I am interested in the history of Southern Gospels and Spirituals. 1. How did these styles begin? What are the history's behind them? Can you suggest an article concerning the history? 1. Are there differences between these styles? If so. What are they? 1. Can anyone recommend some songs or artist for examples? I am interested in original songs as well as more modern ones and artists from any time range. Basically to get a feel for the style and the way in which it evolved.