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Rev. Cleophus Robinson



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Born March 18, 1932 in Canton, Mississippi, according to family legend Robinson suddenly sang his first gospel song, “Who Will Be Able to Stand?” at the age of three; from that point on, he sang regularly while working in the cotton fields, influenced in great measure by his mother Lillie, a gospel shouter in the tradition of Mahalia Jackson whose own vocal prowess was renowned throughout the region. As a teen, Robinson gave his first solo recitals at St. John’s Church of Canton; in 1948 he moved to Chicago, where he performed in a variety of area churches and appeared with the Roberta Martin Singers alongside Jackson herself.  Main Source:  Malacco Records.


 

 

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