• Golden Gate Quartet
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[B]Golden Gate Quartet[/B] [img]http://www.singers.com/groupimages2/goldengatequartet.jpg[/img] [quote]The Golden Gate Quartet (aka The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet) is the most successful of all of the African-American gospel music groups who sang in the jubilee quartet style.[citation needed] Founded as the Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet in Norfolk, Virginia in 1934 by Robert Ford, A.C. Griffin, Willie Johnson, William Langford, Henry Owens and Orlandus Wilson. They began as a traditional jubilee quartet, combining the clever arrangements associated with barbershop quartets with rhythms borrowed from the blues and jazz like scat singing.[/quote] After I've had some good listening to The Ink Spots, Mills Brothers and some few other Vocal bands and artists I found Golden Gate Quartet. This was my first step to gospel - Just what I want, vocal-jazz and blues in form of jazz. It's a shame we don't see these kind off vocal groups today. Here are a few songs by them: Swing Down Chariot [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRimW72kAtE[/media] Down By The Riverside [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCGN48GqdZg[/media] The Sun Didn't Shine [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ey9z8o7y-7A[/media] Blind Barnabas [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5K0aFP8mSw[/media]
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