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Author Darden, Bob, 1954-

Title People get ready! : a new history of Black gospel music / Robert Darden.

Imprint New York : Continuum, c2004.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    783.709 DAR    Available
Description xii, 424 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes discography (p. 325-351), bibliographical references, and index.
Contents Why gospel music? -- Gospel's African roots -- The rise of spirituals in North America -- What spirituals are, what spirituals mean -- The American Civil War -- Reconstruction, the jubilee singers, and minstrelsy -- The foundations of gospel: the Black exodus, barbershop quartets, the Pentecostals, and jack-leg preachers -- The fathers of gospel: William H. Sherwood, Charles A. Tindley, and Thomas A. Dorsey -- Chicago and the rise of gospel music -- Three divas: Rosetta Tharpe, Clara Ward, and Mahalia Jackson -- The great gospel groups: six unforgettable voices -- Gospel on the freedom highway -- Gospel's evolution: from Alex Bradford to James Cleveland to Andrae Crouch -- The last great male quartets -- Contemporary gospel: six defining voices.
Subject Gospel music -- History and criticism.
ISBN 0826414362 (hardcover : alk. paper)

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