The spiritual tradition gave rise to many gospel staples, though many of the early ‘university’ singers who performed them had received a formal European musical schooling. The tradition reached a peak with the solo concert performances of the great singer Paul Robeson and the famous contralto Marian Anderson – the ambassadors for black America. The links between blues and gospel, developed by Rev. Dorsey, are illustrated in the work of ‘sanctified ...
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