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People Get Ready!: A New History of Black Gospel Music
From Africa to the spirituals, from minstrel music

Our Price: $25.00
By Robert Darden (au)
Year: 2004
Pages: 424
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 0-8264-1436-2

Product Code: 1422362728

From Africa to the spirituals, from minstrel music to jubilee, & from traditional to contemporary gospel, this book examines musical styles & social movements, as well as the stories of some remarkable individuals. From the nameless slaves of Colonial Amer. to contemporary stars such as Donnie McClurkin, Yolanda Adams, & Kirk Franklin, it provides a sweeping overview of gospel music. In addition to the more familiar stories of Thomas A. Dorsey & Mahalia Jackson, the book offers insights into the forgotten era between the Civil War & the rise of jubilee music. Also chronicled are the connections between some of gospel musicís precursors (Blind Willie Johnson, Arizona Dranes, & Sister Rosetta Tharpe) & their modern counterparts. Illus.

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