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Great God Aʼmighty! The Dixie Hummingbirds
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Great God Aʼmighty! The Dixie Hummingbirds: Celebrating the Rise of Soul Gospel Music

Jerry Zolten


From the Jim Crow world of 1920s Greenville, South Carolina, to Greenwich Village's Café Society in the 1940s, to their 1974 Grammy-winning collaboration on “Loves Me Like a Rock,” the Dixie Hummingbirds have been one of gospel's most durable and inspiring groups. This book tells the Hummingbirds' fascinating story and with it the story of a changing music industry and a changing nation. When James Davis and his high-school friends starting singing together in a rural South Carolina church they could not have foreseen the road that was about to unfold before them. They began a ten-year jaunt o ... More

Keywords: Jim Crow, Greenville, Greenwich Village, Dixie Hummingbirds, gospel, James Davis, Decca, Café Society

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780195152722
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152722.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jerry Zolten, author
Penn State University