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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With Edward Robinson

Hickey, Matthew; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Gospel pianist Edward Robinson was born on May 10, 1933. He grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, before his family moved to Chicago. At a young age, Robinson sat down at his older brother's piano and proceeded to play by ear Does Jesus Care, thus beginning a lifetime devoted to gospel music. In Chicago, Robinson played for Louis Bodie and accompanied Mahalia Jackson for seventeen years, traveling the world playing gospel music for foreign dignitaries and heads of at some of the world's legendary concert halls. Robinson also played piano with such noted musicians as Aretha Franklin, Albertina Walker, Sam Cooke, The Caravans, Gladys Knight and Robert Anderson. Both Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and Illinois Governor George Ryan have honored Robinson for his contributions to gospel music. Robinson lived in Chicago, where he played piano for the St. Andrew Temple Choir, Leak and Sons Funeral Directors, and Willie Wilson. Robinson passed away November 21, 2014, at the age of 81.
Performers
Adele Hodge, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
66 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with Edward Robinson
Edward Robinson
Credits
Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded Chicago, Illinois 2003 April 29.
Description
1 online resource (3 video files (1 hr., 5 min., 38 sec.)) : sound, color
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