Monday, November 24, 2014

Music news and views

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* A Sketch of the Life of James Martin Hamrick -- "My first recollection was when I was three years old. I went with Mother to the burial of a Mrs. Cruse, who was placed away with her infant in her arms..."

* American Tunes in West Gallery Sources -- "...America had a great impact on religious music in Britain between 1770 and 1860 as well."
* Choral Public Domain Library 4-Shape Shapenote Editions -- "Mostly early American songs not readily available in modern books in shape note format"
* Come Sound His Praise Abroad: A Report on the First Germany Sacred Harp Convention -- "Aside from Germans, there were singers in attendance from England, Ireland, Poland, Sweden, and the United States."
 * Gay singers test country music's appeal -- "Being a gay male country artist is not the best thing," Gilman said.
* Sacred Harp Singing and the Christian Eschatological Imagination -- "In many ways, these components of Sacred Harp singing are a mirror image of Christian eschatology."
* The Great Lost Doors Movie Reveals 'How Jim Really Was' -- "John Densmore and Robby Krieger talk about finally getting the band's abandoned 1968 film 'Feats of Friends' released: "It's a document of a time."
* The Old World Seeks the Old Paths: Observing Our Transnationally Expanding Singing Community -- "...the tradition’s widening beyond US borders has exceeded the most imaginative predictions of the 1970s and 1980s."
* Tye Tribbett Nominated For BET AWARD In Best Gospel Artist Category -- "This is Tribbett’s first nomination and is being recognized for his hit album GREATER THAN."

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