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Rev William Herbert Brewster, Sr
Birth: Jul. 2, 1897
Somerville
Fayette County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Oct. 14, 1987
Memphis
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA

Gospel Musician. Considered one of the key architect of the modern gospel sound, he wrote his compositions (over 200 songs) for his church services, his renowned gospel drama extravaganzas, his radio ministry, his performing groups, and the top names in gospel music. Among his famous compositions are, "Move On Up A Little Higher" (1946), made popular by gospel singer Mahalia Jackson; "Our God Is Able" (1949); "How I Got Over", made popular by gospel singer Clara Ward; "Peace Be Still" (1949), later made popular by Rev. James Cleveland; "Let Us Go Back To The Old Landmark" (1949); "Have Faith in God" (1952); "Faith That Moves Mountains" (1954); "God's Amazing Love"; "Packing Up" (1957); and "Pay Day" (1958). Brewster's church in Memphis, East Trigg Baptist Church has gone down in Rock-and-Roll history books as Elvis Presley's favorite house of worship. (bio by: Curtis Jackson 🖋 📚 💻) 
 
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  Julia Brewster (1900 - 1987)*
 
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Burial:
New Park Cemetery
Memphis
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
 
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Record added: Dec 20, 2003
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Rev William Herbert Brewster, Sr
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