Remembering Andraé Crouch

At age 72, gospel music legend Andraé Crouch died on Thursday of complications following a heart attack.

“Crouch was an innovator, a path-finder, a precursor in an industry noted for its conservative, often derivative approach to popular music,” Robert Darden writes in Christianity Today. “He combined gospel and rock, flavored it with jazz and calypso as the mood struck him and the song called for it.”

Born July 1, 1942, in Pacoima, California, Mr. Crouch got his musical start at his father’s church, singing, playing piano, and before ten years of age, writing his own songs.

Some of Mr. Crouch’s best-know songs include “My Tribute,” “The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power” and “Soon and Very Soon.”

iTunes has tracks from his 1973 album “Live at Carnegie Hall”.

A youtube of “Jesus is the Answer” is here.

Listen to a great rendition of “God is Gonna Fix it For You” by clicking the button at this obituary.

Rest in peace.

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11;28)