Golden Gate Quartet

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Golden Gate Quartet
The Golden Gate Quartet (1964).jpg
The Golden Gate Quartet (1964)
Background information
Also known as Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet
Origin Norfolk, Virginia
Genres Gospel
Years active 1934–present
Members Paul Brembly
Frank Davis
Thierry Francis
Timothy Riley
Past members Willie Johnson
Henry Owens
Robert "Peg" Ford
A.C. "Eddie" Griffin
William Landford
Orlandus Wilson
Clyde Riddick
Cliff Givens
Alton Bradley
Orville Brooks
Eugene Mumford
Franck Todd
Caleb Ginyard, Jr.
Calvin Williams
Clyde Wright
Richard Phillips

The Golden Gate Quartet (aka The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet) is an American vocal group. It was formed in 1934 and, with changes in membership, remains active. It is the most successful of all of the African-American gospel music groups who sang in the jubilee quartet style.[citation needed]

Origins and early career[edit]

The group was founded as the Golden Gate Jubilee Singers in 1934, by four students at the Booker T. Washington College in Norfolk, Virginia. According to the group's website,[1] the original members were Willie Johnson (baritone; d. 1980), William Landford (tenor; d. 1970), Henry Owens (second tenor; d. 1970) and Orlandus Wilson (bass; 1917–1998); other sources state that Landford and Wilson replaced earlier members Robert "Peg" Ford and A.C. "Eddie" Griffin in 1935.[2][3][4]

From 1935, the group sang in churches and on local radio, gaining a regular spot on radio station WIS in Columbia, South Carolina in 1936.[1][5] They began as a traditional jubilee quartet, combining the clever arrangements associated with barbershop quartets with rhythms borrowed from the blues and jazz like scat singing. They developed a broad repertoire of styles – from Owens' mournful, understated approach in songs such as "Anyhow" or "Hush, Somebody's Calling My Name", to the group's highly syncopated arrangements in "Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego". Like The Mills Brothers in popular music, they would often include vocal special effects in their songs, imitating train sounds in songs such as "Golden Gate Gospel Train". Landford often sang lead, using his ability to range from baritone to falsetto, while Johnson narrated in a hip syncopated style that became the hallmark for the group. Wilson's bass served as the anchor for the group and Owens harmonized with Landford and Johnson.[citation needed]

In 1937 they moved to station WBT in Charlotte, North Carolina, and soon afterwards won a contract with Bluebird Records. After their first recording session on August 14, 1937, in which they recorded 14 songs in two hours,[1] they were contracted to record 12 tracks per year. In 1938, they were recruited by John Hammond to appear at the first From Spirituals To Swing concert held at Carnegie Hall in New York City, after which their popularity grew. They stayed in New York and were signed up for a residency at the Cafe Society nightclub. As well as performing and recording gospel songs they also recorded some secular songs for RCA Records, who were intending to bill them as "The Four Chocolate Bars", but the recordings were not released. In 1939, William Landford left the group to form a new group, the Southern Sons; he was replaced by Clyde Riddick (1913–1999).[5]

The 1940s and 1950s[edit]

In 1940 the group signed a new contract with Columbia Records' subsidiary Okeh label, and shortened their name to the Golden Gate Quartet.[5] They soon had a nationwide radio program and the opportunity to sing at Franklin Delano Roosevelt's inauguration in 1941, becoming the first black musical group to sing at Constitution Hall and later performing several times at the White House.[1] They continued to be popular during World War Two, making several appearances in Hollywood films and singing secular music, including some unique popular front songs such as "Stalin Wasn't Stallin'" that mixed humor with political commentary. The Quartet appeared in films such as Star Spangled Rhythm (1942), Hit Parade of 1943 (1943), Hollywood Canteen (1944), and the Danny Kaye film A Song Is Born (1948). In the latter film, they performed the songs "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho" and part of "A Song Is Born" with Louis Armstrong and Virginia Mayo.

Johnson was called into the US Navy in 1943, followed by Wilson in 1944; they were temporarily replaced by Cliff Givens - who later left to join firstly The Ink Spots and then Billy Ward and His Dominoes - and Alton Bradley.[1] The group moved first to the main Columbia record label and then, in 1948, to Mercury Records. Johnson left in 1948 to form The Jubalaires, and was replaced by Orville Brooks (1919-1997).

The quartet lost their pre-eminent position in gospel music after the war, when they faced competition from the newer hard gospel quartets. They continued in their old style, offering sharper political commentary in songs such as "God's Gonna Cut 'Em Down", but losing much of their audience to quartets such as the Dixie Hummingbirds and the Soul Stirrers. Henry Owens left in 1950 to become a preacher and solo artist. Alton Bradley returned to replace him, but then left in 1952 when he was replaced by Eugene Mumford (1925-1977), previously of The Larks.

The Golden Gates revived their career in 1955, however, when they toured Europe for the first time, where they became widely popular. The group moved to Paris in 1959 and has continued touring, primarily in Europe, since then. During his stint in the US Army, in Germany, Elvis Presley, who was a huge admirer of their work since his early childhood, visited them backstage at "Le Lido", in Paris, and stayed to watch their entire show, staying also with them at the hotel "Prince de Galles". During this time there were further personnel changes: Orville Brooks left and was replaced by Franck Todd and later in turn by Caleb Ginyard (1910-1978), and Eugene Mumford was replaced by Clyde Wright (born May 1, 1928, Charlotte, North Carolina).[1][6]

Since the 1950s, the group has been primarily based in Europe. They toured widely in the late 1950s, including US State Department-sponsored tours around the world. In 1959, the group started a two-year residency at the Casino de Paris.[1]

Later activities[edit]

The group made their first tour of Africa in 1962, and during the early 1960s gradually expanded their accompanying band to incorporate guitar, piano, bass and drums. Through the 1960s they toured widely in Europe, with a long-established line-up of Orlandus Wilson, Clyde Riddick, Caleb Ginyard, and Clyde Wright. In 1971, Ginyard and Wright left, and were replaced by Paul Brembly (the great-nephew of Orlandus Wilson) and Calvin Williams.[5] Wright returned to the group in 1985 to replace Williams, who returned to the US.[1]

The group undertook a 60th anniversary world tour in 1994. Riddick remained with the group until his retirement in 1995, and Wilson, the last surviving member of the original group, until his death in 1998. Riddick was replaced by Frank Davis. Wright was replaced by Charles West (Nephew to Wilson) of Portsmouth, VA. The position of bass singer has in recent years been filled by Thierry Fred Francois, Richard Phillips, and, since 2005, by Anthony Gordon.[1]

Recognition[edit]

The Golden Gate Quartet was inducted into The Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1998.

In his 2011 album "So Beautiful or So What" musician Paul Simon used excerpts from their 1938 recording of "Golden Gate Gospel Train" to mix into the song "Love & Blessings". In addition, the group's music was also featured in the video game Battlefield Bad Company.

Discography[edit]

Selected singles[edit]

  • Bluebird 7564: Pure Religion/Remember Me (both recorded January 24, 1938)[7]
  • Okeh 6713: Comin' in on a Wing and a Prayer (recorded May 1943)/Run On (recorded March 1942)[8]
  • Okeh 6741: I Will Be Home Again/The General Jumped at Dawn (both sides recorded March 16, 1945)[8]
  • Columbia 37236: Atom and Evil/Shadrach (both recorded June 5, 1946)[9]

78RPM singles (1937-1952)[edit]

Label / Catalog # Date Title Performer Matrix # Reference #
Montgomery 8548 1937-08-03 Born Ten Thousand Years Ago Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 11936 BB7205
Montgomery 8544 1937-08-03 Gabriel Blows His Horn Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 11932 BB7126
Bluebird 7278 1937-08-04 Bedside of a Neighbor Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 11933 MW7441
Montgomery 7441 1937-08-04 Bedside of a Neighbor Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 11933 BB7278*
Bluebird 7154 1937-08-04 Behold the Bridegroom Cometh Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 011937=1 MW7440
Montgomery 7440 1937-08-04 Behold the Bridegroom Cometh Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 011937=1 BB7154
Bluebird 7264 1937-08-04 Bonnet Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 011941=1 MW8549
Montgomery 8549 1937-08-04 Bonnet Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 011941=1 BB7264
Bluebird 7205 1937-08-04 Born Ten Thousand Years Ago Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 11936 MW8548
Bluebird 7126 1937-08-04 Gabriel Blows His Horn Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 011932=1 MW8544
Bluebird 7340 1937-08-04 Go Where I Send Thee Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 011938=1 MW8550
Montgomery 8550 1937-08-04 Go Where I Send Thee Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 011938=1 BB7340
RCA 20-2134 1937-08-04 Go Where I Send Thee Golden Gate Quartet - -
Bluebird 7126 1937-08-04 Golden Gate Gospel Train Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 011931=1 MW7493
Montgomery 7493 1937-08-04 Golden Gate Gospel Train Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 011931=1 BB7126
Bluebird 7278 1937-08-04 I've Found a Wonderful Savior Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 011944=1 MW7441
Montgomery 7441 1937-08-04 I've Found a Wonderful Savior Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 011944=1 BB7278+
RCA 20-2134 1937-08-04 Job Golden Gate Quartet - -
Victor 27323 1937-08-04 Job Golden Gate Quartet 11940 -
Bluebird 7154 1937-08-04 Jonah Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 011934=1 MW7440
Montgomery 7440 1937-08-04 Jonah Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 011934=1 BB7154
RCA 20-2073 1937-08-04 Jonah Golden Gate Quartet - -
Victor 27322 1937-08-04 Jonah Golden Gate Quartet 11934 -
Bluebird 7264 1937-08-04 Massa's in the Cold, Cold Ground Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 011942=1 MW8549
Montgomery 8549 1937-08-04 Massa's in the Cold, Cold Ground Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 011942=1 BB7264
Bluebird 7376 1937-08-04 Stand in the Test in Judgement Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 011943=1 MW8551
Montgomery 8551 1937-08-04 Stand in the Test in Judgement Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 011943=1 BB7376
Bluebird 7376 1937-08-04 Story of Job Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 11940 MW8551
Montgomery 8551 1937-08-04 Story of Job Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 11940 BB7376
Bluebird 7205 1937-08-04 The Preacher and the Bear Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 011935=1 MW8548
Montgomery 8548 1937-08-04 The Preacher and the Bear Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 011935=1 BB7205
Victor 27322 1937-08-04 The Preacher and the Bear Golden Gate Quartet 11935 -
Bluebird 7340 1937-08-04 Won't There Be One Happy Time Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 011939=1 MW8550
Montgomery 8550 1937-08-04 Won't There Be One Happy Time Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 011939=1 BB7340
Bluebird 7415 1938-01-24 Carolina in the Morning Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 018622=1 MW8545
Montgomery 8545 1938-01-24 Carolina in the Morning Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 018622=1 BB7415
Montgomery 8545 1938-01-24 Dipsy Doodle Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 018628=1 BB7415
Bluebird 7513 1938-01-24 I Was Brave Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 18633 MW7495*
Montgomery 7495 1938-01-24 I Was Brave Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 18633 BB7513*
Bluebird 7631 1938-01-24 John the Revelator Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 018625=1 MW7912
Montgomery 7912 1938-01-24 John the Revelator Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 018625=1 BB7631+
Victor 27324 1938-01-24 John the Revelator Golden Gate Quartet 18625 -
Bluebird 7617 1938-01-24 Lead Me on and On Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 018630=1 MW7494
Montgomery 7494 1938-01-24 Lead Me on and On Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 018630=1 BB7617*
Bluebird 7463 1938-01-24 Motherless Child Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 018623=2 MW7496
Montgomery 7496 1938-01-24 Motherless Child Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 018623=2 BB7463*
Montgomery 8547 1938-01-24 Ol' Man River Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 018635=1 BB8190+
Bluebird 7564 1938-01-24 Pure Religion Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 018627=2 MW7493
Montgomery 7493 1938-01-24 Pure Religion Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 018627=2 BB7564*
Bluebird 7564 1938-01-24 Remember Me Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 18626 MW8547
Montgomery 8547 1938-01-24 Remember Me Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 18626 BB7564
Victor 27324 1938-01-24 Samson Golden Gate Quartet 18632 -
Bluebird 7513 1938-01-24 Samson & Delilah Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 18632 MW7495+
Montgomery 7495 1938-01-24 Samson & Delilah Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 18632 BB7513+
Bluebird 7676 1938-01-24 Swanee River Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 18629 MW8546
Montgomery 8546 1938-01-24 Swanee River Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 18629 BB7676+
Bluebird 7676 1938-01-24 Sweet Adeline Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 18631 MW8546
Montgomery 8546 1938-01-24 Sweet Adeline Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 18631 BB7676*
Bluebird 7617 1938-01-24 Take Your Burden to the Lord Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 018634=1 MW7494*
Montgomery 7494 1938-01-24 Take Your Burdens to God Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 18634 BB7617+
Bluebird 7415 1938-01-24 The Dipsy Doodle Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet BS018628-1 MW8545
Bluebird 7463 1938-01-24 Travelin' Shoes Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 018624=1 MW7496
RCA 20-2073 1938-01-24 Travelin' Shoes Golden Gate Quartet - -
Montgomery 7496 1938-01-24 Traveling Shoes Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 018624=1 BB7463+
Bluebird 7848 1938-08-10 God Almighty Said Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 23464 MW7594
Montgomery 7594 1938-08-10 God Almighty Said Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 23464 BB7848+
Bluebird 7835 1938-08-10 Let That Liar Alone Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 23465 MW7595+
Montgomery 7595 1938-08-10 Let That Liar Alone Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 23465 BB7835
Bluebird 7804 1938-08-10 My Lord Is Waiting Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 23460 MW7596
Montgomery 7596A 1938-08-10 MY LORD IS Writing Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 23460 BB7804A
Bluebird 7804 1938-08-10 Rock My Soul Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 23461 MW7596*
Montgomery 7596B 1938-08-10 Rock My Soul Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 23461 BB7804B
Bluebird 7835 1938-08-10 To the Rock Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 23466 MW7595
Montgomery 7595 1938-08-10 To the Rock Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 23466 BB7835
Bluebird 7897 1938-08-10 When the Saints Go Marching In Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 23467 MW7864
Montgomery 7864 1938-08-10 When the Saints Go Marching In Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 23467 BB7897*
Bluebird 7897 1938-08-10 When They Ring the Golden Bells Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 23459 MW7864
Montgomery 7864 1938-08-10 When They Ring the Golden Bells Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 23459 BB7897+
Bluebird 8019 1938-11-15 Cheer the Weary Traveler Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 028962=1 MW7867*
Montgomery 7867 1938-11-15 Cheer the Weary Traveler Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 028962=1 BB8019*
Bluebird 7962B 1938-11-15 I Heard Zion Moan Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 028963! MW7865
Bluebird 7994 1938-11-15 Lord Am I Born to Die ? Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 028965! MW7866+
Montgomery 7866 1938-11-15 Lord Am I Born to Die ? Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 028965! BB7994*
Bluebird 7962A 1938-11-15 Noah Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 028964! MW7865
Bluebird 8019 1938-11-15 Packing Up, Getting Ready to Go Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 028967=1 MW7867+
Montgomery 7867 1938-11-15 Packing Up, Getting Ready to Go Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 028967=1 BB8019+
Bluebird 7994 1938-11-15 What Are They Doing in Heaven Today? Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 028966! MW7866*
Montgomery 7866 1938-11-15 What Are They Doing in Heaven Today? Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 028966! BB7994*
Bluebird 10154 1939-02-02 Change Partnners Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 031982=2 -
Bluebird 8123 1939-02-02 Dese Bones Gonna Rise Agin Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 031976=1 MW7869+
Montgomery 7869 1939-02-02 Dese Bones Gonna Rise Agin Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 031976=1 BB8123*
Bluebird 8087 1939-02-02 Everything Moves by the Grace of God Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 31977 MW7868
Montgomery 7868 1939-02-02 Everything Moves by the Grace of God Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 31977 BB8087+
Bluebird 8123 1939-02-02 Lis'n to De Lambs Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 31975 MW7869*
Montgomery 7869 1939-02-02 Lis'n to De Lambs Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 31975 BB8123+
Victor 27323 1939-02-02 Noah Golden Gate Quartet 31980 -
Bluebird 8160 1939-02-02 Noah and the Ark Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 31980 MW8543
Montgomery 8543 1939-02-02 Noah and the Ark Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 31980 BB8160
Bluebird 10154 1939-02-02 Ol' Man Mose Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 31981 -
Bluebird 8190 1939-02-02 Precious Lord Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 031979=1 MW8544
Montgomery 8544 1939-02-02 Precious Lord Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 31979 BB8190
Bluebird 8160 1939-02-02 This World Is in Bad Condition Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 31978 -
Montgomery 8543 1939-02-02 This World Is in Bad Condition Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 31978 BB8160
Bluebird 8087 1939-02-02 Troubles of the World Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 31974 MW7868
Montgomery 7868 1939-02-02 Troubles of the World Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 31974 BB8087+
Bluebird 8286 1939-10-06 Alone Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 42901 MW8774+
Montgomery 8774 1939-10-06 Alone Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 42901 BB8286
Bluebird 8328 1939-10-06 Everytime That I Feel the Spirit Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 042910=1 MW8776*
Montgomery 8776 1939-10-06 Everytime That I Feel the Spirit Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 042910=1 BB8328
Bluebird 8328 1939-10-06 He Said He Would Calm the Ocean Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 42902 MW8776+
Montgomery 8776 1939-10-06 He Said He Would Calm the Ocean Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 42902 BB8328
Bluebird 8362 1939-10-06 Hide Me in Thy Bosom Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 42903 MW8778*
Montgomery 8778 1939-10-06 Hide Me in Thy Bosom Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 42903 BB8362
Bluebird 8348 1939-10-06 I Looked Down the Line and I Wondered Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 042905=1 MW8777, RCA 20-3159
Montgomery 8777 1939-10-06 I Looked Down the Line and I Wondered Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 042905=1 BB8348
RCA 20-3159 1939-10-06 I Looked Down the Road and I Wondered Golden Gate Quartet - Bb 8348
Bluebird 8362 1939-10-06 I'm a Pilgrim Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 042909=1 MW8778+
Montgomery 8778 1939-10-06 I'm a Pilgrim Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 42909 BB8362
Bluebird 8306 1939-10-06 If I Had My Way Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 42904 MW8775+
Montgomery 8775 1939-10-06 If I Had My Way Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 42904 BB8306
Bluebird 8620 1939-10-06 Jonah in the Whale Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 042916=1 MW8781+
Montgomery 8781 1939-10-06 Jonah in the Whale Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 042916=1 BB8620
Bluebird 8594 1939-10-06 Julius Caesar Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 042914=1 MW8780*
Montgomery 8780 1939-10-06 Julius Caesar Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 042914=1 BB8594*
Bluebird 8579 1939-10-06 Stormy Weather Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 042912=1 MW8779*
Montgomery 8779 1939-10-06 Stormy Weather Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 42912 BB8579+
Bluebird 8594 1939-10-06 The Devil With the Devil Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 042913=1 MW8780
Montgomery 8780 1939-10-06 The Devil With the Devil Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 042913=1 BB8594+
Bluebird 8620 1939-10-06 Timber Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 042915=1 MW8781*
Montgomery 8781 1939-10-06 Timber Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 042915=1 BB8620
Bluebird 8306 1939-10-06 Way Down in Egyptland Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 042906=1 MW8775*
Montgomery 8775 1939-10-06 Way Down in Egyptland Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 042906=1 BB8306
Bluebird 8286 1939-10-06 What a Time Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 042900=1 MW8774*
Montgomery 8774 1939-10-06 What a Time Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 042900=1 BB8286
Bluebird 8579 1939-10-06 Whoa Babe Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 042911=1 MW8779+
Montgomery 8779 1939-10-06 Whoa Babe Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 042911=1 BB8579*
Bluebird 8348 1939-10-06 You'd Better Mind Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 042908=1 MW8777
Montgomery 8777 1939-10-06 You'd Better Mind Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 042908=1 BB8348
Bluebird 8565 1939-12-26 Darling Nellie Gray Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 46125 MW8783*
Montgomery 8783 1939-12-26 Darling Nellie Gray Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 46125 BB8565
Bluebird 10569 1939-12-26 My Prayer Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet BS046127-1 -
Bluebird 8565 1939-12-26 My Walking Stick Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 046124=1 MW8783+
Montgomery 8783 1939-12-26 My Walking Stick Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 046124=1 BB8565
Bluebird 8388 1939-12-26 The Valley of Time Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 046129=1 MW8782
Montgomery 8782 1939-12-26 Valley of Time Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 046129=1 BB8388
Bluebird 8388 1939-12-26 What Did Jesus Say Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 046128=1 MW8782
Montgomery 8782 1939-12-26 What Did Jesus Say Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 046128=1 BB8388
Bluebird 10569 1939-12-26 What's New? Golden Gate Quartet BS046126-1 -
Victor 27268 1940-06-15 Alabama Bound Golden Gate Quartet with Huddie Ledbetter 51299 -
Victor 27266 1940-06-15 Midnight Special Golden Gate Quartet with Huddie Ledbetter 51298 -
Victor 27268 1940-06-15 Pick a Bale of Cotton Golden Gate Quartet with Huddie Ledbetter 51295 -
Victor 27267 1940-06-17 Grey Goose Golden Gate Quartet with Huddie Ledbetter 51327 -
Victor 27266 1940-06-17 Ham and Eggs Golden Gate Quartet with Huddie Ledbetter 51333 -
Victor 27267 1940-06-17 Stew Ball Golden Gate Quartet with Huddie Ledbetter 51329 -
Okeh 6204 1941-04-18 Daniel Saw the Stone Golden Gate Quartet 30282=1 -
Vocalion/Okeh 16009 1941-04-18 I Yi Yi Yi Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 30289 -
Columbia 37835 1941-04-18 Jezebel Golden Gate Quartet 30283=2 oK6204
Okeh 6204 1941-04-18 Jezebel Golden Gate Quartet 30283=2 -
Columbia 37477 1941-04-18 Time's Windin' Up Golden Gate Quartet 30284=1 30044
Columbia 30044 1941-04-18 Time's Winding Up Golden Gate Quartet 30284 CO37477
Okeh 6238 1941-05-25 Anyhow Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 30550 Co37477
Columbia 30044 1941-05-25 Anyhow Golden Gate Quartet 30550 CO37477
Columbia 37477 1941-05-25 Anyhow Golden Gate Quartet 30550=1 30044
Columbia 30043 1941-05-25 Blind Barnabas Golden Gate Quartet 30549 CO37476
Columbia 37476 1941-05-25 Blind Barnabus Golden Gate Quartet 30549 30043
Columbia 37834 1941-05-25 Blind Barnabus Golden Gate Quartet CO30549 -
Okeh 6345 1941-05-25 Blind Barnabus Golden Gate Quartet 30549=2 -
Okeh 6529 1941-05-25 Didn't It Rain Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 30551 Co37475
Columbia 30042 1941-05-25 Didn't It Rain Golden Gate Quartet 30551 CO37475
Columbia 37475 1941-05-25 Didn't It Rain Golden Gate Quartet 30551 30042
Columbia 37476 1941-05-25 Sun Didn't Shine Golden Gate Quartet 30548-2 30043
Okeh 6345 1941-05-25 The Sun Didn't Shine Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 30548=1 Co37476
Columbia 30043 1941-05-25 The Sun Didn't Shine Golden Gate Quartet 30548-2 CO37476
Okeh 6238 1941-05-25 Time's Winding Up Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 30284 Co37477
Okeh 6529 1941-12-03 He Never Said a Humbling Word Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 31850 -
Columbia 30042 1941-12-03 He Never Said a Mumblin' Word Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 31850 CO37475
Columbia 37475 1941-12-03 He Never Said a Mumblin' Word Golden Gate Quartet 31850 30042
Columbia 36937 1941-12-03 Moses Smote the Waters Golden Gate Quartet CO31851 -
Columbia 30160 1941-12-03 Toll the Bell Easy Golden Gate Quartet 31849 -
Okeh 6712 1942-03-25 Dip Your Fingers in the Water Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 32622 -
Okeh 6713 1942-03-25 Run On Golden Gate Quartet 32620-1 -
Okeh 6712 1943-03-05 Stalin Wasn't Stallin' Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet 33183=1 -
Okeh 6713 1943-05-19 Comin' in on a Wing and a Prayer Golden Gate Quartet 33216-1 -
Columbia 36937 1945-03-16 Bones, Bones, Bones (Ezekiel in the Valley) Golden Gate Quartet CCO4426=1 -
Columbia 37832 1945-03-16 I Will Be Home Again Golden Gate Quartet CCO4425=1 -
Okeh 6741 1945-03-16 I Will Be Home Again Golden Gate Quartet CCO4425=1 -
Okeh 6741 1945-03-16 The General Jumped at Dawn Golden Gate Quartet CCO4422=1 -
Columbia 37236 1946-06-05 Atom and Evil Golden Gate Quartet CO36389=1 -
Columbia 37835 1946-06-05 God's Gonna' Cut You Down Golden Gate Quartet CO36386 -
Columbia 30136 1946-06-05 Hush Golden Gate Quartet CO36391 -
Columbia 37833 1946-06-05 Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho Golden Gate Quartet CO36392 -
Columbia 37832 1946-06-05 No Restricted Signs Golden Gate Quartet CO36388 -
Columbia 37236 1946-06-05 Shadrach Golden Gate Quartet CO36390= -
Columbia 37834 1946-06-05 Swing Down, Chariot Golden Gate Quartet CO36387 -
Columbia 37833 1946-06-05 Wade in the Water Golden Gate Quartet CO36393 -
Columbia 37499 1947-04-08 High, Low and Wide Golden Gate Quartet CO37602 -
Columbia 37499 1947-04-08 Pray for the Lights to Go Out Golden Gate Quartet CO37601 -
Columbia 30128 1947-10-?? Abdullah Golden Gate Quartet CO38278 -
Columbia 30128 1947-10-?? Broodle-Oo Broodle-Oo Golden Gate Quartet 38277! -
Columbia 30136 1947-10-?? Do Unto Others Golden Gate Quartet CO38276 -
Columbia 30160 1947-10-?? Fare You Well, Fare You Well Golden Gate Quartet 38279 -
Capitol 10172 1948-08-09 A Song was Born, part 1 Louis Armstrong With Jerri Sullivan and the Golden Gate Quartet 3426 -
Capitol 10172 1948-08-09 A Song was Born, part 2 Louis Armstrong With Jerri Sullivan and the Golden Gate Quartet 3426 -
Mercury 8118 1948-12-?? Mene, Mene Takel Golden Gate Quartet 2141 -
Mercury 8118 1948-12-?? Talking Jerusalem to Death Golden Gate Quartet 2140 -
Mercury 8124 1949-01-?? Jesus Met the Woman at the Well Golden Gate Quartet 2164 -
Mercury 5242 1949-01-?? Look Up Golden Gate Quartet 2162 -
Mercury 8124 1949-01-?? Mary, Mary Golden Gate Quartet 2165 -
Mercury 5242 1949-01-?? Will I Find My Love Today? Golden Gate Quartet 2163 -
Mercury 8141 1949-04-?? John Saw Golden Gate Quartet 2763 -
Mercury 8141 1949-04-?? Lord I Am Tired and Want to Go Home Golden Gate Quartet 2766 -
Mercury 8243 1949-04-?? Lord, I Want to Be a Christian Golden Gate Quartet 2765 -
Mercury 8243 1949-04-?? Seven Angels and Seven Trumpets Golden Gate Quartet 2764 -
Mercury 8158 1949-07-?? Lord, I Want to Walk With Thee Golden Gate Quartet 2863 -
Mercury 8155 1949-07-?? Religion Is a Fortune Golden Gate Quartet 2859 -
Mercury 8155 1949-07-?? Satisfied Golden Gate Quartet 2860 -
Mercury 8158 1949-07-?? You Ain't Got Faith Golden Gate Quartet 2858 -
Columbia 39216 1950-11-29 Listen to the Lambs Golden Gate Quartet GGQ1 -
Columbia 39216 1950-11-29 Nicodemus Golden Gate Quartet GGQ3 -
Okeh 6897 1952-03-?? I Just Telephone Upstairs Golden Gate Quartet CO47724 -
Okeh 6897 1952-03-?? Rain Is the Teardrops of Angels Golden Gate Quartet CO47725 -
Mercury 5385 - A Man Going... Golden Gate Quartet - -
RCA 20-3308 - Bedside of a Neighbor Golden Gate Quartet - -
RCA 20-3308 - Behold the Bride Groom Cometh Golden Gate Quartet - -
Mercury 8164 - Blessed Jesus Golden Gate Quartet 2990 -
Mercury 5385 - Didn't That Man Believe Golden Gate Quartet - -
RCA 20-2921 - Gabriel Blows His Horn Golden Gate Quartet - -
Mercury 8164 - Lord Have Mercy Golden Gate Quartet 2993 -
Apollo 1205 - Mary Had a Baby Golden Gate Quartet - -
Mercury 8162 - Ride on Moses Golden Gate Quartet 2995=2 -
RCA 20-2921 - Rock My Soul Golden Gate Quartet - -
Apollo 1205 - Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Golden Gate Quartet - -
Mercury 8162 - Same Train Golden Gate Quartet 2994=2 -
Apollo 1204 - Silent Night Golden Gate Quartet - -
RCA 20-2797 - Stand in the Test of Judgement Golden Gate Quartet - -
RCA 20-2799 - Stand in the Test of Judgement Golden Gate Quartet - -
RCA 20-3159 - The World Is in a Bad Condition Golden Gate Quartet - -
RCA 20-2797 - When the Saints Go Marching In Golden Gate Quartet - -
RCA 20-2799 - When the Saints Go Marching In Golden Gate Quartet - -
Apollo 1204 - White Christmas Golden Gate Quartet - -

Selected albums[edit]

  • 2010 – Incredible
  • 2003 – The Good Book
  • 2003 – Gospel Train
  • 1999 – Our Story
  • 1997 – The Very Best of the Golden Gate Quartet
  • 1961 – Negro Spirituals
  • 1957 – That Golden Chariot
  • 1956 – The Golden Gate Quartet [Camden]
  • 1950 – The Golden Gate Spirituals
  • 1949 – Joshua fit the battle

References[edit]

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