THE GOSPEL MUSIC HALL OF FAME: VOLUME TWO OF TWO: THE IMPERIALS 1964-1976: Released by BENSON RECORDS in 1998. The GOSPEL MUSCI HALL OF FAME series recognizes the achievements of artists who have been inducted into the GOSPEL MUSIC HALL OF FAME, highlighting the most popular and enduring songs and performances of notable inductees. The Gospel Music Association was founded in 1964. The Hall Of Fame began its inductions in 1971. Inducted into the GOSPEL MUSIC HALL OF FAME, April 2 1998, THE IMPERIALS were selected for this debut release because of their distinction as the transitional group in the history of gospel music, helping lead the way into a new placed called contemporary Christian music. With 4 Grammy Awards, 17 Dove Awards (including the very first Male Group of the Year award in 1969) and several tours with the legendary ELIS PRESLEY. THE IMPERIALS gained worldwide fame for their tight four-part harmonies built around relevant, contemporary music expousing captivating, overt Christian lyrics. The recordings included on this project came from the years 1964-1976.
Playlist: OH HAPPY DAY, HE TOUCHED ME, I JUST CAME TO PRAISE THE LORD, GOD SPEAKING TO YOU, MY CHILD WELCOME HOME, SPIRITUAL MEDLEY: GRET GETTING’ UP MORNIN’/GOOD NEWS, GIVE THEM ALL, HE’S ON HIS WAY, HE NEVER SLEEPS, JUST BECAUSE HE LOVES YOU, LONELY MILE, STANDING IN THE NEED OF PRAYER, YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE
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- Brand Benson Records
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