Jake Hess
American singer
Jake Hess
Jake Hess was an American Grammy Award-winning southern gospel singer.
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Brighton Students Make College Dean's Lists
Brighton Patch - over 4 years
Congratulations to the following Brighton students who made their college Dean's Lists, according to the universities' websites: Michigan State University Alexandria Blevins, Interdisciplinary Studies: Social Science Health Justin Bohr, Computer Engineering Maude Campbell, Professional Writing Mairin Chesney Computer Science Jacob Clapper, Human Biology Justin Cochran, Predental Elizabeth DeCaire, Criminal Justice James Dewling, Hospitality Business Shannon Fegan, Prenursing Kelsey Forgacs, Education Sara Fulmer, Prenursing Nicholas Griffin, Psychology Ian Harrison, Anthropology Elizabeth Harzdorf, Human Biology Christopher Heuser, Computer Science Thomas Heuser, Materials Science and Engineering Carmen Hiller, Social Work Andrew Hughes, Advertising Holly Johnson, Journalism Thomas Kalogeropoulos, Accounting Jonathon Knedgen, Chemical Engineering Chelsea Lafferty, Education Sarah McCarthy, Supply Chain Manageme ...
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Feds Want 'Clear, Compelling' Race to Top Progress in Hawaii
Education Week - almost 5 years
What happens in Hawaii this week will help determine whether the state gets to keep its $75 million Race to the Top grant. Today begins a four-day inspection by a team of reviewers from the U.S. Department of Education, who will be examining documents and interviewing state and local officials about how much progress is—and is not—being made in implementing the state's four-year Race to the Top plan. The review team comprises: Ann Whalen, the director of the implementation and support unit, or ISU, which is monitoring Race to the Top implementation; Melissa Siry and Monika Bandyopadhyay, both ISU program officers; and Jane Hess, an official with the department's office of general counsel. In December, the federal department took the rare step of putting Hawaii's grant award on "high-risk" status for significant performance issues. It found that the state had failed to hit key milestones in every part of its application, but particularly in its promises to secure a co ...
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Gospel group to perform in Delta - Delta County Independent
Google News - over 5 years
Ernie Couch & Revival has traveled the road for more than a decade and has recorded numerous projects on their own, as well as recordings with such greats as Jake Hess, George Jones, James Blackwood, Boots Randolph, George Beverly Shea,
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Kandil deki ABD - Pirsus Haber Ajansı
Google News - over 5 years
... görüştüğü ve direktif aldığı belirtildi. Hess'in ayrıca Türkiye'yi dünya kamuoyunda küçük düşürücü raporlar hazırladığı kaydedildi. Gerek yurt içi, gerekse yurtdışından gelen mesajlarda Jake Hess'e "Ajancığım" diye hitap edildiği bildirildi
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Free gospel concert at Good Shepherd Church - Nevada Appeal
Google News - over 5 years
The group has worked in various genres of music ranging from George Beverly Shea to George Jones, from Petra to Boots Randolph, Jake Hess and James Blackwood. An offering will be taken in support of their ministry. For more information about this group
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Card shower requested for Winklers - Marion County Record
Google News - over 5 years
Their children — Bruce Winkler and Sherri Hess — and grandchildren — Macy, Kelli, Erika, and Jake Hess — have requested a card shower in honor of the occasion. They were married Aug. 12, 1961, at St. Mark's Catholic Church in Marion
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Kick off the summer at the 'Back Porch' - Crossville Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
He has been featured on TNN, TBN and worked with the Florida Boys, Kingsmen and Jake Hess. The Gospel Plowboys kicked off last fall's I-40 back-Porch event that include Ed Bruce and became a show favorite with great harmony and many favorite songs from
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Southern Gospel's J. Harold Lane Dies - All Access Music Group
Google News - over 5 years
He arranged songs for the FLORIDA BOYS, the RAMBOS, JAKE HESS, the LeFEVRES and BILL GAITHER with his most recognized arrangement being one for "The King Is Coming." LANE was preceded in death by his wife BETTY and is survived by his three children,
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Mr. and Mrs. Corey and Lauryn Unruh - McPherson Sentinel
Google News - over 5 years
Jake Hess, cousin of the bride, of Marion, was the junior groomsman. Mark Vinduska, cousin of the bride, of Marion, Bryan Hess and Jerry Hess, uncles of the groom, both of Marion, Bill Brauer, cousin of the groom, of Kansas City, and Adam Ortega of
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Cops and Courts: April 26, 2011 - Santa Cruz Sentinel
Google News - almost 6 years
About 2:30 pm at 320 Braemoor Drive near Empire Grade Road, a man in his 30s was working at a construction site when a section of wood roughly 20 feet by 8 feet fell on him, said Fire Battalion Chief Jake Hess. Workers called an off-duty Scotts Valley
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OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR; How Did Elvis Get Turned Into a Racist?
NYTimes - over 9 years
ONE of the songs Elvis Presley liked to perform in the '70s was Joe South's ''Walk a Mile in My Shoes,'' its message clearly spelled out in the title. Sometimes he would preface it with the 1951 Hank Williams recitation ''Men With Broken Hearts,'' which may well have been South's original inspiration. ''You've never walked in that man's shoes/Or
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Jake Hess, 76, Gospel Pioneer and Inspiration to Presley
NYTimes - about 13 years
Jake Hess, a pioneering Southern gospel singer and four-time Grammy winner who was a major early influence on Elvis Presley, died last Sunday at a hospital in Opelika, Ala., family members told The Associated Press. He was 76. He had had a heart attack on Dec. 16. Mr. Hess was the string that tied together many of Christian music's most famous
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POP REVIEW; Gentle Message From a Heavenly Empire
NYTimes - over 14 years
Who says a joyful noise has to be noisy? Bill Gaither brought some two dozen performers to the Continental Airlines Arena here tonight for the second performance of a 29-date tour. For more than three hours, Mr. Gaither and his musical family entertained a small but eager crowd, preaching to the converted with a mixture of well-known spirituals and
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GRAMMY FOR YOKO ONO STIRS AWARDS CEREMONY
NYTimes - almost 35 years
A weeping Yoko Ono and her son, Sean Lennon, received a standing ovation when they accepted a Grammy for ''Double Fantasy,'' the album Miss Ono made with her husband, John Lennon, a few months before his death. The record was voted Album of the Year. ''I think John is with us today,'' Miss Ono finally managed to say when the applause began to die
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jake Hess
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2004
    Age 76
    Hess died January 4, 2004, in Opelika, Alabama after suffering a heart attack December 14, 2003, just days after a performance in Atlanta, Georgia.
    More Details Hide Details He was survived by a daughter, two sons, 10 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a sister.
  • 1997
    Age 69
    When he registered with the draft board in Lincoln, Nebraska, he gave his name as "William Jesse Hess." In 1997, when Hess was preparing to get a passport to travel overseas, he discovered that his birth certificate actually read Manchild Hess.
    More Details Hide Details His son, Jake Jr., named his recording company Manchild Records in honor of his father.
  • 1995
    Age 67
    In 1995, Hess's autobiography, Nothin' but Fine: The Music and the Gospel According to Jake Hess, was published by Buckland Press.
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  • 1990
    Age 62
    There were several dates in Missouri and Florida, but Jake determined that the travelling was going to be more demanding than he anticipated, so by 1990 the tours were put on hold with the possibility of doing something with television.
    More Details Hide Details Jake Hess III continues the family's musical heritage by singing in the highly acclaimed The Voices of Lee part of Lee University in Cleveland, TN.
  • 1989
    Age 61
    Jake Hess, Jr. has become a well-known southern gospel songwriter, in addition to being married to Judy Martin of The Martins. In 1989 Jake's nephew Steve Hess & Eugene Baker (Hess & Baker, Skylite/Sing) were in Nashville to record several segments on Bobby Jones Gospel (BET Network).
    More Details Hide Details Jake accompanied them to the studio and liked what he heard. While visiting with Jake in Brentwood, Jake asked if they would be interested in forming with him a new version of Jake Hess & Friends. The group would ultimately consist of Jake, Steve, Eugene & Chris, Jake’s son. They started rehearsals in Jake’s family room and started touring later in the year.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1967
    Age 39
    Hess left the Imperials in 1967 due to health problems.
    More Details Hide Details Hess also sang with his children, Becky and Chris, in a group he named "The Jake Hess Sound". In the late 1970s Hess and his son Chris were featured singers on the television broadcasts of evangelist Dr. Gene Scott. Hess sang backup on several albums that were recorded by Elvis Presley. Jake Hess was a noted soloist in his own right. He had won several Grammy Awards on RCA Victor as a solo artist. His last 12 years, he appeared on the Bill Gaither Homecoming concerts and videos. These videos featured Hess from noted concerts in the U.S. at the Kennedy Center, the Ryman Auditorium, and Hawaiian islands and Europe. Hess had The Jake Hess Show on WLAC in Nashville, Tennessee and performed in the Old Time Singing Convention.
  • 1963
    Age 35
    Upon leaving the Statesmen Quartet at the end of 1963, Hess formed his "dream" group, the Imperials.
    More Details Hide Details Although They were not immediately accepted by his peers because of their innovative use of electric guitars and drums, they went on to become pioneers in Contemporary Christian Music, and would eventually be inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. They backed Elvis Presley from 1966 to 1971. Elvis has been quoted as noting Hess as his favorite singer.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1952
    Age 24
    Hess and Joyce McWaters were married on October 5, 1952.
    More Details Hide Details They had three children.
  • 1948
    Age 20
    Hess sang lead with the Statesmen Quartet from 1948 until 1963.
    More Details Hide Details Their recordings included projects long-term with RCA Victor. In 1977-1978 Hess reunited with the surviving members of The Statesmen Quartet, Hovie Lister, Doy Ott, and Rosie Rozell to record three projects, including "Songs Elvis Loved". The reunited Statesmen had sung at Elvis' funeral. In the fall of 1980, Hess, Lister, Rozell, assembled a new group with James Blackwood and J.D. Sumner, as a result the southern gospel group the Masters V was born. They toured from 1981 until 1988 when illnesses prompted several of the members to retire from full-time singing.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1943
    Age 15
    Hess' career started at the age of 16, when he joined the popular John Daniel Quartet in 1943, making his recorded debut on "Just a Prayer Away". (He had previously sung with Louie Auten and the Tennessee Valley Boys.) After that, he sang with three of his brothers as the Hess Brothers Quartet.
    More Details Hide Details He also sang with the Sunny South Quartet and their rival, the Melody Masters Quartet. In the latter part of his life, Hess sang with The Old Friends Quartet which was featured on the Bill Gaither Homecoming videos.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1927
    Born
    Born on December 24, 1927.
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