Jackson, George (1874 - 1953)

Genre: Non-Fiction - Scholarly

George Pullen Jackson was born in Monson, ME and attended the Royal Conservatory of Music, Dresden, Germany (1897-98), Vanderbilt University (Ph.B. 1904 and Ph.D 1911) the University of Chicago, and did post-graduate work at University of Chicago, University of Munich, and University of Bonn. He taught German at various institutions and studied "fasola" or white spiritualist music. He was the founder and/or member of several folklore societies, founded the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, wrote articles for several scholarly journals and published several books.

Selected Bibliography

  • White Spirituals in the Southern Uplands; The Story of the Fasola Folk, Their Songs, Singings, And "Buckwheat Notes" (1933)
  • The Story of the Sacred Harp, 1844-1944: A Book of Religious Fold Song as an American Institution (1944)
  • American Folk Music: For High School and other Choral Groups
  • Another Sheaf of White Spirituals (1952)
  • Down-East Spirituals, and Others: Three Hundred Songs Supplementary to the Author's Spiritual Folk-Songs of Early America (1953)
  • Spiritual Folk-Songs of Early America: Two Hundred and Fifty Tunes and Texts with an Introduction and Notes (1953)

Selected Resources