Chanteur Gospel né le 22 Juillet 1922 à Lee County (Virginie). Brother Claude Ely est décédé le 7 Mai 1978 à Newport (Kentucky).

Born in Virginia on July 22, of 1922, Brother Claude Ely is cited by many as being one of the true examples of gospel music in its purest form as an influence on rock and roll. Though probably not a major influence on rock himself, Ely's music features the heavy rhythmic emphasis and impassioned gospel shouting that was indicative of the southern Pentecostal churches that have been seen as the birthplace of many rock forms. Ely himself was a near legendary Holiness preacher who crisscrossed the United States holding revivals and tent meetings, playing his own brand of explosive traditional songs and originals. No doubt, the sheer volume of his sound is impressive, given that it was mostly comprised of his voice and a forcefully strummed acoustic guitar. Said to have contracted TB as a boy, Ely claimed a miraculous healing that inspired him onward to become a gospel musician. The majority of Ely's recorded work was done for the King label, with him making his first records in 1953. Many of Ely's recordings were taken straight from live Pentecostal church services, though he also recorded in a more standard country gospel style in the early 60's. In a legendary account, Ely is known to have died of a heart attack in 1977 while playing the organ during a sermon. He is said to be widely remembered in the areas in which he ministered to this day.

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Talents : Singer, Songwriter, Guitar, Harmonica, Organ

Style musical : Southern Gospel, Country Gospel

THERE AIN'T NO GRAVE GONNA HOLD MY BODY DOWN (1962)

THERE'S A LEAK IN THE OLD BUILDING (1962)

THE LOVE OF GOD IS REAL (1963)

THOSE PAPERS AND WORDS STILL NEED ME (1963)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

78  t. & Singles

1953 78 t. KING 1282 (US) You've Got To Move / There's A Leak In The Old Building
1953 SP KING 45-1282 (US) You've Got To Move / There's A Leak In The Old Building
1954 78 t. KING 1311 (US) There Ain't No Grave / Talk About Me
1954 SP KING 45-1311 (US) There Ain't No Grave / Talk About Me
1954 78 t. KING 1375 (US) Little David Plays On His Harp / Farther On
1954 SP KING 45-1375 (US) Little David Plays On His Harp / Farther On
1954 78 t. KING 1395 (US) Holy, Holy, Holy / There's A Higher Power
1954 SP KING 45-1395 (US) Holy, Holy, Holy / There's A Higher Power
1962 SP KING 45-5616 (US) Brother Claude ELY & COMBERLANI - There Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down / Holy Holy
1962 SP KING 45-5617 (US) Brother Claude ELY & COMBERLANI - There's A Leak In The Old Building / Farther On
1962 SP KING 45-5618 (US) Brother Claude ELY & COMBERLANI - Little David Play On Your Harp / You've Got To Love
1962 SP KING 45-5619 (US) Brother Claude ELY & COMBERLANI - Talk About Jesus / There's Higher Power
1963 SP KING 45-5709 (US) The Love Of God Is Real / Those Papers And Words Still Need Me

Albums

1962 LP 12" KING 801 (US) THE GOSPEL RANGER - I'm Crying Holy Unto The Lord / There's A Leak iIn This Old Building / Send Down The Rain / There Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down / Talk About Jesus / I'm Just a Stranger Here (with The CUMBERLAND FIVE)  /Thank You Jesus / I Want to Rest/You've Got to Move / Farther On / Jesus Is The Rock / Little David, Play On Your Harp /There's A Higher Power / Holy, Holy, Holy (That's All Right) / Dip Your Finger In The Water (And Cool My Thumb)
1969 LP 12" KING K-1054 (US) AT HOME AND A CHURCH WITH BROTHER CLAUDE ELY - Sweet Jesus / I'm Going To That City / Don't Trifle With The Lord / Don't You Want To Go / Lost And Doomed / There Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down / There's A Leak In This Old Building / Talk About Jesus / Farther On / Little David Play On Your Harp
1969 LP 12" JEWEL LP 109 (US) CHILD OF THE KING - Child Of The King / He Loves Me More And More / The Bridegroom Cometh / Come Unto Me / Standing In The Need Of Prayer / Love Rolled The Shadows Away / It's What You Are Inside / Walking In The Shadows / Just A Closer Walk With Thee / Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven
1979 LP 12" JORDAN ? (US) WHERE COULD I GO BUT TO THE LORD
10/1993 CD ACE 456 (UK) SATAN GET BACK! - I'm Crying Holy Unto The Lord / There's A Leak In This Old Building / Send Down That Rain / There Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down / Talk About Jesus / I'm Just A Stranger Here-The Cumberland Five / Thank You Jesus / I Want To Rest / You've Got To Move / Farther On / Jesus Is The Rock / Little David, Play On Your Harp / There's A Higher Power / Holy, Holy, Holy (That's All Right) / Dip Your Finger In The Water (And Cool My Thumb) / Do You Want To Shout / Those Prayers And Words Still Guide Me / My Crucified One / The Old Fireside / Fare You Well / I Want To Go To Heaven / You Took The Wrong Road Again / Stop That Train
02/2011 CD DUST-TO-DIGITAL DTD 15CD (US)

AIN'T NO GRAVE - THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF BROTHER CLAUDE ELY - There Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down (Brother Claude ELY feat. Reverend David BROCK, Sister Sharon BROCK, James BURKHART) / Jesus Is Mine (Mine, Mine, Mine) / Daniel Ely Testifying (Brother Claude ELY feat. Daniel ELY) / Zion's Hill (Here They Come, Oh What a Thrill) (Brother Claude ELY feat. Reverend Jim EWING SR.) / Shout And Shine (Brother Claude ELY feat. Patricia EWING, Reverend Jim EWING JR.) / He Is Coming Soon (Brother Claude ELY feat. Reverend Windell D. ELY) / Amazing Grace / When The Battle's Over (We Shall Wear A Crown) - I've Just Begun To Live / Lingering Could Be Your Doom / There Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down (Brother Claude ELY feat. Reverend David BROCK, Sister Sharon BROCK, James BURKHART

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