Little Rock Baptist Church: Kentucky Fried Chicken National Gospel Music Series

Subjects: Music
Description: Excerpt from the Kentucky Fried Chicken National Gospel Series booklet. The Little Rock Baptist Church's Angelic Voices Choir made it to the finalists of the competition in 1987.
Date: October 11, 1987
Format: Image/jpg
Original Format: Other
Language: English
Rights Management: Little Rock Baptist Church
Contributing Institution: Array
Relation: Little Rock Baptist Church
Contributor: Icee Griffin
Transcript: Category: Choir
Sponsored by: Little Rock Missionary Baptist Church, Detroit
Reverend Jim Holley, Pastor
The Angelic Voices have been a vital part of Little Rock Baptist Church’s music department for 44 years. Its members span the generations and represent a cross-section of highly trained soloists and background singers. The choir also sings the praises of its staff and board, headed by Legirtha Jones. They perform at many churches throughout Detroit and the state.

Joseph Welch, director
Cheryl Merchant organ
Charles Russell, percussion

Category: Female Soloist
Sponsored by: Second Ebenezer Baptist
Church, Detroit
Reverend Edgar L. Vann Jr., Pastor

Carole Strong Thompson is a native of Memphis, Tenn., and a graduate of Fisk University. During college, she toured with the renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers, performing at Carnegie Hall, Constitution Hall, the Grand Ole Opry and in Haiti. While living in Minnesota, she performed with Sam Davis and the Gospel Ensemble. Now employed by Chrysler Motors, Mrs. Thompson is a featured soloist with the Second Ebenezer Youth Chorale. Her guiding motto is, “Always put God first in everything you do.”