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The Gospel Sound

Good News and Band Times - 25th Anniversary Edition

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An edition of The gospel sound (1971)

The Gospel Sound

Good News and Band Times - 25th Anniversary Edition

25 anniversary edition
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Language
English
Pages
404

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Anthony Heilbut's book, originally published in 1971, updated in 1975, and revised in 1985, is a sophisticated study of gospel music and the Afro-Protestant folk church that produced it. Heilbut combines history of black gospel songs with biography of the singers; analyzes theological and sociocultural differences among Baptist, Pentecostal, and Holiness churches; looks at the distinctions between black sacred and secular life and music; shows the enormous impact of gospel on popular music; and criticizes the gospel singers who have sold out to commercialism. Despite commercialization and acculturation, the black folk church continues to produce songs and singers that carry the authentic culture of their people. Yet it is often ignored even by students of popular culture, let alone the more established academic disciplines. The Gospel Sound is a serious historical and intellectual study of this tradition -- past and present. - The Black Gospel Difference / Richard Newman (Christianity and Crisis, August 3, 1987, page 270).

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Cover of: Gospel Sound
Gospel Sound: Good News and Bad Times - 25th Anniversary Edition
2004, Leonard Corporation, Hal
in English
Cover of: The Gospel Sound
The Gospel Sound: Good News and Band Times - 25th Anniversary Edition
1997, Limelight Editions
Paperback in English - 25 anniversary edition
Cover of: The gospel sound
The gospel sound: good news and bad times
1992, Limelight
in English - Updated and rev. ed.
Cover of: The gospel sound
The gospel sound: good news and bad times
1989, Limelight Editions, Distributed by Harper & Row
in English - Updated and rev., 3rd Limelight ed
Cover of: The gospel sound
The gospel sound: good news and bad times
1985, Limelight Editions, Distributed by Harper & Row
in English - Updated and rev., 1st Limelight ed.
Cover of: The gospel sound
The gospel sound: good news and bad times
1975, Anchor Press
in English
Cover of: The gospel sound
The gospel sound: good news and bad times.
1971, Simon and Schuster
in English

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Table of Contents

Introduction : The gospel moment
Part one : Building the gospel highway.
"Sallie Martin's outta sight"
"I get these special vibrations" : Thomas A. Dorsey
The head of the house : Ira Tucker
Mahalia the queen
"The women had fits" : the Soul Stirrers
Part two : The gospel pioneers.
Reverend Brewster and the Ward Singers
Reverend Julius Cheeks and Reverend Claude Jeter : the fathers of soul
"Bessie can moan and move a mountain"
Professor Alex Bradford : "the singing rage"
"I won't let go of my faith" : Dorothy Love Coates
Part three : The Holiness church.
The Holiness church
The traveling saints
The crown prince of Gospel : James Cleveland
"I've been way out on the stormy raging sea" : Marion Williams
The young singers
Part four : The gospel life.
"You may never go to prison"
"Turn your radio on" : 1969
A weekend with the Campbells
Epilogue : "Looked down the line and I wondered" (1971)
Postscript
Postscript II (1997)
Discography
Index of names
Index of names II
Index of song titles

Edition Notes

"Updated and with a new discography" - cover.

Copyright Date
1997

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
xxxv, 402 p.
Number of pages
404
Dimensions
8.2 x 5.4 x 1.3 inches
Weight
1.2 pounds

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL8127777M
ISBN 10
0879100346
ISBN 13
9780879100346
Library Thing
2570040
Goodreads
1240860

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