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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


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


The Reverend Lawrence C. Roberts and the First Baptist Church of Nutley

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/9780252044113.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

The opening chapter situates Peace Be Still in its geographic and cultural context of Essex County, New Jersey, a destination for African Americans departing the South during the Great Migration. It ... More


The Birth of the Angelic Choir

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/9780252044113.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

Chapter 3 opens with Reverend Lawrence Roberts being named pastor of the First Baptist Church of Nutley. Church membership having dwindled to almost nothing, Lawrence and Bootsy set about turning the ... 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


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


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