My spirituals; illustrated by Millar of the Roland Company, edited by Gordon Whyte & Hugo Frey

New York: Robbins-Engel, 1927. [viii], 81p., illus., 8.75x11.75 inches, inscribed by publisher Jack Robbins to Irish tenor Phil Regan, printed fabric boards, slight wear to spine label with a corner missing, otherwise a very good copy of the combination narrative and musical arrangements by one of the seminal figures in African American music.

Jessye's life spans nearly a century and virtually every American musical form. Classically trained in the midwest, she moved to New York at the age of 30 (1926) and became the protege of jazz composer Will Marion Cook. George Gershwin appointed her choral conductor of Porgy and Bess, and she went on to form her own choir while discovering and coaching two generations of black musical talent. Her influence and national recognition continued until her death in 1992.

Cat.No: 28560

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