Edwin Hawkins



Edwin Hawkins

Rating
Active
1960 to 1990
Born
August 18, 1943 in Oakland
Died
January 15, 2018
Location
Oakland, California, United States
Biography
Edwin Reuben Hawkins (born August 18, 1943, Oakland, California) is an American gospel musician, pianist, choir master, composer, and arranger. He is one of the originators of the urban contemporary gospel sound. He (as leader of the Edwin Hawkins Singers) is probably best known for his arrangement of "Oh Happy Day" (1968–69), which was included on the Songs of the Century list. The Edwin Hawkins Singers made a second foray into the charts exactly one year later, backing folk singer Melanie on "Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)".

Top Songs by Edwin Hawkins


Oh Happy Day

by , & Lynette Hawkins-Stephens

O-o-h Child

by & The Edwin Hawkins Singers

Oh Happy Day

by , Moses Tyson, Jr. & Lynette Hawkins-Stephens

Oh Happy Day

by & The Edwin Hawkins Singers

Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Fresh Takes

Fresh Takes

Edwin Hawkins April 20, 2018

7 Tracks

The New Edwin Hawkins Singers

The New Edwin Hawkins Singers

Edwin Hawkins July 7, 2015

2 Tracks

Testify

Testify

Walter Hawkins June 3, 2008

13 Tracks

Love Is the Only Way

Love Is the Only Way

Edwin Hawkins February 10, 1998

10 Tracks

All Things Are Possible

All Things Are Possible

Edwin Hawkins November 7, 1995

13 Tracks

If You Love Me

If You Love Me

Edwin Hawkins November 16, 1993

10 Tracks

Oh Happy Day

Oh Happy Day

Edwin Hawkins August 15, 1992

21 Tracks

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