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Vocal Quartets 4
Various Artists
Vocal Quartets 4
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, Christian, Gospel
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Vocal Quartets 4
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Document
Release Date: 9/24/1997
Album Type: Import
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, Christian, Gospel
Styles: Traditional Blues, Vocal Pop, Compilations
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 714298554021, 788518554023, 669910264058

CD Reviews

A look at the foundation
Andre M. | Mt. Pleasant, SC United States | 05/22/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This CD provides us with a look at the foundation of the great uptempo gospel groups (and by extension, R&B groups) of the future.

The Kentucky Jubilee Four and the The Megginson Female Quartet in recordings from the late 20s gives us an example of what gosel groups sounded like before the jubilee style jazzed it up. Rather stiff for modern listeners, but interesting for historical purposes. The swinging, uptempo jubilee sound is represented well with The Kings of Harmony and the Mound City Jubilee Quartet. The latter really rock out with "You Better Let That Liar Alone," which is somewhat of a predecessor of the uptempo style of the Golden Gate Quartet. Either way, while none of this will make you shout in the aisles, you WILL hum and tap your feet."