Black Gospel

Black Gospel is a unique introduction to more than a century of music that has been hidden from history. Despite the enormous influence of the gospel sound on popular music, very little is generally known about gospel itself.

This book reveals the birth of spirituals in the extraordinary collision of cultures that took place as English hymn met African shout within the terrible confunes of slavery. It follows the music as it first sustained the black churches, as it evolved into gospel during the Depression, as it became the original soul music of America and as it blossomed into the digitally-recorded performing art it is today. For the first time, this is the story of black gospel then and black gospel now.

Genre
Non-Fiction
Topics
soul music
Author
Viv Broughton
Publisher
Blandford Press
Format
Paperback
ISBN
0713715405 (find on Amazon)

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