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Dixie Hummingbirds

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

Recordings

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  

Citation

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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108047

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