Gospel by Olivia Tomlinson

Gospel by Olivia Tomlinson

The origin of black gospel finds it roots within negro spirituals. Gospel began to rise in the 1930s.  Thomas Dorsey, known as the father of Gospel, combined the rhythms of blues and jubilee quartets to create the sound of gospel. In the beginning, this style wasn’t popular, because it had secular music ties.  Gospel influenced genres like soul music, with many soul musicians having started their careers within the church or singing gospel. There are three types of gospel: traditional, contemporary, and transitional. 

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Jazz Olivia Tomlinson

Black Intellectualism & Jazz During the 1920s, there was a boom in black artistry and intellectualism.  The Harlem Renaissance inspired black artists and thinkers to

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Techno

Techno Techno music originated in Detroit in the 1980s. Techno music was influenced by house music from Chicago. Techno was created by three men: Juan

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Disco by Olivia Tomlinson

Disco by Olivia Tomlinson Disco was the primary music genre in the 1960s.  Disco got its name from discotheque’s, the dance oriented clubs that would

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Folk Music by Olivia Tomlinson

Review of Folk Music by Olivia Tomlinson Folk music was originally created by African Americans, despite the stereotypical ties it has to whites/rednecks.  It was

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Blues by Olivia Tomlinson

How the Blues was Therapeutic for Black People by Olivia Tomlinson The blues was a secular music created in the early 20th century.  Prior to

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