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Comprehensive and richly illustrated, Close Harmony traces the development of the music known as southern gospel from its antebellum origins to its twentieth-century emergence as a vibrant musical industry driven by the world of radio, television, recordings, and concert promotions. Marked by smooth, tight harmonies and a lyrical focus on the message of Christian salvation, southern gospel--particularly the white gospel quartet tradition--had its roots in nineteenth-century shape-note singing. The spread of white gospel music is intricately connected to the people who based their livelihoods on it, and Close Harmony is filled with the stories of artists and groups such as Frank Stamps, the Chuck Wagon Gang, the Blackwood Brothers, the Rangers, the Swanee River Boys, the Statesmen, and the Oak Ridge Boys. The book also explores changing relations between black and white artists and shows how, following the civil rights movement, white gospel was influenced by black gospel, bluegrass, rock, metal, and, later, rap. With Christian music sales topping the $600 million mark at the close of the twentieth century, Close Harmony explores the history of an important and influential segment of the thriving gospel industry.

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Genre: History
Author: James R. Goff Jr.
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Release: 2014-02-01
File: 416 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781469616889

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Author: Charles K. Wolfe
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release: 1996
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 1617034134

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Johnny Cash is one of the most influential figures in music and American popular culture today. While he was an icon to people of all ages during his life, Cash's legacy continues after his death. His remarkable story is captured in this exclusive authorized biography, addressing the whole life of Johnny Cash-not just his unforgettable music but also his relationship with June Carter Cash and his faith in Christ. His authenticity, love for God and family, and unassuming persona are what Steve Turner captures with passion and focus in this inspiring book. Different from other books written about him, The Man Called CASH brings Cash's faith and love for God into the foreground and tells the story of a man redeemed, without watering-down or sugar-coating. The Man Called CASH will be a huge success with his millions of fans and will draw in many new fans with this inspiring story of faith and redemption.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Steve Turner
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release: 2005-10-30
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781418578091

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Four Parts, No Waiting investigates the role that vernacular, barbershop-style close harmony has played in American musical history, in American life, and in the American imagination. Starting with a discussion of the first craze for Austrian four-part close harmony in the 1830s, Averill traces the popularity of this musical form in minstrel shows, black recreational singing, vaudeville, early recordings, and in the barbershop revival of the 1930s. In his exploration of barbershop, Averill uncovers a rich musical tradition--a hybrid of black and white cultural forms, practiced by amateurs, and part of a mythologized vision of small-town American life. Barbershop harmony played a central -- and overlooked -- role in the panorama of American music. Averill demonstrates that the barbershop revival was part of a depression-era neo-Victorian revival, spurred on by insecurities of economic and social change. Contemporary barbershop singing turns this nostalgic vision into lived experience. Arguing that the "old songs" function as repositories of idealized social memory, Averill reveals ideologies of gender, race, and class. This engagingly-written, often funny book critiques the nostalgic myths (especially racial myths) that have surrounded the barbershop revival, but also celebrates the civic-minded, participatory spirit of barbershop harmony. The contents of the CD have been replaced by a companion website with helpful links, resources, and audio examples.

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Genre: Music
Author: Gage Averill
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2003-02-20
File: 234 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780195116724

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Genre:
Author: Dorothy Parker
Publisher:
Release: 1929
File: 91 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015047774669

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Genre: Bible
Author: George Edmonds Merrill
Publisher:
Release: 1881
File: 205 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015064439295

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Genre: Spanish-American War, 1898
Author: United States Engineers. 3d Volunteer (War with Spain)
Publisher:
Release: 1922
File: Pages
ISBN-13: NYPL:33433084514649

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Genre: American literature
Author:
Publisher:
Release: 1997
File: Pages
ISBN-13: OSU:32435064914369

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(Music Pro Guide Books & DVDs). Most choirs spend their rehearsal time focusing on notes, rhythms, and precision. They rarely, if ever, discuss a song's meaning and feeling, even though those elements are precisely what draws people to the music in the first place. Thousands of books have been written about choral technique, teaching people how to sing technically well. What sets The Heart of Vocal Harmony apart is its focus on honest unified expression and the process of delivering an emotionally compelling performance. It delves into an underdeveloped vocal topic the heart of the music and the process involved with expressing it. The Heart of Vocal Harmony is not just for a cappella groups it is also for vocal harmony groups, ensembles, and choirs at all levels, with or without instruments. In addition to the process, the book features discussions with some of the biggest luminaries in vocal harmony: composers, arrangers, directors, singers, and groups including Eric Whitacre, Pentatonix, the Manhattan Transfer, and more!

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Genre: Music
Author: Deke Sharon
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Release: 2016-07-01
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781495082818

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Genre: Biology
Author: Herbert William Conn
Publisher:
Release: 1899
File: 219 Pages
ISBN-13: WISC:89097523104

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