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MP3 The Lighthouse Gospelettes - Thank You Lord For Saving Me

This CD consists of a variety of soulful gospel music ranging from soulful sounds similar to that of Aretha Franklin to spiritual tunes with spoken narrative similar to those of the talented Kirk Franklin, and it even has tunes with a touch of Pop.

9 MP3 Songs
GOSPEL: Contemporary Gospel, GOSPEL: Traditional Gospel



Details:
Gospel music, Christian oriented.

Background/History:
The Lighthouse Gospelettes originated from the Lighthouse Gospel Singers of Athens, Georgia, a male quartet group formed in the 1940''s. The late Mr. Henry Grady Roach, Sr., father (and grandfather) of the Lighthouse Gospelettes was an original member of the group. "Daddy" Roach''s daughters, Alma (Roach) Stroud, Bessie (Roach) Willis, and Mary (Roach) Griffith started singing as an unnamed accapella trio at St. Mary''s Baptist Church. Later, the group increased in number and was given the name, "The Lighthouse Gospelettes" by the late Mr. Roy Brown, who was also a member of the Lighthouse Gospel Singers. The original Lighthouse Gospelettes were: Mary Helen (Roach) Griffith, Bessie (Roach) Willis, Louise Green, and Alma (Roach) Stroud, Yvonne (Roach) Bulger, Henry Grady Roach, Jr., Henry Richie (pianist). Later on, other members of the group were: Pamela (Roach) Elder, Gwendolyn (Roach) Rittenberry, Gloria Green, Mamie (Robinson) McClain, Bobbie Sue (Pittman) Richie, Juanita (Harris) Johnson, Mary (Henry) McKinney.

Through the years the group has had various members and musicians, however; one original member of the group, Alma Stroud, still stands strong as the 1st Soprano and mother of the group. She has been singing with The Lighthouse Gospelettes for over 40 years. The Lighthouse Gospelettes are blessed to have had her talent throughout the years and at present. She brings an enormous blast of spirit to the group.

The current "Lighthouse Gospelettes" have been singing together for more than twenty years. Inspired by the late Ms. Isolene Roach, (mother of Alma Stroud and Lisa Roach-Wilmore), Cassandra Stroud, Dierdra Stroud-Lee (also pianist) and Lisa Roach-Wilmore began singing as a trio. Later, this trio pulled together with Alma Stroud and formed today''s Lighthouse Gospelettes: Alma Stroud, Lisa Roach-Wilmore (Sister of Alma Stroud), Dierdra Stroud-Lee and Cassandra Stroud (Both daughters of Alma Stroud & George Stroud, Jr.). When this group first started, they only had a pianist, George Stroud, Jr. Currently, the musicians are: George Stroud, Jr. - Bass Guitar (Alma''s Husband), Stanley Stroud - Lead Guitar (Son of Alma and George Stroud), Takeio Stroud - Percussion (Alma and George''s grandson, Son of Stanley Stroud), Howard Stroud, Jr. - Keyboard (Nephew of George and Alma Stroud), Dierdra Stroud-Lee - Keyboard (Daughter of Alma and George Stroud). Since Takeio Stroud (Drummer) is residing in Nashville, TN, they are blessed to have back with them Dennis Daniel - Percussion (Cousin of Alma Stroud & Lisa Roach-Wilmore and other members). The Lighthouse Gospelettes are also blessed with Rodney Stroud (Son of Alma and George Stroud) as Sound Technician, Stanley Stroud (Lead Guitarist) as Sound Engineer/Technician and Edward Barnett (who is like family) as Stage Hand/Asst. Sound Tech.

This family group is inspired by the Word of God and love to sing praises to God. Their reason is "For it is through him we live, move and have or being". They were offered an opportunity to record by Robert Mitchell, Sr., and owner of 2U Production Company. They worked diligently with producer, songwriter/composer, Pastor Michael Dennis of Atlanta, GA, Don McKenzie, Overdub Producer and Mixing Master of McMix Productions in Atlanta, GA. Also, co-producers were their very own Howard Stroud, Jr. (Music) and Dierdra Stroud-Lee (Vocals). The members of the Lighthouse Gospelettes are very talented songwriters/arrangers as well. In April of 1999, The Lord blessed The Lighthouse Gospelettes by enabling them to complete and release their first CD Recording Titled, "Thank You Lord For Saving Me''.

If you haven''t heard their first CD release titled, "Thank You Lord For Saving Me", you should take a listen. This CD is powerful and spiritual. It will lift you up and help you to make it through your darkest days.

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