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  Traditional Gospel Music
As Gospel Music moves beyond its incubator- -the church--it is imperative to understand where it is, where it has been, and where it is going.
In the fl culture of the first half of the 20th cent., gospel music was considered antithetical to blues and jazz, despite their similarity of origins, and gospel performers rarely sang in nonreligious settings.
While the greatest era in gospel is widely considered to be c.1945–1965, the tradition and the music remain vital in contemporary culture.
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  Handbook of Texas Online:
Community gospel singing is a folk phenomenon that allows individuals to reenact the process of community through artistic expression by singing religious hymns and reaffirming bonds of social support through the informal festival of a picnic among neighbors.
Gospel music was a major venue for creative folk expression in rural Southern agricultural communities during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Gospel music and the ability to sing gospel music was spread through the rural singing school tradition, which relied on itinerant music teachers.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/GG/xbg2.html   (2051 words)

  
  Gospel music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gospel music may refer either to the religious music that first came out of African-American churches in the 1930s or, more loosely, to both fl gospel music and to the religious music composed and sung by white southern Christian artists.
Gospel artists, who had been influenced by pop music trends for years, had a major influence on early rhythm and blues artists, particularly the "bird groups" such as the Orioles, the Ravens and the Flamingos, who applied gospel quartets' a cappella techniques to pop songs in the late 1940s and throughout the 1950s.
Southern gospel also drew much of its creative energy from the Holiness churches that arose throughout the south in the first decades of the twentieth century and that created new music, in addition to the traditional hymns of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, to accompany their new forms of worship.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gospel_music   (1621 words)

  
 Gospel Music - MSN Encarta
Its roots were in Sunday school hymns, camp meeting spirituals, and the melodies and harmonies of popular music; the bass voice often echoes the other parts.
Black gospel music, which became distinctive by 1930, is especially associated with Pentecostal churches.
Although the fl and white varieties of gospel music have remained distinctive, repertoire has been shared, and they have freely influenced each other stylistically.
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 The Music of "Having Church"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Gospel music is "about church." It’s music of Christian brothers and sisters who come together to praise Jesus and tell what he has done for us—first person plural.
In this sense, gospel music is not recital music.
A newer face of gospel music, influenced to a degree by rhythm and blues and the onset of commercial arranging, is seen in the Rev.
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 gospel music. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Gospel music partly evolved from the songs slaves sang on plantations, notably work songs, and from the Protestant hymns they sang in church.
Gospel music, more emotional and jubilant, also stemmed from the call-and-response singing between preacher and congregation, which became common in fl churches.
In the fl culture of the first half of the 20th cent., gospel music was considered antithetical to blues and jazz, despite their similarity of origins, and gospel performers rarely sang in nonreligious settings.
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 Gospel Music
And, in these churches, music began to appear that combined the rhythms, improvisation and characteristics of the spiritual with the more formal structure of the white hymns.
Unlike the more informal spiritual, this music was published and copyrighted and began to be performed with instruments and male quartets and female choirs.
Gospel greats Thomas A. Dorsey (known as the "Father of Gospel Music") Mahalia Jackson, Sallie Martin and Roberta Martin all started began their careers in Chicago at this time.
www.faithstreams.com /topics/music/gospel-music.html   (612 words)

  
 The History of Gospel Music
Though gospel music can be an extremely broad term, CCM focuses its attention on the music that sprung from the early African-American church and inspired a host of modern day choirs and contemporary gospel/R&B sounds.
By its actions, the church declared Dorsey's brand of gospel music unworthy of a hearing within the sanctuaries of the day, a story quite similarly echoed by churches responding to the rock 'n' roll Jesus Movement that swept the country in the early '70s.
As gospel music continues to grow beyond even Dorsey's expectations, one can only hope that it will be embraced, regardless of how it is labeled, by everyone who needs to be reminded of the Good News it represents.
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 A A World . Reference Room . Articles . Gospel Music | PBS
Gospel music spread through song publishing, concerts, recordings, and radio and television broadcasts of religious services from the Great Depression days of the 1930s.
The immediate impetus for gospel music seems to have been the rise of Pentecostal churches at the end of the 19th century.
Other forms of gospel music have included the singing and acoustic guitar playing of itinerant street preachers; individual secular performers, sometimes accompanied by bands; and harmonizing male quartets, usually singing a cappella, whose acts included dance routines and stylized costumes.
www.pbs.org /wnet/aaworld/reference/articles/gospel_music.html   (253 words)

  
 Gospel Music - Comments made by people about Gospel Music
Gospel Music: Here's a collection of what people have been saying recently in public newsgroups about "Gospel Music", one of the many topics related to music.
The Metro Atlanta Country Music Club is a non-profit organization that promotes country, bluegrass, and southern gospel music in the Atlanta area.
The I Witness Christian Praise Band is a non-profit group from Northern California that specializes in modern, contemporary Christian and gospel music for various Churches, Chri...
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 gospel music — Infoplease.com
Gospel music partly evolved from the songs slaves sang on plantations, notably work songs, and from the Protestant hymns they sang in church.
Gospel music, more emotional and jubilant, also stemmed from the call-and-response singing between preacher and congregation, which became common in fl churches.
This house, this music: exploring the interdependent interpretive relationship between the contemporary fl church and contemporary......
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 Country and Gospel Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Musically, it contributed the drums and Hawaiian Steel Guitar to Country Music.
Taking the data already reported and framing a composite, country music fans are urban-living, white adults with rural roots who are established in home, family, and job, but are content with none of these.
Dorsey started his musical career playing the blues behind such greats as Ma Rainey, which earned him the nickname "Georgia Tom." Something happened in 1921 and he began writing religious music -"Some Day, Some Where" was his first composition.
www.biblebelieversbaptist.org /country_gospel.htm   (2136 words)

  
 CNN.com - Gospel music and Elvis: Inspiration and consolation - August 14, 2002
According to RCA's Elvis music expert, Ernest Mikael Jorgensen, the young singer was discouraged from pursuing gospel music professionally when he was told he was not particularly good at harmony.
Often, the King turned to gospel music after the lights were lowered and the fans had dispersed.
Last year Elvis was inducted posthumously into the Gospel Music Association's Hall of Fame and his gospel music remains a much-loved part of his musical legacy.
archives.cnn.com /2002/SHOWBIZ/Music/08/14/ep.elvis.gospel/index.html   (932 words)

  
 Gospel 101: Music: Venita Griffin: CenterstageChicago.com
Traditional gospel is usually accompanied by an organist or piano player and relies on gospel "standards" instead of new material.
Country Gospel: Recognized for its simple arrangements and small choirs, the music of country Gospel is similar to secular country music; the only difference is that the subject matter is religious.
Gospel Radio 1390 AM is the place on the dial for Gospel music.
centerstage.net /music/articles/gospelfest05-styles.html   (593 words)

  
 Christian- Black Gospel Karaoke Music
Millions of gospel fans are finding their favorite songs on the big screen in movies from Spider-Man 2 to Brother Bear.
Gospel Karaoke music by the Winans and other fl artists including Whitney Houston, multi-platinum Motown recording artist Brian McKnight, and World-class composer, pianist and arranger, Richard Smallwood can be found on Gospel and Contemporary Christian and For Every Mountain New Gospel from Just Tracks by Pocket Songs.
We have almost 23 years of experience in the music and karaoke business which means we are knowledgeable about the karaoke industry, pride ourselves on our service and have established one of the largest inventories of karaoke music, karaoke equipment, karaoke microphones, machines, CDGs and karaoke songs.
www.expresskaraoke.com /store/christian-gospel-music.asp   (360 words)

  
 DoveSong.com -- About Gospel Music
The term "Gospel music" applies to a body of music that was developed in the United States during the twentieth century primarily in the south-eastern part of the country and in portions of the Midwest and the East.
Except for the few older groups that continued the older styles, what was originally fl gospel music had been greatly obliterated by the 1990s, and now what you will find in the record stores, and called "gospel music," has little or no resemblance.
Family groups are gospel groups that may or may not sing four-part harmony, and are mainly groups comprised of family members (for example mom and pop, and the kids).
www.dovesong.com /Positive_music/archives/gospel/Gospel.asp   (795 words)

  
 Traditional Gospel Music
As Gospel Music moves beyond its incubator- -the church--it is imperative to understand where it is, where it has been, and where it is going.
As this music continues to grow beyond most expectations, one can only hope that it will be embraced, regardless of how it is labeled, by everyone who needs to be reminded of the Good News it represents.
Composer and pianist Thomas A. Dorsey, often referred to as “the father of Gospel Music,” played a major role in the development of gospel music.
www.afgen.com /gospel.html   (650 words)

  
 FAQ - BlackgospelRadio.net - Playing the best in Black Gospel Music on   the internet.... Traditional, ...
Ways to support BlackGospel Radio would be to pass the web address www.flgospelradio.net or www.live365.com/stations/flgospelradio along to anyone you think would also be blessed by the music we're playing.
Live365 is committed to providing a broadcasting service to personal broadcaster which allows and broadcasting on the Internet, and to do it while covering the costs of these royalty fees for everyone.
All music streamed via BlackGospel Radio is covered under licensing fees paid via Live365, an officially licensed ASCAP, BMI and SESAC site, and complies with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
www.blackgospelradio.net /blackgospelradio/faq.htm   (1251 words)

  
 Hardrush Music - Gospel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Skylla was raised in a musical family of 17 with roots in Gospel.
Soul and Island music, Her great vocal gift exploded when at the age of 15 she was selected as the headline singer at the 43rd South Pacific Forum in...
With diverse backgrounds in a capella, gospel, country and folk music the duet of Alison McAllister and Cate Harrison have been singing together in...
www.hardrushmusic.com /gospel.html   (628 words)

  
 Definitions of Style - Gospel
The term “gospel music” refers to African-American Protestant vocal music that celebrates Christian doctrine in emotive, often dramatic ways.
Vocal soloists are the best-known exponents of gospel, but vocal and choral groups of widely varying sizes have also helped to define the style.
In gospel, simple melodies are heavily ornamented by blue notes, glissandi, and a dramatic use of a wide vocal range; and the form conducts an ongoing dialogue of influence with blues, jazz, pop, rap, and folk styles.
www.cbmr.org /styles/gospel.htm   (215 words)

  
 Christian piano music and gospel piano music
Duane played for a gospel quartet in college days, and for many since then, and he shares what he has learned over the years.
You'll have sheet music of the original music, of course, right in front of you while you watch Duane add to the written part on the DVD course.
If you enjoy playing hymns and gospel songs in the "old fashioned" way, this is your chance to learn how to play Christian music in the full, exciting style you have heard, but never have known how to reproduce.
www.playpiano.com /catalog/Christiangospelmusic3.htm   (2272 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Gospel Music: Music: Various Artists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Gospel Music plays like a long lost radio station that used to be found at the far end of the dial, but no longer really exists in modern America.
Not meant to be confused as a historic or scholarly presentation of the music, Friedlander and Dorn's intention was to simply provide an amazing listening experience; one that connected on a visceral level true to the music’s original intention.
Speaking of "The Gospel Sound", which for 30 years has been the 2 CD gold standard of Black Gospel collections and is still available here at Amazon - Dorn and Friedlander generally are admirable in giving us different selections for the giants of the field (Golden Gates, Mahalia, the Staple Singers).
www.amazon.com /Gospel-Music-Various-Artists/dp/B000CZ0PPI   (2436 words)

  
 GOSPELflava.com - Gospel Music Industry News
Gospel innovator, vocalist, songwriter/producer and Commissioned alumnus Montrel Darrett has inked a distribution deal with Comin' Atcha Distribution, setting the stage for the long-awaited release of his Soul Metal project in March, 2007, on his own Oasis Music Group label.
A musical celebration for him is scheduled for Oct 13 at Wings Of Love Baptist Church in Highland Park, Michigan, followed by a homegoing service on the morning of Oct 14 at Greater Emmanuel in Detroit.
The 39th Annual National Convention of the Gospel Music Workshop of America is imminent, this year in Dallas, Texas, at the Dallas Convention Center, beginning Aug 13, through to Aug 19, 2006.
www.gospelflava.com /news.html   (3578 words)

  
 Gospel Music Lyrics | Gospel Music | Gospel Videos - Home
Gospel music lyrics are great sources of inspiration.
Gospel music lyrics are almost similar to the Word of God.
If you cannot find the gospel lyrics that you are looking for, please feel free to post your request in our forum or contact us and we would gladly find the lyrics you want and add it up in our database.
www.gospellyrics.info   (360 words)

  
 Christian Music - Gospel
Gabriel Hardeman who is a composer and producer on this new project, which showcases the group's distinctive blending of classic style contemporary sound with a strong traditional funky urban flavor.
Shelley Gaines has taken the gospel music world by storm with her heartfelt lyrics of hope and strong vocals.
Eric’s new project “SOAR”, is a combination of instrumentally stripped-down gospel music groomed in contemporary and urban styles with a traditional twist of rhythm, praise and worship.
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 Gospel Music Fan Festival.com, gospel music lyrics, gospel books, gospel CDs, gospel DVDs-Gospel Music Fan Festival.com ...
African-American churches in the first quarter of the twentieth century or, more loosely, to both fl gospel music and to the religious music composed and sung by predominately white Southern Gospel artists.
Sister Rosetta Tharpe was the first great star of Gospel music, surfacing on the pop music charts in 1938.
The fans she lost were somewhat forgiving, as she remained true to her faith, for the most part, throughout her recording career which spanned the remainder of her life.
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