COBB, Buell Etheridge, Jr. b. Cullman, Alabama, 25 June 1944. He graduated from Alabama College, Montevallo, Alabama, (now University of Montevallo), 1966; Auburn University (MA in English, 1969). Cobb became closely acquainted with the early American shape-note singing tradition while on faculty at West Georgia College (now University of West Georgia), and authored The Sacred Harp: A Tradition and Its Music (Athens, Georgia, 1978), which has been favorably compared with the groundbreaking work of George Pullen Jackson*. The volume was reissued as paperback in 1989, with new preface describing the status of Sacred Harp singing in 1988. Cobb has been an active participant in the shape-note...
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