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A City Called Heaven: Chicago and the Birth of Gospel Music (Music in American Life) Paperback – 3 Mar 2015

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  • Paperback: 488 pages
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press (3 Mar. 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0252080696
  • ISBN-13: 978-0252080692
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 3 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,270,359 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"[An] exhaustively researched history of this important Chicago musical export. . . . Here, in Marovich's important work, are the lesser-known stories of the originators who created a wholly original sound of holiness in Chicago that reverberates today"--"Chicago Tribune"

"Throughout these fascinating pages, Marovich colorfully shares the blood and sweat, as well as the feuds and collaborations that worked hand in hand to birth this stunning and uniquely American music known as gospel. It's a book worth a loud, boisterous, and affirmative shout!"
--BilCarpenter, author of Uncloudy Days: The Gospel Music Encyclopedia
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""A City Called Heaven" is a valuable resource that points to the many voices that were important to the success of gospel music. With his text, Marovich extends an invitation to readers and gospel music lovers to celebrate the beautiful and spirit-filled contributions of those who paved the gospel highway from Chicago to heaven and back."--"Black Grooves"

"Throughout these fascinating pages, Marovich colorfully shares the blood and sweat, as well as the feuds and collaborations that worked hand in hand to birth this stunning and uniquely American music known as gospel. It's a book worth a loud, boisterous, and affirmative shout!"
--BilCarpenter, author of Uncloudy Days: The Gospel Music Encyclopedia
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"Essential."--"Choice"

""A City Called Heaven" is a valuable resource that points to the many voices that were important to the success of gospel music. With his text, Marovich extends an invitation to readers and gospel music lovers to celebrate the beautiful and spirit-filled contributions of those who paved the gospel highway from Chicago to heaven and back."--"Black Grooves"

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[An] exhaustively researched history of this important Chicago musical export. . . . Here, in Marovich's important work, are the lesser-known stories of the originators who created a wholly original sound of holiness in Chicago that reverberates today "Chicago Tribune"
An impressive, comprehensive combination history, anthology and analysis of black gospel music." "A City Called Heaven Chicago And The Birth Of Gospel Music ""blends interviews, character studies, rare photographs and numerous magnificent stories and encounters to provide readers with a wide-ranging look at this vital, constantly evolving idiom." -"Nashville Scene""

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"Essential."--"Choice"
""A City Called Heaven" is a valuable resource that points to the many voices that were important to the success of gospel music. With his text, Marovich extends an invitation to readers and gospel music lovers to celebrate the beautiful and spirit-filled contributions of those who paved the gospel highway from Chicago to heaven and back."--"Black Grooves"

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"Opens a window on an important part of 20th-century Americana that has been little explored heretofore."--"Library Journal"
"Robert Marovich's magisterial account explores how the encounter with urban life infused gospel music with blues and jazz, without displacing old habits of ecstatic worship brought from African and baptized by encountering Christianity.""--"Milwaukee Shepherd Express""
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"Essential."--Choice

"A City Called Heaven is a valuable resource that points to the many voices that were important to the success of gospel music.  With his text, Marovich extends an invitation to readers and gospel music lovers to celebrate the beautiful and spirit-filled contributions of those who paved the gospel highway from Chicago to heaven and back."--Black Grooves


 


"Opens a window on an important part of 20th-century Americana that has been little explored heretofore."--Library Journal

"Robert Marovich's magisterial account explores how the encounter with urban life infused gospel music with blues and jazz, without displacing old habits of ecstatic worship brought from African and baptized by encountering Christianity."--Milwaukee Shepherd Express

 


“[An] exhaustively researched history of this important Chicago musical export. . . . Here, in Marovich's important work, are the lesser-known stories of the originators who created a wholly original sound of holiness in Chicago that reverberates today”—Chicago Tribune

“An impressive, comprehensive combination history, anthology and analysis of black gospel music.A City Called Heaven — Chicago And The Birth Of Gospel Music  blends interviews, character studies, rare photographs and numerous magnificent stories and encounters to provide readers with a wide-ranging look at this vital, constantly evolving idiom.”-Nashville Scene


 

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