Happy Sounds of The Imperials. He Was a Preachin Man. 1965. Hess, McSpadden, Morales, Murray, Slaughter. Morales, Murray, Moscheo, Blackwood, Andrus. Follow the Man with the Music. Bob MacKenzie, Gary S. Paxton.
He Was a Preachin' Man. Play album.
Well I heard a preacher preach one Sunday mornHe, he was a preachin' manTellin' everybody 'bout the judgment mornOh, what a preachin' manTold about Jonah in the belly of the whaleHe, he was a preachin' manTold about Paul and Silas in jailOh, what a preachin' man. You'd better believe it nowYou'd better believe it nowOr every one of you will go toHe, he was a preachin' manOh, what a preachin' man.
The Imperials surprised gospel music fans in February 1972 by hiring Sherman Andrus, a former member of Andrae Crouch and the Disciples to replace Greg Gordon. This made them the first interracial Christian group America had ever seen, which Andrus jokingly referred as: "to boldly go where no black man had gone before". The lineup of the group stayed stable with Andrus and Terry Blackwood sharing lead vocals through 1975 when Joe Moscheo left just after recording of Follow the Man with the Music. Smith was replaced by Danny Ward but he left before recording an album with the band. In the end, Jimmie Lee Sloas and Ron Hemby were the new members bringing an infusion of youth into the group. Hemby was later a member of the country band The Buffalo Club. He Was a Preachin' Man (1965). Slightly Regal (1965).