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Unformatted text preview: April 8 Detroit Motown o Aretha Franklin o Temptations o Stevie Wonder Gospel Artists o The Clark Sisters o Thomas Whitfield o The Winans o Commissioned (`80s) - Thomas Whitfield (1954-1992) Known as "The Maestro" Pioneer in "praise & worship" style "I'm Encouraged" (1986) The Winans Debut album: o "Introducing the Winans" (1981) Produced by Andae Crouch Controversial o Crossover appeal o Ambiguous lyrics Inspirational over praising - The Winans: Spin-off groups Bebe & Cece Winans Mom & Pop Winans Angie & Debbie Winans The Winans Phase II Bebe & Cece Winans "Lost Without You" (1988) o Ambiguity; who is "You"? o Too romantic?...brother and sister singing what can sound like a love ballad Witness Detroit First recorded in 1987 "He Can Do the Impossible" (1994) Commissioned Formed in early `80s Detroit Very popular in `80s Members o Keith Staten o Fred Hammond Until 1995 o Marvin Sapp (`90s) Early Albums o I'm Going On o Go Tell Somebody - Milton Brunson & the Thompson Community Choir Organized in 1948 in Chicago Fame in the '80, successful recordings Famous for choir movemnts Tyrone Block director o Choir director; "dancing while you direct" Darius Brooks keyboardist, musical director Well-known songs o "I'm Available to You" (1985) o "For the Good of Them" (1985) Features Kim McFarland ...
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- Spring '08
- Marvin Gaye, Grammy Award winners, Cece Winans, Winans family, BeBe Winans