Criticism and commentary on southern gospel music
A copy of O Happy Day, the story of the Happy Goodmans, signed by Rusty, Sam, Vestal, and Howard goes on the block at ebay (hat tip, TM).
Dean Adkins wrote:
De gustibus non est disputandum!
Posted 14 Oct 2006 at 3:32 pm ¶
And speaking of taste, well, the book is credited to Buckingham, but he only narrates the first few chapters–the rest of the book is an “as told to” by Howard.
It’s a bit cloying….
Posted 15 Oct 2006 at 1:37 am ¶
Ain’t it the truth! LOL But, someone’s sure to buy it.
Posted 15 Oct 2006 at 3:42 am ¶
Chuck Peters wrote:
Dean… how much did you bid?
Posted 16 Oct 2006 at 12:56 am ¶
I have the one I bought in 1973 (cost $5.95). I have always enjoyed reading the history of groups (even those that aren’t my favorite!!!)
Posted 16 Oct 2006 at 1:23 am ¶
Mark Fuller wrote:
I noticed the book is now available again at VestalandFriends.com for $20.00.
Posted 19 Oct 2006 at 1:49 pm ¶
Yes–but note that the original version lists Jamie Buckingham as the author. This version lists Howard as the author with an added “as told to Jamie Buckingham.” I’ve often wondered how much “work” the book needed before publication. I never thought the flow of this book was very good.
By the same token, I’ve often wondered how much work Ken Abraham had to do on “Vestal.” I think that book does capture her cadence pretty well…darlin’.
Posted 19 Oct 2006 at 6:20 pm ¶
Matthew Jenkins wrote:
In response to Ken Abraham, he is a WONDERFUL writer and spends INCREDIBLE amounts of time with his subjects to get their “feel” right! I would say he is probably one of the great American Authors of our time!!!!
Posted 21 Oct 2006 at 4:10 pm ¶
sue hanks wrote:
I have a copy signed printed in 1973 anyone want to buy it?
Posted 13 Feb 2013 at 5:49 pm ¶
sue hanks…how much are you asking for your copy of the book?
Posted 03 Jun 2013 at 12:18 am ¶
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