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Gospel music

Index Gospel music

Gospel music is a genre of Christian music. [1]

105 relations: A cappella, Abolitionism, African Americans, African diaspora, Albert E. Brumley, Amazing Grace, Andraé Crouch, Anglican Communion, Anthony Heilbut, Arizona Dranes, Augustus Toplady, Barbara Mandrell, Bass guitar, Blind Joe Taggart, Blind Willie Johnson, Bluegrass music, Call and response, Camp meeting, Canaan Records, Carnegie Hall, Carter Family, Celtic music, Charles Albert Tindley, Charles Davis Tillman, Charles H. Gabriel, Charlie Daniels, Choir, Christian country music, Christian music, Civil rights movement, Contemporary Christian music, Country music, Drum, Dwight L. Moody, E. O. Excell, Electric guitar, Elvis Presley, Fanny Crosby, Fisk Jubilee Singers, Five Blind Boys of Mississippi, George Frederick Root, GMA Dove Award, Golden Gate Quartet, Gospel blues, Gospel Music Association, Gospel Music Hall of Fame, Gospel Music Workshop of America, Guitar, Hebrides, Holiness movement, ..., Homer Rodeheaver, How Great Thou Art, Hymn, Ira D. Sankey, J.R. Baxter, James Cleveland, James David Vaughan, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jerry Zolten, John Newton, Larry Gatlin, Lining out, List of gospel musicians, Madison Square Garden (1925), Mahalia Jackson, MOBO Awards, Official Christian & Gospel Albums Chart, Ogg, Organ (music), Pentecostalism, Philip Bliss, Phillip Paul Bliss House, Piano, Presbyterianism, Progressive southern gospel, Racism, Revival meeting, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll, Sacred, Scottish Gaelic, Singing, Soul music, Southern gospel, Spiritual (music), Stellar Awards, Swan Silvertones, Take My Hand, Precious Lord, Tambourine, The Blackwood Brothers, The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Dixie Hummingbirds, The Fairfield Four, The Soul Stirrers, Thomas A. Dorsey, Traditional black gospel, United Methodist Church, Urban contemporary gospel, Urban Music Awards, Virgil Oliver Stamps, White House, William Howard Doane, Work song, World War II, Yolanda Adams. Expand index (55 more) »

A cappella

A cappella (Italian for "in the manner of the chapel") music is specifically group or solo singing without instrumental accompaniment, or a piece intended to be performed in this way.

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Abolitionism is a general term which describes the movement to end slavery.

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African Americans

African Americans (also referred to as Black Americans or Afro-Americans) are an ethnic group of Americans with total or partial ancestry from any of the black racial groups of Africa.

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African diaspora

The African diaspora consists of the worldwide collection of communities descended from Africa's peoples, predominantly in the Americas.

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Albert E. Brumley

Albert Edward Brumley (October 29, 1905 – November 15, 1977) was an American shape note music composer and publisher, prolific in the genre of southern gospel.

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Amazing Grace

"Amazing Grace" is a Christian hymn published in 1779, with words written by the English poet and Anglican clergyman John Newton (1725–1807).

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Andraé Crouch

Andraé Edward Crouch (July 1, 1942 – January 8, 2015) was an American gospel singer, songwriter, arranger, record producer and pastor.

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Anglican Communion

The Anglican Communion is the third largest Christian communion with 85 million members, founded in 1867 in London, England.

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Anthony Heilbut

Anthony Heilbut (born November 22, 1940), is an American writer, and record producer of gospel music.

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Arizona Dranes

"Arizona" Juanita Dranes (May 4, 1889 or 1891–1963) was one of the first gospel artists to bring the musical styles of Holiness churches' religious music to the public in her records for Okeh and performances in the 1920s.

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Augustus Toplady

Augustus Montague Toplady (4 November 174011 August 1778) was an Anglican cleric and hymn writer.

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Barbara Mandrell

Barbara Ann Mandrell (born December 25, 1948) is an American country music singer, musician, and actress.

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Bass guitar

The bass guitar (also known as electric bass, or bass) is a stringed instrument similar in appearance and construction to an electric guitar, except with a longer neck and scale length, and four to six strings or courses.

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Blind Joe Taggart

Joel Washington Taggart (August 16, 1892 – January 15, 1961), usually known as Blind Joe Taggart, was an African American country blues and gospel singer and guitarist who recorded in the 1920s and 1930s.

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Blind Willie Johnson

Blind Willie Johnson (January 25, 1897 – September 18, 1945) was an American gospel blues singer and guitarist and evangelist.

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Bluegrass music

Bluegrass music is a form of American roots music named after Kentucky mandolin player and songwriter Bill Monroe's band, the Bluegrass Boys 1939-96, and furthered by musicians who played with him, including 5-string banjo player Earl Scruggs and guitarist Lester Flatt, or who simply admired the high-energy instrumental and vocal music Monroe's group created, and carried it on into new bands, some of which created subgenres (Progressive Bluegrass, Newgrass, Dawg Music etc.). Bluegrass is influenced by the music of Appalachia and other styles, including gospel and jazz.

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Call and response

Call and response is a form of interaction between a speaker and an audience in which the speaker's statements ("calls") are punctuated by responses from the listeners.

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Camp meeting

The camp meeting is a form of Protestant Christian religious service originating in England and Scotland as an evangelical event in association with the communion season.

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Canaan Records

Canaan Records is a Christian record label and is a subsidiary of Word Entertainment.

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Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall (but more commonly) is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, United States, located at 881 Seventh Avenue, occupying the east side of Seventh Avenue between West 56th Street and West 57th Street, two blocks south of Central Park.

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Carter Family

The Carter Family is a traditional American folk music group that recorded between 1927 and 1956.

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Celtic music

Celtic music is a broad grouping of music genres that evolved out of the folk music traditions of the Celtic people of Western Europe.

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Charles Albert Tindley


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Charles Davis Tillman

Charles Davis Tillman (March 20, 1861, Tallassee, Alabama – September 2, 1943, Atlanta, Georgia)—also known as Charlie D. Tillman, Charles Tillman, Charlie Tillman, and C. D. Tillman—was a popularizer of the gospel song.

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Charles H. Gabriel

Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (August 18, 1856 – September 14, 1932) was a writer of gospel songs and composer of gospel tunes.

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Charlie Daniels

Charles Edward Daniels (born October 28, 1936) is an American multi-instrumentalist, lyricist, and singer, known for his contributions to Southern rock, country and bluegrass.

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A choir (also known as a quire, chorale or chorus) is a musical ensemble of singers.

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Christian country music

Christian country music (sometimes marketed as country gospel, gospel country, positive country or inspirational country) is music that is written to express either personal or a communal belief regarding Christian life, as well as (in terms of the varying music styles) to give a Christian alternative to mainstream secular music.

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Christian music

Christian music is music that has been written to express either personal or a communal belief regarding Christian life and faith.

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Civil rights movement

The civil rights movement (also known as the African-American civil rights movement, American civil rights movement and other terms) was a decades-long movement with the goal of securing legal rights for African Americans that other Americans already held.

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Contemporary Christian music

Contemporary Christian music (or CCM—and occasionally "inspirational music") is a genre of modern popular music which is lyrically focused on matters concerned with the Christian faith.

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Country music

Country music, also known as country and western or simply country, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s.

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The drum is a member of the percussion group of musical instruments.

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Dwight L. Moody

Dwight Lyman Moody (February 5, 1837 – December 22, 1899), also known as D. L.

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E. O. Excell

Edwin Othello Excell (December 13, 1851 – June 10, 1921), commonly known as E. O. Excell, was a prominent American publisher, composer, song leader, and singer of music for church, Sunday school, and evangelistic meetings during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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Electric guitar

An electric guitar is a guitar that uses one or more pickups to convert the vibration of its strings into electrical signals.

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Elvis Presley

Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor.

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Fanny Crosby

Frances Jane van Alstyne (née Crosby; March 24, 1820 – February 12, 1915), more commonly known as Fanny Crosby, was an American mission worker, poet, lyricist, and composer.

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Fisk Jubilee Singers

The Fisk Jubilee Singers are an African-American a cappella ensemble, consisting of students at Fisk University.

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Five Blind Boys of Mississippi

The Five Blind Boys of Mississippi was a post-war gospel quartet.

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George Frederick Root

George Frederick Root (August 30, 1820August 6, 1895) was an American songwriter, who found particular fame during the American Civil War, with songs such as Tramp! Tramp! Tramp! and The Battle Cry of Freedom.

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GMA Dove Award

A Dove Award is an accolade by the Gospel Music Association (GMA) of the United States to recognize outstanding achievement in the Christian music industry.

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Golden Gate Quartet

The Golden Gate Quartet (a.k.a. The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet) is an American vocal group.

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Gospel blues

Gospel blues or holy blues is a form of blues-based gospel music that has been around since the inception of blues music, a combination of blues guitar and evangelistic lyrics.

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Gospel Music Association

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) was founded in 1964 for the purpose of supporting and promoting the development of all forms of Gospel music.

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Gospel Music Hall of Fame

The Gospel Music Hall of Fame, created in 1971 by the Gospel Music Association, is a Hall of Fame dedicated exclusively to recognizing meaningful contributions by individuals and groups in all forms of gospel music.

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Gospel Music Workshop of America

Gospel Music Workshop of America is an international music convention founded by Rev. James Cleveland.

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The guitar is a fretted musical instrument that usually has six strings.

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The Hebrides (Innse Gall,; Suðreyjar) compose a widespread and diverse archipelago off the west coast of mainland Scotland.

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Holiness movement

The Holiness movement involves a set of beliefs and practices which emerged within 19th-century Methodism.

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Homer Rodeheaver

Homer Alvan Rodeheaver (October 4, 1880 – December 18, 1955) was an American evangelist, music director, music publisher, composer of gospel songs, and pioneer in the recording of sacred music.

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How Great Thou Art

"How Great Thou Art" is a Christian hymn based on a Swedish traditional melody and a poem written by Carl Boberg (1859–1940) in Mönsterås, Sweden in 1885.

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A hymn is a type of song, usually religious, specifically written for the purpose of adoration or prayer, and typically addressed to a deity or deities, or to a prominent figure or personification.

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Ira D. Sankey

Ira David Sankey (28 August 1840 – 13 August 1908), known as The Sweet Singer of Methodism, was an American gospel singer and composer, associated with evangelist Dwight L. Moody.

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J.R. Baxter

Jesse Randall Baxter, Jr. (December 8, 1887 – January 29, 1960), known professionally as J.R. Baxter and sometimes referred to as "Pap", was an American Southern Gospel composer and publisher.

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James Cleveland

The Reverend Dr.

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James David Vaughan

James David Vaughan (December 14, 1864 – February 9, 1941) was an American music teacher, composer, song book publisher, the founder of the Vaughan Conservatory of Music and the James D. Vaughan Publishing Company.

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Jerry Lee Lewis

Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and pianist, often known by his nickname, The Killer.

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Jerry Zolten

Jerry Zolten is an American writer, advocator for, and producer of American roots music.

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John Newton

John Newton (– 21 December 1807) was an English Anglican clergyman who served as a sailor in the Royal Navy for a period, and later as the captain of slave ships.

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Larry Gatlin

Larry Wayne Gatlin (born May 2, 1948) is an American country and Southern gospel singer and songwriter.

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Lining out

Lining out or hymn lining, called precenting the line in Scotland, is a form of a cappella hymn-singing or hymnody in which a leader, often called the clerk or precentor, gives each line of a hymn tune as it is to be sung, usually in a chanted form giving or suggesting the tune.

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List of gospel musicians

This incomplete list is specifically for Christian music performers in the gospel music genres who have either been very important to the genre, or have had a considerable amount of exposure, such as in the case of one that has been on a major label.

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Madison Square Garden (1925)

Madison Square Garden (MSG III) was an indoor arena in New York City, the third bearing that name.

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Mahalia Jackson

Mahalia Jackson (October 26, 1911 – January 27, 1972) was an American gospel singer.

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MOBO Awards

The MOBO Awards stands for "Music of Black Origin" and was established in 1996 by Kanya King and Andy Ruffell.

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Official Christian & Gospel Albums Chart

The Official Christian & Gospel Albums Chart is a music chart based on sales of albums of Contemporary Christian and gospel music in the UK.

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Ogg is a free, open container format maintained by the Xiph.Org Foundation.

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Organ (music)

In music, the organ (from Greek ὄργανον organon, "organ, instrument, tool") is a keyboard instrument of one or more pipe divisions or other means for producing tones, each played with its own keyboard, played either with the hands on a keyboard or with the feet using pedals.

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Pentecostalism or Classical Pentecostalism is a renewal movement"Spirit and Power: A 10-Country Survey of Pentecostals",.

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Philip Bliss

Philip Paul Bliss (9 July 1838 – 29 December 1876) was an American composer, conductor, writer of hymns and a bass-baritone Gospel singer.

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Phillip Paul Bliss House

Phillip Paul Bliss House is a historic home located at Rome, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

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The piano is an acoustic, stringed musical instrument invented in Italy by Bartolomeo Cristofori around the year 1700 (the exact year is uncertain), in which the strings are struck by hammers.

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Presbyterianism is a part of the reformed tradition within Protestantism which traces its origins to Britain, particularly Scotland, and Ireland.

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Progressive southern gospel

Progressive southern gospel music is music that is written to express either personal or a communal belief regarding Christian life, as well as (in terms of the varying music styles) to give a Christian alternative to mainstream secular music.

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Racism is the belief in the superiority of one race over another, which often results in discrimination and prejudice towards people based on their race or ethnicity.

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Revival meeting

A revival meeting is a series of Christian religious services held to inspire active members of a church body to gain new converts.

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Rhythm and blues

Rhythm and blues, commonly abbreviated as R&B, is a genre of popular music that originated in African American communities in the 1940s.

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Rock and roll

Rock and roll (often written as rock & roll or rock 'n' roll) is a genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950sJim Dawson and Steve Propes, What Was the First Rock'n'Roll Record (1992),.

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Sacred means revered due to sanctity and is generally the state of being perceived by religious individuals as associated with divinity and considered worthy of spiritual respect or devotion; or inspiring awe or reverence among believers.

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Scottish Gaelic

Scottish Gaelic or Scots Gaelic, sometimes also referred to simply as Gaelic (Gàidhlig) or the Gaelic, is a Celtic language native to the Gaels of Scotland.

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Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice and augments regular speech by the use of sustained tonality, rhythm, and a variety of vocal techniques.

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Soul music

Soul music (often referred to simply as soul) is a popular music genre that originated in the African American community in the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

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Southern gospel

Southern gospel music is a genre of Christian music.

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Spiritual (music)

Spirituals (or Negro spirituals) are generally Christian songs that were created by African Americans.

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Stellar Awards

*Not to be confused with the Stella Awards that were given between 2002 and 2007 to people who filed outrageous and frivolous lawsuits. The Stellar Awards is a Gospel Music Awards in the U.S., honoring Gospel Music artists, writers, and industry professionals.

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Swan Silvertones

The Swan Silvertones are an American gospel music group that first achieved popularity in the 1940s and 1950s under the leadership of Claude Jeter.

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Take My Hand, Precious Lord

"Take My Hand, Precious Lord" (a.k.a. "Precious Lord, Take My Hand") is a gospel song.

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The tambourine is a musical instrument in the percussion family consisting of a frame, often of wood or plastic, with pairs of small metal jingles, called "zils".

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The Blackwood Brothers

The Blackwood Brothers are an American southern gospel quartet.

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The Blind Boys of Alabama

The Blind Boys of Alabama (or simply Blind Boys of Alabama) is an American five-time Grammy Award-winning gospel group who first sang together in 1939.

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The Dixie Hummingbirds

The Dixie Hummingbirds are an influential American gospel music group, spanning more than 80 years from the jubilee quartet style of the 1920s, through the "hard gospel" quartet style of gospel's golden age in the 1940s and 1950s, to the eclectic pop-tinged songs of today.

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The Fairfield Four

The Fairfield Four is an American gospel group that has existed for over 90 years, starting as a trio in the Fairfield Baptist Church, Nashville, Tennessee, in 1921.

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The Soul Stirrers

The Soul Stirrers are an American gospel music group, whose career spans over eighty years.

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Thomas A. Dorsey

Thomas Andrew Dorsey (July 1, 1899 – January 23, 1993) was known as "the father of black gospel music" and was at one time so closely associated with the field that songs written in the new style were sometimes known as "dorseys".

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Traditional black gospel

Traditional black gospel is music that is written to express either personal or a communal belief regarding African American Christian life, as well as (in terms of the varying music styles) to give a Christian alternative to mainstream secular music.

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United Methodist Church

The United Methodist Church (UMC) is a mainline Protestant denomination and a major part of Methodism.

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Urban contemporary gospel

Urban/contemporary gospel is a modern form of Christian music that expresses either personal or a communal belief regarding Christian life, as well as to give a Christian alternative to mainstream secular music.

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Urban Music Awards

The Urban Music Awards (UMA) is a hip-hop, R&B, dance and soul music awards ceremony launched by Jordan Kensington in 2003 and now held in several countries.

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Virgil Oliver Stamps

Virgil Oliver Stamps (1892 – 1940) was a shape note promoter, singer, composer, and singing school teacher.

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White House

The White House is the official residence and workplace of the President of the United States.

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William Howard Doane

William Howard Doane (1832 – 1915) was a manufacturer, inventor, hymn writer, choral director, church leader and philanthropist.

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Work song

A work song is a piece of music closely connected to a form of work, either sung while conducting a task (usually to coordinate timing) or a song linked to a task which might be a connected narrative, description, or protest song.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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Yolanda Adams

Yolanda Yvette Adams (born August 27, 1961) is an American gospel singer, record producer, actress, and former radio host of her own nationally syndicated morning gospel show.

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