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Caroling, Caroling – The History of Caroling

How did it all start, you ask?  Well, let me tell you.  It all began about a few thousand years ago when pagan songs...

The Story of John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa was born in Washington, D.C. in 1854, on G Street near the Marine Barracks. His father, Antonio, played trombone in the U.S. Marine...

Southern Gospel Music: Part 3

By the 1970s there were many traveling groups -- some family quartets, some all-male quartets, and even mixed trios were seen traveling to churches and conventions...

Southern Gospel Music: Part 2

Many people like to lump various styles of music together in one large category and simply call it “gospel,” but this does a huge...

Southern Gospel Music: Part 1

Do the names Blackwood, Goodman, Gaither, or Speer mean anything to you?  If you grew up in the South, they probably do.  These are some...