Great God a'mighty! : the Dixie Hummingbirds : celebrating the rise of soul gospel music /

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Oxford University Press,, New York, United States, p.1 online resource (viii, 395 pages ) : (2022)



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(OCoLC)fst00945034, Biography., fast, Gospel musicians, Gospel musicians., United States


From the Jim Crow world of 1920s Greenville, South Carolina, to Greenwich Village's Cafe Society in the '40s, to their 1974 Grammy-winning collaboration on "Loves Me Like a Rock," the Dixie Hummingbirds have been one of gospel's most durable and inspiring groups." "Drawing generously on interviews with Hank Ballard, Otis Williams, and other artists who worked with the Hummingbirds, as well as with members James Davis, Ira Tucker, Howard Carroll, and many others, Great God A'mighty! The Dixie Hummingbirds brings vividly to life the growth of a gospel group and of gospel music itself.What Is the Sound of Salvation? -- Dom Flemons -- About the Companion Website -- 1. "A Wheel in a Wheel, 'Way Up in the Middle of the Air": 1916-1928 -- 2. "I Just Got on My Travelin' Shoes": 1929-1938 -- 3. "Ain't Gonna Study War No More": 1939-1942 -- 4. "Twelve Gates to the City": 1943-1944 -- 5. "Move On Up a Little Higher": 1945-1949 -- 6. "My Record Will Be There": 1950-1951 -- 7. "Let's Go Out to the Programs": 1952-1959 -- 8. "Loves Me Like a Rock": 1960-1976 -- 9. "Who Are We?": 1977 and into a New Century -- Afterword:"I'll Keep on Living After I Die": 2003 and Beyond -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Additions to Discography -- Credits -- General Index -- Gospel Groups and Related -- Select Gospel Song TitlesIncludes bibliographical references, discography and indexes.Vendor-supplied metadata.