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 When was gospel music invented?

Answer According to PBS, Thomas Dorsey, the son of a preacher and "the father of gospel music," invented gospel music during the early 1930s. Dorsey's best-known composition is "Take My Hand, Precious Lor... Read More »
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Is gospel music older than country music?

Yes. Gospel music was first notably established in 1899, while country was first notably established in the 1920s. Many historians actually credit gospel music as a major influence on country music... Read More »
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What is gospel music?

Every Sunday, churches across the United States swell with gospel music. This exuberant type of Christian music originated in black churches and has gone on to gain legions of fans worldwide.RootsG... Read More »
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What is traditional gospel music?

Traditional gospel music has been around since the 19th century. A descendant of music from the South and innovated by people like Thomas Dorsey and Mahalia Jackson, traditional gospel music is Chr... Read More »
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Who created Gospel music?

Thomas Dorsey, the son of a minister and a jazz musician who performed alongside Ma Rainey, is credited with creating Gospel music in the 1930s. He combined blues music and religious texts to form ... Read More »
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