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The Imperials
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(v til h) Evans, Smith, Will og Morales
Alias Jake Hess and the Imperials, The Classic Imperials
Opphav Atlanta i USA
Sjanger Kristen, moderne kristen musikk, gospel, southern gospel
Aktive år 1964 til i dag
Tilknytte artistar Andrus, Blackwood and Company, Elvis Presley
Plateselskap Heart Warming, Impact, Myrrh, Lamon

The Imperials er ei USA-amerikansk kristen musikkgruppe som har vore aktive i over 50 år. Dei oppstod som ein southern gospel-kvartett, men den nyskapande gruppa vart pionerar innan moderne kristen musikk i 1960-åra. Det har vore mange byte av bandmedlemmar og musikkstil gjennom åra. Dei vann i alt fire Grammyprisar og vart innlemma i Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

Bandet vart starta av Jake Hess i 1963.[1] The Imperials spelte på fleire innspelingar med Elvis Presley i siste halvdelen av 1960-åra, mellom anna på How Great Thou Art.

I 1972 kom Sherman Andrus inn i gruppa, og dei vart den første kristne gruppa i USA med både kvite og svarte medlemmar.[2]

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Besetningar
1964–1965 (Jake Hess & the Imperials)
  • Sherrill Neilsen – Tenor
  • Jake Hess – Solo
  • Gary McSpadden – Baryton
  • Armond Morales – Bass
  • Henry Slaughter – Piano
  • Jake Hess & the Imperials (1964)
  • Introducing the Illustrious Imperials (1964)
  • Fireside Hymns (1964)
  • Blends & Rhythms (1964)
  • Talent Times Five (1964)
  • Slaughter Writes – Imperials Sing (1965)
  • The Happy Sounds of Jake Hess & the Imperials (1965)
  • He Was a Preachin' Man (1965)
  • Slightly Regal (1965)
1966
  • Hess
  • McSpadden
  • Morales
  • Slaughter
  • Jim Murray – Tenor
  • The Imperials Sing Their Favorite Hymns (1966)
  • The Imperials Sing Inspirational Classics (1966)
1966–1967
  • Hess
  • McSpadden
  • Morales
  • Murray
  • Joe Moscheo – Piano/ vokal
  • To Sing is the Thing (1966)
1967–1970 (no berre «The Imperials»)
  • New Dimensions (1967)
  • Now (1968)
  • Love is the Thing (1969)
  • Gospel's Alive & Well (1970)
1970
  • Blackwood
  • Morales
  • Moscheo
  • Murray
  • Phil Enloe – Baryton
1970–1971
  • Blackwood
  • Morales
  • Moscheo
  • Murray
  • Greg Gordon – Baryton
  • Time to Get it Together (1971)
  • Believe It (samlealbum)
1971–1972
  • Blackwood – Baryton/solo
  • Morales
  • Moscheo
  • Murray
  • Larry Gatlin – Baryton/solo
1972–1975
  • Blackwood
  • Morales
  • Moscheo
  • Murray
  • Sherman Andrus – Baryton/solo
  • Imperials (1972)
  • Live (1973)
  • Follow the Man with the Music (1974)
1975–1976
  • Andrus
  • Blackwood
  • Morales
  • Murray
  • No Shortage (1975)
  • Just Because (1976)
1976
  • Andrus
  • Morales
  • Murray
  • David Will – Baryton/solo
1976–1981
  • Morales
  • Murray
  • Russ Taff – Solo
  • David Will – Baryton
  • The Lost Album (1976) (utgjeve 2006)
  • Sail On (1977)
  • Imperials Live (1978)
  • Heed the Call (1979)
  • One More Song For You (1979)
  • Priority (1980)
  • Christmas with The Imperials (1980)
1981–1985
  • Stand By the Power (1982)
  • Side By Side (1983)
  • 20th Anniversary (video) (1984)
  • The Imperials Sing the Classics (1984)
  • Let the Wind Blow (1985)
1985–86
  • Morales
  • Murray
  • Will
  • Danny Ward – Solo
1986
  • Morales
  • Ward
  • Will
  • Ron Hemby – Tenor/solo
1986–1989
  • Hemby
  • Morales
  • Will
  • Jimmie Lee Sloas – Tenor
  • This Year's Model (1987)
  • Free the Fire (1988)
1989–1990
  • Hemby
  • Morales
  • Will
  • David Robertson – Sollo/tenor
  • Love's Still Changing Hearts (1990)
1990
1990–93
  • Hildreth
  • Armond Morales
  • Will
  • Pam Morales – Tenor/solo
  • Big God (1991)
  • Stir it Up (1992)
1993
  • Morales
  • Will
  • Mark Addock – Tenor
  • Brian Comeaux – Solo
1993
  • Comeaux
  • Morales
  • Will
  • Peter Pankratz – Tenor
1993
  • Comeaux
  • Morales
  • Will
  • Bill Morris – Tenor
1994–1996
  • Morales
  • Will
  • Steven Ferguson – Tenor
  • Jeff Walker – Solo
  • Til He Comes (1995)
1996–1998
  • Ferguson
  • Morales
  • Will
  • Steve Shapiro – Solo
  • It's Still the Cross (1996)
1998–1999
  • Ferguson
  • Morales
  • Will
  • Barry Weeks – Solo
  • Songs of Christmas (1998)
1999
  • Morales
  • Weeks
  • Will
  • Jeremie Hudson – Tenor
1999–2000
  • Hudson
  • Armond Morales
  • Jason Hallcox – Solo
  • Jason Morales – Baryton
2000–2002
  • Hudson
  • Jason Morales
  • Armond Morales
  • Richie Crook – Solo
  • I Was Made for This (2002)
2002–2003
  • Hudson
  • Jason Morales
  • Armond Morales
  • Shannon Smith – Solo
2003–2008
  • Hudson
  • Smith
  • Jason Morales
  • Ian Owens – Bass
  • The Imperials (2006)
  • Back to the Roots (2007)
2008–2010
  • Morales
  • Owens
  • Scott Allen – Solo
  • Perry Jones – Tenor
2004–2006 (a.k.a. The Classic Imperials)
  • Rick Evans – Solo
  • Armond Morales – Bass
  • Jim Murray – Tenor/solo
  • Dave Will – Baryton
2006–2009 (a.k.a. The Classic Imperials)
  • Rick Evans – Solo
  • Armond Morales – Bass
  • Robbie Hiner – Tenor/solo
  • Dave Will – Baryton
  • Place Called Heaven [Song & Music Video] (2009)
2006–2010 (a.k.a. The Classic Imperials)
  • Rick Evans – Solo
  • Armond Morales – Bass
  • Paul Smith – Tenor/solo
  • Dave Will – Baryton
  • Still Standing (2009)
2010 til i dag
  • Rick Evans – Solo
  • Armond Morales – Bass
  • Paul Smith – Tenor/solo
  • Dave Will – Baryton
  • Standing Strong (2010)
  • The Ones (2012)

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