Join us for the next Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul event with the Dixie Hummingbirds.
A pioneering force behind the evolution of the modern gospel quartet sound, the Dixie Hummingbirds were among the longest-lived and most successful groups of their era; renowned for their imaginative arrangements, progressive harmonies, and all-around versatility, they earned almost universal recognition as the greatest Southern quartet of their generation, and their influence spread not only over the world of spiritual music but also inspired secular artists ranging from Jackie Wilson to Bobby "Blue" Bland to the Temptations. The group made its recorded debut in 1939 on Decca, issuing singles such as "Soon Will Be Done with the Troubles of This World," "Little Wooden Church," and "Joshua Journeyed to Jericho."
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About GOSPEL ROOTS OF ROCK & SOUL
The enlightening story of gospel music’s role and influence in contemporary rock, R&B and soul music is being explored by WXPN, a recognized public radio leader in music discovery. With support from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, GOSPEL ROOTS OF ROCK AND SOUL offers live performances, discussions, radio features and documentary, and a content-rich website.