Great Gospel Quartets
On The Battlefield
Delmark DE-760 $15.99
Featuring Southern Tornadoes, Veteran Singers, Spitualaires, Joiner's Five Trumpets
United's most popular gospel artists included Robert Anderson
(Working The Road - The Golden Age of Chicago Gospel, Delmark
702), Staple Singers and The Caravans but recorded many other
lesser-known, talented groups. By 1952, a harder edged, more
dramatic "shout" type of gospel singing had taken the place
of the conservative jubilee tradition. The introduction of the
knee-drop, ad-lib, preacherly interjections, swing-lead and
exaggerated vocal ornamentation had taken hold of black quartet.
On The Battlefield features United's gospel quartets;
Southern Tornadoes, Veteran Singers, Spiritualaires and Joiner's
Five Trumpets. Contains 25 tracks including 17 previously unissued.
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