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  The Golden Gate Quartet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Golden Gate Quartet is the most successful of all of the African-American gospel music groups who sang in the jubilee quartet style.
Founded as the Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet in Norfolk, Virginia in 1934 by A. "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 Golden Gates revived their career in 1955, however, when they toured Europe for the first time, where they became widely popular.
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The Jaffo Gate Quartet zingt in de traditie van het roemruchte Golden Gate Quartet en The Mills Brothers, vocal-groepen die in de jaren veertig een enorme populariteit genoten in  Amerika.
The Jaffo Gate Quartet treedt op tijdens kerkdiensten, huwelijksinzegeningen, bedrijfsfeesten, jazzfestivals en geeft veel concerten.
The Jaffo Gate Quartet  sings in the tradition of the famous Golden Gate Quartet and Mills Brothers, vocal groups in the forties enormously popular in America.
www.thejaffogatequartet.com   (488 words)

  
 Golden Gate Quartet "Made In Raleigh" CD Review
In fact, the Pre-War period of gospel music found the Golden Gate Quartet as the most well known and imitated group in the country.
If you asked anyone that knows quartet history what the Golden Gate Quartet was known for they would undoubtedly tell you tight harmonies and extremely complicated vocal arrangements.
Probably the most important addition to the Gates sound is the addition of a full hard quartet styled band.
www.glorylandgospel.com /goldengatequartetreview.html   (510 words)

  
 The Golden Gate Quartet : International JAZZ PRODUCTIONS.com
The story of the Golden Gate Quartet begins in the early 1930s at a barbershop in the Norfolk, Virginia suburb of Berkeley.
The release of their debut 78, the signature song, "Golden Gate Gospel Train," brought them immediate recognition, and the quartet's highly successful recording career was on its way.
The Golden Gate Quartet made their final RCA-Victor recordings at a milestone June, 1940 session with legendary folk singer Leadbelly (the fruits of that collaboration can be heard on the RCA Heritage Series album, Leadbelly: Alabama Bound).
www.internationaljazzproductions.com /ggatequartet.html   (618 words)

  
 Golden Gate Quartet (Va. -html
Norfolk’s Golden Gate Quartet was arguably the greatest of the jubilee singing groups spawned in the first decades of the 20th century, despite vigorous competition from a region filled with definitive and wildly popular quartets with names like Silver Leaf and Norfolk Jubilee.
A version of the Golden Gate Quartet still thrives in Europe, singing in the classic "jubilee" style for a more appreciative audience in a foreign land.
In their original incarnation, these Booker T. Washington High School graduates left a rich catalog that could seriously be called the most consistent and awe-inspiring in all of fl vocal music — one that holds up today not only as history but as inspired, and inspirational, listening.
www.virginiamusicflash.com /Golden.html   (206 words)

  
 Charlie Byrd : Legends of Music - The City of Norfolk, VA
Beginning in 1934 as a traditional gospel group, the four soon found their niche in the new “jubilee” style then popular in Virginia — a style that was freer and more rhythmic than traditional Gospel, and inspired by such groups as the Mills Brothers and Three Keys.
In 1938 the Gates appeared in "Spirituals To Swing" at Carnegie Hall, alongside such artists as Benny Goodman and Count Basie.
They were so popular there that they moved their headquarters to Paris in 1959, where today’s Gates continue to live and perform, nearly 70 years after Hampton Roads audiences heard The Golden Gate Quartet for the first time.
www.norfolk.gov /walkoffame/Golden_Gate4.asp   (282 words)

  
 PBS - American Roots Music : The Songs and the Artists - The Golden Gate Quartet
One of gospel music's greatest innovators, the Golden Gate Quartet formed in Norfolk, Virginia in 1934.
The group's jubilee style is renowned for its unusual and intricate harmony singing, swinging rhythms and open-ended song structures.
The Golden Gate Quartet became hugely popular, appearing on southern radio stations, and in 1938 they performed at John Hammond's influential "From Spirituals to Swing" concert at Carnegie Hall.
www.pbs.org /americanrootsmusic/pbs_arm_saa_goldengatequartet.html   (138 words)

  
 The Golden Gate Quartet
The story of the Golden Gate Quartet began in the early 1930's at a barbershop in the Norfolk, Virginia suburb of Berkeley.
In the summer of 1936, as the ailing Ford began to miss more and more of the Gates' growing number of engagements, Johnson, Owens, and Langford succeeded in talking the parents of 16-year old bass singer Orlandus Wilson (their favorite fill-in for Ford) into permitting their son to join the group as a permanent member.
Through regular appearances on radio programs in Columbia, SC and Charlotte, NC, and with performing dates in churches throughout Virginia and the Carolinas, the Golden Gate Quartet was, by the middle of 1937, the hottest gospel act around.
www.radix.net /~stage/ggq.html   (919 words)

  
 CD Review of Golden Gate Quartet / Josh White - Freedom on Bridge Records @ jazzreview.com
The Golden Gate Quartet is virtually an American institution in the realm of Gospel Music.
This concert presented a mix of the sacred and the secular, of blues songs and gospel songs, performed by The Golden Gate Quartet and Josh White, with brief, dignified explanatory commentaries prefacing some of the songs.
The GG Quartet, aside from their hearty, rhythmic harmony singing, show you the “blueprint” for the basic “band” as we know it: a lead voice carries/swings the melody while interlocking voices make with That Rhythm and Those Neat Embellishments.
www.jazzreview.com /cdreview.cfm?ID=2811   (388 words)

  
 Golden Gate Quartet
Calling their innovative approach to sacred hymns "jubilee" singing, the Golden Gate Quartet, propelled by Willie Johnson and William Langford, enjoyed massive acceptance far outside the church.
Their smooth Mills Brothers-influenced harmonies made the Gates naturals for pop crossover success, and they began recording for Victor in 1937.
in 1959; led by veteran bass singer Orlando Wilson, the Golden Gate Quartet's vocal blend is as powerful as ever.
afgen.com /golden_gate.html   (130 words)

  
 Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet, also known as the Golden Gate Quartet, was formed in 1931 in Berkeley, Virginia.
The quartet blended scat singing and dramatic narrative story lines to excellent effect.
During the years of World War II, The Gates recorded several patriotic songs for Columbia's Okeh Records such as "Coming In On A Wing And A Prayer" and "Stalin Wasn't Stallin'." In 1940, Langford left to form a new group, The Southern Sons, and Clyde Riddick took his place.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Golden_Gate_Jubilee_Quartet   (201 words)

  
 Amazon.com: FREEDOM: The Golden Gate Quartet & Josh White at The Library of Congress (1940): Music: Golden Gate ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
On an impulse they decided to continue singing as a group, the Golden Gate Quartet, thus becoming participants in the "jubilee quartet" tradition, a fl southern sacred singing movement that would eventually inspire a musical revolution called Rock and Roll.
In 1935 the Gates were singing five days a week on a radio station in Columbia, South Carolina, and by 1936 had a regular program on the 50,000 watt station WBT in Charlotte, North Carolina.
This 1940 concert was part of a celebration of the 75th anniversary of the end of slavery in the United States.
www.amazon.com /FREEDOM-Golden-Quartet-Library-Congress/dp/B000060ONE   (709 words)

  
 The Golden Gate Quartet
Times Windin Up When the GGQ burst onto the gospel music scene in the 1930's out of the Tidewater region of Virginia, fl churches were quite musically conservative and not given to rhythmic experimentation or nods toward popular music.
Thus there was a fair amount of head-shaking when the GGQ emerged as the leader of a very fine pack of Gospel groups during a very difficult and trying time in American history.
Listen to "Golden Gate Gospel Train," "Jonah In The Whale," "Go Where I Send Thee" and the vocal "horns" on "Massa's In The Cold Cold Ground," the title tune‹this is amazing stuff.
www.singers.com /gospel/goldengatequartet.html   (722 words)

  
 Golden Gate Ensembles-San Francisco Bay Area String Quartet, Trio, Duo, Soloist for Weddings and All Events
The four members of the Golden Gate String Quartet have played many thousands of professional engagements all over the world.
The Golden Gate String Quartet has a playlist that is unequaled in the Bay Area.
Besides the traditional string quartet (or trio, duo, solo), the Ensembles offer a Salon Orchestra, playing lush arrangements from the 1890s to the 1940s, the golden age of popular music.
gg-ensembles.com   (380 words)

  
 Josh White & the Golden Gate Quartet, Freedom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Here is a magnificent aural artifact, an hour of live material from bluesman Josh White and the gospel group, the Golden Gate Quartet.
The event was: "A Concert in Celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States...
In the first part, the Golden Gate Quartet triumphs with such classics as "Oh Mary, Don't You Weep," "Noah" and "We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder." Their vocal blend is majestic.
www.rambles.net /white_freedom02.html   (410 words)

  
 Orlandus Wilson Page in Fuller Up, The Dead Musician Directory
The group, which later changed its name to the Golden Gate Quartet, went on to become one of the most influential gospel groups, updating well-known spirituals with jazz and swing.
In 1994, the quartet gave its first performance in the United States since the 1950s when it was inducted into the hall of fame of United in Group Harmony, a group devoted to preserving the history of vocal harmony.
The group went through several more personnel changes during the early fifties, as r 'n' b, and then rock 'n' roll, dampened the demand for their music in the U.S., but when they made their initial European tour in 1955, they were delighted to discover a new worldwide audience waiting for them with open arms.
elvispelvis.com /orlanduswilson.htm   (1255 words)

  
 The Golden Gate Quartet - Music Downloads - Online
Bio: Pioneer Virginia gospel/pop quartet of the '30s and '40s.
By 1941 the Gates were recording for Columbia minus Langford, and movie appearances were frequent: Star Spangled Rhythm, Hollywood Canteen, and Hit Parade of 1943, to name a few.
The group emigrated to France in 1959; led by veteran bass singer Orlando Wilson, the Golden Gate Quartet's vocal blend is as powerful as ever.
musicstore.connect.com /artist/103/858/3/1038583.html   (175 words)

  
 BRIDGE 9114 - Freedom: The Golden Gate Quartet and Josh White at the Library of Congress
Freedom: The Golden Gate Quartet and Josh White
The Golden Gate Quartet and Josh White in Concert
A concert in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, featuring THE GOLDEN GATE QUARTET and JOSH WHITE at the Library of Congress (1940), with commentary by Sterling Brown, Alain Locke, and Alan Lomax.
www.bridgerecords.com /pages/catalog/9114.htm   (217 words)

  
 Golden Gate String Quartet, Salon Orchestra, Continental Trio, Strolling Strings for San Francisco
The Golden Gate String Quartet has performed well over a thousand times during fifteen-plus years.
I hope that you will look at where we have played, listen to our sound bytes, and will agree that we are a superior quartet.
Serving the San Francisco Bay Area, Napa and Sonoma Wine Country, Carmel and beyond, with the finest classical and popular string quartet, string trio, flute trio, duos, soloists, salon orchestra, strolling musicians, vocalists and more, for weddings (ceremony and reception), parties, private and corporate events.
www.gg-ensembles.com /thegroups.html   (467 words)

  
 Shunt - the Official Recoil Website - Recoil Collaborators - Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet was the pioneer gospel/pop quartet of the 30's and 40's.
By 1941, the 'Gates' were recording for Columbia (minus Langford) and movie appearances were frequent: 'Star Spangled Rhythm', 'Hollywood Canteen' and 'Hit Parade' during 1943, to name a few.
Recordings by The Golden Gate Quartet go in and out of print with frustrating regularity.
www.recoil.co.uk /afiles/coll/golden.htm   (258 words)

  
 Didn't It Rain by Golden Gate Quartet: Song Music Downloads
Sorry, at this time no downloads have been found for "Didn't It Rain" on album The Good Book.
Check the albums tab for other downloads from Golden Gate Quartet.
Sorry, at this time no streams have been found for "Didn't It Rain" on album The Good Book.
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 The GOLDEN GATE (JUBILEE) QUARTET Official Site of Negro Spirituals, antique Gospel Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
In 1925, four students at Booker T. Washington High in Norfolk, Virginia — Henry Owens, Clyde Riddick, Willie “Bill” Johnson, Orlandus Wilson - founded the Gates.
It is of interest to know that another group called the Golden Gate Quartet was organized in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1892.
The Golden Gate Quartet’s sound was well polished, and often crossed over into “barbershop” and popular music.  They appeared on live radio broadcasts.
www.negrospirituals.com /thegoldengatequartet.htm   (126 words)

  
 The Golden Gate Quartet Artist Profile
In our continuing series documenting the roots of Christian music we highlight pioneering gospel group THE GOLDEN GATE QUARTET [28.04.04]
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www.crossrhythms.co.uk /artists/The_Golden_Gate_Quartet/7572?ref=news   (238 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Golden Gate Quartet, Vol. 2: 1938-1939: Music: The Golden Gate Quartet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
I'm a great fan of the golden gate quartet for many years.
I went to several corcerts of the quartet.
Now is my question this, when will the quartet in 2000 perform in the netherlands?
www.amazon.com /Golden-Gate-Quartet-Vol-1938-1939/dp/B000000JF9   (347 words)

  
 Official Ticketmaster site. Golden Gate Quartet tickets, dates
Pioneer Virginia gospel/pop quartet of the '30s and '40s.
Some of the information on this page is provided by All Music Guide and does not necessarily reflect the views of Ticketmaster.
We currently do not have any tickets on sale for Golden Gate Quartet.
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 Take Your Burden to God by Golden Gate Quartet: Song Music Downloads   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Sorry, at this time no downloads have been found for "Take Your Burden to God" on album Travelin' Shoes.
Sorry, at this time no streams have been found for "Take Your Burden to God" on album Travelin' Shoes.
Take Your Burden to God by Golden Gate Quartet: Song Music Downloads
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 VH1.com : Golden Gate Quartet : Biography - Urge Music Downloads
Calling their innovative approach to sacred hymns "jubilee" singing, the Golden Gate Quartet, propelled by
Some experiments with R&B material didn't pan out during the late '40s, and Johnson defected to the Jubilaires in 1948.
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 Golden Gate Quartet - Free Music Downloads, Videos, Lyrics, CDs, MP3s, Bio, Merchandise and Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Golden Gate Quartet - Free Music Downloads, Videos, Lyrics, CDs, MP3s, Bio, Merchandise and Links
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