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GOLDEN GATE QUARTET

Golden gate quartet

This was an American singing group that took a "hymn-like" approach to their singing. The group was led by veteran bass singer, "Orlando Wilson."
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THE FAMOUS BLUE JAY SINGERS

THE FAMOUS BLUE JAY SINGERS

This group recorded only ten songs for Paramount as well as recording songs in Chicago in 1940. Charles Bridges, Beale, Hollingsworth, and Steele were the members of this group. The group eventually split up and all joined different groups.
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FISK JUBILEE QUARTET

Fisk Jubilee Singers

The Fisk Jubilee Singers are an African American acapella group that are made up of students from Fisk. Together, these singers had concerts all over the world from small towns to larger cities.
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THE SPIRIT OF MEMPHIS

THE SPIRIT OF MEMPHIS

The spirit of memphis was founded in 1930. However, this specific quartet was very inconsistent in terms of who are the artists performing as artists dropped in and out of the lineup. The core of the group was the lead, "Jethro Bledsoe."
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NORKFOLK JUBILEE QUARTET

NORFOLK JUBILEE QUARTET

This quartet was the best known and most influential to those in the Virginia community. However, they are also known prior to the appearance of the Golden Gate quartet. This group was founded by Bass Singer, "Len Williams."
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THE SOUL STIRRERS

THE SOUL STIRRERS

The soul stirrers focused moreso on "deep and traditional gospel." This group was unique because they were the first group that added a second lead. Their music was a rock and roll combination as well with the inspiration of Sam Cooke.
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BIRMINGHAM JUBILEE SINGERS

BIRMINGHAM JUBILEE SINGERS

The Birmingham Jubilee Singers was created in 1926. During this time, it was all males and instruments were not used. This group focused on "art, time, and articulation."
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THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA

THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA

These group of men were powerful gospel singers. They were raised blind during the Jim Crow Era. In their songs, they connect to their experiences as an African American and the hardships they endured growing up.
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Golden Gate Quartet • Fisk Jubilee Quartet• Norfolk Jubilee Quartet • Birmingham Jubilee Singers •

The famous blue jay singers • the spirit of memphis • the soul stirrers • the blind boys of alabama

brown brothers jubilee quartet • keeping up with the mills brothers • the heart of tennessee in the sprit of memphis • the fairfield four

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