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Cassietta George
Original name: Cassietta Baker
Birth: Jan. 29, 1929
Memphis
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jan. 3, 1995
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Gospel Singer and Composer. She was married to United States Army Sgt. John Earl George.
Primarily known as a member of the gospel group The Caravans. Short in stature and slight of build, she astounded audiences with her thin and clear but huge voice. Her style was heavily influenced by gospel great Clara Ward. She began singing at the age of four in her father's church in Tennessee. In 1948, she was among the first to bring gospel music to the airwaves on WDIA Radio Station in Memphis, TN with the Songbirds of the South featuring Dorothy Murff, Elizabeth Darling and Julia Pruett. In 1953, she moved to Chicago, IL where she caught the eye of the Rev. James Cleveland. At his invitation, she became a member of the famous Caravans at that time featuring Johnerine Davis, Louise McDonald, Ross, Albertina Walker and James Cleveland. Years later, the group featured Dorothy Norwood, Inez Andrews, Josephine Howard, Shirley Caesar and Dolores Washington. As a member of The Caravans, she wrote and led over 40 songs, bursting the group into the number one most iconic gospel group of all times. Her most noted recordings in The Caravan legacy were "Will My Jesus Be Waiting," "Remember Me Oh Lord," "Let's Break Bread Together," "One Baptism," "To Whom Shall I Turn," "I'm Ready to Serve the Lord," "Seek Ye the Lord," "Jesus and Me," "My Religion," "Walk Around Heaven All Day," and "I'm Going To Work Until My Day Is Done." In 1965, she left The Caravans, causing it to disband in 1966, to pursue her solo career. During her solo career, she recorded 16 albums. She received two Grammy Award nominations, one in 1969 and the other in 1979. Throughout her esteemed career, she wrote 108 original musical compositions, a feat that no other female gospel singer has accomplished to date. It is also noted that she is the fourth generational cousin of the late legendary icon Josephine Baker. (bio by: Curtis Jackson) 

Cause of death: Cancer
 
Burial:
Inglewood Park Cemetery
Inglewood
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Heather Grave C CTR, Lot 153
 
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Record added: Aug 05, 2006
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