Can T Stand Still

Author: Michael K. Johnson
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1496821971
File Size: 33,54 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 4329
Download

Born in 1893 into the only African American family in White Sulphur Springs, Montana, Emmanuel Taylor Gordon (1893–1971) became an internationally famous singer in the 1920s at the height of the Harlem Renaissance. With his musical partner, J. Rosamond Johnson, Gordon was a crucially important figure in popularizing African American spirituals as an art form, giving many listeners their first experience of black spirituals. Despite his fame, Taylor Gordon has been all but forgotten, until now. Michael K. Johnson illuminates Gordon’s personal history and his cultural importance to the legacy of the Harlem Renaissance, arguing that during the height of his celebrity, Gordon was one of the most significant African American male vocalists of his era. Gordon’s story—working in the White Sulphur Springs brothels as an errand boy, traveling the country in John Ringling’s private railway car, performing on vaudeville stages from New York to Vancouver to Los Angeles, performing for royalty in England, becoming a celebrated author with a best-selling 1929 autobiography, and his long bout of mental illness—adds depth to the history of the Harlem Renaissance and makes him one of the most fascinating figures of the twentieth century. Through detailed documentation of Gordon’s career—newspaper articles, reviews, letters, and other archival material—the author demonstrates the scope of Gordon’s cultural impact. The result is a detailed account of Taylor’s musical education, his career as a vaudeville performer, the remarkable performance history of Johnson and Gordon, his status as an in-demand celebrity singer and author, his time as a radio star, and, finally, his descent into madness. Can’t Stand Still brings Taylor Gordon back to the center of the stage.
Can’t Stand Still
Language: en
Pages: 284
Authors: Michael K. Johnson
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-02-13 - Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

Born in 1893 into the only African American family in White Sulphur Springs, Montana, Emmanuel Taylor Gordon (1893–1971) became an internationally famous singer in the 1920s at the height of the Harlem Renaissance. With his musical partner, J. Rosamond Johnson, Gordon was a crucially important figure in popularizing African American
When the Trees Stand Still
Language: en
Pages: 132
Authors: Amelia Worthwhile
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-08 - Publisher: iUniverse

From The latest news, the environment changes in the last decades. The weather conditions and disasters presented to me the opportunity to create a collection of poems whom the subject is very real as well it is part historical, humorous, with the latest news and events surrounding the living life
Sun Stand Still Devotional
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Steven Furtick
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10-29 - Publisher: Multnomah

In Sun Stand Still, Pastor Steven Furtick challenged us to ask God for the impossible—to live, every day, with the same faith in the miraculous that we see in the Bible. In this daily, personal guide Steven leads you deeper into Scripture as you begin to live the life God
Sun Stand Still
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Steven Furtick
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-09-21 - Publisher: Multnomah

If you're not daring to believe God for the impossible, you may be sleeping through some of the best parts of your Christian Life. This book is not a Snuggie. The words on these pages will not go down like Ambien. I’m not writing to calm or coddle you. With
Stand Still...Savage Time
Language: en
Pages: 244
Authors: Toni Faye
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-01 - Publisher: iUniverse

A distant storm is approaching...the wind pulls loose Jacob's black hair from its leather binding, whips it wildly around his face as he kneels by his wife's grave... But in the blink of an eye, the cemetery vanishes, and his surroundings appear to look as they had hundreds of years