- A sweeping history of gospel music in prose and song -- "Malaco probably has the largest collection of license-able gospel classics of any label in the country."
- B. M. Smith: A Loving, Caring Spirit and Front Bench Stalwart -- "But B. M.’s real love was Sacred Harp. He loved it to the point of obsession; it was the only music on his playlist."
- Chuck Wagon Gang Update -- "Now, the Chuck Wagon Gang is furthering its history by signing with Sonlite Records. The group is working in the studio on a new album, produced by Jeff Collins and David Johnson, which is a tribute to The Carter Family’s storied career."
- ‘He slipped away peacefully’: Monkees bassist Peter Tork dies at 77 -- "It is with beyond-heavy and broken hearts that we share the devastating news that our friend, mentor, teacher, and amazing soul, Peter Tork, has passed from this world."
- How Did Joseph Scriven Come to Drown? -- "Joseph wrote his famous hymn in 1855 to comfort his mother who still lived in Ireland."
- Industry Pioneer Lou Hildreth Passes Away -- "Lou Wills was born on July 13, 1928. She began her career at a very young age, singing with her father and siblings in The Wills Family."
- NEA National Heritage Fellowships, 1983: Dewey Williams -- "After he retired from farming, Williams devoted himself full-time to teaching and performing Sacred Harp music."
- Old-time music beats inside a Sacred Harp -- "She rekindled those musical moments at the Sacred Harp Singing School at Spivey Hall on the Clayton College & State University campus during a two-day workshop this summer."
- Sacred Harp Convention Will Return March 9-10 — At St. John’s UCC at Pinckney -- "Singers of this Early American form of singing love to come to this 1870s church because of the building’s wonderful acoustic qualities and because the building is reminiscent of the churches of Colonial New England where this style of music originated and of the rural South where it was lovingly preserved."
- Sacred Harp Singing -- "Don’t forget that the same blood responsible for the Rebel Yell all those years ago is still flowing through the veins of Southern Sacred Harp singers today."
- The Nashville Number System Defined -- "The Nashville Number System is a shorthand method of notating music developed in the 1950s by Jordanaire singer Neal Matthews and harmonica player Charlie McCoy."
- What is Music? -- "...music is an arrangement of sound and silence. That may seem obvious at first, but what I want you to realize is that sound is necessary. There is no music until a sound is made."
- Who Uses the Nashville Number System? -- "However, if you want to reach your full potential as a musician or a songwriter, you need to be able to read and write number charts."
Friday, March 08, 2019
A sweeping history, and other music links
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