“This CD contains the first recordings made by black classical performers, singers and instrumentalists”

 

Black Swans by Parnassus Records is 79 minutes long and contains both vocal and instrumental music “dating from approximately 1917-1922…”  The front cover contains warm endorsements by Grace Bumbry and Rita Dove.

“Performers included are:

Harry Burleigh
Edward H.S. Boatner
Florence Cole Talbert
R. Nathaniel Dett
Antoinette Garnes
Roland Hayes
Hattie King Reavis
Clarence Cameron White”


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