Rev John Wilson With His 3 Daughters
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CLIENT / BEALE STREET CARAVAN
Rev. John Wilkins has served from the pulpit of Hunter's Chapel for over 3 decades. The family's talents branch throughout the Memphis gospel world. His daughters, Tangela, Joyce, and Tawana, his grandchildren, and even great grandchildren are all involved in the music ministry of local congregations. It should come as no surprise then to learn that Rev. Wilkins' father was Rev. Robert Wilkins, a first generation bluesman who, after witnessing a murder while performing on Beale Street in Memphis, gave up the secular world, became a minister, only recording sacred music from that day forward. Rev. Robert Wilkins became a favorite of young, white, blues musicians during the folk revival decades later. In 1962, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards named their band after one of Rev. Robert Wilkins' songs. And they paid tribute to Wilkins by recording his song, "Prodigal Son."