Let the Church Say AMEN!

Gospel is a genre of Christian music that can be traced back to the early 17th century. Its roots developed from black oral traditions such as hymns and sacred songs. This genre has a repetition of call and response. Most of the churches relied on hand clapping and foot stomping as rhythmic accompaniment. Most singing was done in a cappella. 

Three Categories:

  1. Traditonal
  2. Transitional
  3. Contemporary

Elements:

  1. Call-and-response
  2. Group singing
  3. Complex rhythms
  4. Rhythmic instrumentation

Other artists:

  1. The Clark Sisters
  2. The Soul Stirrers
  3. The Imperials
  4. The Rance Allen Group
  5. Shirley Caesar 
  6. The Caravans