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Ward, Clara (1924 - 1973), gospel singer, pianist

Horace Clarence Boyer

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Philadelphia, 21 April 1924; d Los Angeles, 16 Jan 1973). American gospel singer and pianist. She began to play piano at the age of six, and by 1934 was accompanist for the Ward Trio, a family group that included her mother Gertrude (1895–1981) and her sister Willa (b 1922). The trio came to prominence in 1943 when they sang before the National Baptist Convention and undertook tours

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