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Remembering Bishop Rance Allen

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Sunday, November 8

Soulsations remembers legendary gospel artist Bishop Rance Allen. The singer, described as a “titan in contemporary gospel music,” died October 31 at the age of 71. We’ll feature uplifting music from The Rance Allen Group and a memorable vintage tune by Allen while at Stax Records. Plus, this week’s DoubleTake features the sounds of hitmakers from Motown — Gladys Knight and The Pips as well as Marvin Gaye with “I Heard It Through the Grapevine.” 

Here’s the music video for “A Lil’ Louder (Clap Your Hands)” by The Rance Allen Group:

Carla Eckels is Director of Organizational Culture at KMUW. She produces and hosts the R&B and gospel show Soulsations and brings stories of race and culture to The Range with the monthly segment In the Mix. Carla was inducted into The Kansas African American Museum's Trailblazers Hall of Fame in 2020 for her work in broadcast/journalism.