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The Mighty Clouds Of Joy

Contemporary gospel's preeminent group, the Mighty Clouds of Joy carried the torch for the traditional quartet vocal style throughout an era dominated by solo acts and choirs; pioneering a distinctively funky sound which over time gained grudging acceptance even among purists, they pushed spiritual music in new and unexpected directions, even scoring a major disco hit. The Mighty Clouds of Joy were formed in Los Angeles during the mid-'50s by schoolmates Joe Ligon and Johnny Martin; while still in their teens, the original group -- which also included brothers Ermant and Elmo Franklin, Leon Polk and Richard Wallace -- made their recorded debut in 1960 with "Steal Away to Jesus," cut for the Peacock label. Their debut LP Family Circle arrived a year later. In the years that followed, the Mighty Clouds earned a reputation among gospel's greatest showmen; one of the first groups to incorporate choreographed moves into their act, their nimble footwork and bright, color-coordinated outfits earned them the sobriquet "The Temptations of Gospel." More importantly, they were the first group to add bass, drums and keyboards to the standard quartet accompaniment of solo guitar, resulting in a sound which horrified traditionalists but appealed to younger listeners -- so much so, in fact, that the Mighty Clouds became the first gospel act ever to appear on television's Soul Train, where they performed their disco smash "Mighty High." Their crossover success continued with opening slots for secular pop stars including Marvin Gaye, the Rolling Stones and Paul Simon, whom the group backed during a month-long stint at Madison Square Garden. While lineup changes plagued the Mighty Clouds throughout their career, they remained active through the 1990s; in addition to co-founders Ligon and Wallace, their latter-day incarnation also included Michael McCowin, Wilbert Williams, Johnny Valentine and Ron Staples. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi
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I love this song
I used to listen to these guys with my grandmother all the time and you can feel the spirit when they sing.
This group was my moms favorite group, and I see why. And now they are my favorite as well as lee William and my girl pastor Shirley c
I USED TO LOOK AT A GOSPEL SHOW ON SUNDAYS CALLED JUILBEE SHOWCASE IN CHICAGO ON CHANNEL 26 CALLED NOW THE U SMILE..
Praise his name
HAPPY SUNDAY!!! THANK YOU JESUS FOR ALLOWING MYSELF AND MY FAMILY TO SEE ANOTHER DAY. SOMEONE DIDN'T WAKE UP AND TO THOSE FAMILIES I PRAY FOR STRENGTH. AS WE GO OUT TODAY LORD I PRAY FOR TRAVELING GRACE. AS WE WALK THROUGH THE HALLS OF THE HOSPITAL TODAY TO VISIT MY HUSBAND I ASK THAT YOU HEAL HIM AS WELL AS THE OTHER PERSONS ON THEIR SICK BED. LET YOUR LOVE SHINE BRIGHT ON US LORD. LET ME BE AN EXAMPLE OF YOUR LOVE LORD THROUGH ME;THE WAY I WALK,TALK,AN D THINK. EVERYONE HAVE A BLESSED DAY IN JE
Another wonderful group that i love God Child
One of the best groups in the world
THIS IS A VERY TRUE SONG.....THE MIGHTY CLOUDS OF JOY...SECOND FAVORITE GROUP I LIKE OF ALL TIME
There's A Bright Side Somewhere Is A True Song And That's With The Lord Amen
When Noone Else Can God Can Amen Amen Amen
auburnuniver s i t y b i g g e s t f a n
He keeps on blessing me over over again
I love this song, sing it y'all
I LOVE OLD SCHOOL GOSPEL THANK U ALL FOR PAVING THE WAY FOR UPCOMING GOSPEL ARTIST SMILE..
Well say that tall God doesn't put more on me than I can bear cause There's A Bright Side Somewhere Amen Amen Amen
Everyday is a mighty good day When You Get up Prasing God Amen Amen Amen
I know that's right I'm going to walk around heaven with the Lord Amen .
One of these days we will have to give up the cares of this world for everlasting LIFE, hold on a little while longer + 14y 1m
Old I need u now my family it n need
God will bless you and your family
I feel the same way about gospel music, grew up with gospel music since the late 1950's.
Listen to gospel. Music always. Make me feel better ..God is good all the time .the. music help me ...special in my time of need when I am stress I always find. Peace ..
Mom sing it to me as a girl
I have always enjoy gospel singing I even try to sing also and love doing it. Ell Marie Pendleton
I feel conviction when the clouds sing
contactdee.d l
Hey !!!Kenneth82 r a m s . . . . . d i d n t want you to seem uninformed, But, contrary to where they might have made it.....It is fact that Joe Ligon IS (hence, from,) Troy, Alabama..... S o ya know. :) How you ask??? Hello Im D. Ligon....Joe is my Uncle...Dads Brother. They became famous in L.A.....But Uncle Joe is definitely from the south. Do some searching... G O D BLESS!!
respects
THE FAVORITES SONGS IS MY UP LIFTING IS THE QUESTION IS AND I BEEN IN THE STORM TO LONG. I LOVE IT AND EVERYTHING THEY MADE SMILE.......
God is an awesome God
Thank you Jesus for fixing me.....
God can....God will....
gapeach1929
My God is an Awesome God!!!
Why is there no references to Rev. Clarence Devereaux ( my great uncle) one of the main writers, copyright holder & choreographe r s ?
God is so awesome @ all times!!!! AMEN!!!!!!
We have to put God 1st.
Amen,Jesus will fix it for you!!!!
Love this!!!
I KNOW GOD WILL NEVER NEVER LEAVE ME. AND I KNOW MY ROAD AINT EASY BUT I WILL. FOLLOW GOD FOR THE REDT OF MY LIFE.
God always listen our preys..
.thank u jesus bc we wouldn't make it if we didn't have them.
in my father last days all we played for him was the mighty clouds
I'm a living testimony and loving the lord !
Well not but the righteous shall see God Amem tske md to the water to be baptized brcause I love Jesus cause he saved my soul
I LOVE MY OLD TIME GOSPEL MUSIC NOTHING BUT THE BEST THAT WAS EVER MADE NOTHING ELSE LIKE IT
These Guys are from The Great State Of Alabama not Los Angeles sorry but these are my homeboys
I love this song because somebody pray for me and that somebody is my MOTHER
Nothing like old skool gospel
Love this song.
Amen to God following through The Mighty Clouds Of Joy.
bkestar63
Are you going to get house in order, I come to for to turn around God speicalizein g in my life
I love this group singing, I remember them from back in the 50s and 60s
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Wonderful, fervent, heartfelt gospel from pillars of tradition and innovation.
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