Quick Answer: Who Is Considered The Father Of Gospel Music?

Dorsey

Who is the founder of gospel music?

Thomas A. Dorsey

Who was the first gospel singer?

This date marks gospel singer Mahalia Jackson’s birthday in 1911. She was an African-American gospel singer, widely regarded as the best in the history of the genre, and is the first “Queen of Gospel Music.” Jackson was born in New Orleans and raised in the Mount Mariah Baptist Church where she sang in the choir.

Who is the greatest gospel singer of all time?

From Reverends to rock’n’rollers, backwoods bluesmen to country ramblers, here’s a list of the 15 best gospel singers of all time.

  • Reverend Gary Davis (1896-1972)
  • Thomas A Dorsey (1899-1993)
  • Mahalia Jackson (1911-1972)
  • Sallie Martin (1895-1988)
  • Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915-1973)
  • Hank Williams (1923-1953)

What is the origin of gospel music?

Gospel music is a genre of Christian music. Gospel music usually has dominant vocals (often with strong use of harmony) with Christian lyrics. Gospel music can be traced to the early 17th century, with roots in the black oral tradition. Hymns and sacred songs were often repeated in a call and response fashion.