A collection of African-American lullabies enhanced by the improvisational styles of such artists as Harry Belafonte and Oscar Brown, Jr. is accompanied by piano scores, introductory notes, and historical information.
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: From National Book Award winner Joyce Carol Thomas comes a glorious collection of 10 African American lullabies. Here are the hush songs that have gentled babies & comforted children for generations, from Brown Baby & Scarlet Ribbons to Raisins & Almonds. Also included are 3 original hush songs by Thomas: A Song for You, with music by famous gospel composer Steven Roberts; Petal Child ; & The Angels Lullaby. Compiled with Dr. Olly Wilson, gifted professor of music, the collection reflects ancient memories & tomorrow s promises. Beautifully illustrated by Brenda Joysmith, this one-of-a-kind collection includes easy-to-read music, historical headnotes, & an introduction by Joyce Carol Thomas. A collection to share & to treasure!