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Thomas A. Dorsey

AKA Thomas Andrew Dorsey

Born: 1-Jul-1899
Birthplace: Villa Rica, GA
Died: 23-Jan-1993
Location of death: Chicago, IL
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, IL

Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Musician, Composer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The father of gospel music

Father: Thomas Madison Dorsey (preacher)
Mother: Etta Plant Spencer (musician)
Wife: Nettie Harper (m. 1925, d. 1932)
Son: Thomas Andrew Dorsey, Jr. (b. 1932, d. 1932 one day later)
Wife: (one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Doris
Son: Mickey

    University: Chicago School of Composition and Arranging

    Ma Rainey Organist/Arranger (1924-27)
    Tampa Red and Georgia Tom Organist (1928-30)

    Say Amen, Somebody (12-Sep-1982) · Himself

Author of books:
Inspirational Thoughts (1934)
Songs with a Message: My Ups and Downs (1938)

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