Homecoming : the story of southern gospel music through the eyes of its best-loved performers

by Gaither, Bill.

Format: Print Book 1997
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks ML385.G13 1997
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks
Call Number  ML385.G13 1997
With the comfortable warmth of a fireside chat, renowned gospel musician Bill Gaither invites us to relax with old friends such as The Happy Goodmans, The Cathedrals, Jake Hess, The Speer Family, The Blackwood Brothers, and others to hear stories of southern gospel music as seen through the eyes of its performers. A heartwarming journey from the 1930s to today.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Like every other variety of American popular music, southern white gospel has thrived since World War II--long enough for it to have a history but not so long that its pioneers have all died. Gaither, one of southern gospel's biggest stars, decided some years back to bring its grand old men and women together for videotaped singing sessions that hit big on Christian and country-music cable TV and with video-buying fans. With Christian writer Jenkins' help, he warmly surveys southern gospel in a series of nostalgic profiles of major figures who, because so many have been members of versions of several of the music's great singing groups, constitute a genuine performing family. Their day is passing as rock influences their successors and, as several of the book's many photos attest, black gospel singers cross-pollinate their music. All the more reason why, on video and the printed page, Homecoming is so endearing. --Ray Olson"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Gospel musicians -- United States -- Biography.
Gospel music -- History and criticism.
Publisher Grand Rapids, Mich. :Zondervan,1997
Contributors Jenkins, Jerry B.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 217 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
ISBN 0310213258 (hardcover)
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