Contributor biographical information for Messengers : portraits of African American ministers, evangelists, gospel singers, and other messengers of the Word / David Ritz ; photographer, Nicola Goode.

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DAVID RITZ, coauthor of Howling at the Moon, is the only four-time winner of the Ralph J. Gleason/Music Books Award for Best Music Book of the Year. He has written biographies of Marvin Gaye and jazz singer Jimmy Scott, and coauthored the autobiographies of Ray Charles, BB King, Aretha Franklin, and other entertainers. He lives in Los Angeles, California. NICOLA GOODE, born and raised in Los Angeles, received her B.F.A. in photography from Yale University. A member of the Society of Motion Picture Still Photographers, Nicola has worked on numerous feature films and documentaries. Her work has been published in magazines and books and has been exhibited in galleries around the world. When she is not elsewhere, she can be found in Los Angeles with her husband and two-year-old son, Dylan.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
African Americans -- Religion.
African American clergy -- Biography.
African American evangelists -- Biography.
African American gospel singers -- Biography.
African Americans -- Biography.