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Who's Gonna Love Me. Power Exchange. Heed the Call. One More Song for You. The Imperials Sing the Classics. Let the Wind Blow. This Year's Model. Myrrh Records. The Imperials Now. Free the Fire. Big God. Star Song Communications.

Love's Still Changing Heart. Stir It Up. Til He Comes. K-Tel Distribution. Christmas with the Imperials. The Gospel Side of Elvis. No Shortage 1. No Shortage, 2. Give Them All To Jesus, 3. Would You Believe In Me, 4. Holy Spirit, Speak To Me, 5. My Child, Welcome Home, 6. Someday [It May Be Tomorrow], 7.

Let Us Love One Another, 9. He's On His Way, 2. More [Than You'll Ever Know], 3. If My People Will Pray, 4. Spread A Little Love Around, 6. God's Mighty Peace, 7. Why Me, 9. God's Love, Reach Out And Touch, Two Hands, Imperials Live Double Album 1. Time To Get It Together, 2.

A Thing Called Love, 3. Sweet, Sweet Song Of Salvation, 4. I've Got Confidence, 5. Think About What Jesus Said, 6. Day By Day, 7. Teach Your Children, 9. You Should Have Come Sooner, Old Gospel Ship, On The Other Side, Invocation, Jesus Made Me Higher, One Solitary Life, Oh Happy Day, Jesus, God Speaking To You, Imperials 1. A Brighter Day, 2. Slow Down, 3. Gospel Ship, 4. Can We Get To That, 5. Didn't He Shine, 6. Heaven Help Us All, 7. Beautiful, 8. Gospel's Alive And Well! The First Day In Heaven, 2.

God Speaking To You, 4. I Believe, 6. Come Along With Me, 9. Album) That Isn't Love, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Getting Ready Today, Sweet, Sweet Spirit. Time To Get It Together 1. Rock Of Ages, 4. Bridge Over Troubled Waters, 5.

My Sweet Lord, 6. LP It Be, Amen, 7. Sweet Song Of Salvation, 8. Time To Get It Together, 9. Teach Your Children, This Train, Everything Is Beautiful. Love Is The Thing 1. Love Is The Thing, 3. People Got To Be Free, 4. Love Like The Sun, 5. He Touched Me, 6. God Speaking To You, 7. For Once In My Life, 8. The Cross, 9. I've Got Confidence, Sweet, Sweet Spirit, I Looked For Love. New Dimensions 1.

So Many Times, 2. His Name Is Didnt He Shine - Imperials - Imperials (Vinyl, 3. The Impossible Dream, 6. On The Other Side, 7. Marvelous Grace, 8. Exodus, 9. I'm Gonna Be There. Now 1. Reach Album) To Jesus, 3. He Never Sleeps, 4. A Thing Called Love, 5. How Rich I Am, 6. The Way, 9. The Truth, A Song Was Born, I'll Follow The Sun. To Sing Is The Thing 1. Come On and Sing, 3.

Believing In Jesus, 4. The Good Book Song, 5. To Be With God, 6. I've Got It, 7. Wilderness Song, 8. These Hands, 9. He Lifted Me, Glory Land. Inspirational Classics 1. You'll Never Walk Alone, 2. It Is No Secret, 4. The Lord I Worship, 6. I Believe, 7. Climb Every Mountain, 8. The Bible Tells Me So, 9. I'll Let Nothing Separate Me, I Asked The Lord, No More Alone, Sing Their Favorite Hymns 1.

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus, 3. Jesus Will Walk With Me, 4. Did You Think To Pray? Cleanse Me, Win The Lost, 7. When I Survey, Pass Me Not, America, The Beautiful.

He Was A Preachin Man 1. He Was A Preachin' Man, 2. That's How I KNow, 4. Faith And Prayer, 5. I couldn't Begin To Tell You, 9. I Don't Need To Understand, One God, What A Difference, A Rich Man Am I. Slaughter Writes, Imperials Sing 1. I'll Be There, 4. It's Worth More Than Anything, 9. Then The Answer Came, I'll Never Forget, I've Never Loved Him Better, A Place Of Peace. Slightly Regal 1. Precious Friend Of Mine, 3. The Wonder, 4. Lead Me Home, 5. Only Forever, 6. Because He Loved Me, 8.

At The Alter, I Get A Little Closer. Their look…their sound…the songs they chose to sing and record…even the racial makeup of the group set them apart from the musical subculture from whence they came. For the Imperialsit was also a point at which a crucial decision had to be made. A decision w ith far-reaching conseq uences, indeed. Having experienced the bright lights and allure of life with secular music stars like Elvis Presley and Jimmy Deanthe Imperials had a decision to make regarding the future direction of the group.

They were at a crossroads that their founder, Jake Hessprobably never imagined. Jake Hess was born on Christmas Eve in in Mt. Pisgah, Alabama. He was the last of twelve children born to his struggling sharecropper parents. Raised in a poor, rural community, young Jake found joy in singing Gospel Music and had big plans to start a group of his own one day.

The white quartets were usually comprised of four singers and a pianist. The tenor, lead and baritone singers would huddle around one microphone, while the powerful bass singer had a mic all to himself. As for the LP player, the flashier the better. Jake Hess grew up singing in a variety of such groups around the state of Alabama before landing a prestigious gig as lead singer of the Statesmen Quartet. But he still had that unfulfilled dream in the back of his mind to have a group of his very own.

And inhe handpicked the best singers he could find from within Southern Gospel music and formed Jake Hess and the Imperials. Morales would spend virtually his entire adult life as an Imperial. Hess wanted this group to be different, a cut above if you will. Not only from a musical standpoint but spiritually as well. This was a time when most Southern Gospel groups were entertainment-oriented. Not only that, but alcoholism and adultery were also rampant within the genre. The group eventually signed with Benson Records and the record company bought their first tour bus as a signing bonus.

Murray would sing tenor for the Imperials for the next twenty years. Another personnel change came when pianist Henry Slaughter was replaced by a young Italian named Joe Moscheo.


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