Radio: Wings Over Jordan

Nearly three years ago, a tall, plump, perspiring Negro preacher named Glenn T. Settle, trailing 19 dusky members of his Gethsemane Baptist Church, marched into Cleveland's station WGAR and asked permission to sing a few spirituals. The Rev. Settle and his flock were only fair. But to Spiritual-Fancier Worth Kramer, young white program director of WGAR, the colored choir presented a chance to try his hand at arranging Negro music. Adding 16 voices to Settle's original 19, he drummed his arrangements into the musically illiterate group by rote, drilled them for weeks before he put them on the air. Their success...

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