Songs Sung by the Famous Canadian Jubilee Singers the Royal Paragon Male Quartette and Imperial Orchestra. Five Years' Tour of Great Britain. Twenty Years' Tour of United States and Canada. AFRICAN AMERICANA, CANADIAN JUBILEE SINGERS.

Songs Sung by the Famous Canadian Jubilee Singers the Royal Paragon Male Quartette and Imperial Orchestra. Five Years' Tour of Great Britain. Twenty Years' Tour of United States and Canada

Hamilton, ONT: Duncan Lith. Co., N.d. [ca 1900]. One of many editions of this souvenir songbook. Modeled after their predecessors The Fisk Jubilee Singers, this troupe, organized by William and Sadie Carter and consisting primarily of Canadian nationals, debuted in 1879 and appears to have toured the U.S. and Canada through the end of the century; Abbott (Out of Sight: the Rise of African American Popular Music 1889-1895) notes a performance in Omaha, Nebraska as late as 1907). Earlier versions of this songbook were subtitled "Five Years' Tour of Great Britain - Three Years' Tour of U.S. and Canada" (emphasis ours) – this would thus appear to be a later printing issued during the final years of the group's tenure. All editions of this fragile publication are scarce in commerce. Reprint. 12mo, staple-bound pamphlet in chromolithographed wrappers; 51,(2)pp. Slight external wear; wrappers trimmed unevenly, with text untrimmed (as issued); Very Good.

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