When I've done the best I can

When I've done the best I can

Author: Thomas A. Dorsey
Tune: [When I've done the best I can]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI
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Author: Thomas A. Dorsey

Thomas Andrew Dorsey was born in Villa Rica, a small rural town near Atlanta, Georgia. In 1919 he moved to Chicago. Most of his musical training was in the church, but he also studied and played jazz and blues. He later combined jazz and blues with religious texts, giving birth to gospel music. In 1931, along with Magnolia Lewis-Butts and Theodore Roosevelt Frye, he established the first gospel choir at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Chicago. He went on to lead the gospel choir at Pilgrim Baptist Church, which he led for 60 years. Dorsey was also instrumental in founding the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses (NCGCC) in 1933. The convention taught choirs all over the country how to sing gospel music. Dianne Shapiro, from "Gosp… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When I've done the best I can
Author: Thomas A. Dorsey



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Blackwood Brothers' Gospel Songs Collection #d14


Favorites Number 4 #76

The New National Baptist Hymnal #453

Western Style Songs. Vol. 1 #28

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