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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - Rev. Raymond Dozier

The patriarch of the Dozier family of gospel singers, the Rev. Raymond Dozier, is a masterful gospel singer himself – witness his rendition of “No Kids Allowed.”

One of today’s top gospel artists is Joyce Dozier McNichols. Not only has she had several hit songs and albums, she’s a singer, songwriter, pianist and graphic artist. Joyce is one of six kids in the multi-talented Dozier family, all of whom are gifted musicians and singers.

But the patriarch of the clan, the Rev. Raymond Dozier, is a pretty fair gospel singer himself. Back in 1985, Raymond released It’s in His Hands on the family’s McNichols label, which was distributed by A&M Records. The highlight is the lead track, “No Kids Allowed” – a deeply soulful slab of slow, emotional gospel, sung in the style of a Solomon Burke or Brook Benton. And it’s a winner.

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MUSIC: The Reverend Raymond Dozier, In His Hands LP, “No Kids Allowed,” Side 1, Track 1 (February 10, 2024)

I’m Robert Darden … “Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments” is produced by KWBU and the Black Gospel Music Preservation Program at Baylor University Libraries.