Andrae Crouch

Genres: Christian & Gospel Documentaries Music Videos & Concerts Special Interest
Descriptive "tags": gospel funky westcoast contemporary christian christian worship adult contemporary male vocalist inspirational halleluja artist top 250 mass choir ccm pioneer prais Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Lyrics VIAF Wikipedia

Biography

Andraé Edward Crouch, 1 July 1942, Los Angeles, California, USA. Crouch’s 70s legacy is one of the richest in the gospel genre, yet he has never appealed to the music’s purists. The conservative elements in gospel music have seen his incorporation of rock ‘n’ roll showmanship and riffs as inappropriate at best, and blasphemy at worst. A gifted singer, songwriter and keyboard player, Crouch undertook a traditional apprenticeship by playing piano and singing in church. Later he formed COGICS (Church Of God In Christ Singers) in the early 60s with twin sister Sandra, Blinky Williams, Gloria Jones, Frankie Spring, Edna Wright and Billy Preston. Together they recorded one album for Vee-Jay Records and won numerous awards and competitions throughout California.

While members of that group moved on to successful solo careers, Crouch concentrated on launching the Disciples in 1965. Although only a few albums emerged, the...

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