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Andraé Crouch


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Andraé Crouch (born as Andraé Edward Crouch on July 1, 1942, in Los Angeles, California [1]), is an American Gospel musician, recording artist, songwriter, arranger and record producer.

His first group was the Church of God in Christ Singers (COGICS) in 1960, which included Billy Preston who later played organ for the Beatles and Eric Clapton. [1] The COGICS were the first group to record the song “The Blood”.

Crouch founded the Disciples in 1965. At the urging of Christian composer Ralph Carmichael, he began to record his compositions in 1969. During the 1965-85 period, Andraé Crouch and the Disciples appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, performed at the Hollywood Bowl and Carnegie Hall, and toured 68 countries. Crouch’s most popular songs from this period include “The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power,” “Through It All,” “Bless His Holy Name,” and “My Tribute”. Their contemporary gospel sound reached beyond the traditional African American base and touched a racially and musically diverse audience. Several musical acts and solo performers covered (made recordings of) his more popular works, further expanding Crouch’s musical influence.
Has sung solo with the Oslo Gospel Choir in Norway on several occasions.
In 2006, he released Mighty Wind, a 40th anniversary album featuring guest performances by Marvin Winans, Crystal Lewis, Karen Clark Sheard, and Lauren Evans.


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  • OnlyVisitor

    R.I.P. Andraé Crouch ... a great artist of gospel music has left us. <><

    21 Jan 5:47am Reply
  • luckystoned

    R.I.P. --- soon and very soon we'll see you again andraé ....

    19 Jan 10:28am Reply
  • DrSlump7


    9 Jan 3:22pm Reply
  • puremusic4ever

    R.I.P. Andraé Crouch. You will be missed, but never forgotten.

    9 Jan 10:51am Reply
  • JZK1


    9 Jan 5:25am Reply
  • jimmybrogan

    its all because of jesus!

    10 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Fintelligent

    what a whack spelling of his name. if i were him i would change it to André

    10 Jun 2012 Reply
  • ShiningStar911

    Soon And Very Soon <33333333333

    14 May 2012 Reply
  • dffeuscg

    I'm from Cape Town in South Africa. My name is Lorraine. I just love your music and I personally think it will never go old. Everytime I listen to it, it just becomes like a new album. God bless you with your wonderful music.

    1 Nov 2011 Reply
  • gregoryalkana

    I'm from C.T. South Africa. Andrae for most of us is the man that revolutionized gospel music. One of the pioneers, the big daddy. I remember together with 2 friends buying our first first Andrae Vinyl LP...LOL. Mr Crouch, I salute you sir

    2 Jul 2011 Reply
  • stickability

    I love Andrae Crouch. His music is real, born out of a personal relationship with Jesus. My favorites are the blood will never loose it power and Jesus is the answer. God bless you Sir, your music makes christianity real and alive!

    19 May 2011 Reply
  • samgmusic

    I love Andraé Crouch's music. I remember receiving one of his albums back in 74. You can find a lot more of his stuff on lala.

    7 Apr 2010 Reply
  • murrillsback

    My wife loves this song= All because of Jesus. You are one of a kind Mr Crouch. I pray that I will be able to bring my family( my wife and 5 children to meet you and your family. Thank you so much for your wonderful blessed music from God. Andre' Murrill

    3 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Chimino

    Soon and Very Soon we are going to see the King...

    8 Dec 2008 Reply
  • mattosk

    Andraé's amazing. My Tribute and The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power are my favorites.

    15 Dec 2007 Reply

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