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Thomas A. Dorsey

p, voc, 1899-1993 US
Musician of Blues
A.k.a. Georgia Tom Memphis Mose Railroad Bill (2)

Born: June 1, 1899 - Villa Rica, GA Died: January 23, 1993 - Chicago, IL Piano player/songwriter best known for writing blues classic "It's Tight Like That" (1928) and gospel standards like "Precious Lord, Take My Hand" (1932). In 1932 Dorsey (better known as "Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey") completely turned to writing biblical songs. Thomas A. Dorsey got awarded with a Governor's Award For The Arts in Chicago (1985) and a Grammy\National Trustees Award (1992).

     
Instruments
  • Piano
  • Vocals
Genres
  • Blues
  • Jazz
  • World
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
Hide Me In Thy Bosom (with The Dixie Hummingbirds) on Precious Lord Recordings Of The Great Gospel Songs Of Thomas A. Dorsey by Thomas A. Dorsey
(There'll Be) Peace In The Valley (with R.H. Harris) on Precious Lord Recordings Of The Great Gospel Songs Of Thomas A. Dorsey by Thomas A. Dorsey
It's a Highway to Heaven (with Alex Bradford) on Precious Lord Recordings Of The Great Gospel Songs Of Thomas A. Dorsey by Thomas A. Dorsey
Take My Hand, Precious Lord (with Marion Williams) on Precious Lord Recordings Of The Great Gospel Songs Of Thomas A. Dorsey by Thomas A. Dorsey
Precious Lord, Take My Hand on Catholic Classics, Vol. 7: African American Sacred Songs by Roberts Revival & Valimar Jansen
What Could I Do If It Wasn't For The Lord (with Marion Williams) on Precious Lord Recordings Of The Great Gospel Songs Of Thomas A. Dorsey by Thomas A. Dorsey
Search Me Lord (with Bessie Griffin) on Precious Lord Recordings Of The Great Gospel Songs Of Thomas A. Dorsey by Thomas A. Dorsey
I'm Going To Live The Life I Sing About In My Song (with Marion Williams) on Precious Lord Recordings Of The Great Gospel Songs Of Thomas A. Dorsey by Thomas A. Dorsey
The Lord Will Make A Way Somehow (with Marion Williams) on Precious Lord Recordings Of The Great Gospel Songs Of Thomas A. Dorsey by Thomas A. Dorsey
I'll Tell It Wherever I Go (with Sallie Martin) on Precious Lord Recordings Of The Great Gospel Songs Of Thomas A. Dorsey by Thomas A. Dorsey

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Band Members
Discography
Title Artist Year Type
The Maestro SingsThomas A. Dorsey1980Album
1928-1932: Come On Mama Do That DanceThomas A. Dorsey1974Compil.
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