By Robert M. Marovich

The Journal of Gospel Music was sad to learn from Tim Dillinger-Curenton that Clyde Brown Moultry, a former member of Charles Fold’s Gospel Messengers and the Cleveland Singers, passed away on December 21, 2022, at the age of 77.

Clyde’s funeral service was held Saturday, January 7, 2023, at the Lincoln Heights Missionary Baptist Church, where at an early age he accepted Christ. His online obituary provides a biography of his life and career: Clyde Brown Moultry.

I am grateful to have had the chance to interview Clyde about his days as a Cleveland Singer for The King of Gospel: The Life and Music of James Cleveland (Malaco Music Group). He was a great soul who pursued a rewarding career as a vocalist. We will miss him dearly.


  1. Jean May 6, 2023 at 7:05 am - Reply

    So sad that the “industry” didn’t seem to care. His funeral appeared to be absent a few “stars” who during his lifetime presented themselves as
    friends. His boyhood pal Edward Whitehead also “disappeared” from his life. The question is why? Well, when God says times up it is. RIP

  2. Belma Young November 17, 2023 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    Clyde Brown Moultry was a friend of mine and to him I dedicate the song Nightshift by the Commodores. He could sing his song and heart in every line. ♥️

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Written by : 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.