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City Called Heaven Chicago and the Birth of Gospel Music

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ISBN-10: 0252080696

ISBN-13: 9780252080692

Edition: 2015

Authors: Robert M. Marovich

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In A City Called Heaven, gospel announcer and music historian Robert Marovich shines a light on the humble origins of a majestic genre and its indispensable bond to the city where it found its voice: Chicago. Marovich follows gospel music from early hymns and camp meetings through the Great Migration that brought it to Chicago. In time, the music grew into the sanctified soundtrack of the city's mainline black Protestant churches. In addition to drawing on print media and ephemera, Marovich mines hours of interviews with nearly fifty artists, ministers, and historians--as well as discussions with relatives and friends of past gospel pioneers--to recover many forgotten singers, musicians,…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 3/3/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 488
Size: 6.15" wide x 9.25" long x 1.30" tall
Weight: 1.870
Language: English