The gospel sound: good news and bad times

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Limelight Editions, 1975 - Music - 370 pages
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This book relays the complete history of gospel music, paying special attention to the relationship between gospel and other African American musical forms in America such as jazz and RandB. It discusses specific gospel music singers as well as the world of the gospel church itself. Includes black-and-white photos.

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Anthony Heilbut received his Ph.D. in English from Harvard. He has taught at New York University and Hunter College, and is author of "The Gospel Sound" (1971, 1985, 1997) and "Thomas Mann: Eros and Literature" (1996; California paperback, 1997). He is also a record producer, specializing in gospel music, and has won both a Grammy Award and a Grand Prix du Disque.

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