Lining out the word traces the history of lining out from the time of slavery when african american slaves adapted the practice for their own uses blending it with other music such as work songs dargan explores the role of lining out in worship and pursues the cultural implications of this practice far beyond the limits of the church . Lining out the word dr watts hymn singing in the music of black americans dargan william t on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers lining out the word dr watts hymn singing in the music of black americans. This book a milestone in american music scholarship is the first to take a close look at an important and little studied component of african american music one that has roots in europe but was adapted by african american congregations and went on to have a profound influence on music of all kinds from gospel to soul to jazz lining out also called dr watts hymn singing refers to . Lining out the word dr watts hymn singing in the music of black americans responsibility william t dargan imprint berkeley university of california press chicago center for black music research columbia college chicago c2006 lining out also called dr watts hymn singing refers to hymns sung to a limited selection of . Lining out the word dr watts hymn singing in the music of black americans edition 1 by william t dargan read reviews hardcover william dargans study illuminates a unique american music genre in a richly textured narrative that stretches from isaac watts to aretha franklin and ornette coleman
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