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Make a Joyful Noise

My 25 Years in Gospel Music

Dr. Bobby Jones with Lesley Sussman

St. Martin's Press

Make a Joyful Noise chronicles Dr. Bobby Jones' 25 years in gospel music. Dr. Bobby Jones is the host and executive producer of the world's number one gospel television program with a viewership exceeding five million. He shares with readers his own personal journey from an improverished childhood where his love of education and christian music played a major role in his becoming a prominent award-winning leader in the gospel music world. Dr. Jones counts many of gospel's most beloved celebrities as his friends, including Aretha Franklin, Shirley Caesar, Kirk Franklin, the Winans, and Barbara Mandrell. His book provides intimate and inspirational details of these friendships.

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Grandma, and a Three-Room House with No Toilet
I was born about two-thirty A.M. on the eighteenth of September, 1938, in my grandmother’s house in Henry, which is in the western part of Tennessee, all the way up near Kentucky. Henry had a population at that time of about five or six hundred black people. I was the last of three kids, and my grandmother and a couple of her cousins were there to deliver me.
My grandmother was a midwife and she delivered all of us. I remember that she was a medium-sized woman, very brown skinned and very stately. Her name was Lydia Jones we called her
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  • Dr. Bobby Jones with Lesley Sussman

  • Dr. Bobby Jones is the host and executive producer of cable television's only national gospel program, Bobby Jones Gospel, which is seen weekly by more than five million viewers on the BET network. He is also the receipient of numerous awards, including the Grammy, Dove, and NAACP Image Award.

    Lesley Sussman is an award-winning journalist and the author of twelve nonfiction books. He is a journalist whose many awards include the Chicago Newspaper Guild's prestigious "Stick O' Type" award for excellence in feature writing.
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Make a Joyful Noise

My 25 Years in Gospel Music

Dr. Bobby Jones with Lesley Sussman

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