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Thread #128220   Message #3177403
Posted By: Gibb Sahib
27-Jun-11 - 06:18 PM
Thread Name: The Advent and Development of Chanties
Subject: RE: The Advent and Development of Chanties
An interesting artifact of one of the ideas of chanty development here. In 1914, Bullen had come out with his collection in which he states, "...the majority of the Chanties are Negroid in origin." This issue of _The Crisis_ (NAACP Journal started by W.E.B. Dubois) took note, in October 1914:

According to Frank T. Bullen in London Tit Bits, the majority of chanties, sea-songs sung by sailors, come from the Negroes of the southern states, the crude songs being sung to lighten hours of labor.