Tracing the Arc of Gospel Music
Chicago can rightfully claim to be the birthplace of gospel – but the music has continued to evolve in all kinds of directions.
Tomorrow night, historian L. Stanley Davis will give a talk charting that history at the Sherwood Conservatory Recital Hall. He's an expert in Black sacred music as well as a singer.
Davis recently talked with Eight Forty-Eight's Richard Steele. He says church music in rural towns in the south differed by denomination. Take, for example the repetition common in Pentecostal churches