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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


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