gospel music


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gospel music

n.
A kind of Christian music based on American folk music, typically marked by strong rhythms and elaborated refrains and incorporating elements of spirituals, blues, and jazz.

gos′pel mu`sic


n.
impassioned rhythmic spiritual music influential in the development of soul music and rhythm and blues.
[1950–55]

gospel music

A form of religious music that originated in the evangelical churches of black populations in the southern United States. Containing elements of jazz and blues, it often takes the form of a call and response between the preacher, who sings or declaims a line, and the congregation, which sings an affirmatory reply.
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Although only 17, Sheard has been immersed in gospel music since her birth.
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The Gospel Music Hall of Fame began in 1971 and previous inductees include Dolly Parton and Elvis Presley.
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As a veteran of the Gospel music industry-including stints at EMI Gospel and Verity, and experience in artist management, publicity, radio promotions, and A&R-Monica Coates is well positioned to enlighten the reader about the workings of the Gospel music industry, as well as comment on the mindset and motivation within the Gospel music genre.