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The Reverend J.M. Gates (July 14, 1884 – August 18, 1945) was an American Christian preacher and Gospel music singer.

From 1914 to his death, Gates was the pastor of Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Rock Dale Park, Atlanta, Georgia. He had a very prolific recording career, recording over 200 sides between 1926 and 1941, including frequent rerecordings. Experts estimate that at least a quarter of all sermons commercially…

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  • Gates is sampled on the new Paul Simon song Getting Ready for Christmas Day -- http://mp3.radio.com/2010/12/01/free-mp3-paul-simons-getting-ready-for-christmas-day/
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