The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #14318   Message #622240
Posted By: Jerry Rasmussen
06-Jan-02 - 02:57 PM
Thread Name: Harmony Hall of Fame
Subject: RE: Harmony Hall of Fame
In Gospel, go for the appropriately named Harmonizing Four as number 1, and add The Fairfield Four (who are five now, and not as good as the older stuff) and Doyle Lawson as someone mentioned, The Sensational Nightengales and the Swan Silvertones. The Golden Gate Quartet created a sound that's been endlessly imitated, as did the Soul Stirrers, although they often just seemed to be a backup group for Sam Cooke or Johnny Taylor. And another major vote for Ladysmith Black Mombazo.