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Lord Let Me Be an Instrument: The Artistry and Cultural Politics of Reverend James Cleveland

Claudrena N. Harold

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

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780252043574
eISBN:
9780252052453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043574.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the artistic legacy of Reverend James Cleveland, an internationally renowned musician whose sonic innovations and institution building efforts contributed to gospel music's ... More


Peace Be Still

Robert M. Marovich

in Peace Be Still: How James Cleveland and the Angelic Choir Created a Gospel Classic

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780252044113
eISBN:
9780252053054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252044113.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular

Chapter 7 is a track-by-track description of Peace Be Still, from preparations for the recording and a history of each selection to the arrangements and lyric interpretations. Professor Braxton ... More


The Arrival of James Cleveland

Robert M. Marovich

in Peace Be Still: How James Cleveland and the Angelic Choir Created a Gospel Classic

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780252044113
eISBN:
9780252053054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252044113.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter traces the early career of the Reverend James Cleveland. Born in Chicago in 1931, Cleveland strived aggressively to rise in the gospel music industry. The chapter chronicles his ... More


Peace Be Still: How James Cleveland and the Angelic Choir Created a Gospel Classic

Robert M. Marovich

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780252044113
eISBN:
9780252053054
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252044113.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

One evening in September 1963, the Angelic Choir of the First Baptist Church of Nutley, New Jersey, assembled in nearby Newark to record their third live album with gospel music’s rising star, James ... More


I Stood on the Banks of Jordan

Robert M. Marovich

in Peace Be Still: How James Cleveland and the Angelic Choir Created a Gospel Classic

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780252044113
eISBN:
9780252053054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252044113.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Popular

With First Baptist Church under construction and fears that Trinity Temple could not hold the larger crowd expected to turn out, Roberts secured St. John’s Baptist Church in Scotch Plains, New ... More


Doxology

Robert M. Marovich

in Peace Be Still: How James Cleveland and the Angelic Choir Created a Gospel Classic

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780252044113
eISBN:
9780252053054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252044113.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Popular

The concluding chapter chronicles the retirement to Stone Mountain, Georgia, of Rev. and Mrs. Lawrence Roberts, made possible by a generous bequest from the estate of their friend, Doris Duke. ... More


Introduction

Robert M. Marovich

in Peace Be Still: How James Cleveland and the Angelic Choir Created a Gospel Classic

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780252044113
eISBN:
9780252053054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252044113.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

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 ... More


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

Claudrena N. Harold

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780252043574
eISBN:
9780252052453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043574.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

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 ... More


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