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The Gospelaires of Dayton, Ohio: Moving Up – The Early Years 1956-1965

2017-11-24T02:59:51-06:00November 24th, 2017|

The Gospelaires of Dayton, Ohio Moving Up – The Early Years 1956-1965 Gospel Friend (release date: November 17, 2017) By Bob Marovich The Gospelaires of Dayton, Ohio, were one of the hardest singing quartets on the gospel highway during the genre’s storied golden era. The quartet was part of [...]

RIP Howard Carroll – the “Dean of Gospel Guitar”

2017-10-17T15:17:07-05:00October 17th, 2017|

Howard Carroll By Bob Marovich The Reverend Joe Williams informed JGM this morning that Mr. Howard Carroll, longtime singer and guitarist with the Dixie Hummingbirds, and long considered the dean of gospel guitar, passed away this morning in Philadelphia's Mount Airy community. He was 93. “He did things with the [...]

Various Artists: An Evening with the Legends of Quartet Live

2015-04-12T01:38:25-05:00April 12th, 2015|

Various Artists An Evening with the Legends of Quartet Live Malaco/4 Winds By Bob Marovich Malaco Records and its 4 Winds subsidiary are the main standard bearers for gospel quartet singing, a style that once dominated the gospel charts but has since fallen behind mass choirs and small choirs in radio [...]

R.I.P. Gospel Quartet Singer Charles Johnson

2014-10-07T23:22:21-05:00October 7th, 2014|

Rev. Joe Williams informed the Journal of Gospel Music yesterday of the passing of Charles Johnson. Johnson was a gospel quartet singer and recording artist who worked with the Sensational Nightingales and Gospel Consolators, and fronted his own group, Charles Johnson & the Revivers. Johnson died of a massive heart [...]

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