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Donnie Mcclurkin:

Donnie Mcclurkin:

Donnie Mcclurkin:

The man responsible for creating iconic campaigns such as British Airways and Coca Cola. He is most well-known for his recognizable, mood setting DJ voice.

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in the United States of America. When he was eight years old, his two-year-old brother was hit and killed by a speeding driver. Soon after the loss, McClurkin experienced family turmoil due to the loss of his brother, and shortly thereafter, he was a victim of childhood sexual abuse at the hands of his great uncle, and years after that by his great uncle's son. Two of his sisters dealt with substance abuse problems, and that's when the young McClurkin found solace in his going to a church; and, also through an aunt of his who sang background vocals with gospel musician, Andraé Crouch. By the time that he was a teenager, he had formed the McClurkin Singers, and later he formed another group, the New York Restoration Choir, with recordings from as early as 1975.

Guests: DONNIE MCCLURKIN Gospel singer his two albums are titled Donnie McClurkin and Live in London and More Nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album Author of the forthcoming book Eternal Victim, Eternal Victor (Fall, 2000) HORACE CLARENCE BOYER Professor Emeritus, Music Theory and African-American Music, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Author, How Sweet the Sound: The Golden Age of Gospel (Univ. of Illinois, 2000) Its roots are in work songs and spirituals, but Gospel music has changed greatly in the last few decades. Early artists like Mahalia Jackson first brought gospel to a larger audience. Today, Contemporary Gospel incorporates elements from jazz, pop and even hip-hop. Join Juan Williams for a conversation with an award-winning Gospel singer about Gospel and its place in American music. (Source: www.npr.org)

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Guests: DONNIE MCCLURKIN Gospel singer his two albums are titled Donnie McClurkin and Live in London and More Nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album Author of the forthcoming book Eternal Victim, Eternal Victor (Fall, 2000) HORACE CLARENCE BOYER Professor Emeritus, Music Theory and African-American Music, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Author, How Sweet the Sound: The Golden Age of Gospel (Univ. of Illinois, 2000) Its roots are in work songs and spirituals, but Gospel music has changed greatly in the last few decades. Early artists like Mahalia Jackson first brought gospel to a larger audience. Today, Contemporary Gospel incorporates elements from jazz, pop and even hip-hop. Join Juan Williams for a conversation with an award-winning Gospel singer about Gospel and its place in American music.

The beloved 59-year-old singer lost consciousness while behind the wheel in the wee hours of the morning on Wednesday and began swerving in traffic, before ultimately crashing into a concrete median. Taking to his personal Facebook page on Wednesday evening, McClurkin revealed that although he emerged from the accident with stitches on his left thumb, a sprained wrist, a hurt knee and a totaled vehicle, he’s grateful for God’s grace in sparing his life. The Grammy Award-winning entertainer also thanked two motorists who intervened to help stop traffic and began following closely behind his car when they noticed it was swerving on the road. Since news of the accident broke, McClurkin has received prayers, well wishes and words of encouragement from thousands of fans, family and friends through his social media platforms. We wish him a speedy recovery! (Source: www.essence.com)

 

 

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