Judge Jackson and the Colored Sacred Harp by Joe Dan Boyd with an introduction by John Bealle


This 160-page hardbound book with CD tells the story of Judge Jackson of Ozark, Alabama, who in 1934 published a small book of religious songs written by and for African-American shape-note singers. It continues with the formation and rise to prominence of the Wiregrass Sacred Harp Singers, led by Dewey Williams and Japheth Jackson . The enclosed CD contains 2 historic recordings in which Judge Jackson participated and 23 others from The Colored Sacred Harp as well as the Cooper version of The Sacred Harp.

Price: $29.95