Daddy Sang Lead: The History and Performance Practice of White Southern Gospel Music

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Vantage Press, Inc, 2006 - Music - 446 pages
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Dr. Stanley Heard Brobston's book traces the history of the white gospel genre from the Bible to the American bicentennial. Brobston's book may represent the first known study of gospel music using an objective method for selecting the representation of performers and music to be examined.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Historical Backgrounds
18
Major scale in fourshape notation
33
Major scale in sevenshape notation
37
Its Beginning in Evangelism
48
Gospel Music in the South
75
Song books in fourshape notation as listed by George P Jackson in White Spirituals in the Southern Uplands p 25
79
Shapenote tunebooks published before 1816 as listed by H L Eskew
80
Population of selected counties and county seats and number of groups identified
166
Interview guide
170
Checksheet for comparison of recorded performance with printed music
174
Review of Field Research
176
Occupations
180
Basic sources of music
184
Favorite songs
187
Favorite recordings
189

A northern alto part Christian Minstrel p 283
89
Southernizing of a northern alto part Hesperian Harp p 347
90
The Commercialization of Gospel Music
113
Edwards 1955 List of Gospel Ensembles
142
Gentrys 1961 List of Gospel Singers
146
Methodology of Field Research
163
Congressional Districts reapportioned in 1972 Figures in each county indicate 1970
165
Favorite radio stations and radio programs
191
Favorite television programs and television stations
192
Selected songs
196
Change of key by performers
210
Summary Conclusions and Implications for Future
215
Bibliography
235
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