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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Charles McLean - Somebody's watching you 1988

Born in 1943 in Greensboro North Carolina, The Legendary Rev. Charles McLean is known worldwide as one of the greatest falsetto singers in gospel music. As a child Rev. McLean admired the great Rev. Claude Jeter of the Swan Silvertones. Rev. Mclean knew that he wanted to sing professional quartet gospel music at an early age. Blessed with the ability to sing notes that boarder on unnatural, Rev. Mclean began his professional career with the world famous Gospelaires of Dayton, Ohio at the tender age of 17. Along with a host of other legendary quartet groups, the Gospelaires recorded for Don Robey's Peacock record label out of Houston, Texas. The sweet skyscraping background of the Gospelaires served as the perfect combination with the fiery lead singing of the late Robert "Bob" Washington and Paul Arnold. Rev. McLean left the Gospelaires in 1978 and joined Willie Neal Johnson & The Gospel Keynotes of Tyler, Texas in 1979. With plenty of experience under his belt, he went on to great fame with the Keynotes as many still remember the late Willie Neal Johnson calling on "Charles" to hit that special high note. After leaving the Keynotes in 1984 Rev. McLean focused on his Ministry and recorded two solo albums on the Miracle record label during the late 1980s.

In 1988 he released an album entitled "God helps those who help themselves". It was recorded on Miracle Records but it was distributed by Ichiban Records. Produced by Winton Cobb. From this album I chose a great mid-tempo entitled "Somebody's watching you".

Note: The above posted track is not played in full


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if you like some stufff from it i can send it to you


Souldennis said...

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