African American Gospel Music Bibliography

Allen, Roy. Singing In the Spirit: African-American Sacred Quartets in New York City. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1997. ML3187.A44 1991

Barney, Deborah Verdice Smith. “The Gospel Announcer and the Black Gospel Music Tradition. “Ph.D. Dissertation, Michigan State University, 1994. ML3187.B37 1994a

Boyer, Horace Clarence. How Sweet the Sound: The Golden Age of Gospel. Washington, DC: Elliott & Clark, 1995. ML3187.B68 1995

Broughton, Viv. Too Close to Heaven: The Illustrated History of Gospel Music. London: Midnight Books. 1996. ML3187.B77 1996

Caesar, Shirley. The Lady, the Melody, & the Word. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1998. ML420.C175A3 1998

Cusic, Don. The Sound of Light: A History of Gospel Music. Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green University Popular Press, 1990. ML34187.C88 1990

Dupree, Sherry Sherrod and Herbert C. African American Good News (Gospel) Music. Washington, DC: Middle Atlantic Regional Press, 1993. ML102.G6D8 1993

Harrington, Brooksie E. “Shirley Caesar: A Woman of Words. “Ph.D. Dissertation, Ohio State University, 1992. ML420.C1324H37 1992a

Harris, Michael W. The Rise of Gospel Blues: The Music of Thomas Andrew Dorsey in the Urban Church. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992. ML3187.H37 1992

Haskins, James. Black Music in America: A History Through Its People. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1987. ML3556.H33 1987

Heilbut, Anthony. The Gospel Sound: Good News and Bad Times. New York: Limelight Editions, 1971. ML3556.H37

Heilbut, Anthony. The Gospel Sound: Updated and Revised. New York: Limelight Editions, 1997. ML187.H44 1997

Hinson, Glenn D. When the Words Roll and the Fire Flows: Spirit, Style and Experience in African American Gospel Performance. Ph.D Dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, 1989, ML3187.H56W43 1989a

Jackson, Irene V. Afro-American Religious Music: A Bibliography and a Catalogue of Gospel Music. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1979. ML128.S4J3 Jones, Bobby. Touched by God: America’s Black Gospel Greats Share Their Stories of Finding God. New York: Pocket Books, 1988. ML385.J66 1998

Kalil, Timothy M. “The Role of the Great Migration of African-Americans to Chicago in the Development of Traditional Black Gospel Piano by Thomas A. Dorsey, circe 1930.” Ph.D. Dissertation, Kent State University, 1993. ML3187.K34 1993a

Lornell, Kip. Happy in the Service of the Lord: Afro-American Gospel Quartets in Memphis. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press. 1988. ML3187.L67 1988

Meadows, Eddie S. Theses and Dissertations on Black American Music. Beverly Hills, CA: Theodore Front Musical Literature. 1980. ML128B45M4

Powell, Willis C. “Performance and Literature of African American Gospel Music as Observed in Gospel Choirs of Universities and Four-year Colleges in Alabama, Florida and Georgia. “Ph.D. Dissertation, Florida State University, 1993. ML3187.P69 1993

Southern, Eileen, ed. Readings in Black American Music. 2nd ed. New York; Norton, 1983, ML3556.R34 1983 (1st ed: ML3556.S75)

Southern, Eileen. The Music of Black Americans: A History. 3rd ed. New York: Norton, 1997, ML3556.S74 1997

Walker, Wyatt Tee. “Somebody’s Calling My Name” Black Sacred Music and Social Change. Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press, 1979. ML 3556.W23

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