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Andraé Crouch

Biography

Andraé Crouch was probably one of the most renowned and widely respected pioneers of modern gospel music. By merging such traditional gospel music components as call-and-response and choir, alongside pop songwriting methods and creation, Crouch’s style affected countless other performers. Given birth to July 1, 1942, in SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, California, Crouch got his musical begin at his father’s chapel in the LA area, performing, playing piano, and before a decade of age, composing his own tunes (despite being completely self-taught). Crouch created his first severe gospel group through the early ’60s, Andraé Crouch & the Disciples, though it wasn’t until 1977 the fact that group released its first discharge, This Is A LATER DATE (ultimately, the “Disciples” name will be dropped, because the albums had been credited exclusively to Crouch). Crouch’s profession quickly begun to soar; he progressively held issuing albums — including standout produces like 1978’s self-titled discharge, 1981’s Don’t QUIT, 1982’s Live at Carnegie Hall, 1997’s Pray, and 1998’s Present of Xmas — in addition to penning the present day gospel classics “My Tribute (To God End up being the Glory)” and “The Bloodstream WON’T Lose Its Power.” Furthermore, Crouch toured throughout the world (including European countries, Africa, china and taiwan, as well as the U.S.); collaborated with such acclaimed pop performers as Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, and Madonna; received a complete of nine Grammy Honours and an Academy Prize nomination; and added to the soundtracks of such films because the Lion Ruler and Free of charge Willy. Crouch was inducted in to the Gospel Hall of Popularity in 1998. Quickly thereafter, he was the main topic of a tribute record, Tribute: The Music of Andraé Crouch, including spirited renditions of Crouch music done by famous brands the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Consider 6, the Winans, and an album-closing finale of “My Tribute (To God End up being the Glory)” that included Patti Austin, BeBe Winans, Susan Ashton, and Vestal Goodman amongst others, within a 70-tone of voice all-star choir. Alongside numerous guest performances and a frantic touring timetable, Crouch released Mighty Blowing wind in 2005, the 40th wedding anniversary of his documenting debut. The Trip implemented in 2011, and Reside in Los Angeles 2 yrs later. He passed away of a coronary attack in early 2015, at age 72.

Quick Facts


Full Name Andraé Crouch
Died January 8, 2015, Northridge, Los Angeles, California, United States
Profession Actor, Pastor, Singer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Music Arranger
Nationality American
Parents Catherine Dorothea Crouch, Benjamin Crouch
Siblings Sandra Crouch, Benjamin Crouch Jr.
Awards Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance, Grammy Award for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album, Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance, Male, Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance, Contemporary, Grammy Award for Best Gospel Performance, Contemporary
Music Songs Let the Church Say Amen, Through It All, Soon and Very Soon, The Blood Will Never Lose It's Power, My Tribute, Jesus Is the Answer, Can't Nobody Do Me Like Jesus, It Won't Be Long, Bless His Holy Name, We Need to Hear from You, God Is On Our Side, I'll Be Thinking Of You, Mighty Wind, We Are Not Ashamed, I Don't Know Why Jesus Loved Me, All Because Of Jesus, Nobody Else Like You, I've got confidence, He Has A Plan For Me, Jesus Is Lord, If Heaven Was Never Promised To Me, Somebody Told Me About Jesus, Tell Them, Give It All Back To Me, This Is Another Day, Jesus Came Into My Life, O Give Thanks, Just Like He Said He Would, Where Jesus Is, Sweet Communion, It's Gonna Rain, Bless The Lord
Albums Take the Message Everywhere, Live in London, Mighty Wind, Lang Lang Live at Carnegie Hall, Finally, Take Me Back, Keep On Singin', I'll Be Thinking of You, This Is Another Day, Just Andrae, The Gift of Christmas, Soulfully, The Journey, Gospel Around The World, Mercy, Don't Give Up, The Definitive Greatest Hits, Classic Gold: Best of Andrae: Andrae Crouch and the Disciples, Classics Vol. 1, Mega 3 Collection, Vol. 2, Vol III … The Contemporary, New Beginnings Gospel Series: Andraé Crouch, Volume 2…We Sing Praises, Sonny and Andraé Minister to Hugh Salsbury, Platinum Praise - Andraé Crouch, Legends Of Gospel: Andrae Crouch, Mega 3: Andrae Crouch 1, Classic Gold: This Is Another Day: Andrae Crouch and the Disciples, The Light Years: Andrae Crouch, Gospel Music Hall of Fame (disc 1), Let's Worship, Vol.1
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Gospel Album, Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album, Academy Award for Best Original Music Score, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Gospel Album, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Gospel Artist, Soul Train Music Award for Best Gospel Album – Solo
Movies In Search of Dr. Seuss, Rejoice and Shout, Donnie McClurkin Story: From Darkness to Light, Bill & Gloria Gaither: Rock of Ages, Paul Simon & Friends: A Night of Gospel Glory, Hallelujah Gospel, Gaither and Friends: God Bless America, Gospel: Live


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#Fact
1 He also won an ASCAP Award, a Billboard Music Award, and a NAACP Image Award.
2 He earned a Gold Record for "Jesus Is the Answer".
3 In defiance of parent Church of God in Christ's ban on the ordination of women as ministers, he named his twin-sister, Sandra Crouch, as co-minister of the church he led after the death of their father and brother. When the parent Church of God in Christ threatened sanctions, they renamed their church New Christ Memorial Church.
4 Andraé Crouch won nine Grammy Awards.
5 2007 Christian Music Hall of Fame and Museum inductee.
6 His first music group, in 1960, at his father's church, was the Church of God in Christ Singers, and which included Billy Preston.
7 He won four Gospel Music Association GMA Dove Awards.
8 He was inducted into the Gospel Music Association's Hall of Fame, located in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, in 1978.
9 After both of his parents, and his brother all died within a period of just a few months in late 1993 and early 1994, Andraé, already an ordained minister, became the senior pastor at his father's Christ Memorial Church of God in Christ of Pacoima, California, USA. Attendance at the church soon soared.
10 He was the Soul Gospel Artist of the Year for Billboard Magazine in 1975 and 1977.
11 In 2004, he became only the third gospel artist in history (until that time) to be awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, for music recording, at 6520 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
12 Fraternal twin brother of Sandra Crouch, who sometimes referred to Andraé as her "womb mate".


Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Lion King 1994 choir master - as Andrae Crouch / choral arranger - as Andrae Crouch / choral conductor - as Andrae Crouch
Dangerous: The Short Films 1993 Video choir manager
Amen TV Series composer - 111 episodes, 1986 - 1991 music director - 5 episodes, 1986 - 1987 musical director - 4 episodes, 1986 - 1987
Tall Tales & Legends 1986 TV Series conductor - 1 episode
The Color Purple 1985 music arranger and conductor: Christ Memorial Church of God in Christ Choir - as Andrae Crouch

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Christian Mingle 2014 performer: "Give it All Back to Me" - as Andrae Crouch / writer: "Give it All Back to Me" - as Andrae Crouch
Twenty Feet from Stardom 2013 Documentary writer: "Maybe God Is Trying To Tell You Something" - as Andrae Edward Crouch
Mad Money 2008 writer: "Can't Nobody Do Me Like Jesus"
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan 2006 writer: "The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power" 1957
Voyage of the Unicorn 2001 TV Movie lyrics: "Faith Precedes the Miracle" / music: "Faith Precedes the Miracle"
A Time to Kill 1996 "Take My Hand Precious Lord" / arranger: "Take My Hand Precious Lord"
In Search of Dr. Seuss 1994 TV Movie music: "Yertle the Turtle" - as Andrae Crouch / performer: "Yertle the Turtle" - as Andrae Crouch
Once Upon a Forest 1993 lyrics: "He's Gone/He's Back" / music: "He's Gone/He's Back"
In Living Color 1990 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Colors 1988 writer: "SOON, AND VERY SOON" - as Andrae Crouch
Amen 1986 TV Series writer: "Shine on Me"
The Color Purple 1985 writer: "Heaven Belongs to You", "Maybe God Is Tryin' to Tell You Somethin'" - as Andrae Crouch
Saturday Night Live 1980-1984 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Marjoe 1972 Documentary writer: "I've Got Confidence"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beverly Hood 1999 Preacher
Cousin Skeeter 1999 TV Series
In Search of Dr. Seuss 1994 TV Movie Yertle (as Andrae Crouch)
In Living Color 1990 TV Series Gospel Choir
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1972 TV Series Musical Guest

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Praise the Lord 1982-2013 TV Series Himself
Bad 25 2012 Documentary Himself
Andraé Crouch: Live in Los Angeles 2011 Video Himself
Andraé Crouch: The Journey 2011 Documentary Himself
The 700 Club 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Rejoice and Shout 2010 Documentary Himself
Gifted 2007 TV Series Himself / Judge
Thank You Billy Graham 2006 Video short Himself
21st Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
Higher Ground: Voices of Contemporary Gospel Music 2004 Video documentary Himself
Say It Loud: A Celebration of Black Music in America 2001 TV Mini-Series documentary
The Arsenio Hall Show 1994 TV Series Himself
Grammy Legends 1990 TV Special Himself
Saturday Night Live 1980-1990 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The 5th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards 1990 TV Special Himself
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars 1983-1989 TV Series Himself
Family Reunion: A Gospel Music Celebration 1988 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 30th Annual Grammy Awards 1988 TV Special Himself
The 9th Annual CableACE Awards 1988 TV Special Himself
Living the Dream: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 1988 TV Special Himself
The 1st Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1987 TV Special Himself - Performer
The 4th Annual Black Gold Awards 1987 TV Special Himself - Performer
Cinemax Sessions 1987 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1986 TV Series Himself
An All-Star Celebration Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. 1986 TV Movie documentary Himself
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1985 TV Series Himself
The 27th Annual Grammy Awards 1985 TV Special Himself
The 25th Annual Grammy Awards 1983 TV Special Himself
Ray Charles: A Man & His Soul 1983 TV Movie Himself
SCTV Network 1982 TV Series Himself
Solid Gold 1982 TV Series Himself
The Glen Campbell Music Show 1982 TV Series Himself
The Jeffersons 1982 TV Series Himself
The Third Annual Black Achievement Awards 1980 TV Special Himself
Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters 1980 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1980 TV Series Himself
The 22nd Annual Grammy Awards 1980 TV Special Himself
The Cry of a Hurting World... I'm Hungry! 1977 TV Movie documentary Himself
Right On 1971 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Recording Awarded on June 4, 2004 at 6520 Hollywood Blvd.
1987 ASCAP Award ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Top Box Office Films The Color Purple (1985) · Quincy Jones
· Chris Boardman
· Jorge Calandrelli
· Jack Hayes
· Joel Rosenbaum
· Fred Steiner
· Rod Temperton

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1986 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Score The Color Purple (1985) · Quincy Jones
· Jeremy Lubbock
· Rod Temperton
· Caiphus Semenya
· Chris Boardman
· Jorge Calandrelli
· Joel Rosenbaum
· Fred Steiner
· Jack Hayes
· Jerry Hey
· Randy Kerber


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