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Peace Be StillHow James Cleveland and the Angelic Choir Created a Gospel Classic$
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Robert M. Marovich

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9780252044113

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2022

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252044113.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
(p.iii) Peace Be Still

Robert M. Marovich

University of Illinois Press

Why has Peace Be Still become one of the most influential gospel albums of all time? What does it express, sonically and lyrically, about the circumstances in which the artists lived? Have interpretations of its message by a predominantly African American listening public changed during the six tumultuous decades since its release? The introduction presents these and other questions the book will address. The introduction also summarizes the book’s main argument: that the album, and particularly its title track, does not necessarily contain elements of explicit protest as much as it codes messages of resistance and resilience that have nurtured and sustained African Americans over centuries of discrimination.

Keywords:   James Cleveland, Lawrence Roberts, Savoy Records, Trinity Temple, Newark, Angelic Choir, Aretha Franklin, Southern California Community Choir, Fred Mendelsohn, Birmingham

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