The Malaco Music Group regrets to announce the passing of Ben Chandler, alongtime member of the legendary Quartet group, The Pilgrim Jubilees.Ben Chandler joined The Pilgrim Jubilees in 1970.In 1979, The Jubes signed on with gospel’s venerable Savoy Records. Duringthat era, the group recorded four albums, Keep on Climbing, Put on YourShoes, Whensoever I Pray and Put Your Trust In Jesus. The Jubes soon becameone of gospel’s top quartets. From these albums came such hit songs as RichMan, Poor Man; I’m Happy With Jesus Alone; Whensoever I Pray; Put Your TrustIn Jesus; and I’m Glad You Looked My Way. In 1987, the group signed withMalaco in 1991 and released Gospel Roots, which immediately hit the Top 40of Billboard magazine’s Gospel Albums Chart. Their second Malaco project,1988’s Back to Basics, reached the top 25 on Billboard’s chart.Family Affair, released on Malaco in 1991, hit the top 20 in both onBillboard and Cashbox and was nominated for gospel’s coveted Stellar Award.I’m Getting Better All the Time earned extensive nationwide airplay in 1991and became a favorite of gospel fans. In 1994, The Jubes released InRevival, a greatest hits album which was recorded live in their hometown ofHouston, Mississippi. The charted disc became one of the top-selling gospelalbums of any era.Please pray for the entire Chandler family and friends.Funeral Arrangements will be forthcoming.
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