Mexican Riviera Gospel Music Cruise (3)

Gospel MusicYou’re invited to sail with us for an unforgettable week in the Mexican Riviera for the Gospel Music Celebration! In this lesson, college students will trace the influence of Gospel music on early Rock and Roll, particularly in R&B’s embrace of such key musical features as the call-and-response and in the uses of complex rhythms.

Some of those songs make excellent choruses for Sunday morning worship, and for this purpose permission is given to make copies of this music for distribution to your native church musicians.

Johnson’s music was so powerful, many of his listeners believed the myth that he had offered his soul to the devil in trade for it. Similar tales of different musicians made clear that African Americans saw music as a spiritual, deeply powerful art.

Probably essentially the most important Texas file label within the subject of African-American gospel music was Don Robey ‘s Peacock Records, established in 1949 out of Houston.

The Songbook Gospel Movement in Arkansas: E. M. Bartlett and the Hartford Music Company.” Arkansas Historical Quarterly 60 (Autumn 2001): 284-300.

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