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African American History: 'The Musicians'

By Patsy Ford Simms

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African American History: 'The Musicians' composed by Patsy Ford Simms. For Choral (2-part). Shawnee Press. Choral. CD only. Shawnee Press #CD0192. Published by Shawnee Press (HL.35000283).

This is the third installment of the musical collections celebrating African American historical figures. Chronicling the lives and achievements of four famous African American musicians, this collection contains songs that may be used individually or performed together with the rhyming script, creating a mini-musical. Along with reproducible parts, there are learning activities and games for each musician, and with the rhyming narratives that precede each song, memorizing facts becomes a snap!

The songs are short, and reflect the style of each musician: Scott Joplin • W.C. Handy • Duke Ellington • Ella Fitzgerald. Choreography by Greg Gilpin is also included. Soundclip is an excerpt of some of the songs in the collection.