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This is a '''List of Birmingham gospel groups'''
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This is a '''List of Gospel groups''' that performed in the [[Birmingham District]]:
  
* [[Appointed]]
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==Early groups==
* [[Birmingham Jubilee Singers]] (1926-)
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* [[Foster Singers]] ([[R. C. Foster]], 1915, 1919–1950s)
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* [[Golden Leaf Quartet]] (1920s–40s)
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* [[Dolomite Jubilee Singers]] (–1922)
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* [[Rolling Mill Four]] (–1925)
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* [[Woodward's Big Four]] (1922–1926)
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* [[Dunham Jubilee Singers]] (1920s)
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==Groups of the Golden Age==
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* [[Bessemer Sunset Four]]
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* [[Birmingham Jubilee Singers]] (1926–)
 
* [[Birmingham Silver Five]] ([[Hobdy Moorer]], 1950s)
 
* [[Birmingham Silver Five]] ([[Hobdy Moorer]], 1950s)
 
* [[Blind Boys of Alabama]] (Talladega)
 
* [[Blind Boys of Alabama]] (Talladega)
* [[Caravans]]
 
 
* [[CIO Singers]]
 
* [[CIO Singers]]
* [[Delta Aires]] (1940s - current)
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* [[Delta Aires]] (1940s–current)
 
* [[Dunham Jubilee Singers]] ([[Son Dunham]])
 
* [[Dunham Jubilee Singers]] ([[Son Dunham]])
 
* [[Ensley Jubilee Singers]]
 
* [[Ensley Jubilee Singers]]
* [[Famous Blue Jay Singers]] ([[Silas Steele]], 1930s-40s)
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* [[Famous Blue Jay Singers]] ([[Silas Steele]], 1930s–40s)
* [[Foster Singers]]
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* [[Four Great Wonders]]
 
* [[Four Great Wonders]]
 
* [[Four Eagles]]
 
* [[Four Eagles]]
 
* [[Golden Eagles]] ([[Hobdy Moorer]], 1950s)
 
* [[Golden Eagles]] ([[Hobdy Moorer]], 1950s)
* [[Gospel Harmonettes]] ([[Dorothy Love Coates]], 1940s-60s)
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* [[Gospel Harmonettes]] ([[Dorothy Love Coates]], 1940s–60s)
 
* [[Gospel Wonders]] ([[Hobdy Moorer]], 1950s)
 
* [[Gospel Wonders]] ([[Hobdy Moorer]], 1950s)
 
* [[Heavenly Gospel Singers]]
 
* [[Heavenly Gospel Singers]]
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* [[Jubileans]]
 
* [[Jubileans]]
 
* [[Kings of Harmony]] ([[Wenonah]])
 
* [[Kings of Harmony]] ([[Wenonah]])
* [[Majesty]]
 
 
* [[Pillars]] ([[Hobdy Moorer]], current)
 
* [[Pillars]] ([[Hobdy Moorer]], current)
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* [[Ravizee Singers]]
 
* [[Red Rose Quartet]] ([[Bessemer]])
 
* [[Red Rose Quartet]] ([[Bessemer]])
 
* [[Sterling Jubilees]] ([[Charles Bridges]], [[John Alexander]], 1929)
 
* [[Sterling Jubilees]] ([[Charles Bridges]], [[John Alexander]], 1929)
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* [[Thrasher Brothers]]
 
* [[Thrasher Brothers]]
 
* [[Victor's Quartet]]
 
* [[Victor's Quartet]]
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==Later ensembles==
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* [[Appointed]]
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* [[Caravans]]
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* [[Majesty]]
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==Anthologies==
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* ''Birmingham Quartet Anthology: Jefferson County, Alabama (1926-1953)'' (1980) Clanka Lanka Records CL144001/002 (includes liner notes by Doug Seroff)
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* ''Birmingham Boys: Jubilee Gospel Quartets from Jefferson County, Alabama'' (1982) Alabama Traditions
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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* Seroff, Doug (October 12, 1980) "Birmingham Quarter Scrapbook" for a Quartet Reunion in Jefferson County. Birmingham City Auditorium
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* McCallum, Brenda (1988) "Songs of Work and Songs of Worship: Sanctifying Black Unionism in the City of Steel." ''New York Folklore'' No. 14, pp. 12-14
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* Darden, Robert (2004) ''People Get Ready: A New History of Black Gospel Music.'' Continuum International ISBN 0826414362
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* Seroff, Doug. "On the Battlefield: Gospel Quartets in Jefferson County, Alabama." in Geoffrey Haydon and Dennis Marks, eds. (1985) ''Repurcussions: A Celebration of African-American Music''. London: Century Publishing
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* Young, Alan (1997) ''Woke Me Up This Morning: Black Gospel Singers and the Gospel Life.'' Oxford: University Press of Mississippi . SBN 087805944X
 
* Willett, Henry. "'Birmingham Sound' had profound influence on American Popular Music". Alabama Arts. [http://www.arts.state.al.us/actc/articles/b'ham.htm] - accessed May 5, 2006
 
* Willett, Henry. "'Birmingham Sound' had profound influence on American Popular Music". Alabama Arts. [http://www.arts.state.al.us/actc/articles/b'ham.htm] - accessed May 5, 2006
 
* Garrison, Greg (January 19, 2008) "Old-time gospel groups keep a capella sound alive." ''Birmingham News''.
 
* Garrison, Greg (January 19, 2008) "Old-time gospel groups keep a capella sound alive." ''Birmingham News''.

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This is a List of Gospel groups that performed in the Birmingham District:

Early groups

Groups of the Golden Age

Later ensembles

Anthologies

  • Birmingham Quartet Anthology: Jefferson County, Alabama (1926-1953) (1980) Clanka Lanka Records CL144001/002 (includes liner notes by Doug Seroff)
  • Birmingham Boys: Jubilee Gospel Quartets from Jefferson County, Alabama (1982) Alabama Traditions

References

  • Seroff, Doug (October 12, 1980) "Birmingham Quarter Scrapbook" for a Quartet Reunion in Jefferson County. Birmingham City Auditorium
  • McCallum, Brenda (1988) "Songs of Work and Songs of Worship: Sanctifying Black Unionism in the City of Steel." New York Folklore No. 14, pp. 12-14
  • Darden, Robert (2004) People Get Ready: A New History of Black Gospel Music. Continuum International ISBN 0826414362
  • Seroff, Doug. "On the Battlefield: Gospel Quartets in Jefferson County, Alabama." in Geoffrey Haydon and Dennis Marks, eds. (1985) Repurcussions: A Celebration of African-American Music. London: Century Publishing
  • Young, Alan (1997) Woke Me Up This Morning: Black Gospel Singers and the Gospel Life. Oxford: University Press of Mississippi . SBN 087805944X
  • Willett, Henry. "'Birmingham Sound' had profound influence on American Popular Music". Alabama Arts. [1] - accessed May 5, 2006
  • Garrison, Greg (January 19, 2008) "Old-time gospel groups keep a capella sound alive." Birmingham News.