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Podcast: The Gospel Ranger

This is the story of a song, Ain’t No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down, written by a 12-year-old boy on his deathbed. A boy who – instead of dying – went on to become a Pentecostal preacher. A boy who would later help inspire the birth of Rock & Roll.

His name was Brother Claude Ely…and he was known as The Gospel Ranger.

The Radio Diaries Podcast is part of PRX’s Radiotopia.
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