Jake Hess

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Birthday
24, 1927
Birthplace
Alabama
Death Date
Jan 4, 2004 (76)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
24, 1927
Birthplace
Alabama
Death Date
Jan 4, 2004 (76)

About

American gospel icon who earned a devoted following with singles like "Beautiful Isle Of Somewhere" and "Ain't That Beautiful Singing." He was a four-time Grammy winner and was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

Before Fame

He joined the famed John Daniel Quartet at age 16. He later performed with three of his brothers as the Hess Brothers Quartet.

Trivia

He was a member of the group The Imperials, who served as the backing band for Elvis Presley from 1966 to 1971.

Family Life

His son Jake Jr. is the founder of the record company Manchild Records.

Associated With

He collaborated with 4-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Terry Bradshaw on the 1996 album Terry & Jake.