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Canadian Jubilee Singers - Spritituals

The Canadian Jubilee Singers were a professional vocal group pattered after the famous Fisk Jubilee Singers from Fisk University in Tennessee. They sang the same brand of African-American spirituals, but were mostly from the Hamilton area. William and S...

Heaps Of Bricks - Jackie Washington

Jazz and blues singer Jackie Washington (1919-2009) sings two songs from the repertoire of his grandfather, George Washington and his uncle Jack. Jackie and his family lived in Hamilton, Ontario. Jackie's Grandfather came to Canada from the U.S. in the 19...

Keep A Hammering' - Jackie Washington

In the sound file linked below Jazz and blues singer Jackie Washington (1919-2009) sings two songs from the repertoire of his grandfather, George Washington and his uncle Jack. Jackie and his family lived in Hamilton, Ontario. Jackie's Grandfather came to...

Musical Family Toronto Circa 1890 - Photo

An unknown African-Canadian family in Toronto-made "cabinet card" photograph. Circa 1895 - Violin - gut strings, no chin rest - four or five-key wooden flute - clarinet

Oh The Gloomy Hills of Darkness

A song from the pages of "The Voice of The Fugitive", an abolitionist newspaper published in Sandwich Ontario (near Windsor) by Henry Bibb. No author is credited, but it is a topical rewrite of a hymn (of the same name) composed by Welsh hymn writer Will...

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