In Celebration of the Human Voice - The Essential Musical Instrument

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Various Artists
A Warrior on the Battlefield

Daniel in the lions' den (Norfolk Juilee Quartette)
I got a Home in that Rock (T.C.I. Women's Four)
Jog a-long boys (Pullman Porters Quartette)
So glad I've got the stone (Bethel Quartet)
Jesus, the light of the world (Bethel Quartet)
I am a Pilgrim (Silver Leaf Quartette Of Norfolk)
Our Father (Silver Leaf Quartette Of Norfolk)
My soul is a witness for my Lord (Silver Leaf Quartette Of Norfolk)
You better let that Liar Alone (Silver Leaf Quartette Of Norfolk)
Sleep on, Mother (Silver Leaf Quartette Of Norfolk)
The ship is at the landing (Silver Leaf Quartette Of Norfolk)
I'm Going Home on the Chickasaw train (I.C. Glee Quartet)
Do you want to be a lover of the Lord (Davis Bible Singers)
Daniel Saw the Stone (Davis Bible Singers)
Light of the World (Davis Bible Singers)
I'm leaning on the Lord (Famous Blue Jay Singers of Birmingham Alabama)
New Dry Bones (Heavenly Gospel Singers)
Going back with Jesus (Heavenly Gospel Singers)
A Warrior on the Battlefield (Golden Eagle Gospel Singers)
The Prodigal Son (Golden Eagle Gospel Singers)
Jonah (Golden Gate Quartet)
Found a wonderful Savior (Golden Gate Quartet)
Blind Barnabus (Golden Gate Quartet)
He Never said a Mumblin' Word (Golden Gate Quartet)
Run On (Golden Gate Quartet)

Leading up to the emergence of doo-wop was the tradition of black quartet singing. It is one of the major tributaries of our musical evolution which led to rock 'n roll and R&B which led to... But we digress. Let's go back to the quartets. Between the World Wars was a period during which this style evolved from the schoolyards and churches of the southern Atlantic seaboard to finally become the sophisticated sounds of groups like the Golden Gate Quartet and the Silver Leaf Quartet Of Norfolk. This recording traces that evolution with some early, raw recordings from quartets at the beginning of the movement and lots of the highly sophisticated groups of the later years. It is a historian's dream as well as a testament to the human spirit. The accompanying booklet has wonderful notes to leave you much richer for the experience.

Item code: 3358C | 1 CD | $14.98 add item to cart
Gospel | A Cappella | Mixed | United States

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