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Gospel MusicWere it not for the tragedy that befell Thomas A. Dorsey on this date, the world would possibly by no means have identified the fantastic sound of gospel music. In late 1931, Dorsey, Magnolia Lewis Butts, and Theodore Roosevelt Frye assembled the primary gospel choir in Chicago at Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Blues greats corresponding to Bessie Smith, Robert Johnson, Memphis Minnie, Muddy Waters, Son House, T-Bone Walker, and BB King, and gospel stars reminiscent of Mahalia Jackson, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the Gold Gate Quartet, Sam Cooke, the Staple Singers and Clara Ward all occupy prominent places in the pantheon of great American artists.

Many great gospel pioneers similar to Thomas Dorsey, Mahalia Jackson, and James Cleveland have impressed generations of artists across the gospel music spectrum.

The AAAMC supports the research of scholars, college students, and most of the people worldwide by providing entry to holdings which embody oral histories, images, musical and print manuscripts, audio and video recordings, instructional broadcast packages, and the personal papers of individuals and organizations concerned with Black music.

Moody knew what he wanted from the music in his revival services, however he was not a musician and was unable to come up with the music he wanted.

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