Ain't No Grave: The Life and Legacy of Brother Claude Ely

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Ain't No Grave: The Life and Legacy of Brother Claude Ely
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Hardcover, Distributed Art Pub Inc, 2011, ISBN13 9780981734224, ISBN10 0981734227

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Once described as the King Recording Label's "Gospel Ranger," Brother Claude Ely (1922-1978) was known and loved throughout the Appalachian mountains as both a religious singer-songwriter and a Pentecostal-Holiness preacher. Few people, however, knew the details of his childhood, military service and years of hard toil in the coal fields of southwestern Virginia. What Ely was known for was his brilliance as a preacher and his songwriting gifts. Through the enormous popularity of songs like "There Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down," Brother Claude Ely bequeathed a musical and spiritual influence that continues to resonate throughout the Appalachians and in gospel music today. Authored by Ely's great-nephew Macel Ely, "Ain't No Grave: The Life and Legacy of Brother Claude Ely" is an oral biography composed from recorded interviews with more than 1,000 people in the Appalachian Mountains who knew Brother Claude Ely. An accompanying CD collects two recordings of "There Ain't No Grave" alongside other songs and sermons.


Publisher: Dust-to-Digital
Publish Date: Mar 31, 2011
ISBN-13: 9780981734224
ISBN-10: 0981734227
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 360
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 2.22
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.75 x 10.25 x 1.25
Walmart No.: 9780981734224

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