Reverend C.L. Franklin

Clarence LaVaughn Franklin

Also known as C.L. Franklin, Clarence Franklin, Rev. C. L. Franklin, Rev. C.L. Franklin
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Discography of Reverend C.L. Franklin:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Satan Goes To A Prayer Meeting 4 Audio 2005 Fuel 2000
2 Never Grow Old 10 Audio 1973 Checker
3 The Barren Fig Tree 2 Audio Chess
4 Hannah, The Ideal Mother 2 Audio Chess
5 Paul's Meditation On Immortality 2 Audio Chess
6 I'm Going Through 2 Audio Checker
7 Ye Are The Salt Of The Earth 2 Audio
8 Satan Goes To A Prayer Meeting 4 Audio 1975 Jewel Records (3)
9 Moses Sends Twelve Spies (Promise To Jesus) 2 Audio Chess
10 Precious Lord 2 Audio 1967 Checker
11 Never Grow Old 10 Audio 1984
12 The Prodigal Son 4 Audio 1984 Chess
13 What Is Your Life 2 Audio 1976 Gospel Roots
14 Mother Loves Her Children 2 Audio Checker
15 John's Vision 2 Audio Chess
16 16 Gospel Greats 16 Audio 1978 Trip Records (2)
17 The Lord Will Make A Way 2 Audio Checker
18 Why Are Ye So Afraid O Ye Of So Little Faith 2 Audio Battle Records
19 I WIll Trust In The Lord 2 Audio 1962 Battle (2)
20 The Eagle Stirreth Her Nest 2 Audio 1984 Chess
21 Spirituals Recorded During Service At New Bethel Baptist Church-Detroit, Mich. 11 Audio 1962 Battle Records
22 Satan Goes To A Prayer Meeting 4 Audio 1975 Jewel Records (3)
23 Only A Look 12 Audio 1996 Jewel Records (3)

Born on January 22, 1915, Franklin released 76 live recordings of his sermons and music over the years. Married to Barbara Siggers, a church pianist, they had five children together: [a=Erma Franklin], Cecil, Vaughn, [a=Carolyn Franklin] and [a=Aretha Franklin].

Tragically, he was shot during a robbery attempt at his house in Detroit in June 1979. He remained in a coma for 5 years and died on July 27, 1984

In 1993, one of his sermons was sampled by House artist [a=Green Velvet] in his track "Preacherman". By playing on the double entendre (House as a game children play and House music), Green Velvet delivered one of the most memorable House tracks of all times.

In 1995, Kenny Dope (under the alias of [a=Bucketheads, The]) resampled the introduction of "Preacherman" for his famous "The Bomb".

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