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Author Harold, Claudrena N., author.

Title When Sunday comes : gospel music in the soul and hip-hop eras / Claudrena N. Harold.

Publication Info. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2020]


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    782.254 HAR    Available
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Description x, 251 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Series Music in American life
Music in American life.
Summary "Gospel music evolved in often surprising directions during the post-Civil Rights era. Claudrena N. Harold's in-depth look at late-century gospel focuses on musicians like Yolanda Adams, AndraƩ Crouch, the Clark Sisters, Al Green, Take 6, and the Winans, and on the network of black record shops, churches, and businesses that nurtured the music. Harold details the creative shifts, sonic innovations, theological tensions, and political assertions that transformed the music, and revisits the debates within the community over groundbreaking recordings and gospel's incorporation of rhythm and blues, funk, hip-hop, and other popular forms. At the same time, she details how sociopolitical and cultural developments like the Black Power Movement and the emergence of the Christian Right shaped both the art and attitudes of African American performers. Weaving insightful analysis into a collective biography of gospel icons, When Sunday Comes explores the music's essential place as an outlet for African Americans to express their spiritual and cultural selves"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-245) and index.
Contents Lord Let Me Be an Instrument : The Artistry and Cultural Politics of Reverend James Cleveland -- A Special Kind of Witness : AndraƩ Crouch, the Growth of Contemporary Christian Music, and the Politics of Race -- Hold My Mule : Shirley Caesar and the Gospel of the New South -- A Wonderful Change : Walter Hawkins and the Love Alive Explosion -- Higher Plane : The Gospel According to Al Green -- The Only Thing Right Left in a Wrong World: The Clark Sisters, the Winans, Commissioned, and the Search for Cultural Authority in the 1980s -- If I Be Lifted : Milton Brunson and the Thompson Community Singers -- Through It All : Vanessa Bell Armstrong and the Perils of Crossover -- Hold Up the Light : The Crossover Success of BeBe and CeCe Winans -- Outside the County Line : The Southern Soul of John P. Kee -- We Are the Drum : Take 6, the Sounds of Blackness, and the New Black Aesthetic -- Epilogue: Do You Want a Revolution? : Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, and the Beginning of a New Era in Gospel Music.
Subject Gospel music -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
African Americans -- Music -- History and criticism.
ISBN 9780252043574 (cloth)
025204357X (cloth)
9780252085475 (paperback)
0252085477 (paperback)

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