The Edwin Hawkins Singers

The Edwin Hawkins Singers

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Popular Songs

Oh Happy Days
5:10
I Shall Be Free (Remastered: 2001)
4:08
Let Us Go Into the House of the Lord
2:20
Listen To the Rain
3:21

Singles

Jesus, Lover of My Soul (Live)
4:35
Joy, Joy (Live)
8:02

Biography

The Edwin Hawkins Singers

Edwin Reuben Hawkins (born August 18, 1943, Oakland, California) is an American gospel musician, pianist, choir master, composer, and arranger. He is one of the originators of the urban contemporary gospel sound. He (as leader of the Edwin Hawkins Singers) is probably best known for his arrangement of "Oh Happy Day" (1968–69), which was included on the Songs of the Century list. The Edwin Hawkins Singers made a second foray into the charts exactly one year later, backing folk singer Melanie on "Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)".