The Evolution of Gospel Music

Gospel music became relatively popular in the early 1950’s but it had been around way before that. Slaves used to sing Gospel Music but it just wasn’t what it is like to day. There are many African American men and women who contributed to what Gospel music was and what it is today. Gospel music has changed so much since it first was created.

Gospel music emerged in the urban centers of the world during the early 20th century and began to spread all over. When gospel music began to get popular, there were three main types of Gospel music. The first one is traditional gospel music and it was became a type of gospel in the late 1920s and the early 1930s. Transitional gospel became a type of gospel music in the… Lastly Contemporary gospel music became a type of gospel music in the 60s.

Traditional Gospel music was began in the late 1920s through the 1930s. Arizona Dranes was one of the most popular gospel singers who sang traditional gospel music. The music sound portrayed the call and shout method.

Transitional Gospel music began in the 40s through the 50s and this type of gospel music was sang in churches and had choirs. Some famous singers like Rosetta Tharpe, The Soul Stirres and Blind Willie Johnson. The way the Soul Stirres sang it sounded similar to Blues music.

Contemporary Gospel music was founded in the 60’s. It first began with the Edwin Hawkins Singers. When contemporary music gospel music was becoming, it was widely known for the harmonies and the choirs that they had. The music would also beats that would revolve around the evolving technology. Some of the most famous singers that sang contemporary gospel music are Kirk Franklin, Bebe and Cece Winans, Yolanda Adams and Marvin Sapp.

In conclusion, Gospel music continues to evolve throughout the decades and adapts to whatever decade that it is in. Now and days you can not even tell if Gospel music is the Gospel music. They have added rap to the Gospel music and they have added R&B beats to the music. That shows how Gospel music is changing and how it is always changing.

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