Gospel is a genre of music that came as a result of jubilee quartets around the 1930’s. It emerged from big cities such as Chicago, Detroit, New York, and Los Angeles, and quickly became a popular way for religious folks to worship. It shares similar qualities with jubilee quartets, sometimes including a call and response aspect.

Big Names in Gospel: Thomas A. Dorsey

  • the father of gospel
  • learned to read music and play the piano
  • known for composing “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” and “Peace in the Valley”

Big Names in Gospel: Sister Rosetta Tharpe

  • the original soul sister
  • the Godmother of rock and roll
  • played the electric guitar
  • combined gospel with rock and roll

Different Types of Gospel

Traditional Gospel Music had a holiness-pentecostal style to it. Contemporary Gospel Music combined elements of other genres with gospel, such as funk, rock, and jazz.

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