People Get Ready Pb Paperback

A New History of Gospel Music

by Robert Darden;

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People Get Ready Pb

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An essential history of gospel music, the foundation of blues and soul, and still a thriving music. "People Get Ready!" is a passionate, celebratory, and carefully researched chronology of one of America's greatest treasures. From Africa through the spirituals, from minstrel music through jubilee, and from traditional to contemporary gospel, "People Get Ready!" shows the links between styles, social patterns, and artists. The emphasis is on the stories behind the songs and musicians. From the nameless slaves of Colonial America to Donnie McClurkin, Yolanda Adams, and Kirk Franklin, "People Get Ready!" provides, for the first time, an accessible overview of this musical genre. In addition to the more familiar stories of Thomas A Dorsey and Mahalia Jackson, the book offers intriguing new insights into the often forgotten era between the Civil War and the rise of jubilee - that most intriguing blend of minstrel music, barbershop harmonies, and the spiritual. Also chronicled are the connections between some of gospel's precursors (Blind Willie Johnson, Arizona Dranes, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe) and modern gospel stars, including Andrae Crouch and Clara Ward. "People Get Ready!" knits together a number of narratives, and combines history, musicology and spirituality into a coherent whole, stitched together by the stories of dozens of famous and forgotten musical geniuses.

People Get Ready Pb by Robert Darden was published by Continuum in December 2005 and is our 51461st best seller. The ISBN for People Get Ready Pb is 9780826417527.

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Details for People Get Ready Pb

Page last updated 11th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherContinuum (December 2005)
EditionNew edition
Number of Pages440
Thickness22 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code1136667
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