FRC 208 - The Dixie Hummingbirds & The Little Wonders: Recordings from the collection of the Brandywine Friends of Old Time Music

by The Dixie Hummingbirds & The Little Wonders

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Sunday morning at the Brandywine Mountain Music Convention was always special. Ola Belle Reed first introduced us to the Little Wonders, a gospel group originally formed in 1941 from Havre de Grace, Maryland. The Little Wonders broadcast on AM radio each Sunday from their church and specialized in older-style “jubilee” singing. In later years we engaged
the legendary Dixie Hummingbirds gospel quartet residing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Dixie Hummingbirds first
formed in 1928 in South Carolina and later became well-known, appearing circa 1942 at New York’s Café Society club alongside the Golden Gate Quartet and Billie Holiday. Though both groups used one guitar, they sang essentially in a cappella style. Read more about them at www.fieldrecorder.com and from Jerry Zolten’s book, “Great God A’Mighty! The Dixie Hummingbirds.” – Carl Goldstein, the Brandywine Friends of Old-Time Music.

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released November 6, 2015

The Little Wonders (Tracks 2-6): Granderson Jones (lead vocal), Joseph Shivers (baritone), and Joseph Brooks (guitar and tenor vocal). The Dixie Hummingbirds (Tracks 7-18): Ira Tucker (lead vocal), Beachey Thompson (tenor), Paul Owens, James Walker, Howard Carroll (guitar), joined by Rev. Joe Williams (baritone) and Leon Bright (utility vocals)
on tracks 7-8.

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