As an introduction to this section (‘an associated theme to the blues’), check out my website www.earlygospel.com and particularly the Origins and History Section . For continuity some of the material from www.earlygospel.com is repeated here.
Gospel Music Genres Directory
Gospel Genres – A directory of the main gospel genres (both ‘early’ and ‘modern’ for completeness) together with a brief description of the genre and stylistic origins.
Gospel Music Artist and Group Directories
Early Gospel Music Artists – A directory of early (pre-war) US gospel artists, their origins, formulation, years active, and further references.
Early Gospel Music Groups – A directory of early (pre-war) US gospel vocal groups, their origins, formulation, years active, and further references. The directory comprises groups categorised by ‘Traditional Gospel’ (often referred to as black gospel) or ‘Southern Gospel’ (from the southern states and often called “quartet music”) genres.