James Cleveland, 59, a gospel great who...


James Cleveland, 59, a gospel great who helped teach Aretha Franklin how to sing and returned choirs to the forefront of gospel music, died Saturday at a Los Angeles medical center, where he was admitted Thursday with respiratory problems. The three-time Grammy winner was a Baptist minister, pianist, composer, arranger and producer who often called his baritone voice a fog horn. He wrote or arranged more than 400 gospel songs, including "Everything Will Be All Right," "The Love of God" and "Peace Be Still."

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