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A Tribute to the God-Father of Contemporary Gospel Music, Andrae Crouch

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Rebroadcast of the 9 Month Anniversary of the passing of the God-Father of Contemporary Christian Gospel Music, my friend, Andrae Crouch.

Join Dave, The Caregiver's Caregiver, (and  former FB Admin. to Andrae' Couch) this Wed, 10/28/15, Noon PDT, (and anytime afterwards, 24/7, on recorded podcast at the same link) as he speaks with Andrae's closest friends and family to share funny "Andrae' stories" and the good times we all had with him celebrating his zest for life.. Those who knew him well are missing his beautiful spirit, and his huge fan base will definitely be missing his timeless new anointed songs and arrangements!

Andrae' Crouch, The God Father of Contemporary Gospel Music, died at age 72, 9 months ago, & is survived by his twin sister, Sandra. Andrae' was an innovator, a path-finder, a precursor in an industry noted for its conservative, often derivative approach to popular music. He combined gospel and rock, flavored it with jazz and calypso as the mood struck him and the song called for it, and is even one of the founders of what is now called “praise and worship” music. He took risks with his art and was very, very funky when he wanted to be.

When Michael Jackson or Madonna or Quincy Jones needed a gospel song or a gospel chorus, they called Andrae. That’s his music on the soundtrack to The Color Purple (where he earned an Oscar nomination), the Broadway musical The Lion King, and the pop songs “Man in the Middle” and “Like a Prayer.”

His first gospel group included Billy Preston, & even Elvis recorded one of his songs.

 

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