Great God A'mighty! - The Dixie Hummingbirds (Innbundet)

Celebrating the Rise of Soul Gospel Music

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2002
Antall sider: 384
Forlag: Oxford University Press Inc
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780195152722
Kategori: Musikk og Biografier og memoarer
Omtale: Great God A'mighty! - The Dixie Hummingbirds
From the Jim Crow world of 1920s Greenville, South Carolina, to Greenwich Village's Cafe Society in the '40s, to their 1974 Grammy-winning collaboration on "Loves Me Like a Rock," the Dixie Hummingbirds have been one of gospel's most durable and inspiring groups. Now, Jerry Zolten tells the Hummingbirds' fascinating story and with it the story of a changing music industry and a changing nation. When James Davis and his high-school friends starting singing together in a rural South Carolina church they could not have foreseen the road that was about to unfold before them. They began a ten-year jaunt of "wildcatting," traveling from town to town, working local radio stations, schools, and churches, struggling to make a name for themselves. By 1939 the a cappella singers were recording their four-part harmony spirituals on the prestigious Decca label. By 1942 they had moved north to Philadelphia and then New York where, backed by Lester Young's band, they regularly brought the house down

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