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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - Jessy Dixon

Jessy Dixon’s long career included one album produced and recorded with Andrae Crouch, It’s All Right Now.

Beginning as a young man, Jessy Dixon sang and wrote with some of the brightest stars in gospel music ... and continued to do so his entire career. He’s probably best known for his recording and touring with Paul Simon and their version of Andrae Crouch’s “Jesus is the Answer.”

But Dixon’s long career included a host of hits on his own, including “I Am Redeemed, “Touch Me, Lord Jesus,” and “The Wicked Shall Cease Their Troubling.” Andrae Crouch and the Disciples rbrn joined Jessy for an album’s worth of first-rate gospel songs, including this lovely track, “He’ll be Right There.” Dixon was still working with the popular Gaither Homecoming series right up until his death at age 73 in 2011.

2419 Jessy Dixon - He'll Be Right There.mp3

MUSIC: Jessy Dixon, It’s All Right Now, LP, “He’ll be Right There,” Side 1, Track 2 (May 12, 2024)

Robert F. Darden is the author of two dozen books, most recently: Nothing But Love in God’s Water, Volume II: Black Sacred Music from Sit-In to Resurrection City (Penn State University Press, 2016); Nothing But Love in God’s Water, Volume I: Black Sacred Music from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement(Penn State University Press, 2014); Jesus Laughed: The Redemptive Power of Humor(Abingdon Press, 2008), Reluctant Prophets and Clueless Disciples: Understanding the Bible by Telling Its Stories(Abingdon Press, 2006); and People Get Ready! A New History of Black Gospel Music(Continuum/Bloomsbury, 2004).