Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tuesday link

This week's link is sad news concerning the death on July 21 of noted professor and scholar of African-American music, Horace Clarence Boyer.

There is a biography on the PBS website, and an obituary on the UMass Amherst website, where he taught for over twenty years.

When he was a teenager, he started recording gospel records with his brother James. Together they were "The Boyer Brothers" and they toured extensively. You can hear one of their recordings on Youtube.

Thanks to my friend Josh for alerting me to this news!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting it! My eldest sister pointed it out to me, partly because she got to sing in a workshop with him, and know a few others who did as well. I've come across his name here and there in certain gospel arrangements, but am not familiar with his work any more particularly. It seems that he did it well, though!