By Bernard L. Peterson Jr.

This accomplished reference ebook presents succinct details on nearly 13 hundred musical level works written and made from the 1870s to the Nineties related to contributions via black librettists, lyricists, composers, musicians, manufacturers, or performers or containing thematic fabrics proper to the black adventure. geared up alphabetically, they comprise tent and open air indicates, vaudeville, operas and operettas, comedies, farces, spectacles, revues, cabaret and nightclub exhibits, kid's musicals, skits, one-act musicals, one-person indicates, or even a musical with out songs. as well as the masses of exhibits independently created, produced, and played via black writers and theatrical artists, it provides thousands extra representing a collaboration of black and white abilities. An appendix organizes the exhibits chronologically and highlights those who have been most vital within the background of the black American musical level. an in depth bibliography and indexes of names, songs, and topics whole the work.

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