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GOSPEL TREE: AMERICA'S ROOTS, SOUL SERIES

"If America disappears tomorrow and people are arguing over its legacy, the thing that will win out for sure is African-American music. Something that couldn't have happened anywhere else in the world had to happen as an accident of history in my country. It's our greatest export." 



GOSPEL TREE: AMERICA'S ROOTS

2006

INK AND GRAPHITE ON WATERCOLOR PAPER

OVERALL DIMENSION: H 41CM X W 83CM
or
H 16-1/4IN X W 32-1/2IN

INDIVIDUAL DIMENSION: H 10CM X W 10CM
or
3-7/8IN X W 3-7/8IN

KARLSRUHE, GERMANY (DE)






SALLIE MARTIN "MOTHER OF GOSPEL MUSIC," 1895 - 1988






"MOTHER" WILLIE MAE FORD SMITH, 1904 - 1994






ROBERTA MARTIN, 1902 - 1964






GERTRUDE BRIDGETT "MA RAINEY", "MOTHER OF THE BLUES," 1886 - 1936






ALBERTA HUNTER, 1895 - 1984












MARIAN ANDERSON, 1897 - 1993






DINAH WASHINGTON "QUEEN OF BLUES," 1924 - 1963












BESSIE SMITH "EMPRESS OF THE BLUES," 1894 - 1937












ALBERTA WALKER, "QUEEN OF GOSPEL," 1929 - 2010






"BESSIE GRIFFIN" (ARLETTE B. BROIL), 1922 - 1989






CLARA WARD, 1924 - 1973






MAHALIA JACKSON, 1911 - 1972






BILLIE HOLIDAY "LADY DAY," 1915 - 1959






DOROTHY LOVE COATES, 1928 - 2002






ELLA FITZGERALD "FIRST LADY OF SONG," 1917 - 1996












ODETTA HOLMES, 1930 - 2008






ARETHA FRANKLIN "THE QUEEN OF SOUL," B. 1942






DR. NINA SIMONE "HIGH PRIESTESS OF SOUL," 1933 - 2003






SARAH LOIS VAUGHN "THE DIVINE ONE," 1924 - 1990





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