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The definitive Afroamerican gospel 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…

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  • Tideghost, many Thanks for introducing me to these delightful sounds from a bygone era!
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  • I hear ya rm508 !
  • Makes an atheist's heart flutter.
  • Just discovered these guys on Spotify. Incredible.
  • great gospel band
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  • "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?
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