Top Thomas A. Dorsey Albums
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Precious Lord Recordings of the Great Gospel Songs of Thomas A. Dorsey
Precious Lord Recordings of the Great Gospel Songs of Thomas A. Dorsey
[1973]
Related Information for 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." Earlier in his life he was a leading blues pianist known as Georgia Tom.As formulated by Dorsey, gospel music combines Christian praise with the rhythms of jazz and the bluesHis conception also deviates from what had been, to that time, standard hymnal practice by referring explicitly to the self, and the self's relation to faith and God, rather than the individual subsumed into the group via belief.Dorsey, who was born in Villa Rica, Georgia, was the music director at Pilgrim Baptist Chur.. read more