Golden Gate Quartet

Golden Gate Quartet

Golden Gate Quartet

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Top Songs

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God's Gonna Cut Em Down
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Rock My Soul
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Be Ready When My Jesus Comes
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Golden Gate Gospel Train
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Didn't It Rain

Albums

  • Bible Tales

    Jan 2021 • 6 songs

  • Moses Smote the Water

    Nov 2020 • 10 songs

  • Golden Gate Gospel Train

    Oct 2018 • 16 songs

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Golden Gate Quartet

Biography

Pioneer Virginia gospel/pop quartet of the '30s and '40s. Calling their innovative approach to sacred hymns "jubilee" singing, the Golden Gate Quartet, propelled by Willie Johnson and William Langford, enjoyed massive acceptance far outside the church. Their smooth Mills Brothers-influenced harmonies made the Gates naturals for pop crossover success, and they began recording for Victor in 1937. National radio broadcasts and an appearance on John Hammond's 1938 "Spirituals to Swing" concert at Carnegie Hall made them coast-to-coast favorites. By 1941 the Gates were recording fo...
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