  Cook, Will Marion (b. 1869 d. 1944)   composer, director
  Davies, Samuel (b. 1723 d. 1761)   hymnologist, presbyterian minister
  Douglass, Frederick (b. 1817 d. 1895)   slave, abolitionist
  Du Bois, W.E.B. [William Edward Burghardt] (b. 1868 d. 1963)   writer
  Eights, James (a. 1770s)   writer
  Europe, James Reese (b. 1881 d. 1919)   bandmaster, composer
  Foster, George G. (d. 1850)   piano maker, historian
  Gillespie, Dizzy [John Birks] (b. 1917)   tromba, trumpet
  Handy, W.C. [William Christopher] (b. 1873 d. 1958)   additional Music, cast
  Higginson, Thomas Wentworth (b. 1822 d. 1911)   hymnologist
  Hill, John Leubrie (b. 1869 d. 1916)   songwriter, producer
  Hungerford, James (b. 1811)   writer on music
  Jackson, Mahalia (b. 1911 d. 1972)   gospel singer, vocals
  Jobson, Richard (a. 1623)   adventurer, writer
  Johnson, Frank (b. 1792 d. 1844)   clarinet, composer
  Johnson, Hall (b. 1888 d. 1970)   choir, choral director
  Latrobe, Benjamin Henry Boneval (b. 1764 d. 1820 a. 1793)   architect, engineer
  Mason, George Champlain (b. 1820 d. 1894)   local historian
  McClain, William B. (a. 1973)   hymnist
  Mordecai, Samuel (a. 1856)   writer on black musicians, apologist for slavery
  Northup, Solomon (b. 1808 d. 1863)   slave, writer
  Paine, Lewis W. (b. 1819)   writer
  Park, Mungo (b. 1771 d. 1805)   surgeon, adventurer
  Payne, Daniel Alexander (b. 1811 d. 1893)   minister, writer
  Smith, Hale (b. 1925)   composer, arranger
  Still, William Grant (b. 1895 d. 1978)   arranger, composer
  Stuart, Isaac W. (b. 1809 d. 1861)   writer
  Trotter, James Monroe (b. 1842 d. 1892)   music historian
  Waln, Robert (b. 1794 d. 1825 a. 1819)   satirist
  Waters, Ethel (b. 1900 d. 1977)   actress, cast
  Watson, John F. (a. 1819)   writer on music
  Wilson, Olly (Woodrow) (b. 1937)   composer, trombone
  Work, John Wesley (b. 1901 d. 1967)   composer, scholar

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