A Myth in the Making: Willie Ruff, Black Gospel and an Imagined Gaelic Scottish Origin

@article{Miller2009AMI,
  title={A Myth in the Making: Willie Ruff, Black Gospel and an Imagined Gaelic Scottish Origin},
  author={T. Miller},
  journal={Ethnomusicology Forum},
  year={2009},
  volume={18},
  pages={243 - 259}
}
  • T. Miller
  • Published 2009
  • History
  • Ethnomusicology Forum
Professor Willie Ruff argues that the performance style of psalms precented in Gaelic in Scotland's Protestant Hebrides is the root influence on African-American ‘gospel’ and by extension all other forms of African-American music. The present study considers ‘what must be true’ in order for Ruff's theory to be valid, and concludes from historical evidence that, rather than the one form influencing the other, the practice of ‘lining out’ in both Hebridean and African-American traditions is a… Expand
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