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The Beginnings of Gospel Music in the Bay Area

  • Author(s): Djedje, Jacqueline Cogdell
  • Collins, Willie
  • Hildebrand, Lee
  • Osumare, Halifu
  • Editor(s): Collins, Willie
  • et al.

This article examines the history African-American gospel music between the 1940s and 1960s in the San Francisco Bay of Northern California, providing a musical context for the development of contemporary gospel that began during the late 1960s.

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