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Nothing but love in God's water / Robert Darden.

Darden, Bob, 1954- (Author).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Berklee College of Music.

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Part Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Stan Getz Library ML3556.D37 N68 2014 v. 1 37684001103980 Library Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Available -
Stan Getz Library ML3556.D37 N68 2014 v. 2 37684001103981 Library Stacks Copy hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780271050843
  • ISBN: 0271050845
  • ISBN: 9780271075761
  • ISBN: 0271075767
  • Physical Description: volumes : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2014-2016]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Volume I. Black sacred music from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement: The origins and settings of spirituals -- The spirituals as protest songs -- Interlude: the post-civil war era through the great migration -- Union songs, protest songs, and the spirituals -- The beginnings of the modern civil rights movement, the influence of radio, and the rise of gospel music -- Montgomery: Black sacred song in the modern civil rights movement.
Volume 2: Black Sacred Music from the Sit-Ins to Resurrection City: The sit-ins -- The freedom rides -- Albany, Georgia -- Interlude: Macomb, Georgia -- Birmingham, Alabama -- The march on Washington for jobs and freedom -- Interlude: Death in America -- Mississippi freedom summer -- Selma, Alabama -- Interlude: St. Augustine, Florida; The Meredith march; popular music -- Chicago, Illinois -- Memphis, Tennessee -- Epilogue -- Afterword: What comes now.
Summary, etc.:
"The first of two volumes chronicling the history and role of music in the African-American experience. Explains the historical significance of song and illustrates how music influenced the Civil Rights Movement"--Provided by publisher, Volume I.
The first of two volumes chronicling the history and role of music in the African American experience, Nothing but Love in God's Water explores how songs and singers helped African Americans challenge and overcome slavery, subjugation, and suppression. From the spirituals of southern fields and the ringing chords of black gospel to the protest songs that changed the landscape of labor and the cadences sung before dogs and water cannons in Birmingham, sacred song has stood center stage in the African American drama. Myriad interviews, one-of-a-kind sources, and rare or lost recordings are used to examine this enormously persuasive facet of the movement. Nothing but Love in God's Water explains the historical significance of song and helps us understand how music enabled the civil rights movement to challenge the most powerful nation on the planet. -- from Volume 1 dust jacket.
Volume 1 of Nothing but Love in God's Water traced the music of protest spirituals from the Civil War to the American labor movement of the 1930s and 1940s, and on through the Montgomery bus boycott. This second volume continues the journey, chronicling the role this music played in energizing and sustaining those most heavily involved in the civil rights movement. Robert Darden, former gospel music editor for Billboard magazine and the founder of the Black Gospel Restoration Project at Baylor University, brings this vivi, vital story to life. He explains why black sacred music helped foster community within the civil rights movement and attract new adherents; shows how Martin Luther King, Jr., and other leaders used music to underscore and support their message; and reveals how the songs themselves traveled and changed as the fight for freedom for African Americans continued. Darden makes an unassailable case for the importance of black sacred music not only to the civil rights era but also to present-day struggles in and beyond the United States. Taking us from the Deep South to Chicago and on to the nation's capital, Darden's grittily detailed, lively telling is peppered throughout with the words of those who were there, famous and forgotten alike; activists such as Rep. John Lewis, the Reverend Ralph Abernathy, and Willie Bolden, as well as musical virtuosos such as Harry Belafonte, Duke Ellington, and the Mighty Wonders. Expertly assembled from published and unpublished writing, oral histories, and rare recordings, this is the history of the soundtrack that fueled the long march toward freedom and equality for the black community in the United States and continues to inspire and uplift people all over the world. -- from Volume 2 dust jacket.
Subject: African Americans > Music > History and criticism.
Spirituals (Songs) > History and criticism.
Gospel music > History and criticism.
African Americans > Civil rights > History.
"The first of two volumes chronicling the history and role of music in the African-American experience. Explains the historical significance of song and illustrates how music influenced the Civil Rights Movement"--Provided by publisher, Volume I.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
The first of two volumes chronicling the history and role of music in the African American experience, Nothing but Love in God's Water explores how songs and singers helped African Americans challenge and overcome slavery, subjugation, and suppression. From the spirituals of southern fields and the ringing chords of black gospel to the protest songs that changed the landscape of labor and the cadences sung before dogs and water cannons in Birmingham, sacred song has stood center stage in the African American drama. Myriad interviews, one-of-a-kind sources, and rare or lost recordings are used to examine this enormously persuasive facet of the movement. Nothing but Love in God's Water explains the historical significance of song and helps us understand how music enabled the civil rights movement to challenge the most powerful nation on the planet. -- from Volume 1 dust jacket.
Volume 1 of Nothing but Love in God's Water traced the music of protest spirituals from the Civil War to the American labor movement of the 1930s and 1940s, and on through the Montgomery bus boycott. This second volume continues the journey, chronicling the role this music played in energizing and sustaining those most heavily involved in the civil rights movement. Robert Darden, former gospel music editor for Billboard magazine and the founder of the Black Gospel Restoration Project at Baylor University, brings this vivi, vital story to life. He explains why black sacred music helped foster community within the civil rights movement and attract new adherents; shows how Martin Luther King, Jr., and other leaders used music to underscore and support their message; and reveals how the songs themselves traveled and changed as the fight for freedom for African Americans continued. Darden makes an unassailable case for the importance of black sacred music not only to the civil rights era but also to present-day struggles in and beyond the United States. Taking us from the Deep South to Chicago and on to the nation's capital, Darden's grittily detailed, lively telling is peppered throughout with the words of those who were there, famous and forgotten alike; activists such as Rep. John Lewis, the Reverend Ralph Abernathy, and Willie Bolden, as well as musical virtuosos such as Harry Belafonte, Duke Ellington, and the Mighty Wonders. Expertly assembled from published and unpublished writing, oral histories, and rare recordings, this is the history of the soundtrack that fueled the long march toward freedom and equality for the black community in the United States and continues to inspire and uplift people all over the world. -- from Volume 2 dust jacket.

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