Formed beneath the direction lately gospel pianist and singer Reverend Adam Cleveland (1932 — 1991), the Southern California Community Choir is among the world’s foremost gospel teams. Furthermore to performing for god, the father, the choir provides lent their motivating harmonies to albums by Kansas, Elton John, and Arlo Guthrie. Their cooperation with Aretha Franklin, Amazing Sophistication, documented during two live shows at the brand new Temple Missionary Baptist Cathedral in LA, reached the pop TOP and remains among the best-selling gospel-pop crossover albums ever. In an assessment of the record, the Rolling Rock Album Guide defined it as “Franklin transcendent, time for the foundation of her personal — and spirit music’s — first motivation.” The Southern California Community Choir became a member of using the Cornerstone Baptist Choir to supply harmonies for Elton John’s ultra-funky tune, “Bite Your Lip (GET RIGHT UP and Dance)” on his Madman Over the Drinking water recording. The group’s overall performance in Jerusalem was filmed for any documentary video, Gospel From your Holy Land.