Singing The Glory Down

Singing The Glory Down

group's repertoire likely accounts for their distinctive vocal style. Most of their compositions featured Roy's naturally high, melodious tenor voice. High tenor Lee Norris, the epitome of an old-time country musician and singer, ...

Author: William Lynwood Montell

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813157313

Category: Music

Page: 264

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In Singing the Glory Down, William Lynwood Montell contributes to a fuller understanding of twentieth-century American culture by examining the complex relationships between gospel music and the culture of the nineteen-county study area in which this music has flourished for a hundred years. He has recorded the memories and feelings of those who were young while the movement gathered steam and who remember it at its high point, and stories about those who have passed over that river about which they loved to sing. In the early 1900s, a singing school or gospel convention was a major social event that enticed people to walk for miles to learn to sing or to hear someone who already had. The shape-note teachers of those days conducted days or even weeks of nightly practice, which culminated in a performance that confirmed the teacher's skill. Quartet music originated in these settings. Today, some area quartets still sound much like those early groups; others teach themselves to sing by imitating their favorite professional gospel ensembles.They travel every weekend in buses emblazoned with the names of their groups, with tapes and albums to sell. Through all the changes, the four-part southern harmony of Kentucky gospel music has remained the same. In the words of these performers, through letters, diaries, and interviews, Montell details the attitudes and joys of those involved most deeply in the gospel music scene. He also brings the reader into their personal relationships, their professional jealousies, and their struggles to keep alive the music they love.
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Downhome Gospel

Downhome Gospel

76 76 77 77 78 79 79 80 80 81 82 82 83 83 84 84 85 85 “While 'harp' . . . ,” steven sabol, “sacred Harp singing: History and tradition.” “shape-notes are used . . . ,” Montell, Singing the Glory Down, 11.

Author: Jerrilyn McGregory

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1604737832

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Jerrilyn McGregory explores sacred music and spiritual activism in a little-known region of the South, the Wiregrass Country of Georgia, Alabama, and North Florida. She examines African American sacred music outside of Sunday church-related activities, showing that singing conventions and anniversary programs fortify spiritual as well as social needs. In this region African Americans maintain a social world of their own creation. Their cultural performances embrace some of the most pervasive forms of African American sacred music—spirituals, common meter, Sacred Harp, shape-note, traditional, and contemporary gospel. Moreover, the contexts in which they sing include present-day observations such as the Twentieth of May (Emancipation Day), Burial League Turnouts, and Fifth Sunday. Rather than tracing the evolution of African American sacred music, this ethnographic study focuses on contemporary cultural performances, almost all by women, which embrace all forms. These women promote a female-centered theology to ensure the survival of their communities and personal networks. They function in leadership roles that withstand the test of time. Their spiritual activism presents itself as a way of life. In Wiregrass Country, “You don’t have to sing like an angel” is a frequently expressed sentiment. To these women, “good” music is God’s music regardless of the manner delivered. Therefore, Downhome Gospel presents gospel music as being more than a transcendent sound. It is local spiritual activism that is writ large. Gospel means joy, hope, expectation, and the good news that makes the soul glad.
Categories: Social Science

Then Sings My Soul

Then Sings My Soul

Montell, Singing the Glory Down, 32 (see introduction, n. ... To see the kinds of rustic, rural churches where singing conventions are often held, see I'll Keep on Singing, DVD (Murfreesboro: Middle Tennessee State University, 20 1 0).

Author: Douglas Harrison

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252094093

Category: Music

Page: 256

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In this ambitious book on southern gospel music, Douglas Harrison reexamines the music's historical emergence and its function as a modern cultural phenomenon. Rather than a single rhetoric focusing on the afterlife as compensation for worldly sacrifice, Harrison presents southern gospel as a network of interconnected messages that evangelical Christians use to make individual sense of both Protestant theological doctrines and their own lived experiences. Harrison explores how listeners and consumers of southern gospel integrate its lyrics and music into their own religious experience, building up individual--and potentially subversive--meanings beneath a surface of evangelical consensus. Reassessing the contributions of such figures as Aldine Kieffer, James D. Vaughan, and Bill and Gloria Gaither, Then Sings My Soul traces an alternative history of southern gospel in the twentieth century, one that emphasizes the music's interaction with broader shifts in American life beyond the narrow confines of southern gospel's borders. His discussion includes the "gay-gospel paradox"--the experience of non-heterosexuals in gospel music--as a cipher for fundamentalism's conflict with the postmodern world.
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Close Harmony

Close Harmony

the explanation of the changes in Paula Becker's Let the Song Go On: Fifty Years of Gospel Singing with the Speer Family (Nashville: Impact Books, ... Compare Hess, Nothin' but Fine, 152, with Montell, Singing the Glory Down, 116.

Author: James R. Goff Jr.

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469616889

Category: History

Page: 416

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Comprehensive and richly illustrated, Close Harmony traces the development of the music known as southern gospel from its antebellum origins to its twentieth-century emergence as a vibrant musical industry driven by the world of radio, television, recordings, and concert promotions. Marked by smooth, tight harmonies and a lyrical focus on the message of Christian salvation, southern gospel--particularly the white gospel quartet tradition--had its roots in nineteenth-century shape-note singing. The spread of white gospel music is intricately connected to the people who based their livelihoods on it, and Close Harmony is filled with the stories of artists and groups such as Frank Stamps, the Chuck Wagon Gang, the Blackwood Brothers, the Rangers, the Swanee River Boys, the Statesmen, and the Oak Ridge Boys. The book also explores changing relations between black and white artists and shows how, following the civil rights movement, white gospel was influenced by black gospel, bluegrass, rock, metal, and, later, rap. With Christian music sales topping the $600 million mark at the close of the twentieth century, Close Harmony explores the history of an important and influential segment of the thriving gospel industry.
Categories: History

Church and Worship Music

Church and Worship Music

Singing the Glory Down: Amateur Gospel Music in South Central Kentucky, 1900–1990. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1991. xi, 248 p. ISBN 0–8131–1757–7 ML3187 .M66 1991 Montell, William Lynwood. Singing the Glory Down: Amateur ...

Author: James Michael Floyd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135453725

Category: Music

Page: 342

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First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Church and Worship Music

Church and Worship Music

Singing the Glory Down: Amateur Gospel Music in South Central Kentucky, 1900–1990. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1991. xi, 248 p. ISBN 0–8131–1757–7 ML3187 .M66 1991 Montell, William Lynwood. Singing the Glory Down: Amateur ...

Author: Avery T. Sharp

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415966474

Category: Music

Page: 327

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First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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More Than Precious Memories

More Than Precious Memories

Singing the Glory Down : What Is Southern Gospel Music ? by Don Cusic There are those who are passionate about Southern Gospel Music , and for these people , the subject of Southern Gospel is not an objective discussion .

Author: Michael P. Graves

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 0865549559

Category: Religion

Page: 310

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More than Precious Memories is the first book of its kind--a collection of essays offering scholarly analysis and interpretation of Southern Gospel Music. Believing Southern Gospel Music to be a significant cultural and religious phenomenon worthy of the best efforts of scholarship, Grayes and Fillingim have assembled a diverse group of scholars who apply a variety of methods and theories to the task of understanding Southern Gospel Music and its cultural context. These scholars and approaches include the following. - Scott Tucker, looks at the theme of "heaven" in six of the Gaither Homecoming songbooks - David Fillingim looks at how Southern Gospel Music answers the question of theodicy from the perspective of the rural white, working class - Robert M. McManus explores selected song lyrics to show how Southern - Gospel Music helps construct the identity of the community compared to Contemporary Christian Music - Darlene R. Graves identifies key sustaining personality strengths of women that tend to preserve consistency between their public performance and personal spiritual walk - Elizabeth F. Desnoyers Colas and Stephanie Howard (Asabi) explore Southern Gospel and Black Gospel music through the influence of Thomas A. Dorsey - Michael Graves examines how the culture of Southern Gospel Music deals with its inevitable prodigal sons - Raymond D.S. Anderson analyzes the Gaither Homecoming videos as examples of the postmodern turn in American popular Christian culture - John D. Keeler presents the first audience study of Southern Gospel Music employing a "Uses and Gratifications" research framework - Paul A. Creasman examines the ways Southern Gospel Musicas a culture memorializes its dead by use of the Internet - Naaman Wood reviews significant scholarly approaches to the study of popular music.
Categories: Religion

MUSIC AND CREATION

MUSIC AND CREATION

Montell, W. L. (1991) Singing the Glory Down. Amateur Gospel Music in South Central Kentucky 1900-1990, Lexington: University Press of Kentucky Montell, W. L. (1991) Singing the Glory Down. Amateur Gospel Music in South Central Kentucky ...

Author: Ruth Finnegan

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780244533007

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The Song Index of the Enoch Pratt Free Library

The Song Index of the Enoch Pratt Free Library

... Sing And Smile And Pray The Clouds Away Sing The Glory Down ( Hemphill ) 371 Sing The Glory Of His Name ( Walker ) 1954 Sing The Universal Glory ( Traditional ) 1863 Sing The Wondrous Love Of Jesus See When We All Get To Heaven Sing ...

Author: Ellen Luchinsky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135659264

Category: Music

Page: 1336

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The Song Index features over 150,000 citations that lead users to over 2,100 song books spanning more than a century, from the 1880s to the 1990s. The songs cited represent a multitude of musical practices, cultures, and traditions, ranging from ehtnic to regional, from foreign to American, representing every type of song: popular, folk, children's, political, comic, advertising, protest, patriotic, military, and classical, as well as hymns, spirituals, ballads, arias, choral symphonies, and other larger works. This comprehensive volume also includes a bibliography of the books indexed; an index of sources from which the songs originated; and an alphabetical composer index.
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Let the Church Sing

Let the Church Sing

Singing the Glory Down : Amateur Gospel Music in South Central Kentucky , 1900–1990 . Lexington : University Press of Kentucky Montgomery , William E. 1993. Under Their Own Vine and Fig Tree : The African - American Church in the South ...

Author: Th er ese Smith

Publisher: University Rochester Press

ISBN: 1580461573

Category: Music

Page: 293

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An examination of worldviews, religious belief and ritual as seen through the musical performances of one Afro-American Baptist church in a small black community in rural Mississippi.
Categories: Music