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  The Dixie Hummingbirds
Upon relocating to Philadelphia in 1942, the Hummingbirds' popularity began to grow — Tucker, in particular, wowed audiences with his flamboyant theatrics, rejecting the long tradition of "flat-footed" singers rooted in place on stage in favor of running up the aisles and rocking prayerfully on his knees.
At the same time, the Hummingbirds' harmonies continued to grow more sophisticated; the addition of Paul Owens completed the quartet's development, and together he and Tucker honed a style they dubbed "trickeration," a kind of note-bending distinguished by sensual lyrical finesse and staggering vocal intricacy.
By 1946, the Hummingbirds were again recording, cutting sides for labels including Apollo and, later in the decade, Gotham and Hob.
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 The Dixie Hummingbirds - Biography - AOL Music
Upon relocating to Philadelphia in 1942, the Hummingbirds' popularity began to grow -- Tucker, in particular, wowed audiences with his flamboyant theatrics, rejecting the long tradition of "flat-footed" singers rooted in place on stage in favor of running up the aisles and rocking prayerfully on his knees.
By 1944, he was even regularly jumping off stages -- indeed, the frenetic showmanship of soul music may have had its origins in Tucker's manic intensity, itself an emulation of country preaching.
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 The Dixie Hummingbirds - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Dixie Hummingbirds are one of the most influential groups in gospel music, spanning more than 75 years from the jubilee quartet style of the 1920s, through the "hard gospel" quartet style of Gospel's golden age in the 1940s and 1950s, to the eclectic pop-tinged songs of the present era.
Tucker and the Hummingbirds inspired a number of imitators, such as Jackie Wilson and James Brown, who adapted the shouting style and enthusiastic showmanship of hard gospel to secular themes to help create soul music in the 1960s.
The Dixie Hummingbirds were inducted into The Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2000.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Dixie_Hummingbirds   (497 words)

  
 Ink 19 :: The Dixie Hummingbirds
The Dixie Hummingbirds are in turn one of the most underappreciated and most influential groups working today.
The Dixie Hummingbirds were rare, in that they considered themselves a quartet, yet they had five members, representing four-part harmony, while always supporting the lead vocalist.
The Hummingbirds have been a big influence on many groups over the years, including Gospel groups such as the Oak Ridge Boys, who pretty much patterned themselves after the Hummingbirds in their format and willingness to do classic material.
www.ink19.com /issues_F/99_06/wet_ink/music_de/072_the_dixie.shtml   (554 words)

  
 The Dixie Hummingbirds   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
From 1952 onwards, the Dixie Hummingbirds recorded a series of compelling albums for Don Robey's Peacock Records, the compassion and emotive timbre of which matched the power of Mahalia Jackson and Rev. James Cleveland, with outstanding teamwork rather than individual flair their greatest asset.
With the advent of the 60s the Dixie Hummingbirds began to embrace secular music, fusing their traditional gospel with jazz, blues and even rock, and appearing at the 1966 Newport Folk Festival.
The death of bass vocalist Bobo in 1976 brought an end to the classic line-up of the Dixie Hummingbirds.
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 The Dixie Hummingbirds: Biography
in 1942, the Hummingbirds' popularity began to grow -- Tucker, in particular, wowed audiences with his flamboyant theatrics, rejecting the long tradition of "flat-footed" singers rooted in place on stage in favor of running up the aisles and rocking prayerfully on his knees.
Their virtuosity did not go unnoticed by audiences, and throughout the mid-'40s -- an acknowledged golden age of a cappella quartet singing -- the group regularly played to packed houses throughout the south.
Under names like the Swanee Quintet and the Jericho Boys, the Dixie Hummingbirds also regularly appeared on Philadephia radio station WCAU; it was as the Jericho Boys that they auditioned for the legendary producer John Hammond, who in 1942 booked them into the Cafe Society Downtown, then the
afgen.com /hummingbirds.html   (254 words)

  
 The Dixie Hummingbirds   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Dixie Hummingbirds made their first recordings in 1939, but not without key personnel changes.
The Hummingbirds' popularity began to grow -- Tucker, in particular, wowed audiences with his flamboyant theatrics, rejecting the long tradition of "flat-footed" singers rooted in place on stage in favor of running up the aisles and rocking prayerfully on his knees.
The Dixie Hummingbirds soon established themselves as one of the finest groups in the genre.
gospelhighway.50megs.com /DIXIE/hummingbirdshistory.htm   (1052 words)

  
 Jazz/Jerry Jazz Musician/Dixie Hummingbirds biographer Jerry Zolten interview
James Davis was famous for his rules, not just within the Dixie Hummingbirds, but celebrated amongst all their fellow travelers on the gospel highway.
Ira Tucker thought it was because the term "dixie" had too many associations with racism, and that Hammond and Josephson may not have liked the name "Hummingbirds." It's possible they thought that Jericho was a little more neutral, but I have never been able to really establish that.
So, the Hummingbirds certainly may have lost some of their core fan group, but at the same time they gained an audience that was larger than they ever imagined.
www.jerryjazzmusician.com /linernotes/dixie_hummingbirds.html   (5851 words)

  
 Concerted Efforts - Dixie Hummingbirds   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Retired patriarch Davis is fond of noting that the Dixie Hummingbirds have typically been about a decade ahead of the curve.
In the 1940s, for example, they were singing the kind of a cappella harmonies that caught on as doo-wop in the 1950s, and in the 1950s, they added electric guitar to their sound, prefiguring the soul music of the 1960s.
The Dixie Hummingbirds are truly a national treasure, and as the group celebrates their 75th anniversary, some of the brightest lights in music want to make sure we never forget that.
www.concertedefforts.com /artists_dixi.html   (892 words)

  
 Rambles: The Dixie Hummingbirds, Diamond Jubilation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Dixie Hummingbirds have been spreading the word of the gospel through music for 75 years.
The first incarnation of the Hummingbirds got its start in 1928 when four members of the Church of God Holiness choir in Greenville, S.C., banded together as the Junior Boys and, later, the Sterling High School Quartet.
The album opens with a rip-roaring zydeco tune, "God's Radar." From there, the Dixie Hummingbirds play a variety of tunes in country, blues, folk and do-wop styles.
rambles.net /dixiehum_diamjub03.html   (228 words)

  
 The Dixie Hummingbirds - Inductees - The Vocal Group Hall of Fame Foundation
The Dixie Hummingbirds are probably the best known of the fl gospel quartets, having performed for over 50 years throughout America and Europe.
One night the Carriers competed in a battle of the gospel groups against the Dixie Hummingbirds and the Heavenly Gospel Singers.
The Hummingbirds began on Philadelphia radio at station WCAU as the Jericho Boys and the Swanee Quintet, and performed in packed stadiums without the benefit of a hit record.
www.vocalgroup.org /inductees/dixie_hummingbirds.html   (1043 words)

  
 Dixie Hummingbirds - Music in the Air (Album Review)
In addition, it helped bring the magical sound of The Dixie Hummingbirds to a wider audience.
Though the quartet has included more than 19 different members over the past 70 years, no personnel change was quite as profound as the 1938 addition of Ira Tucker, Sr.
Music in the Air celebrates the 70-year anniversary of the Dixie Hummingbirds and highlights the complex vocal arrangements the group has incorporated into its songs.
www.musicbox-online.com /dix-70.html   (266 words)

  
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The Dixie Hummingbirds, published by Oxford University Press and scheduled for release in January, chronicles the evolution of the Hummingbirds over 75 years and their influence on a changing music industry.
The Dixie Hummingbirds trace their roots back to 1928 in Greenville, SC, where 11-year-old baritone James Davis started a quartet called the Church of God Juniors.
The Dixie Hummingbirds is for anyone interested in music as social history, musical impact, and American cultural history.
www.psu.edu /ur/2002/dixiehummingbirds.html   (595 words)

  
 GospelFlava.com - Reviews - The Dixie Hummingbirds (Diamond Jubilation)
From the strident, slightly bluegrass-ified redo of Rev.
And yet as great as these legends are in their own right, they are never overshadowed by The Dixie Hummingbirds.
Yes, The Dixie Hummingbirds are still going strong.
www.gospelflava.com /reviews/dixiehummingbirds.html   (332 words)

  
 Dixie Hummingbirds gospel vocal group
The Dixie Hummingbirds were formed in Greenville, South Carolina in 1928 by James B. Davis, who had a vision of a group of talented men who would commit to praising the Lord in song.
They sang in unique, highly defined harmonies, in a style of music, which was termed "jubilee." They became the pioneers of the Gospel quartet sound that later would cross over into many genres of music, and are regarded as the greatest Southern quartet of their time.
The unique, highly-defined harmonies that was called the "Jubilee" style of the Dixie Hummingbirds, made them pioneers of a Gospel quartet sound that became widely influential to many genres of music, including R&B, blues, Gospel, Pop and the Motown sound.
www.singers.com /gospel/dixiehummingbirds.html   (582 words)

  
 2000 NEA National Heritage Fellowships: THE DIXIE HUMMINGBIRDS
In 1928 in Greenville, South Carolina, James B. Davis did just that, organizing a quartet with fellow students at Sterling High School that would be called the Dixie Hummingbirds.
In the 1930s, the Dixie Hummingbirds, consisting of James B. Davis, Fred Owens, Wilson Baker, Barney Parks, and Jimmy Bryant, pursued their musical career in earnest, touring widely.
The Dixie Hummingbirds kept pace, adding guitar, bass, and drum accompaniment to their a cappella singing and, along with a few other quartets such as the Five Blind Boys, the Fairfield Four, Swan's Silvertones, and the Soul Stirrers, achieved national prominence.
www.nea.gov /honors/heritage/Heritage00/Dixie.html   (510 words)

  
 The Philadelphia Tribune - Lifestyles Story
The Dixie Hummingbirds have been called the Iron Men of Gospel for their durability as a performance group and their adaptability as musical legends.
This week, the Dixie Hummingbirds musical ministry was celebrated with the ceremonial renaming of Poplar Street from Broad Street to 21st Street to Dixie Hummingbirds Way.
After the street naming, the audience was lead by the Heavenly Horns for their first walk up Dixie Hummingbird Way alongside the historic Metropolitan Opera House, or The Met, at Broad and Poplar Street.
www.phila-tribune.com /channel/lifestyles/092906/dixiehummingbirds.asp   (699 words)

  
 The Badger Herald - Dixie Hummingbirds’ latest a glorious delight   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Dixie Hummingbirds can now join the list of traditionally minded gospel groups, such as The Fairfield Four, The Blind Boys of Alabama and others, who have made new contributions well after most of their contemporaries have ceased to exist.
Instead, the Dixie Hummingbirds, one of the great institutions in American music, return for the spirited encore of “Rasslin’ Jacob,” and the album ends making a truly joyful noise.
With voices joined in exquisite harmony, the Dixie Hummingbirds — backed by a crack ensemble that never disappoints or drops the ball — continue their three-quarters of a century quest to find redemption, both for themselves and anybody else.
badgerherald.com /artsetc/2003/10/10/dixie_hummingbirds_.php   (783 words)

  
 Review - The Dixie Hummingbirds: Diamond Jubilation
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the original founding of the Dixie Hummingbirds, producer/guitarist Larry Campbell assembled an all-star band of the legendary gospel quintet's admirers, including Garth Hudson, Levon Helm and Dr. John, for a set that includes some originals, some traditional songs and an inspired cover of Bob Dylan's "City Of Gold."
The Dixie Hummingbirds have never left the building, always basing their sound in their shared faith.
Lineups shift, songs change, and styles adapt to the times, but the ground on which the sound is built is always solid.
www.cosmik.com /aa-november03/reviews/review_dixie_hummingbirds.html   (236 words)

  
 THE DIXIE HUMMINGBIRDS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
THE DIXIE HUMMINGBIRDS HAVE BEEN PERFORMING FOR OVER 70 YEARS.
The Dixie Hummingbirds passed the 70 year mark several years ago and continue a tradition as one of the greatest Gospel groups of all time.
Superstar Stevie Wonder congratulates the legendary gospel group The Dixie Hummingbirds on its 70th anniversary in music and new hit album "Music In The Air".
gospelhighway.50megs.com /DIXIE/hummingbirdsindex.htm   (343 words)

  
 Ink 19 :: The Dixie Hummingbirds
I think that generally I would rather hear the Dixie Hummingbirds' own versions of most any of these tunes, and I'd suggest that if you don't have the Peacock release of the Dixie Hummingbirds' Thank You For One More Day, get it first, or get it as a companion to this release.
This is a good complimentary piece, but not a starting point if you seriously want to know about the Hummingbirds' legendary music and the influence it's had on music today.
Paul Simon's turn on their most well-known and mainstream piece, "Loves Me Like a Rock," doesn't have the level of energy that either his or the Hummimgbirds' earlier version of it had, and Wynonna's contribution on "How Great Thou Art" is good, but it seems sorta out of place in this room.
www.ink19.com /issues_F/99_10/wet_ink/music_cd/084_the_dixie.shtml   (281 words)

  
 The Dixie Hummingbirds - AOL Music
A pioneering force behind the evolution of the modern gospel quartet sound, the Dixie Hummingbirds are among the longest-lived and most successful groups of...
The Dixie Hummingbirds are one of the most influential groups in gospel...
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 JR.com: THE DIXIE HUMMINGBIRDS in Music
The Dixie Hummingbirds include: Ira Tucker (vocals); Howard Carroll (guitar); William Bobo, Beachey Thompson, James Walker.
The Dixie Hummingbirds: Ira Tucker Sr., Paul Owens, Carl Davis, William Bright (vocals); Howard Carroll (guitar).
The Dixie Hummingbirds: Ira Tucker Sr.(vocals); Larry Campbell (acoustic & electric guitars, baritone guitar, pedal steel guitar,...
www.jr.com /xs-the-dixie-hummingbirds-in-music--ap!t;nn!728959.html   (224 words)

  
 Dixie Hummingbirds "Diamond Jubilation" CD Review
Though many members have come and gone The Legendary Dixie Hummingbirds have stood the test of time.
Like the Blind Boys of Alabama, the Birds have enlisted the help of some of the best in secular musicians to back them on this their 75th anniversary project "Diamond Jubilation".
On the whole the project is a well rounded offering and worthy of purchase for any collector of Quartet and the Dixie Hummingbirds.
www.glorylandgospel.com /dixiehummingbirdsreview04.html   (604 words)

  
 Artists: The Dixie HummingbirdsGospel Music
Now, The Dixie Hummingbirds are proud to present their 75th Anniversary Album titled "Diamond Jubilation" which features an amazing cast of musicians.
The Hummingbirds have toured extensively in Europe, most recently four years ago when they played in Sweden, Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, and The Netherlands.
In addition to their Grammy in 1974, they have been designated "National Treasures" and are in The Quartet Singing Group Hall Of Fame.
valley-entertainment.com /Artists/The_Dixie_Hummingbirds/index.html   (223 words)

  
 Dixie Hummingbirds, The - Live... In Atlanta
Currently, there are not enough Tomatometer critic reviews for Dixie Hummingbirds, The - Live...
Rockin' the rafters of the Salem Baptist Church, the Hummingbirds sing 12 gospel selections, including "Jesus Is the Light of the World," "Born Again," and "Praise Him." more »
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www.rottentomatoes.com /m/dixie_hummingbirds_the_live_in_atlanta   (294 words)

  
 Rolling Stone : The Dixie Hummingbirds : Discography
Rolling Stone : The Dixie Hummingbirds : Discography
The Best of The Dixie Hummingbirds: The Millennium Collection
The Very Best Of Dixie Hummingirds & Angelics...
www.rollingstone.com /artists/thedixiehummingbirds/discography   (145 words)

  
 The Best of the Dixie Hummingbirds - The Dixie Hummingbirds - Song Listings
The Best of the Dixie Hummingbirds - The Dixie Hummingbirds - Song Listings
The Dixie Hummingbirds are generally regarded as one of the finest gospel groups in history, and the material showcased on The Best of the Dixie Hummingbirds proves why.
Throughout their long career, the Hummingbirds rarely gave anything less than impressive performances, but this remains one of the very best portraits of the superior gospel sextet.
www.mp3.com /albums/68619/summary.html   (387 words)

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