Margaret Wells Allison

ALLISON, Margaret Wells. b. McCormick, South Caroline, 25 September 1921; d. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 30 July 2008. Allison is primarily recognized as the founder and leader of the Angelic Gospel Singers, a gospel ensemble she directed for over fifty years. Known as ‘Babe’, ‘she was the eldest living female gospel artist still traveling and performing’ at the time of her death at 86 years of age (Manovich, 2008, n.p.).  From South Carolina she moved to Philadelphia when she was four. It was there that she was influenced by the music of her congregation, Little Temple Pentecostal Church. Limited piano study during her elementary years opened up the opportunity to play piano for B. M...

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