Dorsey, Thomas Andrew

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Father of modern gospel music; b. 1899 in Villa Rica, Ga.; d. 1993 in Chicago, Ill.; also known as Georgia Tom.

From the description of Thomas A. Dorsey papers, 1932-1982. (Fisk University). WorldCat record id: 70971641

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creatorOf Dorsey, Thomas Andrew. If you ring the bell : a Dorsey song / words & music by Thomas A. Dorsey. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dorsey, Thomas Andrew. When you bow in the evening at the altar / words & music by Thomas A. Dorsey. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dorsey, Thomas Andrew. Victim to the blues / by Thomas Dorsey. Library of Congress
creatorOf Strohman, Anna J.,. Anna J. Strohman gospel songbook collection, 1911-1966 [electronic resource]. Middle Tennessee State University, Center for Popular Music
referencedIn Charles Henry Pace Gospel Music Collection, 1822-1958. University of Pittsburgh
creatorOf Dorsey, Thomas Andrew. Who is willing to take a stand for the Lord? : a Dorsey song / by Thomas A. Dorsey. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dorsey, Thomas Andrew. What the world need [sic] is Jesus most of all : a Dorsey song / by Thomas A. Dorsey. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dorsey, Thomas Andrew. The Savior's here : a Dorsey song / by Thomas A. Dorsey. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dorsey, Thomas Andrew. The Creole band ; Parkway stomp : lead sheets : unpublished copyright deposits, 1926-1929 / Thomas Dorsey ; Albert Wynn. Library of Congress
referencedIn Musical composers. African American Sheet Music Collection, 1879-1940 University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Department of Music of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1937-1983 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. University Archives and Records Service
creatorOf Wilson, Mattie. All is well : a Dorsey song / by Mattie Wilson, Thomas A. Dorsey. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dorsey, Thomas Andrew. Wasn't that an awful time / by Thomas A. Dorsey. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dorsey, Thomas Andrew. That's all that I can do : for chorus, choir, or soloist / by Thomas A. Dorsey. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dorsey, Thomas Andrew. The little town where I first found the Lord : true to life song / words & music by Thomas A. Dorsey. Library of Congress
referencedIn Luvenia A. George Collection, 1905-2003, bulk 1935-1998 Indiana University Archives of African American Music & Culture, AAAMC
creatorOf Dorsey, Thomas Andrew. My time's not as long as it has been : a Dorsey song / by Thomas A. Dorsey. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dorsey, Thomas Andrew. Thomas A. Dorsey papers, 1932-1982. John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
creatorOf Dorsey, Thomas Andrew. Something new burning in my soul / words & music by Thomas A. Dorsey. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dorsey, Thomas Andrew "Tom, 1899-1993. Blues [Multimédia multisupport]. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn African American Sheet Music Collection 2002-063, 2002-264., 1879-1940 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
creatorOf Dorsey, Thomas Andrew. I'll take Jesus for mine : a Dorsey song / by Thomas A. Dorsey, Mary E. Gardner. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dorsey, Thomas Andrew. Make me the servant I would like to be / by Thomas A. Dorsey. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dorsey, Thomas Andrew. Get ready and serve the Lord / by Thomas A. Dorsey. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dorsey, Thomas Andrew. Our Father who art in heaven : the Lord's prayer / arranged by Thomas A. Dewey. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dorsey, Thomas Andrew. Singing my way to rest : a Dorsey song, bass solo / by Thomas A. Dorsey. Library of Congress
creatorOf Ruffner, Elmer. I claim Jesus first, and that's enough for me / words by Ezekeil Gibson ; music by Elmer Ruffner. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dorsey, Thomas Andrew. Something has happened to me / words & music by Thomas A. Dorsey. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dorsey, Thomas Andrew. The flag for you and me : patriotic song ... / by Thomas A. Dorsey. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dorsey, Thomas Andrew. Somebody's knocking at your door / by Thomas A. Dorsey. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dorsey, Thomas Andrew. I don't know what I'd do without the Lord / music, words by Thos. A. Dorsey, Louise Gregory. Library of Congress
referencedIn Luvenia A. George Collection, 1905-2003, bulk 1935-1998 Indiana University Archives of African American Music & Culture, AAAMC
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associatedWith Gardner, Mary E. person
associatedWith George, Luvenia A., 1930- person
associatedWith Gregory, Louise. person
associatedWith Musical composers person
associatedWith Musical composers person
associatedWith Ruffner, Elmer. person
associatedWith Strohman, Anna J., person
associatedWith University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dept. of Music. corporateBody
associatedWith Wilson, Mattie. person
associatedWith Wynn, Albert, 1907-1973. person
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United States
United States
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Blues (Music)
Blues (Music)
Gospel music
Gospel music
Jazz
Lord's prayer (Music)
Popular music
Patriotic music
Occupation
African American musicians
African American singers
Arrangers
Composers
Gospel musicians
Lyricists
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Birth 1899-07-01

Death 1993-01-23

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