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Traditional Black Gospel Quartets

Black gospel quartet music is the very heart of Traditional Black Gospel Music. Quartet singing, originating from such sources as college jubilee groups that were formed during the last part of the 19th century, became an important part of the spiritual life of the black people during the first half of the 20th 

Black Quartet

Century. This important music has yet to be discovered by mainstream America. Join us for a journey you may never forget.

The Main Quartets

The Birmingham Jubilee Singers
The Brooklyn Allstars
The Chosen Gospel Singers
The Dixie Hummingbirds
The Fairfield Four
The Five Blind Boys of Alabama
The Five Blind Boys of Mississippi
The Golden Gate Quartet
The Harmonizing Four
The Heavenly Gospel Singers
The Mighty Clouds of Joy
      Mitchell's Christian Singers
The Norfolk Jubilee Quartet
The Pilgrim Travelers
The Selah Jubilee Quartet
The Sensational Nightingales
The Silver Leaf Quartet
The Soul Stirrers
The Southern Sons
The Swan Silvertones
The Spirit of Memphis
The Trumpeteers

Books

Happy in the Service of the Lord
by Kip Lornell
The University of Tennessee Press,  1988, 1995
Mr Lornell
is a well-known and respected authority on American music. This book is about the Gospel Quartets of Memphis. The first chapter One Hundred Years of Singing in Harmony is the first history written about Traditional Black Quartet Music


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