17 min

The Gospel Ranger Radio Diaries

    • Documentary

This is the story of a song, "Ain’t No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down," written by a 12-year-old boy on his deathbed. A boy who - instead of dying - went on to become a Pentecostal preacher. A boy who would later help inspire the birth of Rock & Roll. His name was Brother Claude Ely...and he was known as The Gospel Ranger.

This is the story of a song, "Ain’t No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down," written by a 12-year-old boy on his deathbed. A boy who - instead of dying - went on to become a Pentecostal preacher. A boy who would later help inspire the birth of Rock & Roll. His name was Brother Claude Ely...and he was known as The Gospel Ranger.

17 min

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