The Lord is coming

Gospel emerged during the early decades of the 20th century in urban centers such as Chicago, Detroit, New York, LA following the great migration of blacks from the rural south. Although, it was not until the 1930s that the term “gospel music,” and distinctive performance style, gained widespread usage among blacks across denominational lines.  

 Folk spirituals are the earliest form religious music created by African Americans during slavery and gospel is very similar to the spirituals. characteristics in gospel music include elements like shout, speaking in tongues and call-response. Thomas Dorsey is called the “father of gospel music,” previously his career early during that decade was an accomplished blues and jazz pianist composer, but he  devoted himself entirely to the development and advancement of gospel music later in the decade.

Popular periods and people

  • Traditional gospel-rural
    • John the revelator
    • Blind willie Johnson
    • Albertina Walker
  • Transitional gospel music
    • Holiness-Pentecostal style
      • Cogic founded in little rock, Arkansas
        • Charles H. Manson
      • Tindley style
        • Charles a. Tindley
      • Thomas A Dorsey-father of gospel music
        • Sally martin
        • Mahalia Jackson
      • Contemporary gospel
        • Bebe and Cece Winans – Addictive love
        •  Kirk Franklin- I smile
        • Mary Mary- Shackles 
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