An Illustrated History of Gospel
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An Illustrated History of Gospel

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Far beyond its immediate image of robed choirs, Gospel - through its solo singers and quartets, its impresarios and recording companies - has helped to give voice to the history of black people in America as well as shaping more obviously secular musical forms such as blues and rock 'n' roll. In this compelling and lively study, Steve Turner tells the story of Gospel against the backdrop of the social and economic changes taking place in the USA over a century and a half. He traces its history from its earliest expressions on the plantations of the south to initial influences in churches, its movement into the mainstream of popular music and on to its major period of popularity and influence in the middle decades of the 20th century. The book also features original interviews conducted by the author with many of the legendary figures of Gospel and is illustrated with photographs throughout.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 192 x 242 x 22mm | 879.96g
  • Lion Hudson Plc
  • Lion Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Colour and b&w photographs
  • 0745953395
  • 9780745953397
  • 1,147,966

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"a definitive guide to 150 years of gospel music."--Vicksburg Post a definitive guide to 150 years of gospel music. Vicksburg Post"show more

About Steve Turner

STEVE TURNER is a performance poet and journalist. Author of several anthologies of adult verse, children's poetry and many rock biographies.show more

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