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When Sunday Comes: Gospel Music in the Soul and Hip-Hop Eras

Claudrena N. Harold

Abstract

When Sunday Comes charts the explosive growth of the gospel music industry between 1968 and 1994. It contextualizes the genre’s sonic innovations, theological tensions, and political assertions within the larger framework of the socioeconomic and cultural transformations taking place in black America during the post–civil rights era. Through an examination of such gospel legends as James Cleveland, Andraé Crouch, Shirley Caesar, the Clark Sisters, the Winans, Al Green, and Kirk Franklin, among others, the book explores the ways in which gospel music has provided an outlet for African Americans ... More

Keywords: gospel music, James Cleveland, Shirley Caesar, Andraé Crouch, the Winans, Al Green, Kirk Franklin, racial segregation, soul music, contemporary Christian music

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780252043574
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252043574.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Claudrena N. Harold, author
University of Virginia