Encyclopedia of American Gospel Music / Edition 1

Encyclopedia of American Gospel Music / Edition 1

by W. K. McNeil
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415875692

ISBN-13: 9780415875691

Pub. Date: 04/19/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Encyclopedia of American Gospel Music is a comprehensive reference source covering all aspects of both African American and white gospel from history and performers to recording techniques and styles, as well as the influence of gospel on different musical genres and cultural trends. Now available in paperback, this work is a valuable reference for both

Overview

The Encyclopedia of American Gospel Music is a comprehensive reference source covering all aspects of both African American and white gospel from history and performers to recording techniques and styles, as well as the influence of gospel on different musical genres and cultural trends. Now available in paperback, this work is a valuable reference for both scholars and the general reader.

Organized alphabetically to facilitate searching, this encyclopedia also contains many reference tools to aid the user such as bibliographic and references at the end of entries, a thorough and analytical index, and black-and-white illustrations.

Entries include:

  • biographical profiles of numerous performers, such as Andrae Crouch, and influential figures in the development of gospel music, such as Isaac Watts
  • important events in the history of gospel such as the Azusa Street Revival
  • broadcasting outlets, such as radio station WLAC AM, and record companies, such as Canaan Records, that were prominent in gospel’s history
  • publications, such as The Singing News, significant songbooks, such as Gospel Pearls, and noteworthy publishing companies, such as Lillenas, all of which helped popularize some of the best-known gospel songs
  • topics ranging from instruments frequently used by gospel performers to types of performing groups, such as gospel quartets and gospel choirs, to the unique qualities of gospel as it is composed and performed in different regions around the United States, to the globalization of gospel.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415875691
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/19/2010
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors

List of Entries A-Z

Introduction

Entries A-Z

Index

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