Bad Boy of Gospel Music: The Calvin Newton Story

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The prodigal-son biography of a gospel music legend with the voice of an angel and a hell-bent drive toward self-destruction
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578065523
  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
  • Publication date: 7/11/2003
  • Series: American Made Music Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Ancestors 3
2 Big Boy 9
3 Bible Training School 19
4 Headed Straight to the Top 29
5 Singing like an Angel, Fighting like a Demon 43
6 Advice from Two Sources 53
7 In the Army 59
8 Wild and Crazy 63
9 The Battle of the Bands 73
10 Touring and Recording 79
11 The Slide 87
12 A New Era 95
13 A Matter of Style 103
14 The Magic of Their Singing 115
15 Ralph Carmichael - A Contract with God 123
16 The Fat Lady Sings 131
17 "We Sang at Every ... Pig Trail in the State" 139
18 Gentlemen Songsters off on a Spree 149
19 Picking up the Pieces 161
20 From Rock 'n' Roll to Rock Bottom 173
21 Searching 185
22 Wonder Woman 197
23 Wedding Bells and Prison Cells 201
24 If I Had Wings 211
25 Musical Chairs 223
26 Gospel Fried Chicken 235
27 Still Magic after All These Years 239
28 Making Money 243
29 Awakening 251
30 Colson and Parole 263
31 Out of the Depths 273
32 The Holy Accident 287
33 Redemption 297
34 Wasted Years ... Why? 305
35 Sunset 313
Discography/Videography 319
Sources 327
Index 331
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