The Life of Sallie Martin

Sallie Martin ( 1895-1988)

The Life of Sallie Martin Guide
In this post we are learning the life of the mother of Gospel and her trials of getting her trials.
The Life of Sallie Martin Guide
In this post we are learning the life of the mother of Gospel and her trials of getting her trials.
Early, Middle And Late career
This post will consist of Sallie Martin's Career as a young artist to her death. This post will show what made her want to work with Dorsey and many other things to help her career.
Discography, Awards and Achievements
This Post will also include Mrs. Martin's List of songs, Awards and Achievements. Through out her career she inspired many with her style. This post will include her influences as well.
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Early Life/Career

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Arranger and gospel singer, Sallie Martin was born in Pittsfield,Georgia. Mrs.Martin started singing in her church in her early twenties. Soon Sallie heard about the king of gospel, Thomas Dorsey from a friend of hers. Martin Auditioned for Dorsey later and had a little of a struggle. Yet she still made it and moved to Chicago to join the choir directed by Dorsey himself.

Middle Life/Career

With him, Sallie and Thomas  founded the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses. During the 1930s she also served as Dorsey’s bookkeeper and song demonstrator, singing and selling Dorsey’s work in churches and conventions.  

Late Life/Career

Yet in 1940 Martin left Dorsey to help start the Martin and Morris Publishing Company, in which then published the famous “Just A Closer Walk With Thee”. This song made a name for her and the Sallie martin singers. Her publishing and and sing lasted for 30 years . 

DISCOGRAPHY

Achievements/Awards

Martin co founded The National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses. She was a loyal supporter of the Civil rights movement.

Influences

Mrs. Martin was a big influence for songs back in the early 1900s. Like her participation in the civil rights movements. She influenced songs made for the rights movements.  

OPINION

My opinion on Sallie Martin is just respect. Like, the amount of power she put into the genre of gospel is amazing to me. I just think that she needs to be more know because i didn’t know before this project. 

WORK CITED

Allmusic.com/artist/sallie-martin-mn0000242287/biography

blackpast.org/african-american-history/martin-sallie-1895-1988/

aaregistry.org/story/sallie-martin-was-great-for the business-of gospel/

https://www.allmusic.com/artist/sallie-martin-mn0000242287/biography

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