Mighty Clouds of Joy

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Mighty Clouds of Joy
OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresTraditional gospel, disco
Years active1960–present
LabelsLight, Peacock, Epic, ABC, Word, Myrrh, Intersound, EMI Gospel, CBS, Dunhill/ABC, MCG
WebsiteOfficial website
MembersJoe Ligon
Richard Wallace
Michael McCowin
Wilbert Williams
Johnny Valentine
Ron Staples
Ronald Clark
Ulysses McKiver IV
Past membersArtis Turnbough
Paul Beasley
Elmeo Franklin
Dwight Gordon
Johnny Martin
Michael Cook
Ermant Franklin
Leon Polk
Hamp Carlton
Tony Jeter
 
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Mighty Clouds of Joy
OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresTraditional gospel, disco
Years active1960–present
LabelsLight, Peacock, Epic, ABC, Word, Myrrh, Intersound, EMI Gospel, CBS, Dunhill/ABC, MCG
WebsiteOfficial website
MembersJoe Ligon
Richard Wallace
Michael McCowin
Wilbert Williams
Johnny Valentine
Ron Staples
Ronald Clark
Ulysses McKiver IV
Past membersArtis Turnbough
Paul Beasley
Elmeo Franklin
Dwight Gordon
Johnny Martin
Michael Cook
Ermant Franklin
Leon Polk
Hamp Carlton
Tony Jeter

The Mighty Clouds of Joy is an American traditional gospel music quartet.

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The Mighty Clouds of Joy was formed in 1960 and started out in a tradition-based style. Eventually they added soul, R&B, and rock flourishes into their musical mix (one of their early hits was produced by Gamble and Huff) without diluting the essential religious essence of their material. The long-lived group flourished throughout the rest of the 20th century, scoring numerous Grammy Awards and nominations, as well as several hit albums along the way.

Based in Los Angeles, California, the original group members include Joe Ligon, Jimmy Jones (out of Tyler, Texas) Johnny Martin (died 1987), Ermant Franklin Jr., Artis Turnbough (d. 1999), Elmo Franklin (d. 2008), Richard Wallace, Rodney Hamilton, Leon Polk and David Walker (who also recorded several tracks with Link Wray under the name Bunker Hill).

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