Tribute to Cassietta George

September 30th, 2009 by Black Gospel Choir

1929 – 1995


Cassietta Baker George was born January 23, 1929 in Memphis, TN to Pastor Peter A. Baker and Cassietta Epps Baker.
Life changed in 1953 after moving to Chicago, IL where Cassietta caught the eye of the late Rev. James Cleveland. At his invitation, Cassietta became a member of the now world famous Caravans at that time featuring Johnerine Davis, Louise McDonald-Ross, Albertina Walker and James Cleveland. Years later, the group featured Dorothy Norwood, Inez Andrews, Josephine Howard, Shirley Caesar and Dolores Washington. As a member of The Caravans, Cassietta wrote and led over 40 songs, bursting the group into the number one most iconic gospel group of all times. Her most noted recordings in The Caravan legacy were Will My Jesus Be Waiting, Remember Me Oh Lord, Let’s Break Bread Together, One Baptism, To Whom Shall I Turn, I’m Ready to Serve the Lord, Seek Ye the Lord, Jesus and Me, My Religion, Walk Around Heaven All Day and I’m Going To Work Until My Day Is Done.

Cassietta George wrote 108 songs, recorded 16 albums during her solo career, and was nominated for two Grammy Awards.

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  1. Willamena Says:

    I have always have enjoyed Ms.George’s singing, she is truly missed today!

  2. Renee Wiggins Says:

    Awesome. Bless the Lord!!!!!

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