"Williams' Colored Singers: The World's Greatest Harmonizing Octette." Sheet music followed by a three-page collective biography of the singing group, 24pp, 7.5 x 10.75 in., Chicago: Williams' Lyceum Bureau, circa 1920s. Front wrap featuring individual photographs of each singer; back wrap with one group photograph of the singers posed with luggage beneath the sign "Williams Jubilee Singers Touring Europe" and another photo of just the males singers in performance attire.
The Williams' Colored Singers, also known as the Williams' Jubilee Singers, were organized in Chicago in 1904 by Charles P. Williams of Holly Springs, Mississippi. Williams had previously been associated with the Dixie Jubilee Singers. The group toured initially on the west coast before expanding their tour to include the rest of the country. They later embarked on a successful European tour which included England, Scotland, Holland, and Germany. This collection of scored music includes a mixture of traditional American folk songs and African American gospel and spirituals. Titles include "My Old Kentucky Home Good Night," "Peter, Go Ring Dem Bells," "Steal Away," "John Brown's Body," and "Roll, Jordan Roll."
Discoloration to front and back wraps which have a rose toning on large portions. Crease to bottom right corner of front wrap. Else, generally good.
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