Paul Arnold of the Gospelaires in the Dayton Walk of Fame

Paul “Easy” Arnold, lead singer of the Gospelaires of Dayton, Ohio, will be inducted into the Dayton, Ohio, Walk of Fame.  Congratulations to Paul’s daughter, Khadijah Ali, for her perserverance in making this happen…and to all of you who wrote endorsement letters to the Walk of Fame!

2014 Walk of Fame honorees announced

About Bob Marovich

Bob Marovich is a gospel music historian, author, and radio host. Founder of Journal of Gospel Music blog (formally The Black Gospel Blog) and producer of the Gospel Memories Radio Show.


  1. I am doing a story about Paul “Easy” Arnold for WYSO. I’d like to know your background in Gospel and about Arnold’s contributions. Did you know him personally?

    • Hi, I am a gospel music historian, gospel radio announcer (since 2001), and have hosted “Journal of Gospel Music” (formerly “The Black Gospel Blog”) since 2004. My book on Chicago gospel music comes out in March from the University of Illinois Press. I’ve presented on gospel music four times at academic conferences. I’d be happy to contribute to your story.

      • I never knew Paul personally but I am very familiar with his music and legacy.

      • Pamela Ferris-Olson

        It’s been a while, but I have finally cleared the deck to work on the Arnold story. I would be grateful to hear from you about Arnold’s music and legacy. Where are you located?