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The Golden Age of Gospel (Music in American Life) Paperback – February 15, 2000

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"Boyer is generous but always balanced in his presentation of gospel's great performers, discussing them so intelligently and informatively that anyone who loves early and golden age gospel will love his book, too." -- Booklist "Boyer is the foremost scholar of gospel music... [His] coverage of individuals and ensembles is very rich, and the result is a handsomely produced book useful to both specialists and laypersons at all levels." -- Choice "Boyer infuses his immense knowledge of musical and vocal forms into an engrossing narrative... Superb." -- Stephanie Brasley, Multicultural Review "This important volume tells the story of African American gospel music through analysis of its regional aspects, its creative musicians, and its long and powerful history." -- Kevin Toelle, Illinois Entertainer
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Product Details

  • Series: Music in American Life
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press (February 15, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0252068777
  • ISBN-13: 978-0252068775
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #686,383 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Ashley R. Aldred on August 15, 2008
Format: Paperback
What a Blessing this book has been to me. I have really enjoyed learning not only about Gospel music but about the African American culture that birthed this music/style into existence. So this book has really enlightened me and I am very thankful for it's Historical detail. It is a must read!!!!!
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Better than expected. Good to give as a gift also. Ahhhhh! How refreshing to reflect on the great talent throughout the years.
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The book is intersesting however there are several inaccuracies which suprised me. Dr Boyer was there during the "Golden Age of Gospel" Photo personnel are also incorrect. One lists the Caravans when it's really the Gospel Harmonettes. William Bobo of the Dixie Hummingbirds was listed as playing the guitar when indeed it is Howard Carroll. Cissy Houston and the Drinkard Singers were in Newark, New Jersey not Detroit. I am a great fan of the Boyer Brothers and still play their recordings, however we must be careful with our History.
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effort reading!
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