By Bernard L. Peterson Jr.

This accomplished reference booklet offers succinct info on nearly 13 hundred musical degree works written and made from the 1870s to the Nineties related to contributions by means of black librettists, lyricists, composers, musicians, manufacturers, or performers or containing thematic fabrics appropriate to the black adventure. geared up alphabetically, they comprise tent and outside exhibits, vaudeville, operas and operettas, comedies, farces, spectacles, revues, cabaret and nightclub exhibits, kid's musicals, skits, one-act musicals, one-person exhibits, or even a musical with no songs. as well as the loads of indicates independently created, produced, and played via black writers and theatrical artists, it provides hundreds of thousands extra representing a collaboration of black and white skills. An appendix organizes the indicates chronologically and highlights those who have been most important within the heritage of the black American musical degree. an in depth bibliography and indexes of names, songs, and matters entire the work.

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