The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #14318   Message #2260854
Posted By: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
12-Feb-08 - 06:17 PM
Thread Name: Harmony Hall of Fame
Subject: RE: Harmony Hall of Fame
You're on the money with respect to the Oaks and other gospel groups. Elvis and many others used the Jordanaires for back up harmonies for years. Many folk groups borrowed heavily from the gospel harmony tradition as well. My home town group was the "Gospelaires Quartet," which included one of my schoolmates. Great, rich harmonies were common to all of these, though not everyone had a Richard Sturbin to carry the bass