Various Artists

Anglo-American Shanties, Lyric Songs, Dance Tunes, and Spirituals

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This collection includes 22 songs recorded from 1937-41 in Washington D.C., Ohio, Kentucky, California, New York, Virginia, Mississippi, and North Carolina. Many song styles are heard, including a traditional sea shanty, a mining disaster lament, a White spiritual, a nonsense song, a banjo piece, a harmonica solo, and a square dance. It was edited by Alan Lomax.