Rev. James Cleveland biography

Rev. James Cleveland

Urban contemporary gospel, Musical Artist

1931 – 1991

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Who was Rev. James Cleveland?

The Reverend Dr. James L. 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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Born
Dec 5, 1931
Chicago
Also known as
  • Cleveland, Rev. James
  • James Cleveland
  • The Reverend Dr. James Cleveland
  • Reverend James Cleveland
  • King James
  • Crown Prince of Gospel
Children
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
Feb 9, 1991
Culver City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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