Preaching on Wax: The Phonograph and the Shaping of Modern African American Religion

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"From 1925 to 1941, approximately one hundred African American clergymen teamed up with leading record labels such as Columbia, Paramount, Victor-RCA to record and sell their sermons on wax. While white clerics of the era, such as Aimee Semple McPherson and Charles Fuller, became religious entrepreneurs and celebrities through their pioneering use of radio, black clergy were largely marginalized from radio. Instead, they relied on other means to get their message out, teaming up with corporate titans of the phonograph ...

Preaching on Wax: The Phonograph and the Shaping of Modern African American Religion 2014, New York University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9781479890958

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Preaching on Wax: The Phonograph and the Shaping of Modern African American Religion 2014, New York University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780814708323

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