Every Voice And SingThe
Harmonies of Liberty;"
Thomas A Dorsey][[Listen
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Where The Rainbow Ends
"There's no such tune as a white tune,
There's no such tune as a black tune.
There's only music,
And it's music we're going to sing."
Ma Rainey, Eddie Pollack, Thomas A. Dorsey
Black Gospel Established by Thomas
A. Dorsey with his 1930s "Precious Lord"} Mahalia Jackson Rev. James
Cleveland, etc. An art form that is essentially Black in tone. The term
was coined around the popularity of Thomas Dorsey's "Precious Lord." Black
gospel is usually traditional music, often choir-oriented. Examples: Mahalia
Jackson, Clara Ward Singers, James Cleveland, etc. The acknowleged father
of gospel music, Thomas A. Dorsey remains arguably the most influential
figure ever to impact the genre. A versatile composer whose material shifted
easily from energetic hard gospel to gossamer hymns, he penned many of
the best-known songs in the gospel canon, among them "Take My Hand, Precious
Lord" and "Peace in the Valley"; the founder of the National Convention
of Gospel Choirs and Choruses, he was also a pioneering force in . . .[All-Music