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By Robert M. Marovich

In A urban referred to as Heaven, gospel announcer and tune historian Robert Marovich shines a mild at the humble origins of an imposing style and its critical bond to the town the place it came upon its voice: Chicago.
Marovich follows gospel tune from early hymns and camp conferences during the nice Migration that introduced it to Chicago. In time, the song grew into the sanctified soundtrack of the city's mainline black Protestant church buildings. as well as drawing on print media and ephemera, Marovich mines hours of interviews with approximately fifty artists, ministers, and historians--as good as discussions with kin and buddies of previous gospel pioneers--to get better many forgotten singers, musicians, songwriters, and leaders. He additionally examines how a scarcity of monetary chance bred an entrepreneurial spirit that fueled gospel music's upward thrust to acceptance and opened a gate to social mobility for a couple of its practitioners. As Marovich indicates, gospel tune expressed a longing for freedom from earthly pains, racial prejudice, and life's hardships. in spite of everything, it proved to be a valid too amazing and too joyous for even church partitions to hold.

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72 Just as major churches often started as prayer bands, Bronzeville’s up-and-coming church leaders, such as Elder Lucy Smith, Bishop A. A. Childs, and Rev. L. H. Ford, started their ministries by pitching revival tents in the city. 26 Part One: Roots Pastors of established churches might have cast aspersions on the growing number of storefronts, but they could not ignore them. St. 75 The tension between the Old Settlers and the newcomers and their preferred style of worship set the stage for an overall shift in the predominant preaching, singing, and worship style of the deliberative urban church.

Still struggling with illness, Dranes returned to the Chicago studio for a final session on July 3, 1928. ” (OKeh 8646). This time, the record label identified the background vocalists only as a choir. For the first time on a Dranes session, OKeh added a mandolin player. The mandolin/piano accompaniment and chugging rhythm on “I Shall Wear a Crown” gave the song the energetic propulsion of a jug band without the jug. 77 Although Dranes never recorded for OKeh after July 1928, prewar blues and sacred music experts speculate that she is the piano accompanist on two discs recorded in Dallas, Texas, in 1928 and 1929.

1 But while the folk orators of the sanctified church sought to remain close to their southern roots, they also wanted to carve out their own position of power and influence among the city’s African American cultural and political elite. 2 Historians credit female evangelist Mattie L. 4 Like their Baptist and Methodist counterparts, sanctified 27 28 Part One: Roots churches often started as prayer bands—small, informal prayer groups that met in the home of a member—that typically consisted of the organizer and immediate family and friends.

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