‚ÄúWhen people ask me about my blindness, I tell them, ‚ÄėI didn‚Äôt pay the electric bill on time... so they cut the lights out on me!‚Äô‚ÄĚ ‚Äď Ellis Hall
Through the ages, there have been a number of famous blind African American male entertainers in Gospel, Blues, Soul and Pop but few as unilaterally gifted as Ellis Hall. What other man can claim to have written 3,800 songs, sung at the funeral of Helen Keller at St. Patrick‚Äôs Cathedral in New York and before Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, Africa, been a member of Oakland Soul band Tower of Power and a lead voice for the animated California Raisins, been nominated for a Ovation Theater Award for his very first stage role in ‚ÄúThe Gospel At Colonus‚ÄĚ (in which he sang, acted, and walked the stage and stair props mostly unattended), and penned the official song of the city where he grew up: Claxton, Georgia. Welcome to the unprecedented greatness of Ellis Hall.
When it comes to music, Ellis Hall does it all. He is a seasoned and accomplished vocalist in possession of a powerful 5-octave range. He is a ...
Ellis Hall, accomplished and prolific performer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist with a five-octave range, is entertainment’s best-kept secret. As Ray Charles’ one and only declared protege, Ellis Hall’s Ray, Motown, and Beyond! is a soulful celebration of the R&B roots and deep passion for the heart and soul of music that Ellis and Ray shared. Hits include Georgia On My Mind, Hit The Road Jack, Ain’t No Mountain, America The Beautiful, I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Let The Good Times Roll plus some incredible Ellis Hall originals.
Celebrate the holiday season with The Ambassador of Soul Ellis Hall! Accomplished and prolific performer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist with a five-octave range, Hall is entertainment’s best-kept secret. In a career spanning over four decades, Hall has solidified a reputation for soul- searing Rhythm & Blues electrifying audiences throughout the world. Hall brings the joy and excitement to the holiday season with classics like Deck the Halls, The Christmas Song, Winter Wonderland, Sleigh Ride and some fabulous Hall Christmas originals like Merry Xmas Baby and Once Upon an Evening Star.