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The definitive group in the jubilee quartet style.

Founded as the Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet in Norfolk, Virginia in 1934 by A. C. “Eddie” Griffin, Robert “Peg” Ford, Henry Owens, and Bill Johnson, they began as a traditional jubilee quartet, combining the clever arrangements associated with barbershop quartets with rhythms borrowed from the blues and jazz.

The makeup of the group changed over the years, as some members were drafted during the war and new members were brought… read more

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  • Avatar for DZRTsurfer88
    Tideghost, many Thanks for introducing me to these delightful sounds from a bygone era!
  • Avatar for MA699
    Stalin Wasn't Stallin'
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    I hear ya rm508 !
  • Avatar for rm508
    Makes an atheist's heart flutter.
  • Avatar for musicaldemon
    Just discovered these guys on Spotify. Incredible.
  • Avatar for beatles_1940
    great gospel band
  • Avatar for insomniacme
    o-o-o-o-
  • Avatar for demos-ochlos
    "Golden Gate Quartet, Vol. 5: 1945-1949 ", their very, very old photograph - and their concert in Switzerland on December, 13! Who can explain it to me?! Are they grandgrandchildren of the members of the legendary group or, may be the 5-th "team" of the group, i.e. pseudo-Quartet?
  • Avatar for barjuke
    the `gates one of the truly great groups of any era.
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    http://www.last.fm/music/Michel+Jonasz/_/Golden+Gate

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