We'll understand it better by and by: pioneering African American gospel composers
Bernice Johnson Reagon
Smithsonian Institution Press, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 384 pages
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 American culture. This book brings together some of the best pioneering composers and shows the impact of their work. Illustrations.
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