Gospel Music Historian Robert Darden

Mahalia Jackson soars in a performance photograpghed by Lee Friedlander.
Mahalia Jackson soars in a performance photograpghed by Lee Friedlander. [Source: NPR]

NPR Music: Gospel Music Historian Robert Darden 122007

A Baptist deacon, R&B drummer and former gospel-music editor for Billboard magazine, Robert Darden is also a journalism professor at Baylor University, where he runs the Black Gospel Music Restoration Project . He’ll play some rare recordings for us.

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