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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 68–74.
Published: 01 September 1989
...Orea Jones Copyright © 1989 by Duke University Press 1989 ffle Theology ol 11Sexu11I Healing": Marvin Gaye Orea Tones Shot to death by his father on the day before his forty-fifth birthday in 19841 singer and performing artist Marvin Gaye was a troubled man who lived a tormented life...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 224–226.
Published: 01 March 1992
...Cornel West Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 In Memory of Marvin Gaye Comel West Much of the significant truth about the career of the Afro-American singer Marvin Gaye may be obscured by the problems of his later life and the manner of his dying !he was shot to death by his...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): v.
Published: 01 September 1989
... of intellectual inquiry into the theology of American popular culture can be pivotal and prophetic scholarship. A number of essays published prior to this collection help substantiate this assertion: "On Afro-American Popular Music," "Sex and Suicide," and "In Memory of Marvin Gaye" by philosopher Comel West...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 282–294.
Published: 01 March 1992
... Whitfield, Barrett Strong, Eddie and Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Marvin Gaye; and the captivating performances of the Temptations, the Miracles, the Supremes, the Four Tops, Gladys Knight and the Pips, the Jackson 5, and the Commodores set Motown far above any other recording company producing Afro...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 163–169.
Published: 01 September 1989
..., Mohandas, 121 Gangs, 117-20, 127, 142, 144 Gamet, Henry Highland, 83 Garon, Paul, 19-20, 23, 32, 41, 44 Gaye, Marvin, 88, 102, 136, 146; music of, as Christian witness, vii, 73; oscillation between sanc- tification and narcissism of, 69- 70; and sexuality, 68, 92; social awakening of, 68-69 George, Nelson...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 203–205.
Published: 01 March 1992
..." (1971) and "Oh Girl" (1972). Marvin Gaye could sing both "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)" (1971) and "Let's Get It On" (1973). Like the firstborn progeny of the spirituals (the blues), soul music still embodied some of that "germinal idea" that Barrett referred to as evolving out of social conflict. As we...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 85–97.
Published: 01 September 1989
... was "the last of the great soul singers."6 Not infrequently, music chroniclers and critics invoked his name in the same breath with such luminaries as Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Jackie Wilson, and Marvin Gaye. 7 Then, at the peak of his commercial success in the seventies, he made the highly publicized...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 205–217.
Published: 01 March 1994
... "(For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People" (1971) and "Oh Girl" (1972). Marvin Gaye could sing both "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)" (1971) and "Let's Get It On" (1973). But soul music, like the secular music before it, was not beyond 13. Dave Marsh, The Heart of Rock and Soul: The rnor Greatest Singles...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 133–141.
Published: 01 September 1989
... is an open window into the religious sensibilities of today's younger generation. These are the high priests and priestesses of a new faith that is old-as old as Jimi Hendrix, Janice Joplin, Sly Stone, Charlie Parker, and even Marvin Gaye. Perhaps, for some, one of these may even be considered the specially...
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Black Sacred Music (1987) 1 (1): 47–52.
Published: 01 March 1987
... and others is an open window into the religious sensibilities of today's younger generation. These are the high priests and priestesses of a new faith that is old -- as old as Jimi Hendrix, Janice Joplin, Sly Stone, Charlie Parker, and even Marvin Gaye . Perhaps, for some, one of these may even be considered...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 269–277.
Published: 01 March 1994
..., 257 Fukayama, Francis, 1 80 Gabriel, Peter, 88 Gamer, Erroll, I 9 Gaye, Marvin, 2u, 217 Geldof, Bob, 197 George, Nelson, 210 German Requiem, 24 "Get Up I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine," 2 I I Gilkey, Langdon, 59 Gilman, Lawrence, 182 Girard, Albert, I 84 "Girls, Girls, Girls," 247 Glass, Philip, 198...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 146–158.
Published: 01 September 1989
... that the theomusicology conference would include lectures on Thelonius Monk, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Al Green, Prince, and the rap group Run-D.M.C. Not surprisingly, however, resulting articles focused largely on statements concerning Prince, perhaps the most controversial...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (1): 17–28.
Published: 01 March 1993
... Rainey's music director. Al Green, Little Richard, Aretha Franklin, the Staple Singers, Sam Cooke, Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, and Whitney Houston have honed their instrument and developed their style and musical vocabulary in the sacred context of the African American church. During slavery...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 1–16.
Published: 01 September 1989
... with terrible conflict and cruelty, a life teetering always on the edge either of fanaticism or else of meaninglessness and of despair.32 30. Comel West, "In Memory of Marvin Gaye," in his Prophetic Fragments (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans; Trenton, N.J.: Africa World Press, 1988), 174. 31. LeRoi Jones, Black...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 299–309.
Published: 01 March 1992
..., Aretha, 8, 203, 205, 284, 285,292 "Freedom Cycle," 151 "Freedom Now," 257 Fromm, Erich, 66 funk, 286,287-89,293 Funkadelic, 286,287,289 "Funky President (People It's Bad 287 Fuqua,Harvey,224 Gale, Eric, 290 Gamble, Kenneth, 286 Garvey, Marcus, 289 Gates, Henry Louis, 50,276 Gaye, Marvin, 205, 224-26, 285...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 98–124.
Published: 01 September 1989
... and the artistic achievements of his musical comrades Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye. Suffice it to say that Jackson's religious sensibilities are expressed in his wrestling with religiously informed, morally shaped, and culturally conditioned themes. These include an examining of the nature of good and evil...