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“Come Go with Me”: Liberation Songs

Jerrilyn McGregory

in Downhome Gospel: African American Spiritual Activism in Wiregrass Country

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737820
eISBN:
9781604737837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737820.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes the Wiregrass County as a southern region. It explains the role of African Americans in the American Indian Wars and explores how their presence disrupted certain stereotypes ... More


“There’s a Meeting Here Tonight”: Baptist Modalities

Jerrilyn McGregory

in Downhome Gospel: African American Spiritual Activism in Wiregrass Country

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737820
eISBN:
9781604737837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737820.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the views of African Americans of Wiregrass County on how the repetition of cultural performances complies with a cyclical time orientation. It explains that Baptists have ... More


“The Gospel Train Is Coming”: Wiregrass Contemporary Gospel

Jerrilyn McGregory

in Downhome Gospel: African American Spiritual Activism in Wiregrass Country

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737820
eISBN:
9781604737837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737820.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses the singing unions and anniversaries common to contemporary gospel music devotees in Wiregrass County. It explains that the main context for these gospel musical performances ... More


Epilogue

Jerrilyn McGregory

in Downhome Gospel: African American Spiritual Activism in Wiregrass Country

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737820
eISBN:
9781604737837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737820.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the history of sacred music in Wiregrass County, and highlights some discoveries that were previously unknown to the public and many scholars. ... More


“Ev’ry Day’ll Be Sunday”: Burial Sodalities

Jerrilyn McGregory

in Downhome Gospel: African American Spiritual Activism in Wiregrass Country

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737820
eISBN:
9781604737837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737820.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the perpetuation of burial societies in Wiregrass County. It explains that these sodalities integrate ritual movements and drama with sacred music, and discusses the connection ... More


“God Has Smiled on Me”: Traditional Gospel

Jerrilyn McGregory

in Downhome Gospel: African American Spiritual Activism in Wiregrass Country

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737820
eISBN:
9781604737837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737820.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the evolution of shape-note singing conventions in Wiregrass County. It suggests that the introduction of traditional gospel music and a choral response resulted in the major ... More


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