Dyson, Chapter 13

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Chapter 13 - From Alex Bradford to James Cleveland to Andrae Crouch Alex Bradford - Born in Bessemer, Alabama, moved to Chicago after WWII - worked with Willie Webb - “Too Close to Heaven” falsetto voice, sold a million copies - dubbed “The Singing Rage of the Gospel Age” - “The Specials” not a quartet, build around 2 male voices, his group - used lots of instruments including the celeste and bongos - Played at the Apollo, for their first gospel concert, he was a “showman” - wrote for other people, including Ray Charles “I Got a Woman” - Directed Plays such as: - Black Nativity (with Marion Williams, 1961) - Jesus Christ Superstar - Godspell - Arranged for Vinnette Carroll’s plays: - But Never Jam Today (1969) - Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope (1972) - Your Arms Too Short to Box with God (1976) - Don’t Cry Mary (1978) James Cleveland “Crown Prince of Gospel” - Born in Chicago - learned to play piano as a boy, learned Roberta Martin’s piano style, listened to Mahalia Jackson
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course MUSI 208 taught by Professor Butler during the Spring '08 term at UVA.

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