><> R.I.P. Andre Crouch <><

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  1. righteousdude2

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    Yesterday Gospel music lost one of its most influential singers and writers of our day! I had the privilege of performing alongside Andre on two occasions, plus I was an an acquaintance, and I can say that his music has touched me, blessed and moved me, and I for one will miss him.

    I am attaching a few of his songs through links. Take a few minutes to remanence and give thanks to God for this man's love of Jesus and his talent to put that love for the Father into words and song:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whjZTug_O-Y

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-4JcZylU3c&list=RDwhjZTug_O-Y&index=5

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmGiu9JfbIs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iZm9__sJL8

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9ROXL6T8-w&index=22&list=RDwhjZTug_O-Y

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HxGz6uqzKI&list=RDwhjZTug_O-Y&index=10

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8SNY3zwXio&list=RDwhjZTug_O-Y&index=9
     
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    What kind of "gospel" music.
    There is a wide variety:
    Southern, Black, Country, ect
     
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    Well, I didn't want to be accused of using the term "black"to describe my brother, but Andre was black Gospel. Give a listen to some of the links. If you never heard him, you may remember his songs and like his style.
     
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    Mainly Rythem & Blues
     
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    It seems a few years ago southern gospel actually went to court to be the sole holder of "gospel" music.
    I am not able to find anything at the moment - if anyone can, I would appreciate.

    I am now on the way to the Dentist....
     
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    I used to work at a FM (CCM music) /AM station which played Black Gospel.

    I do NOT care for Black Gospel music. Personally, I do not see much difference between Black gospel and Rock and Roll.
    Now - I realize that many people like that brand - and therefore I did sell advertising for the black Gospel.
     
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    I like singing Crouch's work----I grew up in an era where black folks just were not invited into church at the church I was raised-----but the "powers that be" had no idea that Crouch was black---and us white dudes and dude-etts were singing his black songs in a white church!!(Their loss---our gain)

    Its just a matter of taste-----I disdain Country/Western----listening to Country/Western makes me feel like going out and taking a swing at someone or robbing some Wells Fargo bank---doesn't do nothing for me in the positive arena!!!

    But---like they say

    Different strokes for different folks!!!
     
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    Did you even give a listen to the links I posted? I am sure you may change your mind. It is more soulful, and not rock.
     
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    Like "The Salt Man" said----he just doesn't like black music----just like I don't give a rip for country/western

    Different strokes for different folks!!!

    :wavey::wavey::saint:
     
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    Crouch's music was highly adaptable, from R&B to contemporary Christian to massed choir.

    I'll never forget the Falls Creek choir (about 500 folks) presenting "My Tribute" to a crowd of about 8,000 people back in the early '70s.
     
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    I did like a lot of what Andre Crouch did. I was at a bar in Lake Worth (not drinking, just listening to the music) and one thing led to another and it ended up being a kind of open mic night.

    I got up and sang four or five songs. I did Ophelia, Tipitina (the Allen Toussaint version, which includes the minor verse...), A Simple Twist of Fate, Soon and Very Soon, and a couple other songs.

    By far, the one that got the biggest reaction was Soon and Very Soon.

    I was never a huge fan of Bash 'N' The Code. They were a little too bubble gum-my for me. But I did like a lot of things about them and one of the songs I really liked that they did was a cover of Soon and Very Soon.
     
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    And I detest RAP.
     
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    That, too!!! Me no like rap!!!:flower::flower:
     
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    Shai Linne is about the only rapper I can stand.

    Several of his songs have been very helpful in catechizing our children.
     

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