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We'll Understand It Better by and By Pioneering African American Gospel Composers

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ISBN-10: 1560981679

ISBN-13: 9781560981671

Edition: 1992

Authors: Bernice Johnson Reagon

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From the congregations of small African churches in Memphis, Philadelphia, and Chicago to the nationwide fans of the Golden Gate Quartet, Mahalia Jackson, Sam Cooke, Edwin Hawkins and others, gospel music has profoundly influenced Americans. This book brings together some of the best pioneering composers and shows the impact of their work on music and culture in America and abroad.
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
Publication date: 12/17/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Overview
Pioneering African American Gospel Music Composers: A Smithsonian Institution Research Project
The Impact of Gospel Music on the Secular Music Industry
Charles Albert Tindley
Searching for Tindley
Charles Albert Tindley: Progenitor of American Gospel Music
Lucie Eddie Campbell Williams
Lucie E. Campbell: Composer for the National Baptist Convention
Lucie E. Campbell: Her Nurturing and Expansion of Gospel Music in the National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc.
Lucie E. Campbell Williams: A Cultural Biography
Thomas Andrew Dorsey
"Take My Hand, Precious Lord, Lead Me On"
Conflict and Resolution in the Life of Thomas Andrew Dorsey
William Herbert Brewster, Sr.
William Herbert Brewster: Rememberings
William Herbert Brewster: The Eloquent Poet
"If I Fail, You Tell the World I Tried"
William Herbert Brewster: Pioneer of the Sacred Pageant
Roberta Martin
Roberta Martin: Spirit of an Era
Roberta Martin: Innovator of Modern Gospel Music
Conversations: Roberta Martin Singers Roundtable
Kenneth Morris
Kenneth Morris: Composer and Dean of Black Gospel Music Publishers
Kenneth Morris: "I'll Be a Servant for the Lord"
References Cited
Discography
Annotated Bibliography of African American Gospel Music
Contributors
Index