James Cleveland
American musician
James Cleveland
The Reverend Dr. James Cleveland was a gospel singer, arranger, composer and, most significantly, the driving force behind the creation of the modern gospel sound, bringing the stylistic daring of hard gospel and jazz and pop music influences to arrangements for mass choirs. He is known as the King of Gospel music.
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Tavon Austin: 'I like being the go-to guy' - Daily Mail - Charleston
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The year before, at Houston, Holgorsen had three players finish with at least 1000 receiving yards, led by James Cleveland (104 catches, 1214 yards, 14 TDs). As one of quarterback Geno Smith's favorite targets, Austin is looking forward to the
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Nancy R. Cleveland (MARTINEZ, Ga.) - The Augusta Chronicle
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Mrs. Nancy R. Cleveland, wife of the late Ardis James Cleveland of Shawns Way entered into rest Thursday, August 25, 2011 at her residence. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Survivors are one son, Tony Mims, Augusta; Five granddaughters,
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Chivas USA at Portland, 8 pm - East Oregonian
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Released LS Corey Adams, WR James Cleveland and RB Frank Warren. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Signed RB Albert Young. Waived-injured S Terrell Whitehead. MIAMI DOLPHINS — Signed RB Larry Johnson. Waived RB Kory Sheets. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Signed RB Caleb
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RB DeMarco Murray returns to Cowboys after nagging hamstring strain - Washington Post
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Long snapper Corey Adams, wide receiver James Cleveland and running back Frank Warren were released. . The team now has 83 players on the current roster. The first roster reduction is to 80 players on Aug. 30
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Todd Archer's practice observations - ESPN (blog)
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** WR James Cleveland had two more drops Tuesday. The rookie from Houston has not been consistent in catching passes since joining the team early in camp. ** LB Bradie James over-pursued a run by Lonyae Miller in 9-on-7 drills,
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Notes: WR Cut; Kitna Sits Out; Choice Close - DallasCowboys.com
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The Cowboys still have a group of Lyle Leong, James Cleveland, Curtis Clay and Tysson Poots all trying to get into the conversation of making the squad, something that rookies Raymond Radway and Dwayne Harris were able to do in the last preseason game
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Scandrick senses his opportunity - San Antonio Express
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Orlando Scandrick (32) covers wide receiver James Cleveland (17) during the morning session of the Dallas Cowboys training camp at the Alamodome on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. Kin Man Hui/kmhui@express-news.net Photo: --, KIN MAN HUI / SAN
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Lyle Leong Jr. keeps swinging his sword with Dallas Cowboys - Fort Worth Star Telegram
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James Cleveland between plays at the afternoon practice. Running back Frank Warren tries to handle a one hand catch at the afternoon practice. Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan works with players during drills at the afternoon practice
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WVU's Tavon Austin has big goals - ESPN (blog)
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James Cleveland at Houston. Michael Crabtree at Texas Tech. Austin led the Mountaineers with 58 receptions last season and is hoping for more in 2011. But he is not just optimistic for himself. Austin has high hopes for the receiving corps in general
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The day LeBron James, Cleveland changed forever - Gloucester Daily Times
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By Jason Lloyd Akron Beacon Journal (MCT) One year ago Friday, LeBron James sat in a director's chair in Greenwich, Conn., and spoke of his talents, South Beach and championships. He gushed about teaming up with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh,
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Jesse Owens - Weekly Challenger
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James Cleveland ''Jesse'' Owens (September 12, 1913 – March 31, 1980) was an American track and field athlete. He participated in the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany, where he achieved international fame by winning four gold medals: one each in
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Diante Garrett hopes for NBA call on Thursday night - Indianapolis Star
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2003—LeBron James, Cleveland, G, St. Vincent-St. Mary HS 1979—Earvin Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers, G, Michigan St. Thousands of miles and 13 tryout camps later, NBA scouts discovered what Fred Hoiberg already knew. “They're recognizing Diante Garrett
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Bryant Clipper: NBA Draft Losers - my.hsj.org
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This is while he will attempt to fill the shoes of a former Cavaliers number one overall pick: LeBron James. Cleveland also had the fourth overall pick, but chose to reach by pick Tristan Thompson. Thompson is raw offensively and is undersized for the
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Line of Duty Death - Brantford Expositor
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This is in response to your edtitorial titled "Killed in the line of duty". I get it, everyone is important and their contributions to our world shouldn't go without notice. I am a firefighter and I come from a mining community
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Cavs Should Take Derrick Williams With No.1 Draft Pick - BET (blog)
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Still reeling from loss of LeBron James, Cleveland is torn between Kyrie Irving and Williams. By Terrance Harris The NBA draft is less than a week away, yet the team holding the No.1 pick isn't sure which way it will go. Cleveland Cavaliers coach Byron
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of James Cleveland
    FIFTIES
  • 1991
    Age 59
    On February 9, 1991, James Cleveland died in Culver City, California.
    More Details Hide Details He was 59. Some reports list the cause of death as congestive heart failure stating that the singer had fallen into a coma shortly before his death, he died a legend of gospel music. He is interred at Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, California.
    Also in October 1991, Jean Ervin, a member of the Cleveland-founded Cornerstone Institutional Baptist Church, claimed that she was the mother of Cleveland's only biological child, daughter LaShone Cleveland (b. 1965).
    More Details Hide Details Ervin also stated that she believed that Andre M. Cleveland was not adopted as he was claiming but was merely one of the many "homeless" children that the late-singer took into his home over the years. In February 1992, Cleveland's then-foster son, Christopher Harris (formerly Christopher Harris Cleveland), filed a lawsuit against Cleveland's estate claiming that Cleveland sexually abused him over a period of five years and infected him with the HIV virus which he claims Cleveland contracted through same-sex liaisons. The case was settled on undisclosed terms.
    In October 1991, music producer Andre M. Cleveland (then-aged 34) filed suit against James Cleveland's estate claiming to be Cleveland's adopted son.
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    Following Cleveland's death in February 1991, a number of controversies arose surrounding his estate which at the time was estimated to be worth between $4 and $6 million.
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  • 1990
    Age 58
    From the 1970s until 1990, Cleveland would bring together a number of artists to back him on appearances and records.
    More Details Hide Details Additionally, he himself backed other acts, contributing to the recordings of such well known artists as Aretha Franklin and Elton John. He also continued to appear and record with some of the most notable gospel choirs of the time. The documentary film "Gospel" (1983) features James Cleveland and the Southern California Community Choir, Walkter Hawkins and the Mighty Clouds of Joy, Shirley Caesar, Twinkie Clark and the Clark Sisters. The film was directed by David Leivick and Frederick A. Ritzenberg. Cleveland capitalized on his success by founding his own choir, the Southern California Community Choir, as well as Cornerstone Institutional Baptist Church which grew from ten to thousands of members throughout the remainder of his life. During this time, he taught others how to achieve the modern gospel sound through his annual Gospel Singers Workshop Convention put on by the Gospel Music Workshop of America (or, the GMWA), an organization that Cleveland co-founded with Albertina Walker and which now has over 150 chapters with 30,000 members. The GMWA has produced, among others, John P. Kee, Kirk Franklin, and Yolanda Adams.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1965
    Age 33
    In 1965, Cleveland added Clyde Brown and Charles Barnett to his group which by then was traveling extensively throughout the United States and abroad into the late 1960s, performing in all major venues.
    More Details Hide Details This collaboration produced such recordings as "Heaven That Will Be Good Enough For Me", "Two Wings", and "The Lord Is Blessing Me Right Now".
  • 1964
    Age 32
    In 1964, Cleveland re-organized The James Cleveland Singers which included Odessa McCastle, Roger Roberts, and Gene Viale.
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  • 1963
    Age 31
    His 1963 recording of "Peace Be Still", an obscure 18th-century piece, sold hundreds of thousands of copies.
    More Details Hide Details He would then return to the touring with the newly organized James Cleveland Singers which included Odessa McCastle, Georgia White, Eugene Bryant, and Billy Preston, among others.
  • 1962
    Age 30
    James Cleveland signed with Savoy Records in 1962, going on to release a huge catalog of black gospel recordings, many of which were recorded in a live concert setting.
    More Details Hide Details He became known by more than just the professionals within gospel music with his version of the Soul Stirrers' song, "The Love of God", backed by the Voices of Tabernacle from Detroit, Michigan. Rev. Cleveland moved to Los Angeles, California, to become Minister of Music at Grace Memorial Church of God in Christ where he attained even greater popularity working with keyboardist Billy Preston and the Angelic Choir of Nutley, New Jersey.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1959
    Age 27
    In 1959, he recorded a version of Ray Charles' hit, "Hallelujah I Love Her So", as a solo artist.
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  • 1957
    Age 25
    He continued to record with The Caravans until States closed thdown in 1957.
    More Details Hide Details Throughout this period, he recorded with other groups like The Gospel All-Stars and The Gospel Chimes, mixing pop ballad influences with traditional shouting.
  • 1954
    Age 22
    Cleveland subsequently went to work for Albertina Walker, popularly referred to as the "Queen of Gospel" and The Caravans as a composer, arranger, pianist, and occasional singer/narrator. In November 1954, Albertina Walker provided him the opportunity to do his very first recording.
    More Details Hide Details By staying out of the studio for a while, she convinced States Records to allow him to record with her group.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1950
    Age 18
    In 1950, Cleveland joined the Gospelaires, a trio led by Norsalus McKissick and Bessie Folk.
    More Details Hide Details His arrangements modernized such traditional standards as "(Give Me That) Old Time Religion" and "It's Me O Lord". After the trio disbanded, an associate of the group, Roberta Martin, hired him as a composer and arranger.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1931
    Born
    Born in 1931.
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