Jake Hess

Jake Hess

Jake Hess


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He Keeps Me Singing [Live]
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God Takes Good Care Of Me [Jus' Jake And A Few Close Friends Version]
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Faith Unlocks The Door Medley [Live]
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When He Was On The Cross (I Was On His Mind)
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He Knows Just What I Need


  • Tribute To Jake Hess

    Jan 2004 • 21 songs

  • All of Me

    Jan 2001 • 11 songs

  • Jus' Jake And A Few Close Friends

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Jake Hess


As the lead vocalist of the pioneering Statesmen Quartet, Jake Hess was not only an instrumental force in expanding the popularity and boundaries of Southern gospel, but his outsized, dramatic style was also a crucial influence on the development of rock & roll, thanks to his standing as the favorite singer of the young Elvis Presley. William Jesse Hess was born December 24, 1927, in Limestone County, AL, the youngest of 12 children born into an impoverished sharecropping family. His father, Stovall, and some of his older brothers earned extra money performing and teaching in ...
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