Too Close

Too Close

by Prof. Alex BradfordProf. Alex Bradford


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These are the hits, to the extent that gospel has hits. "Too Close to Heaven," the opener and title track, did sell a million copies in the mid-'50s, when not even many pop records did that. Other highlights: "He Lifted Me," "He Leads Me Surely Through," "Right Now," "Don't Let Satan Turn You 'Round," plus "He'll Wash You Whiter Than Snow," with the great Sallie Martin, and the previously unreleased "Move Upstairs," with the equally great Bessie Griffin. Plus four more outtakes. Very interesting liner notes but they spell out very few musical specifics.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/01/1993
Label: Specialty
UPC: 0022211704225
catalogNumber: 7042
Rank: 127775

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Prof. Alex Bradford   Primary Artist,Piano,Celeste,Vocals,Human Whistle
Charles Brown   Organ,Bongos,Drums,Tambourine
Billy Harper   Vocals
Bessie Griffin   Vocals
Sallie Martin   Vocals
Kenny Washington   Vocals
James E. Brandon   Vocals
Charles E. Campbell   Vocals,Background Vocals
Louis E. Gibson   Vocals
John Maxwell   Tambourine
Willie James McPhatter   Organ,Vocals
Princess Stewart   Background Vocals
Calvin White   Vocals
Willie Washington   Organ
Jonathan Jackson   Vocals,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Sonny Bono   Producer
Prof. Alex Bradford   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Lee Hildebrand   Producer,Liner Notes,Reissue Producer,Series Supervision
Lewis   Composer
Opal Nations   Producer,Liner Notes,Reissue Producer,Series Supervision
Art Rupe   Producer
Phil Carroll   Art Direction
Joe Tarantino   Remixing
Robert "Bumps" Blackwell   Producer
Sylvester Bradford   Composer

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