Encyclopedia of American Gospel Music

1965) The family group the Davis Sisters was organized in 1945 and quickly became one of the most famous and most ... the group was led by Ruth Davis (aka "the Big Maybelle of Gospel Music" and "Baby Sister"), whose contralto was deep, ...

Encyclopedia of American Gospel Music

The Encyclopedia of American Gospel Music is the first comprehensive reference to cover this important American musical form. Coverage includes all aspects of both African-American and white gospel from history and performers to recording techniques and styles as well as the influence of gospel on different musical genres and cultural trends.

The Golden Age of Gospel

The Davis Sisters Another Philadelphia female group was the Famous Davis Sisters . Like the Angelics , this group from the Pentecostal church brought the spiritual and musical intensity of that congregation to their singing .

The Golden Age of Gospel

Presents the history of gospel music in the United States. This book traces the development of gospel from its earliest beginnings through the Golden Age (1945-55) and into the 1960s when gospel entered the concert hall. It introduces dozens of the genre's gifted contributors, from Thomas A Dorsey and Mahalia Jackson to the Soul Stirrers.

The Davis Sisters

Kiss the Bride: Home to make peace with her sick mother, the last thing Mags wants is to get involved in Marietta's big celebrity wedding.

The Davis Sisters

Kiss the Bride: Home to make peace with her sick mother, the last thing Mags wants is to get involved in Marietta's big celebrity wedding. But when her teenage daughter cajoles her into auditioning to sing with a local heartthrob, all her plans for flying under the radar zoom out of the window.

The Gospel Music According To Saint Ralph Michael

At the end of 1956, The Davis Sisters released their new album called 'SHINE ON ME'. It contained some of the hottest songs that were ever recorded in the gospel music industry. After the song 'TWELVE GATES', they out did themselves ...

The Gospel Music According To Saint Ralph Michael


Billboard

I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know Davis Sisters, yictor 3. Sorrow and Pain Davis Sisters, Victor 4. Dear John Letter J. Shepard-F. Huskey Capitol 5. There Stands the Glass W. Pierce, Decca 6. Pa-Paya Mama B. Lou, King 7.

Billboard

In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

Great God A Mighty The Dixie Hummingbirds

Even before the Wards signed with Ballen Records , however , the label had already scored significantly with two other prominent Philadelphia female groups : the Angelic Gospel Singers and the Davis Sisters . The Davis Sisters — Thelma ...

Great God A Mighty  The Dixie Hummingbirds

From the Jim Crow world of 1920s Greenville, South Carolina, to Greenwich Village's Café Society in the '40s, to their 1974 Grammy-winning collaboration on "Loves Me Like a Rock," the Dixie Hummingbirds have been one of gospel's most durable and inspiring groups. Now, Jerry Zolten tells the Hummingbirds' fascinating story and with it the story of a changing music industry and a changing nation. When James Davis and his high-school friends starting singing together in a rural South Carolina church they could not have foreseen the road that was about to unfold before them. They began a ten-year jaunt of "wildcatting," traveling from town to town, working local radio stations, schools, and churches, struggling to make a name for themselves. By 1939 the a cappella singers were recording their four-part harmony spirituals on the prestigious Decca label. By 1942 they had moved north to Philadelphia and then New York where, backed by Lester Young's band, they regularly brought the house down at the city's first integrated nightclub, Café Society. From there the group rode a wave of popularity that would propel them to nation-wide tours, major record contracts, collaborations with Stevie Wonder and Paul Simon, and a career still vibrant today as they approach their seventy-fifth anniversary. Drawing generously on interviews with Hank Ballard, Otis Williams, and other artists who worked with the Hummingbirds, as well as with members James Davis, Ira Tucker, Howard Carroll, and many others, The Dixie Hummingbirds brings vividly to life the growth of a gospel group and of gospel music itself.

Detroit Country Music

Clark's only regret about leaving the Frolic concerned the Davis Sisters.“[After] we started our own barn dance, . . . the Davis Sisters only worked our barn dance as guests,” said Mary Clark. Norm O'Neill managed the duo and arranged ...

Detroit Country Music

The first book to tell the story of country music in Detroit

The School of Arizona Dranes

70 Curtis Dublin (1928—1965) served as pianist and occasional background vocalist for one of the most dynamic and popular vocal groups, the Davis Sisters. He was a cousin and the only male in the group and appeared on nearly all of ...

The School of Arizona Dranes

Arizona Dranes (1889-1963) was a true musical innovator whose recordings made for the Okeh label during the years 1926-1928 helped lay the foundations for what would soon be known as gospel music. The School of Arizona Dranes: Gospel Music Pioneer covers the life and career of Dranes and situates her accomplishments in the broader history of African American gospel music and the rise of the Pentecostal movement.

I Was Born This Way

In gospel, Savoy had enjoyed megahits with the Gay Sisters, the Davis Sisters, the Roberta Martin Singers, the Ward Singers, Alex Bradford, Marion Williams, the Gospel Harmonettes, and the Caravans. At the start of the sixties, ...

I Was Born This Way

In I Was Born This Way, Carl Bean, former Motown recording artist, noted AIDS activist, and founder of the Unity Fellowship of Christ Church in Los Angeles, shares his extraordinary personal journey from Baltimore foster homes to the stage of the Apollo Theater and beyond. CARL BEAN has been crossing boundaries all his life and helping others do the same. He’s never been stopped by his race or orientation, never fit or stayed in the boxes people have wanted to put him in. He left his foster home in Baltimore at seventeen and took the bus to New York City, where he quickly found the rich culture of the Harlem churches. As a singer, first with the gospel Alex Bradford Singers and later as a Motown recording artist, Bean was a sensation. When Berry Gordy signed him to record "I Was Born This Way," it was a first: the biggest black-owned record company broadcasting a statement on gender identity. The #1 song, recorded with the Sweet Inspirations, was the first gay liberation dance club hit. Whether making records, educating the black community about HIV and AIDS, or preaching to his growing congregation, Archbishop Bean has never wanted to minister to just one group. He’s worked on AIDS issues with C. Everett Koop and Elizabeth Taylor and on civil rights issues with Maxine Waters, Julian Bond, and Reverend Joseph Lowery. At the height of his recording career, he worked with Dionne Warwick, Burt Bacharach, Miles Davis, and Sammy Davis Jr. He’s brought South Central Los Angeles gang members into his church, which now has 25,000 members in twelve cities nationwide; those same Crips and Bloods have shown up at the Gay Pride parades Bean has organized with U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters. And he has courageously devoted his time and energy to spurring black civil rights leaders to address the AIDS health crisis within the African American community—an issue on which they had been silent. Preaching an all-embracing progressive theology, he is an outspoken practitioner of brotherly love, a dynamic preacher, and a social activist. The Unity Fellowship message is grace: "God is love, and God is for everyone"; "God is gay, God is straight, God is black, God is white." I Was Born This Way is the rare personal history of one of black gospel’s biggest stars and a frank, powerful, and warmhearted testament to how one man found his calling.

The Crisis

... Clara Ward, Sallie Martin, The Staple Singers, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, The Voices Supreme. ... Golden Gate Jubilee Quartette, the Pilgrim Travellers, the Davis Sisters, the Swan Silvertones, the Barrett Sisters.

The Crisis

The Crisis, founded by W.E.B. Du Bois as the official publication of the NAACP, is a journal of civil rights, history, politics, and culture and seeks to educate and challenge its readers about issues that continue to plague African Americans and other communities of color. For nearly 100 years, The Crisis has been the magazine of opinion and thought leaders, decision makers, peacemakers and justice seekers. It has chronicled, informed, educated, entertained and, in many instances, set the economic, political and social agenda for our nation and its multi-ethnic citizens.

Canadian Pentecostalism

63 In 1926, Franklin Small held meetings for the Davis Sisters in Saint John. In 1928, Small travelled again to the Maritimes. He reports on his visit in “Our Trip through the Maritime Provinces,” Living Waters 1, no.

Canadian Pentecostalism

One of the most significant transformations in twentieth-century Christianity is the emergence and development of Pentecostalism. With over five hundred million followers, it is the fastest-growing movement in the world. An incredibly diverse movement, it has influenced many sectors of Christianity, flourishing in Africa, Latin America, and Asia and having an equally significant effect on Canada.

Country Music s Most Wanted

The Davis Sisters scored big in 1953 with " I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know , " but their success would be short lived . Later that year after a performance , the Davis Sisters were involved in a severe car crash .

Country Music s Most Wanted

Pick and grin with fun country music trivia

The Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky

With the stage name of the Davis Sisters, they began singing duets at local events and on radio. Their unique harmonizing styleset them apart from other country and rockabilly artists at the time.

The Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky

The Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky is the authoritative reference on the people, places, history, and rich heritage of the Northern Kentucky region. The encyclopedia defines an overlooked region of more than 450,000 residents and celebrates its contributions to agriculture, art, architecture, commerce, education, entertainment, literature, medicine, military, science, and sports. Often referred to as one of the points of the "Golden Triangle" because of its proximity to Lexington and Louisville, Northern Kentucky is made up of eleven counties along the Ohio River: Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Mason, Owen, Pendleton, and Robertson. With more than 2,000 entries, 170 images, and 13 maps, this encyclopedia will help readers appreciate the region's unique history and culture, as well as the role of Northern Kentucky in the larger history of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the nation. Describes the "Golden Triangle" of Kentucky, an economically prosperous area with high employment, investment, and job-creation rates Contains entries on institutions of higher learning, including Northern Kentucky University, Thomas More College, and three community and technical colleges Details the historic cities of Covington, Newport, Bellevue, Dayton, and Ludlow and their renaissance along the shore of the Ohio River Illustrates the importance of the Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport as well as major corporations such as Ashland, Fidelity Investments, Omnicare, Toyota North America, and United States Playing Card

High Tide of American Conservatism Davis Coolidge and the 1924 Election

It was into this family of a prominent father, a strong-willed mother, and five adoring older sisters that John W . Davis was born and securely nurtured . The family home in Clarksburg was a large, three-story Victorian house on Lee ...

High Tide of American Conservatism  Davis  Coolidge  and the 1924 Election

Historians have generally failed to understand the significance of the election of 1924, the last time both major political parties nominated a bona fide conservative candidate. 'The High Tide of American Conservatism' casts new light on both the election and the two candidates, John W. Davis and Calvin Coolidge. Both nominees articulately expounded a similar philosophy of limited government and maximum individual freedom; and both men were exemplary public servants.

The Encyclopedia of Popular Music

She also rerecorded 'May You Never Be Alone', a Davis Sisters success, with NRBQ in 1985. From 1960-64, Davis was married to well-known WSM radio and television personality Ralph Emery, but she subsequently received heavy criticism in ...

The Encyclopedia of Popular Music

This text presents a comprehensive and up-to-date reference work on popular music, from the early 20th century to the present day.

Billboard

"Williams told Judge Lewis at a previous hearing in February that the Davis Sisters had "jumped booking dates" in California, Texas'," Florida 'and Louisiana and were being managed by their accompanist, Curtis Dublin.

Billboard

In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

I Remember Gospel

I had some of the Davis Sister's records, but had not seen them in person. ... be honest with you, the Davis Sisters were the concert that day for me. ... Ruth Davis led the first song as they began a set that was incomparable.

I Remember Gospel

"Gene, you are going to go places you never dreamt of seeing and you will minister to people you never could imagine you would reach. Don't be afraid. I will be your seal of approval and, as long as you yield to My will, I will be with you. This was the word given to an unlikely recipient, a self conscious young boy who was awaiting such a word to bring direction to his future. That prophetic message would begin a journey which has spanned over forty years and taken him from storefront churches and concert halls in the sixties, as part of one of America's first integrated Gospel groups, to ministry opportunities (to this day) both in the United States and abroad. Within the pages of this book, Gene, chronicles that journey in a frank, intimate and inspiring manner. He shares as an encouragement to his readers, the way God took a willing ordinary vessel and used it in unimaginable ways.

The Kentucky Encyclopedia

In March a $5,000 reward was of fered for Davison's capture. Davison died on March 7, 1865, was secretly buried in the backwoods of Hancock County, and later reburied in Hawesville. ALOMA WILLIAMS DEW DAVIS SISTERS.

The Kentucky Encyclopedia

The Kentucky Encyclopedia's 2,000-plus entries are the work of more than five hundred writers. Their subjects reflect all areas of the commonwealth and span the time from prehistoric settlement to today's headlines, recording Kentuckians' achievements in art, architecture, business, education, politics, religion, science, and sports. Biographical sketches portray all of Kentucky's governors and U.S. senators, as well as note congressmen and state and local politicians. Kentucky's impact on the national scene is registered in the lives of such figures as Carry Nation, Henry Clay, Louis Brandeis, and Alben Barkley. The commonwealth's high range from writers Harriette Arnow and Jesse Stuart, reformers Laura Clay and Mary Breckinridge, and civil rights leaders Whitney Young, Jr., and Georgia Powers, to sports figures Muhammad Ali and Adolph Rupp and entertainers Loretta Lynn, Merle Travis, and the Everly Brothers. Entries describe each county and county seat and each community with a population above 2,500. Broad overview articles examine such topics as agriculture, segregation, transportation, literature, and folklife. Frequently misunderstood aspects of Kentucky's history and culture are clarified and popular misconceptions corrected. The facts on such subjects as mint juleps, Fort Knox, Boone's coonskin cap, the Kentucky hot brown, and Morgan's Raiders will settle many an argument. For both the researcher and the more casual reader, this collection of facts and fancies about Kentucky and Kentuckians will be an invaluable resource.

The Perfect Song

There was another lady, Ruth Davis and the Davis Sisters. Arthur Lee Crume: Oh yeah, the Davis Sisters. They called Ruth Davis, "Big Sis!” There were four sisters. I was with the Soul Stirrers then. You know, we were all singing in what ...

The Perfect Song

Legends are said to be those individuals who soar above the limitations of the average human experience. These special souls leave eternal footprints in the hearts of even the casual observer, and their message remains timeless. History books are full of stories about these remarkable people. While some of these dynamic leaders affect only their generation, others are birthed for the purposes of eternity. Arthur Lee Crume Sr. is such a man. Arthur is the owner, manager, and longest active member of the widely acclaimed Soul Stirrers's Gospel Quartet. Historians herald this group as the greatest quartet in the history of gospel music. Arthur's musical talents catapulted and held him at the top of his field for several decades. Although he enjoyed all the attention and accolades he received, he had one serious problem. Arthur did not have a personal relationship with the God he was singing about. All the notoriety and fame stroked his already inflated ego and caused him to become even more self-absorbed. His poor choices and fleshly appetites scarred the lives of those who loved him the most, leaving broken hearts littered along life's highway. But God, who is rich in mercy, never gave up on Arthur. Editing by Dixie Phillips and Karen Burkett of ChristianWritingServices.com.

The Thompsons and Related Families

A daughter of Landon Davis and his wife, both of whom had died before 1820, she was the first cousin of Hugh R. Davis' father, Huge and “Uncle” Robert.56 Hugh and Robert Davis, brothers57, married two of Jefferson Davis' sisters, ...

The Thompsons and Related Families

The Thompson Family The Thompson family originally hails from Scotland. The earliest known ancestor is Thomas Thompson, who was born in 1545 in Glasgow. Matthew Thompson (1692-1753) emigrated from County Donegal, Ireland to Philadelphia, in 1732. He then moved to Virginia in 1741. The Thompsons were Scotch-Irish Presbyterians.