Dinwiddie Colored Quartet

The Dinwiddie Colored Quartet, also known as the Dinwiddie Quartet or Dinwiddie Quartette, were a black vocal quartet in the United States.

The group was founded in 1898 as a jubilee quartet, under the name the Dinwiddie Quartet, to benefit the Dinwiddie Normal and Industrial School of Dinwiddie County, Virginia. Around 1902, they became independent of the school, and were touring as part of a vaudeville revue.

In October 1902, they recorded six sides for the Victor Talking Machine Company, under the name of The Dinwiddie Colored Quartet. Recorded in separate sessions on 29 and 31 October, the songs selected were "Down On The Old Camp Ground", "Poor Mourner", "Gabriel's Trumpet", "My Way Is Cloudy", "We'll Anchor Bye-And-Bye", and "Steal Away".

The group is believed to have disbanded in 1904.

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1902

Roles Represented in DAHR: Vocal group

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1714 7-in. 10/29/1902 Down on the old camp ground Dinwiddie Colored Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied Vocal group  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1714 10-in. 10/29/1902 Down on the old camp ground Dinwiddie Colored Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied Vocal group  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1715 7-in. 10/29/1902 Poor mourner Dinwiddie Colored Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied Vocal group  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1715 10-in. 10/29/1902 Poor mourner Dinwiddie Colored Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied Vocal group  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1716 7-in. 10/29/1902 Steal away Dinwiddie Colored Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied Vocal group  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1716 10-in. 10/29/1902 Steal away Dinwiddie Colored Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied Vocal group  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1724 7-in. 10/31/1902 My way is cloudy Dinwiddie Colored Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied Vocal group  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1724 10-in. 10/31/1902 My way is cloudy Dinwiddie Colored Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied Vocal group  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1725 7-in. 10/31/1902 Gabriel's trumpet Dinwiddie Colored Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied Vocal group  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1725 10-in. 10/31/1902 Gabriel's trumpet Dinwiddie Colored Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied Vocal group  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1726 7-in. 10/31/1902 We'll anchor bye and bye Dinwiddie Colored Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied Vocal group  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1726 10-in. 10/31/1902 We'll anchor bye-and-bye Dinwiddie Colored Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied Vocal group  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dinwiddie Colored Quartet," accessed October 29, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107376.

Dinwiddie Colored Quartet. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 29, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107376.

"Dinwiddie Colored Quartet." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 29 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107376

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