Lecture Notes; March 26

Lecture Notes; March 26 - Gospel Lecture March 26 Mass...

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Gospel Lecture March 26 Mass Choir Movement National Baptist Convention - Lucie Campbell Northern churches - refinement, sophistication, competition Thomas Dorsey - NCGCC (1930s) Changing of the guard - younger pastors Echoes of Eden Choir of St. Paul Baptist Church, LA First church to commercially record, 19 - sang with open throats - free expression - “got happy” while singing Wings Over Jordan - founded by Glenn Settle o Gethsemane Baptist Church, Cleveland - 137-1947 – radio broadcast - Toured, sang a cappella, - “Plenty Good Room” (1947) Alex Bradford - Abyssinian Baptist Church , NJ - “Too Close to Heaven” (1953) - Your Arms Too Short to Box With God, 1978, Musical RECAP - Thomas Dorsey - William H. Brewster - Caravans - Mass Choir Movement - Echoes & Wings - Alex Bradford - James Cleveland
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James Cleveland (1931-1991) - Death…AIDS, sexual orientation? - “copied off” Thomas Dorsey - founded Gospel Music Workshop of America (GMWA) - Singer, minister, composer, choir director - The “
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course MUSI 208 taught by Professor Butler during the Spring '08 term at UVA.

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