Andraé Crouch
American musician
Andraé Crouch
Andraé Crouch is an American gospel singer, songwriter, arranger, recording artist, record producer, and pastor.
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Judith Hill Goes Back In Time
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Q: How did the new record, "Back In Time," come about? A: I went up to Paisley Park to jam with Prince. At the time, there was no real plan to make a record. But then I played him some of my songs and we began working on arrangements. Both of us were so excited about how great the arrangements sounded! So we decided to record it. It took about three weeks to actually complete all the work. It was a very quick and fun process. Q: How did the opportunity to work with Prince come about? A: He reached out to me after seeing a TV interview where I said I'd love to work with him. I got a personal call from him, which was crazy! That was the beginning of the adventure. Q: What surprised you the most about him? A: I'm surprised and impressed by how prolific he is. He can write lyrics in five minutes. Ideas just flow out of him constantly. Songs are written every day and records are being made all the time. He's a hit factory. Q: Had you followed his music very much over the y ...
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Gospel's Andrae Crouch calls dyslexia his blessing
Yahoo News - about 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-14725" href="/andrae+crouch">Andraé Crouch</a>'s songs have made him a gospel legend. He's written dozens that he's made classic hits, while others have been sung by the likes of Elvis Presley.
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Andrae Crouch, Father Of Modern Gospel, Shares His 'Journey'
NPR - over 5 years
In a 50-year career, he's released 18 albums, earned eight Grammy Awards and worked with Michael Jackson, Elton John and Madonna. The singer and songwriter speaks with Michel Martin about his latest album, The Journey, and the enduring power of gospel. » E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us
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Duo to lead top Oslo choir on new album - Sowetan
Google News - over 5 years
Music greats such as Andrae Crouch, Albertina Walker, Pat Boone, Neil Sedaka, Delois Barrett Campbell of the Barrett Sisters, and Princess Märtha Louise of Norway have featured on their albums. The choir also accompanied opera star Placido Domingo at
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Nicole C. Mullen in Concert at Christ's Church at Mason, Ohio, on Sunday ... - ChristianNewsToday.com
Google News - over 5 years
Other standouts include &quot;I Need You (As the Deer),&quot; &quot;Forgive,&quot; &quot;Lead Me&quot; and Nicole&#39;s take on the Andrae Crouch classic &quot;My Tribute&quot; with &quot;Redeemer&quot; medley. &quot;My mom told me a long time ago &#39;when you sing, never sing to the people, always sing to the
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Ibiza International Music Summit 2011 - musikkguiden groove.no
Google News - over 5 years
Komponist/musiker Atle Bakken og har jobbet med alt fra Stevie Wonder, The Police, Snoop Dogg, Diana Ross, Maurice White og Andrae Crouch til Banana Airlines og Terje Rypdal, og komponert musikk til flere amerikanske TV-serier
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Adom Praiz 2011 tagged “biggest Gospel show” by organisers - Modern Ghana
Google News - over 5 years
The second coming of Ron Kenoly to Ghana (he first performed in Ghana in 1997) follows earlier concerts here over the last few years by other internationally-acclaimed gospel stars like Andrae Crouch, Don Moen, Donny McClurkin and Kirk Franklin
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Gospel Music Is Here to Stay - Huffington Post (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Not only the Hawkins family; but Andrae Crouch and Rance Allen, just to name a few, shaped the sound that I produce today. This is the sound and testimony that has touched the lives of millions throughout the world. Gospel music is a thread that ties
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New Recordings | Philadelphia Inquirer | 2011-07-31 - Philadelphia Inquirer
Google News - over 5 years
With guests as wide-ranging as gospel guidance counselor Andraé Crouch and lady singers Lalah Hathaway, Faith Evans, and Jody Watley, Patterson investigates funk (and a solid, up-tempo cover of &quot;I Only Have Eyes for You&quot;) before hitting his dramatic,
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Rejoice and Shout - Boston Globe
Google News - over 5 years
“If we really heard God&#39;s voice, we would be reduced to juice, probably,&#39;&#39; says Andraé Crouch, a musician and pastor. “We couldn&#39;t take it. So he has to use other people to speak his word because we wouldn&#39;t be able to stand it
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Rahsaan Patterson Releases 6th Album bleuphoria - MusicRemedy
Google News - over 5 years
A respected musician within the industry, an array of renowned recording artists lend their talents on bleuphoria including Jody Watley, the legendary Tata Vega, gospel great Andrae Crouch and his choir, Shanice Wilson, Lalah Hathaway and Faith Evans,
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Gospel Gratitude - OnMilwaukee.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Andrae Crouch is another one, along with The Mighty Clouds of Joy, Albertina Walker, James Cleveland, Teddy Huffam and The Gems, Jessy Dixon and others. Walter Hawkins and The Hawkins Family would be my very favorite. He&#39;s the George Clinton of gospel
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Alvin Brown, city's first African-American mayor, sworn into office - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
Roslyn Burrough sang “My Tribute” made famous by Andrae Crouch meanwhile the acknowledgement of “God” was attributed throughout the entire ceremony. The Benediction was given by Rev. Rhim and the anthem “God Bless America” was sung by Anita Culver
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THE (07-01-11) EURweb Free-4-All Page/Board - Eurweb.com
Google News - over 5 years
Gospel singer-choir leader Andrae Crouch is 69. Singer Victor Willis of the Village People is 60. Singer Evelyn “Champagne” King is 51. Actor Andre Braugher is 49. Actor Henry Simmons (“NYPD Blue”) is 41. Rapper Missy Elliott is 40
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'Rejoice and Shout' traces gospel back to its roots - MiamiHerald.com
Google News - over 5 years
Most contemporary gospel music, which is represented in &quot;Rejoice &amp; Shout&quot; by acts like Andrae Crouch and Darrel Petties, relies on modern rhythm and blues and sometimes hip-hop arrangements. It often puts mass choirs to work in conjunction with slick
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Fred Steiner, 88, Composer for Television and Films
NYTimes - over 5 years
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Fred Steiner, a television and film composer who wrote the theme for the series ''Perry Mason'' and was a composer of the Oscar-nominated score for ''The Color Purple,'' died on Thursday at his home in the town of Ajijic in the Mexican state of Jalisco. He was 88. He died of natural causes, his daughter Wendy Waldman, the singer
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Fred Steiner, Composer for Television and Films, Dies at 88 - New York Times
Google News - over 5 years
Three years later he was one of 12 composers, including Quincy Jones and Andrae Crouch, nominated for an Academy Award for the score of “The Color Purple.” Frederick Steiner was born on Feb. 24, 1923, in New York City. His father, George, was a
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Exclusive: Entire History of Black ... - Eurweb.com
Google News - over 5 years
We get through Andrae Crouch and The Winans and Edwin Hawkins. After that, Yolanda Adams and Kirk Franklin, that&#39;s a pretty big part of the story that sort of brings us more to the present. One artist who agreed to take part in the film,
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East End Film Premiere Joe Lasuro's 'Rejoice & Shout' - Hamptons.com
Google News - over 5 years
With Smokey Robinson, Andrae Crouch, Mavis Staples, Ira Tucker, Marie Knight, Willa Ward, Ira Tucker, Jr., Anthony Heilbut, Bill Carpenter, Jacquie Gayles Webb, the Selvey Family and Darrel Petties. Drawing on the voluminous materials collected by
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Andraé Crouch
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2015
    Age 72
    He was hospitalized again on January 3, 2015, in Los Angeles, as the result of a heart attack.
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  • 2014
    Age 71
    As a result, his December 2014 tour was postponed.
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    In early December 2014, Crouch was hospitalized for pneumonia and congestive heart failure.
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  • 2009
    Age 66
    Crouch's composition, "Soon and Very Soon" was performed by the Andraé Crouch Choir at the public memorial service for Jackson held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on July 7, 2009.
    More Details Hide Details On November 12, 1982, Crouch was arrested in Los Angeles for possession of cocaine after being stopped for erratic driving. Sheriff's deputies discovered a substance in the vehicle which Crouch said was instant chicken soup powder. After consenting to a search, he was found to be carrying a vial of cocaine in his pocket. Crouch was arrested and released several hours later on $2,500 bail, maintaining the drugs belonged to a friend who had been staying in his apartment. Police declined to press charges. Between 1993 and 1994, Crouch suffered the loss of his father, mother, and older brother. After his father's death, Crouch and his sister took over the shared duty of senior pastor at the church his parents founded, Christ Memorial Church of God in Christ in Pacoima, California.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1998
    Age 55
    Crouch's original music arrangements were heard in the films The Color Purple and Disney's The Lion King, as well as the NBC television series Amen. Awards and honors received by him include seven Grammy Awards, induction into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1998, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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  • 1996
    Age 53
    In 1996, Crouch and his music were honored on the Grammy Award-winning CD, Tribute: The Songs of Andraé Crouch, released by Warner Bros.
    More Details Hide Details Records. The album featured a wide range of artists performing Crouch's classic songs and featured the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Take 6, Twila Paris, and Michael W. Smith.
  • 1995
    Age 52
    On Jackson's HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I project in 1995, the Andraé Crouch Choir is heard on "Earth Song."
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  • FORTIES
  • 1991
    Age 48
    The Andraé Crouch Singers were also featured on the songs "Keep the Faith" and "Will You Be There" from Jackson's 1991 Dangerous album.
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  • 1987
    Age 44
    Crouch and his sister Sandra had a friendship and music relationship with Michael Jackson. In 1987, the Andraé Crouch Choir sang background vocals along with Siedah Garrett, Glen Ballard, and The Winans on Jackson's hit single "Man in the Mirror" from the Bad album.
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  • 1986
    Age 43
    In 1986, Crouch composed the theme music for the Sherman Hemsley sitcom Amen, sung by Vanessa Bell Armstrong.
    More Details Hide Details In 2006 Crouch released Mighty Wind, a 40th anniversary album featuring guest performances by Lauren Evans, Crystal Lewis, Karen Clark Sheard, Táta Vega, and Marvin Winans. Crouch has been credited as a key figure in Jesus music of the 1960s and 1970s and, as a result, helping to bring about contemporary Christian music into the church. As well, he is also credited with helping to bridge the gap between black and white Christian music and revolutionizing the sound of urban Gospel music. Though sometimes criticized for diluting the Christian message by using contemporary music styles, his songs have become staples in churches and hymnals around the world and have been recorded by mainstream artists such as Elvis Presley and Paul Simon. His affiliation with Light Records was instrumental in bringing Walter and Tramaine Hawkins, Jessy Dixon and The Winans to the label, from where they all enjoyed successful gospel music careers.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1979
    Age 36
    After The Disciples disbanded in 1979, Crouch continued on with a solo career.
    More Details Hide Details His backing ensemble included Howard Smith, Linda McCrary, Táta Vega, and Kristle Murden, along with The Andraé Crouch Singers. Joe Sample, Wilton Felder, Dean Parks, David Paich, Phillip Bailey, Stevie Wonder, El Debarge, and other secular artists were included in Crouch's recording sessions. With former Disciples drummer-turned-producer Bill Maxwell, Crouch co-produced projects for The Winans, Danniebelle Hall, and Kristle Murden. Many musical acts and solo performers covered his more popular works, including Elvis Presley with I've Got Confidence.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1970
    Age 27
    Following the group's first album release, Crouch's twin sister, Sandra, joined The Disciples in 1970 after Fernandez' departure.
    More Details Hide Details Two more albums would follow, Keep On Singin and Soulfully, before a major change in the group's lineup in 1972. When Andrus left The Disciples to join The Imperials he was replaced by singer Danniebelle Hall. More musicians were being added and the group's membership by the early 70s included Fletch Wiley on trumpet, Harlan Rogers on keyboards, Hadley Hockensmith on guitar, and Bill Maxwell on drums. The group appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1972 and to sold out crowds at Carnegie Hall in 1975 and 1979. By 1985 they had also performed at the Hollywood Bowl and toured 68 countries. Crouch's most popular songs from this period include "The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power", "Through It All", "Bless His Holy Name", "Soon and Very Soon", "Jesus is the Answer", and "My Tribute".
  • 1965
    Age 22
    While attending Valley Junior College in the San Fernando Valley to become a teacher, he formed gospel music group "The Disciples" in 1965 with fellow musicians Perry Morgan, Reuben Fernandez, and Bili Thedford.
    More Details Hide Details The group became a frequent attraction at "Monday Night Sing" concerts in southern California put on by Audrey Mieir, a Christian minister and music composer who frequently sponsored new Christian music groups. Following Mieir's introduction of Crouch to Manna Music Publishing's founders Tim and Hal Spencer, Manna published Crouch's song "The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power", written when he was 15 years old. The Spencers helped launch Crouch's recording career by introducing them to Light Records founder and prolific Christian songwriter Ralph Carmichael. After the addition of Sherman Andrus to The Disciples, Light Records recorded and released the group's first album, Take the Message Everywhere, in 1968.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1960
    Age 17
    Crouch's first group musical effort was formed in 1960 as the Church of God in Christ Singers.
    More Details Hide Details The group included future recording artist and session musician Billy Preston on keyboards and was the first to record the Crouch's song "The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power". The song's popularity grew following the initial 1969 recording, becoming a standard in churches and hymnals worldwide.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1942
    Born
    Andraé Edward Crouch was born, along with his twin sister, Sandra, on July 1, 1942 in San Francisco, California to parents Benjamin and Catherine (née Hodnett) Crouch.
    More Details Hide Details When he was young, Crouch's parents owned and operated Crouch Cleaners, a dry-cleaning business, as well as a restaurant business in Los Angeles, California. In addition to running the family's businesses, Crouch's parents had a Christian street-preaching ministry and a hospital and prison ministry. When Crouch was 11, his father was invited to speak for several weeks at a small church as a guest preacher. Crouch's father and the church's congregation encouraged the young boy to play during the services. At the piano, Crouch found the key in which the congregation was singing and started to play. After this, Crouch honed his piano-playing skills and, in time, wanted to write his own music. When he was 14 years old, he wrote his first Gospel song.
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