Kani Saburi Ayubu July 1, 15 Comments. His father was a Baptist minister and his mother worked as a music teacher and served as the church organist. His mother taught him how to play the piano. This change during childhood caused Dorsey to lose his connection to the church. Dorsey originally performed under the name of Georgia Tom. The song sold over seven million copies. This nickname was given to him because he was adept at playing soft enough at the parties to keep from drawing police attention. Thomas A. Dorsey is credited with publishing over jazz and blues songs and composed hundreds more. An organization that still exists today with a stated goal of fostering an appreciation of Gospel music and developing the spiritual growth of its membership.
Dorsey was known as "the father of gospel music" and was at one time so closely associated with the field that songs written in the new style were sometimes known as "dorseys". Martin Luther King Jr. Dorsey was born in Villa Rica, Georgia. His father was a minister and his mother a piano teacher. Dorsey learned to play blues piano as a young man. After studying music formally in Chicago, he became an agent for Paramount Records.
Many hymns are conceived in the throes of tragedy. Dorsey was born in Georgia. His father was a Baptist preacher, and his mother a piano teacher. Tindley , with blues and jazz.
Read More. Read Less. Inductees Thomas A. Thomas A. Thomas Dorsey is known as one of the twentieth century's premier composers of gospel music. His best-known works — "Take My Hand, Precious Lord" and "Peace in the Valley" — have become modern standards, known equally well to fans of all genres of American music. His songs have long been favorites in the country music community. Thomas Dorsey's father was a Baptist revival minister, and his mother played the church organ.