The Birth Of Gospel Music (3)
Were it not for the tragedy that befell Thomas A. Dorsey on this date, the world might never have recognized the fantastic sound of gospel music. Andrae was a foremost contributor to the music scene within the Nineteen Sixties – a period generally known as the Jesus Movement when the CCM music genre (up to date Christian music) was being developed.
According to Robert Marovich’s e-book A City Called Heaven: Chicago And The Birth Of Gospel Music, Pilgrim Baptist Church in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood was the birthplace of gospel—a mere 14-minute drive north of Chance’s Chatham neighborhood.
The revivals of the 1950s and 60s launched new audiences to the work of forgotten musicians from many years earlier.
Music had advanced from a communal folk exercise through which many participated into an artwork that supported individual musical specialists who reached mass audiences by means of technological means resembling radio, recordings, and the Internet.
We are extraordinarily excited and blessed to have back with us once more this 12 months The Nelons who have numerable awards and accolades together with three GRAMMY Nominations, Six Gospel Music Association DOVE Awards and many songs which have soared to the highest of nationwide radio charts.