Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1928. x, 181p., a very good copy of the first edition. "[T]he first sustained effort to preserve selections from a particular type of folk music by the method of phonophotography." - that is, the representation of songs from sound waves (p. 15).
Analyzes spirituals, work songs, blues and more via phonography, arguing that phonophotography would answer questions about the origins and distinctiveness of American Negro music.
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