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Thread #38983   Message #550994
Posted By: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
15-Sep-01 - 05:33 PM
Thread Name: Indexing Digitrad songs
Subject: Index Digitrad-spirituals
Looking for Negro Spirituals, I entered spirituals and got a long list of songs that were not Negro spirituals, many without the word spiritual. One I noticed is a humorous song about Mormons, not Mormon, "Tittery Irie Aye," a good old folk song but certainly not spiritual. Also "The Old Gray Horse."! I entered Negro spiritual and got ten entries for five (count them) five only. Hitting the threads, I found that political correctness had reared its ugly head. Do I have to look up Negro spirituals one by one and by title? Or do I have to sort through the monster list obtained by entering spiritual? Or sort through the threads for the posting with the spiritual? At the moment, other sites are better than Mudcat for these old songs.