Jerry Powell

Born: May 28, 1946 Falkville, AL

Gospel Songwriter, Studio Owner Cathedral Quartet

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame


Jerry Powell, originally from north Alabama, is a veteran songwriter and guitarist who spent years on the road and locally with various bands such as Carnival and the Dalton Boys.  He is a former CBS/EPIC recording artist, and staff songwriter with Sony/Tree Music, as well as Muscle Shoals Sound Music Publishing.  His songwriting style includes R&B, Country, Gosper, Rock and Comedy.  His songs have had chart success in all those fields.

Source: L. A. Songwriters' Festival - September 15- 17, 2011

Frank Brown 2010 Songwriters Biographies: SONGWRITERBIOS

He also appears along with songwriter/performer/creative genius Jerry Powell on the award winning song "Bodine Brown" on the nationally famous Dr. Demento's album "Demento's Mementos".

Source: Eric's Biography



I’ve been asked by a couple of people in recent weeks to define “convention music.”

This task is made somewhat easier thanks to a song recorded by the Cathedral quartet in 1984 titled “An Old Convention Song” (Tim Lovelace/Jerry Powell). It appeared first on The Prestigious Cathedral Quartet and then a year later on an album that carried the same title as the song......

Source: Convention Music Explained » MusicScribe

Singer/songwriter Jerry Powell's debut solo CD expresses his vision of paradise, complete with perfect waves, funky humor, bluesy heartache, and Texas riff driven soul, tempered with a taste of romance, passion, and hope.

Source: Jerry Powell | I'll Take Paradise | CD Baby


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