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Statesmen Quartet: From the 90s Forward..

July 1, 2018 0

After more than a decade away from the Statesmen, Hovie Lister and Jake Hess reorganized the famous quartet in late 1991. The move was greeted with great anticipation, followed by some mixed reactions. However, no […]

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The 70s Cathedrals, A Lesson in Quartet Singing

June 1, 2018 0

Over the next two or three months, we will be covering some of gospel music’s most famous quartets during time periods for which they may have received their least attention. I have encountered a lot […]

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Jim Hill

February 1, 2018 0

Only on rare occasion does a talent grace the gospel music world that leaves an audience of all generations and walks of life emotionally invested in every word laid out before them, but Jim Hill […]

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Sue Dodge – Life, Love & Music

December 1, 2017 0

Some artists in gospel music simply possess the ability of making their audience fall in love with them before they even sing their first song.  Sue Chenault Dodge possesses such an ability.  Her singing career […]

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NQC 2017

October 4, 2017 0

With last month’s article paying tribute to the early days of the National Quartet Convention, I figured it only appropriate that this month’s article cover some of the highlights from NQC’s 60th Anniversary Celebration.  A […]

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NQC 1957

September 1, 2017 0

This month we celebrate 60 years of memories of the Granddaddy of ’em All….the National Quartet Convention.  If you are a historian/concert-and-promotions nut like myself, perhaps you have pondered the following.  Which artists performed at […]

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Grand Ole Gospel Reunion – Random Memories

August 1, 2017 0

August has become a strange time for me, as there is no longer a Grand Ole Gospel Reunion in Greenville, SC, left to anticipate.  Memories flood my mind of music, laughter, stories, Let’s Make a […]

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The Trav’lers – Unsung Heroes of Gospel Music

July 5, 2017 0

Last month, a special reunion was held in Greenville, South Carolina, of members and artists from Mark V Recording Studios.  One of the most important contributors to the history of gospel music, Mark V Studios […]

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Happy & Heartfelt – The Story of the Harmoneers Quartet

June 1, 2017 0

Rhythmic spirituals, convention songs, and quiet hymns….The Harmoneers did all three extremely well, along with often leaving their audience in stitches in between each number. Combined with such an entertaining and rousing stage presentation was […]

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