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Andrae Crouch

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Crouch in Norway, 2011

Source: Wikipedia

Andraé Edward Crouch (July 1, 1942 – January 8, 2015) was an American gospel singer, songwriter, arranger, record producer and pastor. Referred to as "the father of modern gospel music" by contemporary Christian and gospel music professionals, Crouch was known for his compositions "The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power", "My Tribute (To God Be the Glory)" and "Soon and Very Soon". In secular music, he was known for his collaborative work during the 1980s and 1990s with Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Quincy Jones as well as conducting choirs that sang on the Michael Jackson hit "Man in the Mirror" and Madonna's "Like a Prayer". Crouch was noted for his talent of incorporating contemporary secular music styles into the gospel music he grew up with. His efforts in this area were what helped in paving the way for early American contemporary Christian music during the 1960s and 1970s.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Andraé Edward Crouch
  • Born: July 1, 1942 San Francisco, California, U.S.
  • Died: January 8, 2015 (aged 72) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Genres: Gospel, contemporary Christian
  • Occupation(s): Singer, songwriter, arranger, record producer, choir director, pastor
  • Instruments: Piano, organ
  • Years active: 1966–2014
  • Labels: Light, Qwest/Warner Bros., Verity/Jive
  • Associated acts: Sandra Crouch, Táta Vega, Edwin Hawkins, Danniebelle Hall
  • Website: Andraé Crouch on Facebook

Read more about Andrae Crouch at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Gospel star Edwin Hawkins, known for 'Oh Happy Day,' dies at 74
USA Today Music, 2018-01-16 00:14:13
Along with Andrae Crouch and James Cleveland, Hawkins was credited as a founder of modern gospel music.         

The Grammys End The Night With Major Talent! Watch Beyoncé's Take My Hand, Precious Lord, Common & John Legend's Glory From Selma HERE!
Perez Hilton Gossip, 2015-02-09 05:14:29
What a perfect way to end the Grammys! To start things off, Beyoncé, along with the Andrae Crouch choir and Blind Boys of Alabama, delivered a FLAWLESS performance of the gospel hit, Take My Hand, Precious Lord. The powerful song was a favorite of Martin Luther King Jr. so it ...

Passage: Bess Myerson, Rod Taylor and Andrae Crouch
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2015-01-11 02:21:50
"Sunday Morning" looks back at the lives of three people who were much in the public eye.

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