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    The Imperials

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    Genre:Gospel, Christian
    Rank:1432
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    4.5/5 from 6 users
    Albums:25
    Songs:58

    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1
    4,724 5.0/5
    Pieces lyrics
    2
    7,330 4.8/5
    You're The Only Jesus lyrics
    3
    5.0/5
    Oh Buddha lyrics
    4
    4.5/5
    Old Man's Rubble lyrics
    5
    5.0/5
    He Touched Me lyrics
    6Free the Fire in Me lyrics
    7Big God lyrics
    8Exodus lyrics
    9
    5.0/5
    Marvelous Grace lyrics
    10
    4.0/5
    Your First Day In Heaven lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1
    3,877
    Love's Still Changing Hearts [1990]
    2
    7,522
    Side By Side [1983]
    3
    8,687 5.0/5
    One More Song for You [1979]
    4
    9,781 4.0/5
    Sail On [1977]
    5New Dimensions [1968]
    6Now [1968]
    7No Shortage [1975]
    8Inspirational Classics [1966]
    9Live [1973]
    10Slightly Regal [1965]

    Biography

    The multi-award-winning (including 4 Grammys) group, and Gospel Music Association's hall of fame inductees, began in 1964. Jake Hess of the Statesmen Quartet decided to hand-pick the best singers he could find to put together what he would call a "super group" that would be known as The Imperials: Hess (lead), Armond Morales (bass from the Weatherford Quartet), former Oak Ridge Boys baritone Gary McSpadden, the Speer Family's Sherrill Nielsen (tenor), and Henry Slaughter (the Weatherford Quartet) at piano. Until Hess was forced to retire because of health reasons, the group was usually called Jake Hess and The Imperials.
    Over the years, there have been many changes of members (and styles). They hit their peak of popularity in the late '70s and early '80s with Morales, Jim Murray (tenor), David Will (baritone), and Russ Taff.


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