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Rudolph Stanfield Jr.

Rudolph Stanfield Jr.

No history of Detroit gospel music, or gospel choir music for that matter, would be complete without including the name and accomplishments of Pastor Rudolph Stanfield Jr. Like the late Minister Thomas Whitfield, Stanfield—as a songwriter, organist, group leader and producer—helped develop a more sophisticated style of gospel music.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, to Reverend “Lady” Marva Lee Stanfield and Bishop Rudolph Stanfield on December 3, 1959, “Rudy” Stanfield began pursuing music at age four under the guidance of his grandmother, Macie Lee Stanfield.

Even as a teenager, Stanfield was an in-demand keyboard accompanist for gospel artists. He backed gospel singer Ruth Busbee on He Loves Me, her 1978 album for Savoy that also featured Detroit’s Thomas Whitfield Company. He accompanied the Craig Brothers on two of their Savoy offerings, James Cleveland Presents the Craig Brothers “Live” (1980) and He Wants a Place (1982). He wrote the title track for Keith Pringle’s 1984 solo album, Perfect Peace. Victory Shall Be Mine, Stir up the Gift, Never Alone, Hold On and Tell It are among the more than 500 songs Stanfield has written or arranged.

On January 16, 1982, Stanfield formed Rudolph Stanfield and New Revelation. The group’s Sound of Gospel disc Live & In Praise II led Billboard to name the ensemble one of the top ten gospel artists of 1994. Stanfield and New Revelation recorded Millennium Praise for Malaco in 2001; it featured the expressive voice of another Detroit gospel veteran, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, on When God Says Yes.

A Stellar-winning and Grammy-nominated artist, Stanfield has produced or co-produced and has served as accompanist for a veritable who’s who of gospel music, particularly many top stars from Chicago, Detroit and the Church of God in Christ. He produced and sang on It Ain’t Over (Till God Says It’s Over), the 1997 Malaco release by his cousin, the late Reverend James Moore. Stanfield also produced and sang on Moore’s final album, the March 2000 Malaco recording, Family and Friends, Live from Detroit. Even Stanfield’s father, Bishop Rudolph Sr., appeared on the album, singing the traditional gospel blues I Know the Lord Will Make a Way.

In addition to producing, co-producing, writing, arranging and appearing on more than 150 gospel albums, Stanfield also helped arrange Donny Hathaway’s Someday We’ll All Be Free for Aretha Franklin to sing as part of the soundtrack for X, Spike Lee’s biographical film about Malcolm X. This was not the first time Stanfield worked with “The Queen of Soul”; he has been her accompanist from time to time for nearly 30 years.

Stanfield accepted the call to ministry, and on January 14, 2001, he founded Pentecostal Life and Praise COGIC in Taylor, Michigan, where he serves as pastor. In addition to his pastoral duties, Rudolph Stanfield Jr. continues to play many active roles in today’s gospel music scene. In 2004, for example, he produced the Anderson Sanctuary Choir’s Malaco release, Joyful Praise, and wrote Lord, I Thank You for the album.


Essential Albums


  • Prayer Changes ThingsBuy from: malaco
  • Only You Can DeliverBuy from: malaco     itunes     google play

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  • Home In The RockBuy from: malaco
  • I Am The BluesBuy from: malaco
  • The Definitive CollectionBuy from: malaco
  • The Jackson Southernaires “The Brothers Dream Alive”Buy from: malaco
  • UnpluggedBuy from: malaco
  • Pleasing YouBuy from: malaco     itunes     google play     amazon

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  • Ye Are The Salt Of The Earth – The Fiery FurnaceBuy from: malaco
  • A Holy Ghost Take OverBuy from: malaco     itunes     google play     amazon

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  • The Jackson Southernaires “Live at Jackson State University”Buy from: malaco
  • God Get’s The GloryBuy from: malaco
  • Touch MeBuy from: malaco
  • CH RCH What’s MissingBuy from: malaco
  • Is My Living In VainBuy from: malaco
  • Merry ChristmasBuy from: malaco
  • The FightersBuy from: malaco
  • Southern Soul BrothersBuy from: malaco
  • Living WaterBuy from: malaco
  • It Remains To Be SeenBuy from: malaco
  • America’s Most Wanted Volume 1Buy from: malaco
  • Nobody’s ChildBuy from: malaco     itunes     google play

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  • Life Is Like A LeafBuy from: malaco
  • The Best Of The O’Jays: Love TrainBuy from: malaco
  • Live With The Candy LickerBuy from: malaco
  • Live-In The SpiritBuy from: malaco
  • Give God An HourBuy from: malaco
  • Ring My BellBuy from: malaco     itunes     google play

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  • The Soul Of Christmas Vol. 1Buy from: malaco
  • God Can & God WillBuy from: malaco
  • A Line In The SandBuy from: malaco
  • Revenge Of The PatriotsBuy from: malaco
  • Lift Him UpBuy from: malaco
  • The Legendary FranklinsBuy from: malaco     itunes     google play     amazon

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  • Oh What A MeetingBuy from: malaco
  • Original Gospel ClassicsBuy from: malaco
  • Come Fly With MeBuy from: malaco     itunes     google play

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  • Willie Neal Johnson “The Country Boy Goes Home…2”Buy from: malaco
  • (God Is God) He Won’t ChangeBuy from: malaco     itunes     google play

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  • Lord You’ve Been GoodBuy from: malaco
  • Full ImpactBuy from: malaco
  • Grumpy Old MenBuy from: malaco
  • Denied MotherBuy from: malaco
  • JoyBuy from: malaco
  • The 5 Blind Boys & Clarence FountainBuy from: malaco
  • MemoriesBuy from: malaco
  • Tell ItBuy from: malaco
  • Trial Of Oh Jesus!Buy from: malaco
  • How Far Is HeavenBuy from: malaco
  • Beauty ShopBuy from: malaco
  • Send Up The PraiseBuy from: malaco     itunes     google play

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  • Welcome 2 The SWACBuy from: malaco
  • See What The Lord Has DoneBuy from: malaco     itunes     google play

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  • Members OnlyBuy from: malaco     itunes     google play     amazon

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  • In RevivalBuy from: malaco     itunes     google play

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  • The Water I GiveBuy from: malaco     itunes     google play

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  • I’ll Trade A LifetimeBuy from: malaco
  • Raw SugarBuy from: malaco     itunes     google play     amazon

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  • Sweet RevengeBuy from: malaco
  • Gospel RootsBuy from: malaco     itunes     google play

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  • Jew 2Buy from: malaco
  • Lonesome Dog BluesBuy from: malaco
  • Brand New CadillacBuy from: malaco     itunes     google play

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  • An Answer In PrayerBuy from: malaco
  • For His GloryBuy from: malaco     itunes     google play     amazon

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  • Go OnBuy from: malaco
  • Moses Sends Three Spies – Silver And Gold Have I NoneBuy from: malaco
  • James Cleveland Sings with The World’s Greatest Choirs 25th Anniversary AlbumBuy from: malaco     itunes     google play

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  • Through The StormBuy from: malaco     itunes     google play

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  • Movin’ To The CountryBuy from: malaco
  • Crazy ‘Bout YouBuy from: malaco
  • Let’s Get TogetherBuy from: malaco
  • Let Me Show You How To LoveBuy from: malaco     itunes     google play

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  • A Soul Stirring ReunionBuy from: malaco     google play

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  • God Will Heal The LandBuy from: malaco     itunes     google play

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  • Drunk, Busted, Disgusted And Can’t Be TrustedBuy from: malaco
  • Live On Beale StreetBuy from: malaco     itunes     google play     amazon

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  • Greatest PicksBuy from: malaco
  • Batman BeginsBuy from: malaco
  • Call JesusBuy from: malaco     itunes     google play

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  • All The PainBuy from: malaco
  • KidnappedBuy from: malaco
  • Smooth SailingBuy from: malaco     itunes     google play     amazon

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  • Down HomeBuy from: malaco
  • Live in Washington, DCBuy from: malaco
  • Wasted YearsBuy from: malaco     itunes     google play

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  • Stand On The WordBuy from: malaco     itunes     google play

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  • The DreamBuy from: malaco     itunes     google play

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  • For RealBuy from: malaco
  • The TreasureBuy from: malaco     itunes
  • Park DayBuy from: malaco
  • Soul Brothers 2Buy from: malaco
  • Soul Hits Of The 70’sBuy from: malaco
  • TrappedBuy from: malaco
  • We Are Getting Careless With Our LoveBuy from: malaco     itunes     google play     amazon
  • The True Story Of Booker T. WashingtonBuy from: malaco
  • It’s Under My FeetBuy from: malaco
  • By His GraceBuy from: malaco     itunes     google play

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  • Down In The Dumps With The BluesBuy from: malaco     itunes     google play     amazon
  • Super HitsBuy from: malaco

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