Chapter 36: Gospel in Wisconsin
Darlene Horner recalls attending church with her grandmother and hearing the Dr. Watts singing as they approached the church.
The Madison Gospelaires sing "I Know I am a Child of God" a capella in the Dr. Watts style.
"Happy with Jesus" is sung a capella by the all-female quartet, Milwaukee's Happy Harmonizers. This style of a capella has roots in rural Mississippi.
Will Williams of the Madison Gospelaires talks about gospel music, comparing it with the blues and how singing helped the slaves endure.
Richard Jones displays the influence of the blues in "Shake My Mother's Hand."
"Will You Pay a Price?" is sung by Janni Lee Burton. This is also an example of the blues' influence on gospel music.
The Vocalaires perform "Be Careful with Your Soul" which shows a more modern style of rhythm and blues than prior examples.