Technologies of Gospel

Circuits and Networks of Sacred/Secular Innovation
hammond drawbars

Hammond Drawbars

Technologies of Gospel fall into three categories:
Transportation, Circuits/Switches, and Networks.
Mobility is a key concept.

 
 

Transportation

Conceptual and abstract

Promised Land
Zion
Jubilee
Gospel Train
This Train

Physical

Railroads
Underground Railroad
Car culture
Highways
Biways
The Gospel Highway
The Mississippi River
The Negro Motorist’s Green Book
 
 

Circuits and Switches

Systems (also called “circuits”)

Vaudeville/Vaudeville Managers Association (VMA)
Chautauqua/Redpath
Chitlin Switch/Theatre Owner’s Booking Agency (TOBA)

http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/tc/id/55863/rec/1Signal boosters

Diction and breathing for vocalists
Tone generation
Circuit riders/Circuit preachers/Methodist iteneracy
Great Awakenings
Great Migrations
Semiconductors
Transistors
Amplified sound
Recorded sound and talking machines
Drawbars
Buses
Radios
Televisions
 
 

Networks

Connectivity

African-American Fraternal and Masonic organizations
African-American locals of the American Federation of Musicians like Local 627 (Kansas City) and Local 669 (San Francisco, .pdf)
intl brotherhood of sleeping car porters emblemAfrican-American disc jockeys
Episcopal polity
National Association of Negro Musicians
Baptist Conventions
Methodist Districts
Black Spiritual Church Districts
COGIC Jurisdictions
Millerite/Adventist camp meetings
The International Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
Gospel Music Workshop of America
National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses
Club Women

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This