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1 The History of Gospel In Detroit The Evolution of the Good News Put to Music

2 Me Editor, DetroitGospel.com Launched February ,000 visitors/month 8,000 subscribers In 2006, NewYorkGospel.com and ChicagoGospel.com

3 The Roots of Gospel Good News Varied Roots West African rhythms Call and response New England hymn tradition Spirituals West African Folk Songs New England Chorale Traditions Chicago Blues Jazz Gospel

4 Negro Spirituals Hymns Field Hollers Protest Songs like Wade In The Water

5 The Fisk Jubilee Singers 1 st to publicly perform the songs of slaves Toured the U.S. and Europe to initially skeptical, but ultimately receptive audiences Came to Detroit in 1882

6 The Birth of Gospel 1930s – Thomas Dorsey Father of Gospel Music Take My Hand Precious Lord Chose Detroit as one of the 1 st places to establish gospel choruses

7 Early Gospel Superstars James Cleveland Rev. C. L. Franklin Aretha Franklin Della Reese Mattie Moss Clark

8 The Birth of Contemporary Gospel Oh Happy Day – Edwin Hawkins The Question Is – The Winans You Brought The Sunshine – The Clark Sisters Nobody But Jesus – Thomas Whitfield

9 Detroit Gospel Today Fred Hammond The Winans CeCe Winans BeBe Winans The Clark Sisters Byron Cage J Moss Kierra Kiki Sheard Deitrick Haddon Marvin Sapp BeBe Winans Cedric Dent of Take 6 Evelyn Turrentine-Agee

10 The Future Legacies Continue Indies (Independent Artists) Big Sponsors/Big Money The Internet Further Segmentation of genres Gospel Rap/ Holy Hip Hop Traditional Contemporary Urban Contemporary CCM Inspirational New Traditional Neo Soul Gospel Praise & Worship

11 Places to Find Gospel In Detroit International Gospel Music Hall of Fame & Museum Gods World Churches Radio TV Cable: Gospel Music Channel …and last, but not least…

12 Places to Find Gospel In Detroit Fred Hammond This Is The Day


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