Book Review: Reverend James Cleveland: The King of Gospel Music

By Robert Marovich

(hardcover) $59.99

Four included CDs enrich this tribute to perhaps the greatest gospel singer of all time, tracing Cleveland’s story from his humble beginnings in Chicago to his work with Aretha Franklin on her 1972 double platinum Amazing Grace and founding the Gospel Music Workshop of America. Plenty of personal reflections from family, friends, fellow singers and musicians who walked alongside him as he shared his vision of Christianity with the world.