A few years ago, my parents sent me a big box of 45's they had purchased in an auction. I went through them and organized them as I usually do: keepers, not keepers and ones to listen to further to make a determination on. As I was doing that, I came across this Promo 45 on the Peacock label. At the time, I did not know anything about the Peacock label so I put it in the pile that I was going to listen to. When I did listen to it, I was mesmerized. Could he sing.
I did a google search and was disappointed that there was no wikipedia entries. What I did find was that his career spanned some five decades and that he recorded 75 albums--five going gold--and had more than 30 singles. He was a pastor of the Greater Bethlehem Baptist Church in St. Louis for 41 years and also had a syndicated gospel show for 28 years. He died in 1998 at the age of 66. I have but a handful of 45's and albums by him. I've included both sides of the 45 as well as a video of another song from youtube.
Reverend Cleophus Robinson -