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Mighty Clouds Of Joy


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The Mighty Clouds of Joy is the world’s best selling gospel quartet. They are based in Los Angeles, California. Group members included Joe Ligon, Johnny Martin (d. 1987), Elmo Franklin, Richard Wallace, Leon Polk and David Walker (who also recorded several tracks with Link Wray under the name “Bunker Hill”). The Mighty Clouds of Joy were formed in 1960 and started out in a tradition-based style. Eventually they added soul, R&B, and rock flourishes into their musical mix (one of their early hits was produced by Philadelphia soul czars Gamble and Huff) without diluting the essential religious essence of their material. The long-lived group flourished throughout the rest of the 20th century, scoring numerous Grammy nominations and hit albums along the way.


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  • dellaray

    I been listening to The Mighty Clouds Of Joy all of my life and they still inspire me with their songs. What an inspirational group.

    17 Jan 2012 Reply
  • erfenner

    Mighty Clouds Of Joy is the world greatest gospel group, and I love all of their songs.

    17 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Dominicanbred

    too bad heavy load isn't a full track. love that song...

    14 May 2009 Reply
  • Dominicanbred

    WOOt!! the first to leave a post to one of the greatest gospel groups ever..

    14 May 2009 Reply

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