Browsing the "gospel music" Tag

The Lost Books of Jodeci

February 3rd, 2019 | by Nicole Vear

There have been numerous interviews and articles on Jodeci that celebrate their cultural impact in R&B and their albums such as Diary of a Mad Band, but few delve into the gospel musicianship that molded the iconic quartet.

Aretha Franklin: The Creative Genealogy of a Black Woman

August 18th, 2018 | by Nicole Vear

Aretha was a first in the most potent of ways. Descended from the musical lineage that includes Sister Rosetta Tharpe, who ebbed and flowed between gospel, rock and blues, Aretha was not shielded from Christian critics. Her career-long negotiation with the church and the secular world of music were constant but never finite because, as she and her father have put it, “She never left the church.”

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