Luke Peeples’ original versions could be quite taxing for the average pianist. (For a more complete discussion of the music of Luke Peeples please go to The cover for Simplified Arrangements of Luke Peeples’ Spirituals is shown below. The art is by my wife, R. S. Perry.

The Contents page below shows which spirituals are included. The book also includes a copy of my article Gullah Gamaliel (posted on the Home page of this site) about Luke and his favorite Gullah friend, Maum Celie.

The Simplified Accompaniments book can be purchased here. If you have any questions or comments please email me at

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