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The Rance Allen Group was formed by vocalist, guitarist, pianist, and songwriter Rance Allen with his brothers Tom and Steve; another brother, Esau, joined the group on an intermittent basis. During an appearance at a gospel talent contest in Detroit, Michigan, they came to the attention of one of the judges, record promoter Dave Clark, who worked for Stax Records. The group was the first to be signed to the Stax imprint Gospel Truth, and they recorded for the Stax organization throughout the 1970s. In 1972, the group appeared in the documentary film Wattstax. Following this appearance, the group was named "Best Religious Group" by the National Association of Television and Radio Announcers. David Porter co-produced the group's 1975 album A Soulful Experience, for which he wrote an autobiographical song, "Just Found Me". In 1978, the group had a Top 30 R&B hit, "I Belong to You."
In his earlier days, Moore received much of his tutelage and artistic craft by gospel music legends and personal friends such as the late Dr. Mattie Moss Clark, Rev. James Cleveland, and Richard "Mr. Clean" White, among many others. He also gave much acclaim to the Gospel Music Workshop of America for the molding of his gospel music career.
After many chart-topping gospel hits and much noted success in the 1980s and early '90s, Moore soon became a household name among many gospel music listeners. In the mid-'90s Moore was diagnosed with colon cancer, and his health began to suffer. Shortly thereafter, he was diagnosed with diabetes, which left him bound to a wheelchair, blind and placed on dialysis. Determined to disallow any disease from hindering him to sing and minister, Moore continued singing, ministering, and recording.
Willie was born in Tyler, Texas on August 25, 1935 he was the oldest of six children in a musical family. His mother motivated her children to pursue their singing careers by taking them to church and making them sing on Sundays. While in his teens he was tapped to join Rev. C. W. Jackson's group the Five Ways of Joy Gospel Singers.
A few years later he formed Willie Neal Johnson and the Gospel Keynotes with long-time friends, Ralph McGee, Rev. J. D. Talley, Charles Bailey, John Jackson, Lonzo Jackson, and Archie B. McGee. After rising to popularity across the Southwest the group signed to Nashboro Records where they scored a major hit with Show Me the Way. They received a Grammy nomination in 1980 for Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now. The Gospel Keynotes went on to record over 20 LPs for Nashboro.
founding member, lead vocalist, and songwriter of the legendary group The Christianaires, he earned
numerous nominations and awards including GRAMMY®, Dove, and Stellar awards, and was inducted into
the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.
While his musical accomplishments are impressive, his personal testimony of triumph over illness is nothingshort of miraculous. “In 1996, I had an aneurysm,” Paul shares. I couldn't walk or talk, and I lost my memory.I stayed in the bed maybe a year and a half. From 1996-2006 I went through all of the transitions---from the bed to the wheelchair to the walker to the cane. In June 2006, I dropped the cane!”
For his debut project on Tre’Myles Music/Motown Gospel/ Mars On Sunday Paul chose to enhance his
undeniable gifts as both songwriter and vocalist with the urban genius of one of today‟s most successful
production duos, Blac Elvis and Harold Lilly. While the high-profile team have served up hits for artists as diverse as Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx, Fergie, and Alicia Keys, their roots run deep in Gospel.Lilly penned a recent Gospel radio hit, “It‟s All God,” recorded by The Soulseekers featuring Pastor Marvin L. Winans. And BlacElvis‟ connection to Gospel began when he was a teenager playing keyboards for Paul and The Christianaires.