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Edwin Hawkins Singers

Band, 1960-1990 US
R&B/Soul

Edwin Reuben 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 (as leader of the Edwin Hawkins Singers) is probably best known for his arrangement of "Oh Happy Day" (1968–69), which was included on the Songs of the Century list. The Edwin Hawkins Singers made a second foray into the charts exactly one year later, backing folk singer Melanie on "Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)".

     
Popular Tracks   
Oh Happy Day on Greatest Hits by Edwin Hawkins Singers
Ooh Child on Greatest Hits by Edwin Hawkins Singers
I Heard the Voice of Jesus on Greatest Hits by Edwin Hawkins Singers
To My Father's House on Greatest Hits by Edwin Hawkins Singers
Lay Down on Greatest Hits by Edwin Hawkins Singers
Jubilation on Greatest Hits by Edwin Hawkins Singers
Oh Happy Day on I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing by Edwin Hawkins Singers
Oh Happy Day on Trovadores Espirituales by Various Artists
Jesus Lover of My Soul on Greatest Hits by Edwin Hawkins Singers
Lean on Me on Greatest Hits by Edwin Hawkins Singers

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Oh Happy Day / I SurrenderEdwin Hawkins Singers2010Album
Oh Happy Day - The Best Of Edwin Hawkin SingersEdwin Hawkins Singers2001Compil.
The Edwin Hawkins SingersEdwin Hawkins Singers2001Compil.
Oh Happy Day: The Best Of The Edwin Hawkins SingersEdwin Hawkins Singers2001Compil.
The Edwin Hawkins SingersEdwin Hawkins Singers2001Compil.
The Very Best Of The Edwin Hawkins SingersEdwin Hawkins Singers1998Compil.
The Very Best Of The Edwin Hawkins SingersEdwin Hawkins Singers1996Compil.
Oh! Happy DayEdwin Hawkins Singers1995Compil.
ChristmasEdwin Hawkins Singers1994Album
The Best Of The Edwin Hawkins Singers Oh! Happy DayEdwin Hawkins Singers1993Compil.
Oh Happy DayEdwin Hawkins Singers1993Compil.
Oh Happy DayEdwin Hawkins Singers1989Compil.
Under My Skin / I KnowRobby Rosa / Marisela With Edwin Hawkins Singers1988Single
Greatest HitsEdwin Hawkins Singers1988Compil.
People In NeedEdwin Hawkins, Tramaine Hawkins, Edwin Hawkins Singers1988Single
Oh Happy Day / Brand New KeyEdwin Hawkins Singers / Melanie1988Single
The All-Star Gospel SessionPaul Simon ★ Andraé Crouch ★ Edwin Hawkins Singers ★ Jennifer Holliday ★ The Mighty Clouds Of Joy ★ The Oak Ridge Boys ★ Luther Vandross1987Album
Oh Happy DayEdwin Hawkins Singers1982Single
Oh Happy DayEdwin Hawkins Singers1982Compil.
The Best Of The Original Hits Of The Edwin Hawkins SingersEdwin Hawkins Singers1982Compil.
The Genius Of ...Edwin Hawkins Singers1981Compil.
The Real ThingEdwin Hawkins Singers1979Compil.
Nach Dem Dunkel Kommt Ein Neuer MorgenJohannes Hansen, Siegfried Fietz, Edwin Hawkins Singers1979Album
Oh Happy DayEdwin Hawkins Singers1979Compil.
The Best Of The Edwin Hawkins SingersEdwin Hawkins Singers1977Compil.
Everything Will Be AlrightEdwin Hawkins and Edwin Hawkins Singers1977Single
Oh Happy Day / Put Your Hands In The HandEdwin Hawkins Singers / Ocean1977Single
The ComforterEdwin Hawkins And The Edwin Hawkins Singers1977Album
The Best...Edwin Hawkins SingersEdwin Hawkins Singers1976Compil.
The Best Of The Edwin Hawkins SingersEdwin Hawkins Singers1976Compil.
Wonderful!Edwin Hawkins & Edwin Hawkins Singers1976Album
LiveEdwin Hawkins Singers1974Album
Jesu (Joy Of Man's Desiring) / Grove Of EucalyptusEdwin Hawkins Singers1973Single
Jesu (Joy Of Man's Desiring) / New WorldEdwin Hawkins Singers1973Single
New WorldEdwin Hawkins Singers1973Album
JubilationEdwin Hawkins Singers1973Single
Ooh ChildEdwin Hawkins Singers1972Single
O-O-H ChildEdwin Hawkins Singers1972Single
Try The Real ThingMelanie, Edwin Hawkins Singers1972Compil.
I'd Like To Teach The World To SingEdwin Hawkins Singers1972Album
Give Me A StarEdwin Hawkins Singers1972Single
The Best of The Edwin Hawkins SingersEdwin Hawkins Singers1971Compil.
Children Get TogetherEdwin Hawkins Singers1971Single
There's A Place For MeEdwin Hawkins Singers1971Single
Children (Get Together)Edwin Hawkins Singers1971Album
The Edwin Hawkins SingersEdwin Hawkins Singers1970Single
The Best Of The Edwin Hawkins SingersEdwin Hawkins Singers1970Compil.
Everyman Wants To Be Free / Praise HimEdwin Hawkins Singers1970Single
Greatest HitsEdwin Hawkins Singers1970Compil.
I BelieveEdwin Hawkins Singers1970Single
Blowin' In The WindEdwin Hawkins Singers1970Single
Lay DownMelanie con Edwin Hawkins Singers1970Single
The Edwin Hawkins SingersEdwin Hawkins Singers1970Compil.
Lay DownMelanie En Edwin Hawkins Singers1970Single
I Believe (Yo Creo)Edwin Hawkins Singers1970Single
I Believe / Lay DownEdwin Hawkins Singers & Melanie1970Single
Live At The Concertgebouw In AmsterdamEdwin Hawkins Singers1970Album
More Happy DaysEdwin Hawkins Singers1970Album
Praise Him / Try The Real ThingEdwin Hawkins Singers1970Single
Lay Down / Ruby TuesdayMelanie Accompanied By Edwin Hawkins Singers1970Single
I Believe / Praise HimEdwin Hawkins Singers1970Single
To My Father's HouseEdwin Hawkins Singers1970Single
Oh Happy DayEdwin Hawkins Singers1969Single
Ain't It Like HimEdwin Hawkins Singers1969Single
He's A Friend Of MineEdwin Hawkins Singers1969Album
Oh, Happy DayEdwin Hawkins Singers1969Single
Oh, Happy DayEdwin Hawkins Singers1969Compil.
Early In The MorningEdwin Hawkins Singers1969Single
It's A Happy DayEdwin Hawkins Singers1969Compil.
Oh Happy DayEdwin Hawkins Singers1969Compil.
Peace Is "Blowin' In The Wind"Edwin Hawkins Singers1969Album
I Believe / He's A Friend Of MineEdwin Hawkins Singers1969Single
Let Us Go Into The House Of The LordEdwin Hawkins Singers1968Album
Silent Night - Holy Night / White ChristmasMahalia Jackson / Edwin Hawkins Singers1962Single
Jesu (Joy Of Mans Desiring)Edwin Hawkins SingersSingle
Blowin' In The WindEdwin Hawkins SingersAlbum
Oh, Happy Day - StarportraitEdwin Hawkins SingersCompil.
Silent Night / Oh Holy NightEdwin Hawkins SingersSingle
Oh Happy Day / Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)Edwin Hawkins Singers / MelanieSingle
Jesus Is All The WorldEdwin Hawkins SingersCompil.
Jesus / Try The Real ThingEdwin Hawkins SingersSingle
By And By / He Won't Leave YouEdwin Hawkins & Edwin Hawkins SingersSingle
Blowin' In The WindEdwin Hawkins SingersSingle
Silent NightEdwin Hawkins SingersSingle
SpiritualsEdwin Hawkins SingersAlbum
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