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FSP / AAS: The Evolution of African American Gospel Music: Finding Books and Music

Finding Books, CDs, DVDs

Use the Gitenstein Library Catalog to locate books, CDs, streaming music and videos in the library collection. CDs and streaming music often has lyrics and liner notes (written text about the recording) that you can use in your research.

  • To find individual songs, type the title of the song in quotes

    "move on up a little higher"

  • Use Limits to search by format (sound recording, video)

Books @TCNJ Library

Listening to Gospel Artists

Smithsonian Global Sound Database

While gospel music has enjoyed much commercial success, the music starts in and remains tied to local churches and communities. The streaming music database Smithsonian Global Sound has the uplifting sounds of gospel from field recordings in small churches, to legends such as the Fisk Jubilee Singers and Mahalia Jackson, and modern interpreters like Sweet Honey in the Rock.

Use "search inside this collection" for specific songs or artists, or browse by the genre Gospel Music using left menu.