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Higher ground : Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Curtis Mayfield, and the rise and fall of American soul

Author: Craig Hansen Werner
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In midcentury America, it was soul music, particularly the recordings of Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and Curtis Mayfield, that helped bring the gopsel vision of the black church into the mainstream, energizing the era's social movements and defining a new American gospel where the sacred and secular met. --book jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Aretha Franklin; Stevie Wonder; Curtis Mayfield; Aretha Franklin; Stevie Wonder; Curtis Mayfield; Stevie Wonder; Aretha Franklin; Curtis Mayfield
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Craig Hansen Werner
ISBN: 0609609939 9780609609934
OCLC Number: 52127903
Description: xii, 337 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: There is a fountain filled with blood : the roots of the gospel vision --
Keep on pushing : the soul of the freedom movement --
Spirit in the dark : music and the powers of blackness --
Songs in the key of life : the gospel vision in changing times --
Who's zoomin' who? : megastars, monuments, elders.
Responsibility: Craig Werner.
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In midcentury America, it was soul music, particularly the recordings of Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and Curtis Mayfield, that helped bring the gopsel vision of the black church into the mainstream, energizing the era's social movements and defining a new American gospel where the sacred and secular met. --book jacket.

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