James Cleveland & The Northern & Southern California Choirs of the G.M.W.A.

James Cleveland & The Northern & Southern California Choirs of the G.M.W.A.

James Cleveland & The Northern & Southern California Choirs of the G.M.W.A.

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Top Songs

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Breathe On Me
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God Said He Would See You Through
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He Prepareth A Table
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To Them That Believe
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Spirit Of The Lord

Albums

  • Breathe On Me

    Sep 1989 • 15 songs

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James Cleveland & The Northern & Southern California Choirs of the G.M.W.A.

Biography

The visionary behind the contemporary gospel sound, the Rev. James Cleveland, was a pioneering composer and choral director whose progressive arrangements -- jazzy and soulful, complete with odd time signatures -- helped push the music past the confines of the traditional Baptist hymnal into new and unexpected directions, infusing elements of the sanctified church style and secular pop to alter the face of gospel forever. Born in Chicago on December 5, 1932, Cleveland was a boy soprano at Pilgrim Baptist Church, the home of minister of music Thomas A. Dorsey; as his parents we...
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