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Edwin Hawkins Singers: Oh Happy Day: The Best of

Let Us Go Into The House Of The Lord
Pray For Peace
Oh Happy Day
Joy, Joy
Give Me A Star
I Shall Be Free
To My Father's House
Someday
Jesus, Lover Of My Soul
Ooh Child
Precious Memories
Late In The Evening
A Long Way To Go
Blowin' In The Wind
I'm Going Through

Edwin Hawkins (born 18 August 1943, Oakland, California) is a Grammy Award-winning American gospel and R&B musician, pianist, choir leader, composer and arranger. He is one of the originators of the urban contemporary gospel sound. He (and the Edwin Hawkins Singers) are best known for his arrangement of "Oh Happy Day" (1968-69), which was included on the Songs of the Century list. When radio stations of the San Francisco Bay area started playing "Oh Happy Day", it became very popular. Featuring the lead vocal of Dorothy Combs Morrison, the subsequently released single rocketed to sales of over a million copies within two months. It crossed over to the pop charts making U.S. #4 and UK #2 in 1969. It then became an international success, selling more than 7 million copies worldwide, and Hawkins was awarded his first Grammy for it.

Item code: 2260C | 1 CD | $6.95 |add item to cart
Gospel | Accompanied | United States
886972437729 | 4A724377

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