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Lisa Knowles & The Brown Singers of Memphis, Tennessee

Feminine gospel quartet the Dark brown Singers were shaped in Memphis, Tennessee in the past due ’70s by Willie Mae Richmond (whose maiden name was Dark brown) and quickly garnered a subsequent because of their beautiful and energetic vocal performances. Richmond’s granddaughter, Lisa Knowles, joined up with the quartet when …

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The Como Mamas

The Como Mamas certainly are a female gospel trio from Como, Mississippi, who got their name because of their participation in Como Now, a compilation of field recordings from 2006 curated by Daptone Information’ Michael Reilly. The group comprises Ester Mae Smith and sisters Angela Taylor and Della Daniels — …

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Arkansas Gospel Mass Choir

Charles Moore have been a member from the Georgia Mass Choir for a few 14 years, so when he relocated from Georgia to Bentonville, Arkansas, he began buying similar choir to become listed on. Not locating such a choir, Moore began making queries about developing one for the condition of …

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Willie Neal Johnson

Known through the entire gospel circuit simply because “THE UNITED STATES Youngster” for his rootsy, blues-driven design, singer Willie Neal Johnson was created and elevated in Tyler, TX; he started performing along with his five siblings while still a kid, and was still in his teenagers when he was tapped …

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Winfield Parker

A vocalist valued among listeners of deep spirit and traditional gospel as well, Winfield Parker came up as a saxophonist in Maryland/D.C.-region groups like the Veejays and Sammy Fitzhugh & the Moroccans. Ahead of launching a single profession, he also performed behind Small Richard and led a music group known …

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The Trumpeteers

Influenced from the Golden Gate Quartet and led from the spectacular singing of Joe Johnson, this quartet strike the public’s consciousness in the past due ’40s with “Milky White colored Way,” that they documented for Score Documents. Other users included Raleigh Tunrage (tenor), Joseph Armstrong (baritone), and Wayne Keels (bass). …

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Golden Echoes

Among the initial gospel groupings signed to the legendary Area of expertise label, the Los Angeles-based Golden Echoes were led by brothers William “Big Axe” and Willmer “Small Axe” Broadnax, Houston natives who all after relocating towards the Western world Coast through the mid-1940s joined the rates from the Southern …

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Gospel Music Workshop of America

Founded in 1967 by Rev. Wayne Cleveland, the Gospel Music Workshop of America can be an annual convention combining enthusiasts of gospel from America, the uk, Africa as well as the Caribbean, varying across faiths as varied as Baptist, Methodist, Pentecostal, Catholic and Mormon. Having a regular membership numbering in …

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Golden Gate Quartet

Pioneer Virginia gospel/pop quartet from the ’30s and ’40s. Contacting their innovative method of sacred hymns “jubilee” performing, the Golden Gate Quartet, propelled by Willie Johnson and William Langford, liked massive acceptance significantly outside the cathedral. Their simple Mills Brothers-influenced harmonies produced the Gates naturals for pop crossover achievement, and …

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The Canton Spirituals

An award-winning gospel group away of Canton, Mississippi who pioneered mixing traditional gospel with contemporary R&B and metropolitan elements, the Canton Spirituals were shaped in 1943 by Harvey Watkins, Sr., along with Reverend I.S. Watkins, Claude “Bubba” Nichols, Warren G. Ward, Isaac Bolton, Eddie Jackson, Theo Thompson, and Roscoe Lucious. …

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