Category: jubilee quartet groups

Fisk Jubilee Quartet

Fisk Jubilee Quartet Singers In 1871, the Fisk Jubilee Singers began their first tour in a fundraising effort for Fisk University. The tour took the route of the Underground Railroad and performed spirituals, paying homage

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Jubilee- The Dixie Hummingbirds

The Dixie Hummingbirds Origin Jubilee quartets were popularized during the early 20th century. Some different type of quartets include: university, minstrel, barbershop and community-based jubilee quartets. Jubilee quartets didn’t contain improvisation, but some quartets had

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Norfolk Jubilee Quartet

Background A jubilee quartet is historically defined as a vocal ensemble that consisted of a minimum of four voices and a maximum of six voices, performing formal arrangements of spirituals and jubilee songs in a

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Birmingham Jubilee Singers

ORIGINS The Jubilee Quartet Style began after negro spirituals were made popular in the United States. One of the jubilee quartets that will be highlighted is the Birmingham Jubilee Singers. First created in 1926 this

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The Famous Blue Jay Singers

The Famous Blue Jay Singers The Famous Blue Jay Singers only recorded ten titles for Paramount in 1932, but it was those titles that became highly popular and were re-released on the Crown, Decca, Champion,

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The Soul Stirrers: Jubilee Quartet

Who are the Soul Stirrers ? The Soul Stirrers is a Jubilee Quartet group started in 1926 by the Baritone, Senior Roy Crain. Amongst Crain, the members included: Jesse Farley – bass, T.L Bruster –

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3’s A CROWD, 4’s A QUARTET

HOW’D WE GET STARTED?: Jubilee quartets were popular African-American religious musical groups in the first half of the 20th century. The early jubilee quartets featured close harmonies, and a formal and calculated arranged style of singing that emphasized

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The Birmingham Sunlights

The Birmingham Sunlights consist of five members, James Taylor, Wayne Williams, Bill Graves, Steve Taylor and Barry Taylor. Adopting their quartet-style from Alabama’s Jefferson County region, the Birmingham Sunlights, a five-man quartet was formed in 1978 by

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The Blind Boys of Alabama

Eric Mckinnie, Jimmy Carter, Clarence Fountain, Bishop Billy Bowers. Blind Boys of Alabama The Blind Boys of Alabama are an all men gospel group that originated in Alabama in the 1930’s.  BackGround The Blind Boys

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