Written by: Gregory Gay
July 27th, 2015
GOSPELflava joins others around the world saddened with news of the passing of Rickey R. Grundy. A master musician and composer, Grundy’s rise to prominence came with the recording of his song, Call Him Up (Can’t Stop Praising His Name) by Keith Pringle and the Pentecostal Community Choir. His compositions dominated Gospel music over the next 2 decades in recordings by the Gospel Music Workshop of America Mass Choir, Ron Kenoly, Ann Nesby, Willmington Chester Mass Choir, Rodnie Bryant, Bishop Larry Trotter and others. Rickey’s choir, the Rickey Grundy Chorale would go on to record for Sparrow Records and in later years, Rickey served as music director for Andrae Crouch.