Technologies of GospelCircuits and Networks of Sacred/Secular Innovation
This blogspace discovers the intersections of Black entertainment
history with Black church history and American church history.
If you’ve ever read that an African-American musical artist
“started out singing in the church, and then…”
this project takes that comma as a point of departure
to open up new universes.
Whatever else is happening here, The 5th Dimension sings the heck out this strange little tune.
You’re Never In Danger of Falling Asleep With An Elbernita Clark Composition.
Here’s another Reading Room entry listing texts used for the Technologies of Gospel project.
If Capitol Records’ first Gospel act sounds slightly different from the rest, there’s a reason: They’re Methodists.
I could listen to Delores/Delois/Dolores Barrett Campbell and the Barrett Sisters sing lines from the Yellow Pages.
Even Nina Simone’s mistakes are perfect.
Who would have thought Grace Jones needs anything?
Time to get conceptual. And soteriological.
Martha of Vandellas fame grew up a minister’s granddaughter in Detroit.
Oh, yes. There is MUCH more to say about Sylvester James.