Edwin Hawkins

Edwin Hawkins (born August 18, 1943, Oakland, California) is an American gospel musician, pianist, choir master, composer, and arranger. He is one of the originators of the urban contemporary gospel sound. He (and the Edwin Hawkins Singers) is (are) best known for his arrangement of "Oh Happy Day" (1968–69), which was included on the Songs of the Century list.

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