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Sep 27, 2011 18:07
Category: Religious News

Obit - Jessy Dixon

     CHICAGO (AP) - Gospel singer and songwriter Jessy Dixon has died
at the age of 73.
     Miriam Dixon says her brother had been sick and died Monday
morning at his Chicago home.
     Over a more than 50-year career, Dixon produced five gold
records. His song "I Am Redeemed" lingered on Billboard
magazine's gospel chart for more than five years.
     Dixon was a long-time fixture on composer and singer Bill
Gaither's Gospel Series.
     He also toured and collaborated with Paul Simon for eight years,
and wrote songs for Amy Grant, Natalie Cole, Cher and Diana Ross.
     In a 1997 interview, Dixon said many people who once enjoyed
gospel music only as entertainment later asked him to share his
Christian faith.