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Living the Life I Sing: Gospel Music from the Dorsey Era to the Millennium

Living the Life I Sing: Gospel Music from the Dorsey Era to the Millennium (First Edition) Alphonso Simpson Jr. and Thomas A. Dorsey, III, eds. Paperback; 180 pages, with illustrations (Cognella Academic Publishing) https://titles.cognella.com/living-the-life-i-sing-9781634875493.html By Bob Marovich Living the Life I Sing is a fascinating collection of essays from prominent scholars on the creation, development, and impact of African American gospel music. Although gospel’s acknowledged father, Thomas A. Dorsey, is the central figure of the book, he is not its sole concern.  The book covers a variety of facets of gospel music from its West African roots to today. A ...

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Black gospel scholar to demonstrate music’s variety at Baylor symposium – WacoTrib.com: Access Waco

It’s an honor to be part of this amazing African American sacred music symposium.  It is said to be the first such gathering of scholars around this single subject since the Smithsonian program honoring the late Pearl Williams-Jones in 1993. Black gospel scholar to demonstrate music’s variety at Baylor symposium – WacoTrib.com: Access Waco.

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