The Gospel Sound: Good News and Bad Times

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This book relays the complete history of gospel music, paying special attention to the relationship between gospel and other African American musical forms in America such as jazz and RandB. It discusses specific gospel music singers as well as the world of the gospel church itself. Includes black-and-white photos.

Here is the definitive history of gospel einging. Includes a detailed discography.

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Overview

This book relays the complete history of gospel music, paying special attention to the relationship between gospel and other African American musical forms in America such as jazz and RandB. It discusses specific gospel music singers as well as the world of the gospel church itself. Includes black-and-white photos.

Here is the definitive history of gospel einging. Includes a detailed discography.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780879100346
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Publication date: 11/28/2007
  • Edition description: Anniversary
  • Edition number: 25
  • Pages: 460
  • Sales rank: 706,175
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: The Gospel Moment
1 "Sallie Martin's Outta Sight" 3
2 "I Get These Special Vibrations": Thomas A. Dorsey 21
3 The Head of the House: Ira Tucker 37
4 Mahalia the Queen 57
5 "The Women Had Fits": The Soul Stirrers 75
6 Reverend Brewster and the Ward Singers 97
7 Reverend Julius Cheeks and Reverend Claude Jeter: The Fathers of Soul 115
8 "Bessie Can Moan and Move a Mountain" 131
9 Professor Alex Bradford: "The Singing Rage" 145
10 "I Won't Let Go of My Faith": Dorothy Love Coates 159
11 The Holiness Church 173
12 The Traveling Saints 187
13 The Crown Prince of Gospel: James Cleveland 205
14 "I've Been Way Out on the Stormy Raging Sea": Marion Williams 221
15 The Young Singers 237
16 "You May Never Go to Prison" 255
17 "Turn Your Radio On", 1969 265
18 A Weekend with the Campbells 283
Epilogue: "Looked Down the Line and I Wondered" (1971) 295
Postscript 301
Postscript II (1997) 333
Acknowledgments 353
Discography 355
Index of Names 381
Index of Names II 391
Index of Song Titles 397
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