When legend Andraé Crouch died he left behind a blue print. It is a blue print that helped shape most if not all of today’s CCM and Gospel performers.
His first group was the Church of God in Christ Singers (COGICS) in 1960, which included Billy Preston.The COGICS were the first group to record the song.Crouch was a key figure in the Jesus Music movement of the 1960s and 1970s. As a result, helped bring about contemporary Christian music, and began to bridge the gap between black and white Christian music. Though sometimes criticized for diluting the Gospel message by using contemporary styles, his songs have become staples in churches all around the world and recorded by mainstream artists such as Elvis Presley and Paul Simon.
“The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power.” Here he is performing it with Bill and Gloria Gaither.
Moment # 4
Bringing Back the Sunshine – Andrae Crouch – 1980 – 700 Club
“Completely Yes” – Sandra Crouch,Andrae Crouch,Gloria Augustus & CMC Choir 1996
“I Don’t Know Why Jesus Loves Me” – Andrae Crouch & The Disciples – Explo 1972
and the # 1 moment is the intimate talk he has with a documentarian in which he explains intimately “Let The Church Say Amen.”
Surely the heavens are filled with song.