the Soul Stirrers- Octobria Saddler

  • Formed in 1926 in Trinity, Texas by Roy Crain
  • Used a unique style of ad-libbing lyrics
  • Pulled away from traditional jubilee style and integrated more mainstream pop (for that era)

Common Elements Used by the Soul Stirrers


  • Lead singer raspy and scratchy in  tamber

  • Electric guitar and drum set

  • Tight harmonies produced by men

  • Top, middle and bottom note sang while a leader leads

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