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Like Cords Around My Heart

A Sacred Harp Memoir

by Buell Cobb


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In the mid-1960s, Buell Cobb discovered and then immersed himself 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 Cords 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 now is experiencing a growth spurt across the entire U.S. and many other parts of the globe. This entertaining memoir, by a writer with a distinctive narrative voice, includes affectionate portraits of some of the key figures from the last half-century in this vibrant, now resurgent tradition.

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Format: 6 x 9 Black & White Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Nov 22, 2013)
ISBN10: 1478704624
ISBN13: 9781478704621
Genre: MUSIC / History & Criticism

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Buell CobbBuell 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.
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