James Cleveland

James Cleveland
1931 - 1991

James Cleveland  American Singer

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James Cleveland passed away on 9th Feb 1991 aged 59.

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James Cleveland is a 59 year old American Singer. Born on 5th December, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois, USA, he is famous for American gospel music singer. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

James Cleveland is a member of the following lists: Singers from Chicago, Illinois, 20th-century American singers and Grammy Award-winning artists.

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First Name James
Last Name Cleveland
Age 59 (age at death) years
Birthday 5th December, 1931
Birthplace Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died 9th February, 1991
Build Average
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
Occupation Text Singer
Occupation Singer
Claim to Fame American gospel music singer
Music Genre (Text) Gospel, traditional black gospel, urban contemporary gospel, modern soul
Instrument (text) Vocals, piano
Record Label Byg, Gamble and Huff, HOB, HRB Music Company, King James, Musidisc, Nashboro, Phoenix, Savoy, Sonorous, Soul Parade, States, Thunderbird, UpFront
Associated Acts Albertina Walker, Roberta Martin, The Caravans, The Gospel All-Stars, The Gospel Chimes, The Gospelaires, The James Cleveland Singers

The Reverend Dr. James Edward Cleveland (December 5, 1931 – February 9, 1991) was a gospel singer, musician, and composer. Known as the King of Gospel music, Cleveland was a driving force behind the creation of the modern gospel sound by incorporating traditional black gospel, modern soul, pop, and jazz in arrangements for mass choirs. Throughout his career, Cleveland appeared on hundreds of recordings, won 4 Grammy Awards, and received a star along the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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