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by Professor Deborah Smith Pollard


Series: African American Life Series. This is unlike any other book about gospel music I've read. The fact that it is so readable and fascinating is probably due the background of author Deborah Smith Pollard

Series: African American Life Series. The fact that it is so readable and fascinating is probably due the background of author Deborah Smith Pollard. As an associate professor of English literature and humanities, she brings the requisite academic credentials. But she's not a scholar looking in from the outside; she also has a deep personal knowledge of the subject as a long time gospel announcer, church goer, choir member, concert producer and fan. I'd recommend this book to anyone interested in music, religion, or African American culture.

PDF In When the Church Become Your Party, Detroit-born Deborah .

PDF In When the Church Become Your Party, Detroit-born Deborah Smith Pollard, university professor and gospel announcer, treats the vernacular style we call "gospel" as a subject worthy of serious scholarly attention for those inside and outside of the academy. Her analysis of contemporary hip-hop also pays homage to the African oral tradition resonating in the talk incorporated in the works of younger artists and the song introductions, testimonies, and narratives of older gospel artists like Shirley Caesar and Dorothy Norwood (159).

In this volume Pollard looks at contemporary gospel music with the insider's perspective she has acquired as a. .

In this volume Pollard looks at contemporary gospel music with the insider's perspective she has acquired as a regular participant in praise and worship services in the Detroit area and through her work as a successful gospel concert producer (The Motor City Praisefest and the McDonald's GospelFest) and host of a popular Sunday morning gospel show on Detroit's FM 98. WJLB

Pollard is a recognized expert on contemporary gospel music with a knowledge base that is the result of her dual career: Associate Professor of English Literature and Humanities at University of Michigan-Dearborn and award-winning gospel radio announcer Sunday mornings, 6-10 AM, on FM 98 WJLB, Detroit's top rated station for young adults. She has published both academic and popular articles on various aspects of gospel music.

Contemporary Gospel Music. Deborah Smith Pollard . A volume of vibrant anecdotes and vivid photos balances the scholarly notes and documentation to tell a fascinating story of gospel music in a book that deserves a wide reading audience. This engaging book explores the history of African American gospel music over the past forty years, but primarily over the past two decades, and focuses especially, although not exclusively, on Detroit.

Deborah Smith Pollard, a professor of English literature and humanities, as well as an award-winning gospel announcer, here explores the innovations of contemporary performers of modern gospel music and their roots in the African American Christian church. ISBN13:9780814332184. Release Date:April 2008.

Ampadu, L. (2010) When the Church Becomes Your Party: Contemporary Gospel Music by Deborah Smith Pollard. In: American Music, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 133-135.

This is a collage video of the book tour: "When The Church Becomes Your Party".

com - This is a collage video of the book tour: "When The Church Becomes Your Party". by DEBORAH SMITH POLLARD. Right under our (upturned) noses: the phenomenon known as the gospel musical stage play. African American life series. Published 2008 by Wayne State University Press in Detroit. Muscle t-shirts, tight jeans, and cleavage: (w)rapping the gospel for a new generation. From princess premium stuff and Miss Mandy to holy boldness: the influence of women gospel announcers. Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-212) and index.

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In When the Church Becomes Your Party, author Deborah Smith Pollard assesses contemporary gospel music as the genre enters the twenty-first century. She argues that although the flashy clothing, informal language, and elaborate stage presentation found in some of the newest gospel music might not be what some worshippers expect, this new aesthetic rests on the same Christian principles as more traditional forms and actually extends its message to a wider and younger audience.

In this volume Pollard looks at contemporary gospel music with the insider's perspective she has acquired as a regular participant in praise and worship services in the Detroit area and through her work as a successful gospel concert producer (The Motor City Praisefest and the McDonald's GospelFest) and host of a popular Sunday morning gospel show on Detroit's FM 98 WJLB. Among the topics she considers in When the Church Becomes Your Party are praise and worship music, gospel musical stage plays, the changing dress code of gospel performance, women gospel announcers, and holy hip hop. She draws on Detroit's thriving gospel scene as well as her knowledge of the national gospel music industry to identify important trends in each area and trace the cultural transformations that brought them about. In addition, Pollard includes interviews with contemporary gospel artists, allowing them to explain why they rap, make particular choices in attire, or participate in gospel radio, praise and worship, or gospel musical plays.

While other studies address some of the subtopics included in this volume, When the Church Becomes Your Party offers a comprehensive picture of the history and future of contemporary gospel music. Scholars of music and African American cultural studies will enjoy this intriguing volume.

Nten
Dr. Pollard has done an excellent job here, providing a contemporary look at the culture and ways of African American church life. Her ethnographic work is stellar and addresses many aspects of the fabric that weaves (symbolically and literally) through the spiritual lives of many of today's Black churches. She also covers the many cottage as well as large industries that surround and are supported by these church and musical communities, where others often overlook them or shortsightedly dismiss them as purely capitalistic, unholy enterprises. More books need to be written from informed and active insiders' perspective(s). Bravo!
Dont_Wory
Great job.
Jonariara
I really like the book. It reveals a lot of things I did not know about church and gospel music. Very in depth.
Sadaron above the Gods
From its birth, gospel music has occupied a unique realm straddling the sacred and the secular. While it is God's word expressed in song, no other genre of sacred music reaches out to - and is enjoyed by - millions of people who may not even be believers. Perhaps it is because gospel music has been inextricably tied to media since the early days of radio, since both were born at about the same time. It can be an uneasy realm in which to dwell. Just as early 20th Century church goers heard the "devil's music" in the blues influenced works of Thomas A. Dorsey, many today are disconcerted by the concept of "Holy Hip Hop" and rapping preachers.

Pollard covers a lot of ground in under 200 pages, including among other things a history of gospel music, the influence and activism of female gospel announcers (who, to my surprise, have been around since the 1940's), the gospel musical stage play, the rise of praise and worship music, debates concerning what rightly belongs to Caesar and what belongs to God, and emerging trends like those rapping preachers.

This is unlike any other book about gospel music I've read. The fact that it is so readable and fascinating is probably due the background of author Deborah Smith Pollard. As an associate professor of English literature and humanities, she brings the requisite academic credentials. But she's not a scholar looking in from the outside; she also has a deep personal knowledge of the subject as a long time gospel announcer, church goer, choir member, concert producer and fan.

I'd recommend this book to anyone interested in music, religion, or African American culture.
Sharpmane
I will make it brief,this author is a Christian. This is not the ususal academic study of the church and its music, written by someone who does not get it. She understands what Black Church music is about. Good reading!
Bil
Prof. Pollard delivers a very readable analysis, based on solid and original scholarship, of contemporary gospel music and its place both in the black church and in broader society.
Kazijora
This book is a MUST READ for every Christian and lover of gospel music!!! I absolutely love how Dr. Pollard delivers this vitally important message. She is being WISE at winning souls!!!
When the Church Becomes Your Party: Contemporary Gospel Music (African American Life Series) ebook
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