Gayle Wald

Gayle Wald is Chair and Professor of English at George Washington University. She is author of two books, including Shout, Sister, Shout!, a biography of the gospel-rock trailblazer Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Her current project is a cultural biography of Soul!, the PBS TV show (1968-73) that televised the revolution, bringing African, African American, and Afro-Latino musicians, artists, and activists with radical sensibilities to the network known for shows like Civilisation and Masterpiece Theatre.


CONTRIBUTOR ARTICLES

A Singer's Singer

Reconstructing the luminescent career of Willie John the “stone genius.”...

A Singer’s Singer
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