Gloryland Gospel Quartet Calendar

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April 2017

 

1st

 

1936: Deacon Shumpert Watts, promoter, Radio Angel and record label owner, is born.

 

Evangelist ( D. J.) Zina Renee Washington is born in Independence, LA.

 

2nd

 

2011: Alfred "Gino" Smith of The Gospel Keynotes died in Rochester, NY.

 

3rd

 

Rev. Danny Bell, of the Memphis Harmonizers, is born.

 

4th

 

Hattie Elizabeth Bush, one of the Founder and Lead Singer of The Spiritualette Gospel Singers, is born.

 

1968: Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated in Memphis, Tenn.

 

2010: Tommie Lee Seymore, Sr., formerly of Slim & The Supreme Angels, died in Valdosta, GA.

 

5th

 

Robert Holland, of Doc McKenzie and The Hi-Lites, is born in Rocky Mount, NC.

 

6th

 

1961: Vaughn Vonzell "Teddy Bear" Williams, formerly of Revelation and The Gospel Keynotes, is born in Washington, DC.

2010: Geraldine Gay Hambric, the last surviving member of The Gay Sisters, died in Chicago, IL.

 

7th

 

Lamanual Boykin, formerly of The New Gospel Keynotes and The Mighty Clouds of Joy, is born.

 

2005: Dr. Charles Fold died in Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

8th

 

1925: James "Big Red" Anderson of The Swanee Quintet is born, Augusta, GA.

 

1993: Marian Anderson dies.

 

Robert Clark of Doc McKenzie and The Hi-Lites is born.

 

2009: David "Pop" Winans, Sr. dies in Nashville, TN.

 

2012: Johnny Garrett (Keyboard Player for The Five Blind Boys of Mississippi) died in Cincinnati, OH.

 

2014: Bill 'The Mailman' Martin, Radio Angel and Gospel Industry Personality, died in Austin, TX.  

 

9th

 

James Bullard, President of MCG Records, is born in Atmore, AL.

 

1988: Brook Benton (actual name Benjamin Franklin Peay) died in New York, NY.

 

2002: Dorothy Love Coates dies.

 

2009: Elder Glenwood Burden, Sr., editor-in-chief of The Good News Gazette, dies in Goldsboro, NC.

 

10th

 

1989: Bessie Griffin dies.

 

12th

 

1910: Ethel Davenport is born.

 

13th

 

1942: Percy Griffin of The Swanee Quintet is born in Norfolk, VA

 

1952: Guitarist Howard Carroll joins the Dixie Hummingbirds.

 

14th

 

1929: Inez Andrews is born, Birmingham Ala.

 

15th

 

1975: Mandrill Little, formerly of Lil Blair & The Violinaires, was born in Warner Robins, GA.

 

16th

 

2004: Rev. Roger Bryant of the Jackson Southernaires dies in Brandon, MS.

 

17th

 

2004: Tommy Spann (son of Rev. Tommy Spann) of the Brooklyn Allstars dies in New York

 

2007: James B. Davis, founding member of The Dixie Hummingbirds, died in Philadelphia, PA.

 

2013:  George Perkins, lead singer of the group George Perkins & The Voices Of Harmony Of Hammond, LA, died in Hammond, LA.

 

2013: Alfonso (DOC) Presley, of The Gospel Soulettes, died in Philadelphia, PA.

 

19th

 

1901: Mother Gertrude Ward was born in Anderson, SC.

 

1965: Willie Coleman, Bass Guitarist for The Dixie Hummingbirds, was born in Columbus, GA.

 

2007: Amos Deering, the baritone singer for The Star Lite Singers of Lexington, MS, died.

 

20th

 

1934: David 'Pop' Winans, Sr.  was born in Detroit, MI.

 

2006: Lonnie Brown, Jr., an original member of the group Anointed, died.

 

21st

 

1924: Clara Ward is born, Philadelphia, PA.

 

2007: Mildred Clark, lead singer of Mildred Clark & The Kansas City Melodyaires, died in Kansas City, KS.

 

22nd

 

1915: Carey "Squeaky" Bradley lead singer of the Original Kings of Harmony is born.

 

1921: Eugene Smith , a member of the Roberta Martin Singers, is born.

 

Tony White of Doc McKenzie and The Hi-Lites is born.

 

23rd

 

Roy "Mr. Malaco" Wooten is born in Jackson, MS.

 

1926: The Birmingham Jubilee Singers record "He Took My Sins Away."

 

24th

 

Eric B. McKenzie of the The Hi-Lite Juniors is born.

 

1954: Willis E. Cooley, Sr., of The Dynamic Holy Spiriutalaires of Laurel, MS, is born.

 

1959: Dwight Gordon of The Williams Brothers and Mighty Clouds of Joy is born in Los Angeles, CA.

 

2009: Rev. Timothy Wright died at the Bronx Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bronx, NY.

 

25th

 

2008: Elmo Franklin, of The Mighty Clouds of Joy, dies in Louisiana.

 

26th

 

1999: Jerry Swindell of the Swindell Brothers dies.

 

27th

 

Howard Carroll, of the Dixie Hummingbirds, is born.

 

Toiann Leach, of the Bell Singers of Memphis, TN, is born.  

 

28th

 

1939: The Selah Jubilee Singers record "Traveling Shoes."

 

1976: Willie Bobo, bass singer for the Dixie Hummingbirds, dies in Philadelphia, PA.

 

29th

 

1936: Mitchell's Christian Singers record "Who Was John?"

 

Doc McKenzie, of Doc McKenzie and The Hi-Lites, is born in Olanta, SC.

2005: Eddie �Bubba� Crumbley, Jr., Lead Guitar Player for The Dynamic Holy Spiritualaires of Laurel, MS, died.

2007: Clara Walker, of The Gospel Redeemers, died in New York, NY.

 

30th

 

1896: Rev. Gary Davis is born.

 

Al Hollis, of Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC'S, is born.

 

Rev. Ruben Willingham & The Swanee Quintet's biggest hit song was "Sit Down Servant" (1953).  Their first guitarist, William Crawford, is said to have brought the electric guitar to gospel music.  R&B superstar James Brown credits the Swanee Quintet as being a major influence on his music.

 

Brook Benton is known for his R&B recordings, but he actually started singing with The Camden Jubilee Singers, Camden, SC.  He also sang with The Langfordaires, The Golden Gate Quartet, and the Jerusalem Stars.

 

 

 

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