The Johnson Family Singers: We Sang for Our Supper

The Johnson Family Singers: We Sang for Our Supper

by Kenneth M. Johnson
     
 

This endearing gospel group from North Carolina rose to prominence during the decades their radio show aired nationally. In their heyday thousands of listeners who relished their music also revered the wholesome family grouping. Many who remember the Johnsons in their years of celebrity recall their charismatic stage appearances, as well as their fascinating presence… See more details below

Overview

This endearing gospel group from North Carolina rose to prominence during the decades their radio show aired nationally. In their heyday thousands of listeners who relished their music also revered the wholesome family grouping. Many who remember the Johnsons in their years of celebrity recall their charismatic stage appearances, as well as their fascinating presence in the broadcasting world. After the group disbanded, their fans were left in wonder. Whatever happened to the Johnsons after radio and America moved into a new age? How had the children, who grew up in a singing family, managed school life? How was their social development balanced with their entertainment schedules? What was the tone of family life as it was exposed in the spotlight of stardom? With remarkable candor, one of the Johnson sons who sang in this celebrated music family gives old admirers and new readers the answers. Looking back on his singing days, he sees both successes and struggles. He describes what happened behind the scenes as the Johnsons traveled the road to stardom. Despite the stress that fame placed on them, especially on the parents' troubled marriage, the Johnsons survived through their love of gospel song.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578060030
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Publication date:
11/28/1997
Series:
American Made Music Series
Edition description:
BK&CD ROM
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Introductionxi
An Uncommon Beginning3
Dirty Dishes in the Early Years18
Vagabonds of Song30
The Studio Clock48
Changes in the Family Circle75
A Memorable Good Friday87
A Final Separation93
Discography99
Radio Transcriptions109
Index117

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