Saturday, September 27, 2008

Al "The Bishop" Hobbs: Q & A in Indy Star

[This article by David Lindquist appears on the website of the Indianapolis Star. Photo by Frank Espich of the Star.]

Al Hobbs may be a household name in Indianapolis because of a high-profile tenure at radio station WTLC that began in 1970 and ended in 1993.

Gospel music listeners know Hobbs for recordings he made leading the Indianapolis Mass Choir in the 1980s, plus dozens of albums other artists made for his Aleho label between 1992 and 2003.

Hobbs -- who graduated from Central High School in Louisville, Ky., as a classmate of Muhammad Ali -- has been a key player for decades at Indiana Black Expo's Summer Celebration and Circle City Classic events.

Read the rest of the Q & A at:


Anonymous said...

I have had the pleasure of knowing this "gentleman" for over 40yrs, a blessed man of God who was first introduced to our singing group "Galatian Gospel Singers" as a "Music Master". May God continue to lead you to higher heights.

God bless

Brenda Harris-Ponder

Aaron Anderson said...

Leaving this comment because I just found a copy of the Galatian Gospel Singers 45rpm record today. I think it's great!

It's pressed on a green United Audio label and was manufactured at the QCA pressing plant in Ohio. I've recorded the record to my computer and would be happy to share it with anyone interested in hearing it (though I must admit the record is not in great condition). Anyway, if anyone would like to hear it you can email me at aaronda45[at]gmail[dot]com