The Dixie Hummingbirds are an influential American gospel music group, spanning more than 80 years from the jubilee quartet style of the 1920s, through the "hard gospel" quartet style of gospel's golden age in the 1940s and 1950s, to the eclectic pop-tinged songs of today. 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 1960s.
Birth and Death Data: Born 1928
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939
Roles Represented in DAHR: Vocal group
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||66616||10-in.||9/19/1939||When the gates swing open||Dixie Hummingbirds||Vocal group|
|Decca||66617||10-in.||9/19/1939||Joshua journeyed to Jericho||Dixie Hummingbirds||Vocal group|
|Decca||66618||10-in.||9/19/1939||Motherless children had a hard time||Dixie Hummingbirds||Vocal group|
|Decca||66619||10-in.||9/19/1939||Wouldn't mind dying||Dixie Hummingbirds||Vocal group|
|Decca||66620||10-in.||9/19/1939||I looked down the line||Dixie Hummingbirds||Vocal group|
|Decca||66621||10-in.||9/19/1939||What a time||Dixie Hummingbirds||Vocal group|
|Decca||66622||10-in.||9/19/1939||Little wooden church||Dixie Hummingbirds||Vocal group|
|Decca||66623||10-in.||9/19/1939||Sleep on, Mother||Dixie Hummingbirds||Vocal group|
|Decca||66624||10-in.||9/19/1939||I'm leaning on the Lord||Dixie Hummingbirds||Vocal group|
|Decca||66625||10-in.||9/19/1939||The stone that was hewed out the mountain||Dixie Hummingbirds||Vocal group|
|Decca||66626||10-in.||9/19/1939||Soon we'll be done with the troubles of this world||Dixie Hummingbirds||Vocal group|
|Decca||66627||10-in.||9/19/1939||Walking on the water||Dixie Hummingbirds||Vocal group|
|Decca||66628||10-in.||9/19/1939||God's got your number||Dixie Hummingbirds||Vocal group|
|Decca||66629||10-in.||9/19/1939||Lord if I go||Dixie Hummingbirds||Vocal group|
|Decca||66630||10-in.||9/19/1939||Where was Moses?||Dixie Hummingbirds||Vocal group|
|Decca||66631||10-in.||9/19/1939||Moving up that shining way||Dixie Hummingbirds||Vocal group|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dixie Hummingbirds," accessed August 3, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108047.
Dixie Hummingbirds. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 3, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108047.
"Dixie Hummingbirds." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 August 2021.
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