The Confederates

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The Confederates

The Confederates were a barbershop quartet that performed in the 1950s and 1960s.

The group formed in September 1953 at a SPEBSQSA chapter meeting in Memphis, Tennessee. They consisted of:

  • George Evans – tenor
  • Dave LaBonte – lead
  • Bill "Bus" Busby – baritone
  • Wally Singleton – bass

The Confederates took first place in the 1956 SPEBSQSA International Quartet Championship after finishing second the year before. They were notable not only for their championship-caliber harmonies, but also for performing in Confederate officer uniforms.

The group stopped performing in 1969.

Notable songs[edit]

  • "Save Your Confederate Money Boys, The South Shall Rise Again"
  • "Creole Cutie"
  • "Down Where the South Begins"
  • "Chloe"
  • "Red Head"
  • "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square"

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Preceded by
Four Hearsemen
SPEBSQSA International Quartet Champions
Succeeded by
Lads of Enchantment