Reverend Dr. James Cleveland (December 5, 1931 - February 9, 1991) was a gospel singer, arranger, and composer from Chicago, Illinois. He is most well-known for incorporating upbeat jazz and pop music influences into gospel. He created a formidable legacy within Christian music since his death. Rev. James Cleveland on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License and may also be available under the GNU FDL.