The Dixie Hummingbirds. The Hummingbirds inspired a number of imitators, such as Jackie Wilson and James Brown, who adapted the shouting style and enthusiastic showmanship of hard gospel to secular themes to help create soul music in the peermade.info: Gospel.
The unique, highly-defined harmonies that was called the "Jubilee" style of the Dixie Hummingbirds, made them pioneers of a Gospel quartet sound that became widely influential to many genres of music, including R&B, blues, Gospel, Pop and the Motown sound. Lead singer Ira Tucker, young baritone prodigy Willie Bobo.
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The Dixie Hummingbirds remain one of the leading gospel quartets on the road today. The group now consists of Ira Tucker (lead vocals), William Bright (vocals), Carlton Lewis, III (vocals), Cornell Mcknight (bass), Torrey Nettles (drums/vocals), and Lyndon Baines Jones (guitar & vocals). The founding of the Dixie Hummingbirds in is celebrated on this date. They are an African American Gospel singing group. The Dixie Hummingbirds formed in the late s in Greenville, S.C. In the beginning, they were young boys, members of the Church of God Holiness choir in Greenville's Meadow Bottoms neighborhood.
The Dixie Hummingbirds originated from Greenville, South Carolina in James Davis is credited as the member to first create the group as well as put the quartet together. The other members of the group include Barney Parks, Bonnie Gipson Jr., and Fred Owens.
The Dixie Hummingbirds are probably the best known of the black gospel quartets, having performed for over 50 years throughout America and Europe. They became the inspiration for countless R&B and soul singers, from Jackie Wilson and Clyde McPhatter to Bobby “Blue” Bland and The Temptations.