in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques; Blues; Jazz; Strings. 1227 words.
Davis, Gary D. (30 April 1896–05 May 1972), guitarist and religious singer, was born in Laurens County, South Carolina, south of Spartanburg, the son of John Davis and Evelina (maiden name...
in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
P ublished online September 2011 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Blues; Jazz; Religion; Voice. 786 words.
Dickerson, Isaac Perry (1850/1852–1900), singer and preacher, was born into slavery in Wytheville, in south-west Virginia's Appalachian Mountains, probably in July 1850 or in 1852 (sources...