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

Author: Salvatore, Nick

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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.


Publisher Univ of Illinois Pr
Mfg Part# 9780252073908
SKU 202246418
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0252073908
Release Date 4/10/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.75H x 6L x 1.25T
"[Nick Salvatore has] tapped into the soul that moved Franklin in song and sermon and that thrived beneath the beat of Motown."
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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.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0419
Publisher University of Illinois Press
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