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When Sunday Comes:

Gospel Music in the Soul and Hip-Hop Eras
  • ISBN-13: 9780252085475
  • Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS PRESS
    Imprint: UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS PRESS
  • Author: Harold, Claudrena N.
  • Price: AUD $44.99
  • Stock: 0 in stock
  • Availability: Book will be despatched upon release.
  • Local release date: 14/12/2020
  • Format: Paperback 288 pages Weight: 0g
  • Categories: Music [AV]
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Gospel music evolved in often surprising directions during the post-Civil Rights era. Claudrena N. Harold's in-depth look at late-century gospel focuses on musicians like Yolanda Adams, Andraé Crouch, the Clark Sisters, Al Green, Take 6, and the Winans, and on the network of black record shops, churches, and businesses that nurtured the music. Harold details the creative shifts, sonic innovations, theological tensions, and political assertions that transformed the music, and revisits the debates within the community over groundbreaking recordings and gospel's incorporation of rhythm and blues, funk, hip-hop, and other popular forms. At the same time, she details how sociopolitical and cultural developments like the Black Power Movement and the emergence of the Christian Right shaped both the art and attitudes of African American performers.

Weaving insightful analysis into a collective biography of gospel icons, When Sunday Comes explores the music's essential place as an outlet for African Americans to express their spiritual and cultural selves.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter 1. Lord, Let Me Be an Instrument: The Artistry and Cultural Politics of Reverend James Cleveland
Chapter 2. A Special Kind of Witness: Andraé Crouch, the Growth of Contemporary Christian Music, and the Politics of Race
Chapter 3. Hold My Mule: Shirley Caesar and the Gospel of the New South
Chapter 4. A Wonderful Change: Walter Hawkins and the Love Alive Explosion
Chapter 5. Higher Plane: The Gospel According to Al Green
Chapter 6. The Only Thing Right Left in a Wrong World: The Clark Sisters, the Winans, Commissioned, and the Search for Cultural Authority in the 1980s
Chapter 7. If I Be Lifted: Milton Brunson and the Thompson Community Singers
Chapter 8. Through It All: Vanessa Bell Armstrong and the Perils of Crossover
Chapter 9. Hold Up the Light: The Crossover Success of BeBe and CeCe Winans
Chapter 10. Outside the County Line: The Southern Soul of John P. Kee
Chapter 11. We Are the Drum: Take 6, the Sounds of Blackness, and the New Black Aesthetic
Epilogue: Do You Want a Revolution? Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, and the Beginning of a New Era in Gospel Music
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index
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