Rise Above It All - The Canton Spirituals, "Live In Memphis"

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"Rise Above It All" (featuring Melvin Williams & Doug Williams)

LIVE IN MEMPHIS is the final live recording of Harvey Watkins, Sr. (Dec. 5, 1929 - Nov. 16, 1994). The Original Canton Spirituals include: Eddie Jackson, Theo Thompson, Roscoe Lucious, Harvey Watkins, Sr. (vocals). Recorded live at Greater Community Temple C.O.G.I.C., Memphis, Tennessee. Top-selling quartet whose roots date back to the late 1940s. Great singing. ~ Opal Louis Nations The Canton Spirituals: Harvey Watkins, Sr., Harvey Waktins, Jr. (vocals); Cornelius Dwayne Watkins (guitar, bass, background vocals); Merlin Lucious (bass, percussion, background vocals). Personnel: Doug Williams (vocals, background vocals); Eddie Jackson , Theo Thompson, Roscoe Lucious, Melvin Williams (vocals); Cornelius Dwayne Watkins, Randy Everett (guitar); Victor Allen (strings, horns, keyboards, background vocals); Wallace Strictland (organ, keyboards); Ralph Lofton (organ); Michael Richardson (drums); Merlin Lucious, Rufus Mapp (percussion); The Children of Israel, Jerry Smith (background vocals). Audio Mixers: Cornelius Dwayne Watkins; Doug Williams ; Harvey Pop Watkins, Sr.; Melvin Williams; Merlin Lucious; Randy Everett. Recording information: Greater Community Temple, C.O.G.I.C., Memphis, TN. Director: Andrew Perpener. Unknown Contributor Roles: Harvey Pop Watkins, Sr.; Andrew Perpener. Additional personnel: Melvin Williams, Doug Williams (vocals); Randy Everett (guitar); Victor Allen (strings, horns, keyboards, background vocals); Wallace Strickland (organ, keyboards); Ralph Lofton (organ); Michael Richardson (drums); Rufus Mapp (percussion); Jerry Smith & The Children Of Israel, Andrew Perpener & The Greater Community Voices (background vocals).