Singing in a Strange Land: C. L. Franklin, the Black Church, and the Transformation of America (Hardcover)

Author: Nick Salvatore

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Salvatore tells the story of C.L. Franklin, father of Aretha, alongside the rise of gospel, blues, and soul music, with a cast of characters including Martin Luther King, Jr., B.B. King, Art Tatum, Coleman Young, Jesse Jackson, Clara Ward, Mahalia Jackson, and many others.

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Publisher Little Brown and Company
Mfg Part# 9780316160377
SKU 39859378
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0316160377
Release Date 6/30/2008
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.25L x 1.25T
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"...Salvatore displays an eye for detail and a willingness to hunt down new information. "[He has] tapped into the soul that moved Franklin in song and sermon and that thrived beneath the beat of Motown."
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Editors Note A portrait of the civil rights pioneer and minister father of Aretha Franklin describes his passionate, LP-recorded sermons; explores rumors about his alcoholism, extramarital affairs, and illegitimate children; and considers his life as a reflection of the rise of the American black church.
Annotation C.L. Franklin was a Mississippi sharecropper who rose above his humble beginning to become a fervent and progressive preacher, first in Memphis and then in Detroit. Franklin incorporated the singing and soul tradition of the black Baptist Church as a vehicle for social change, pushing for equality, civil rights, and joyful humanity. He was a religious innovator who used music and radio to spread his message, and his uplifting power would continue in the songs of his daughter, Aretha Franklin. Nick Salvatore's fascinating biography of C.L. Franklin brings to light an important person in the history of both civil rights and soul music, but SINGING IN A STRANGE LAND is not a sugar-coated treatment: Salvatore exposes the conflicts and contradictions in this remarkable individual.
Editors Note 2 A portrait of the civil rights pioneer and minister father of Aretha Franklin describes his passionate, LP-recorded sermons; explores rumors about his alcoholism, extramarital affairs, and illegitimate children; and considers his life as a reflection of the rise of the American black church. 40,000 first printing.
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