Gospel Music Heritage Month Foundation
A type of Christian music based on American people music, usually marked by robust rhythms and elaborated refrains and incorporating parts of spirituals, blues, and jazz. With the pairing of Harris and Medlock, they became the first gospel group to use two lead singers.
He is well referred to as the king of rock’nroll.” A much less well-known truth is that he liked gospel music and was drastically influenced by it. Film footage of his live shows reveals him returning to his motel room after a efficiency to meet with well-recognized gospel singers of the day like the Statler brothers.
For every pairing, students will work to determine the influence of the Gospel recording on the Pop music.
In the black neighborhood, James Cleveland established the Gospel Music Workshop of America in 1969.
During the Thirties several pivotal African-American groups influenced gospel music and a new era of performers.