For scholars and general readers, this encyclopedia supplies comprehensive information on both black and white gospel, not often combined in reference texts. Articles cover biographies of early and contemporary performers and groups, significant events, radio stations, record and publishing companies, publications, and instruments. The editor includes bibliographies and discographies, and birth and death dates when possible. McNeil is affiliated with the Ozark Folk Center, and entries are by 61 contributors from around the world. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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About the Author
Dr. William K. McNeil was the folklorist at the Ozark folk Center in Mountain View, Arkansas. Dr. McNeil worked for the Smithsonian Institution and the Office of State History in Albany, NY. In 1995, he was elected to the Fellows of the American Folklore Society. He was the author of sixteen books and produced thirty-six recordings dealing with folk, popular, country, and gospel music. His Smithsonian Collection of Classic Blues was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1993.
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