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Thomas Andrew Dorsey - Villa Rica, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 33° 43.866 W 084° 55.082
16S E 692885 N 3734288
Quick Description: Nationally honored Blues and gospel writer and performer.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 7/3/2019 5:08:37 AM
Waymark Code: WM10WT7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
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Long Description:

County of marker: Carroll County
Location of marker: Main St., Amphitheater stage, Villa Rica
Erected By: The City of Villa Rica


  Thomas Andrew Dorsey was born July 1, 1899, in Villa Rica. He learned to play the piano as a young man. His blues style combined with southern Christian praise songs earned him the title

"The Father of Gospel Music"

  His best known compositions were "Take My Hand, Precious Lord" and "Peace in the Valley," though he is credited with over 400 blues and jazz songs.

  In 2002, the Library of Congress honored his album, Precious Lord: New Recordings of the Great Songs of Thomas A. Dorsey, by adding it to the United States National Recording Registry.

Waymark Type: House of Blues

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