Like Chords Around my Heart
Last updated: 22.11.19
Printed: 2014 Author: Buell Cobb
Publisher: Outskirt Press Inc ISBN: 978-1-4787-0462-1
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A Sacred Harp Memoir br Paperback: 392 pages
Publisher's blurb:
In the mid 1960's, Buell Cobb discovered and then immersed in one of America's oldest and warmest community activities, the "driving, high-decibel, soul-in -the throat" a cappella singing phenomenon known as Sacred Harp. Like Chords Around my Heart is a sharply observed account of many high points along the wandering personal journey that followed. If Sacred Harp once seemed a dying tradition in the Deep South, it is now experiencing a growth spurt across the entire US. and many other parts of the globe. This entertaining memoir, by a writer with distinctive narrative voice, includes affectionate portraits of some of the key figures from the last half-century in this vibrant, now resurgent tradition.
Buell Cobb is the author of The Sacred Harp: A Tradition and Its Music A resident of Birmingham, Alabama, he has conducted Sacred Harp workshops across the U.S.
Personal remarks:
I purchased my copy of this lovely book in September, 2014 during a singing directly from the man himself, Buell Cobb, who kindly autographed it.