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“The Gospel Train Is Coming”

“The Gospel Train Is Coming”

Wiregrass Contemporary Gospel

(p.126) Chapter 6 “The Gospel Train Is Coming”
Downhome Gospel
Jerrilyn McGregory
University Press of Mississippi

This chapter discusses the singing unions and anniversaries common to contemporary gospel music devotees in Wiregrass County. It explains that the main context for these gospel musical performances is in celebration of a group’s anniversary and that performances depend on reciprocity. The chapter also mentions that while these performance communities held fund raising concerts, the “glitzier” contemporary gospel musicians tend to be more successful in proximity to state capitals.

Keywords:   singing unions, anniversaries, gospel music, Wiregrass County, fund raising concerts, state capitals

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