The Mighty Clouds of Joy 50 Year Celebration CD 2011

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Contemporary gospel's preeminent group, the Mighty Clouds of Joy carried the torch for the traditional quartet vocal style throughout an era dominated by solo acts and choirs; pioneering a distinctively funky sound which over time gained grudging acceptance even among purists, they pushed spiritual music in new and unexpected directions, even scoring a major disco hit. The Mighty Clouds of Joy were formed in Los Angeles during the mid-'50s by schoolmates Joe Ligon and Johnny Martin; while still in their teens, the original group -- which also included brothers Ermant and Elmo Franklin, Leon Polk and Richard Wallace -- made their recorded debut in 1960 with "Steal Away to Jesus," cut for the Peacock label. Their debut LP Family Circle arrived a year later.

In the years that followed, the Mighty Clouds earned a reputation among gospel's greatest showmen; one of the first groups to incorporate choreographed moves into their act, their nimble footwork and bright, color-coordinated outfits earned them the sobriquet "The Temptations of Gospel." More importantly, they were the first group to add bass, drums and keyboards to the standard quartet accompaniment of solo guitar, resulting in a sound which horrified traditionalists but appealed to younger listeners -- so much so, in fact, that the Mighty Clouds became the first gospel act ever to appear on television's Soul Train, where they performed their disco smash "Mighty High." Their crossover success continued with opening slots for pop stars including Marvin Gaye, the Rolling Stones and Paul Simon, whom the group backed during a month-long stint at Madison Square Garden. While lineup changes plagued the Mighty Clouds throughout their career, they remain active to this day; in addition to co-founders Ligon and Wallace, their latter-day incarnation also included Michael McCowin, Mike Cook, Wilbert Williams, Johnny Valentine and Ron Staples. ~ Jason Ankeny, All Music

50 Year Celebration Track Listing media player real mp3
01. If Jesus Can't Fix It Listen Listen
02. Been Good To Me Listen Listen
03. Jesus Kind Of Man Listen Listen
04. I Believe I'll Run On Listen Listen
05. I Know I've Been Changed Listen Listen
06. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot Listen Listen
07. I Don't Feel No Ways Tired Listen Listen
08. Mighty High Listen Listen
09. Something To Thank God For Listen Listen
10. I Made A Step Listen Listen
11. Order My Step Listen Listen
12. Jesus Will Turn It Around Listen Listen
13. I've Been In The Storm Too Long Listen Listen
14. Walk Around Heaven Listen Listen
15. We Will Overcome Listen Listen

Format: Audio CD
Release Date: 03/08/2011
Label: EMI Gospel
Distributed by: EMI CMG Distribution
UPC: 5099930614826
CShopper ID: CSMUS5960

  • CShopper ID: CSMUS5960
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