The Golden Gate Quartet

The Golden Gate Quartet

Top Songs

1
Swing Down, Chariot (Album Version)
2
Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho
3
I Will Be Home Again
4
The Sun Didn't Shine

About

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 Swi... Read more

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