The Gospel Hebrews

The Gospel Hebrews were headed by Franklin Sealey, a Cleveland transplant from Brantley, Alabama. The sextet of Dave Harris, Willie Ezell, Andrew Jackson, Singer Chappell, and Milton Thomas was cobbled together by Sealey from various churches and choirs. “Jesus Is All Over Me” features Sealey’s lead vocal and was tracked a year after their formation in 1967. Never a professional act and not given any opportunity to tour nationally, the Gospel Hebrews were kept busy regionally by booking agent Thomas Jones. The 1970s were volatile, leading to many line-up changes, with the group finally slimmed down to a quartet when Dave Harris brought his two sons Rick and Sandy into the fold. They remained active through the early 1980s, but would never record again. Franklin Sealey dabbled in other groups, running his own eponymous label and issuing LPs by The Southern Four.

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