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jubilee quartets

Golden Gate

Quartet

1934

The Golden Gate Quartet is the most commercially successful jubilee quartet. It was founded in Norfolk, Virginia in 1934. Some of the group's early songs include Golden Gate Gospel Train and Ride Up In the Chariot. The Golden Gate Quartet was inducted into The Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1998.
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Sensational

Nightingales

1942

The group was founded in 1942 by Barney Parks, who had formerly sung with the Dixie Hummingbirds. Some of their songs include "Songs of Praise" and "Glory Glory."
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Fisk Jubilee

Singers

1871

The Fisk Jubilee Singers was the name of the first jubilee quartet, and the term "jubilee quartet" was derived from their name.
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Dixie

Hummingbirds

1928

The Dixie Hummingbirds are an influential American jubilee quartet, spanning more than 80 years from the jubilee quartet style of the 1920s.
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The Mills

Brothers

1928

The Mills Brothers were the first African-American artists to earn a #1 Hit on the Billboard charts. They were also the first African-Americans to give a command performance before British royalty.
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Norfolk

Jubilee Quartet

1919

The Norfolk Jubilee Quartet was formed in 1919 was the most influential quartet from Virginia.
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Fairfireld

Four

1921

This Jubilee Quartet was created in 1921 in Fairfield, Virginia.
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Deep River

Boys

1930s

This group originated at what is now Hampton University, an HBCU in Virginia. In Europe they were especially popular in countries like Sweden and Norway from the 1950s and upwards, even releasing several hit-singles performing songs in Swedish and Norwegian.
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