The Reverend James Cleveland did more to ‘mainstream’ black gospel music during this life than any other person. Sadly, as I and many others have outlined in other places, he led a troubled life that has left his reputation as a man and minister of the Lord in tatters.
And I have to say, it is not without some discomfort that I share his music. But ultimately, it is about the music. It may be born in one person’s soul but once born it belongs to everyone. And besides, he who is without sin, let him cast the first stone.
This is a record I picked up in Pretoria South Africa many years ago. Let it make your Sunday evening a joy.
01 Don’t Forget To Remember
02 Oh Be Joyful
03 He Decided To Die
04 Use Me Lord
05 God Is Still Working Miracles
06 Save Me Lord
07 I Gave My All To You
08 Thy Will Be Done
09 What A Friend We Have In Jesus
10 The Chariots Is A Comin’
11 For God So Loved The World
12 I Feel A Change
13 He’ll Never Let You Down
14 Give It To Me
15 You’ve Been Truly Wondrously Blessed