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Clara Ward


Clara Ward (April 21, 1924 – January 16, 1973) was an American gospel artist who achieved great artistic and commercial success in the 1940s and 1950s, as leader of The Famous Ward Singers. .....

Tharpe, Sister Rosetta - Encyclopedia.com


Most notably she was the first gospel artist to achieve mainstream popularity. .... Tharpe was "the first nationally known gospel singer; first gospel singer to record  ...

Clara Ward and The Ward Singers, The Greatest Gospel Group in ...


Sep 30, 2015 ... #Clara Ward is known for being the lead singer of “Clara and The #Ward Singers. ... The Ward Singers began touring nationally in 1943, following a memorable ... Clara Ward was the first gospel singer to sing with a 100-piece ...

Alabama Music Hall of Fame :: Award Winners


As a songwriter she has had over 150 of her songs recorded. ... They were in great demand throughout the South for their soul-stirring gospel performances. ..... cut tragically short by tuberculosis, Rodgers became the first nationally known star ...

Biographies - Crossmen Quartet


The Cross Quartet began singing together in the Spring of 1993 and the quartet ... the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, singing gospel music to a sold- out ... attracted the attention of nationally known promoters and a record company ... Their first nationwide release, "Sweet Heaven Awaits", went to #47 on the charts.

Southern Gospel | Americana Music Triangle


The hymnal becomes so popular that shape-note singing becomes known as Sacred Harp. ... the first record company in the South, and makes the first known Southern Gospel recordings. They are .... First National Quartet Convention.

Gospel Music - jazzwritesandsingsforyou.com


Her stunningly powerful contralto voice led to her being called gospel's greatest singer. In 1954, she hosted the first nationally broadcast gospel radio show and ...

The Fairfield Four - NEA National Heritage Fellowships | NEA


The Fairfield Four was first organized as an a cappella gospel trio of young African ... Green joined the group and it became a quartet, with four-part harmony singing. ... a decade, and the members became nationally known gospel celebrities.

Lucy Smith Collier, 1925-2010 - tribunedigital-chicagotribune


Sep 22, 2010 ... As a teenager, Lucy Smith Collier, known as "Little Lucy Smith," ... keyboard and talent as a singer and composer led to gospel fame, first in the 1950s ... church to become a nationally known gospel pianist and composer, died ...

Singers.com - List of Contemporary Christian A Cappella Groups


Items 1 - 30 of 30 ... This gave them the distinction of being the first Christian gospel group ... Legacy is a nationally known Christian vocal group that is based out of ...

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Elvis Presley Biography : A Comprehensive history of Elvis Presley's ...


Do you want to know about the genius moment when Elvis Presley ... all of a ..... Commercial breakout and controversy (1956-58) : First national TV appearances ..... Elvis was 'arguably the greatest white gospel singer of his time (and) really ...

Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Untold Story - Gibson


Apr 23, 2007 ... It's a commanding enough performance, the woman singing and ... career as gospel's original crossover artist, its first nationally known star, ...

The Best St. Louis Gospel Musicians of All Time - St. Louis Magazine


Jun 1, 2012 ... Smith was one of the first to sing Tommy Dorsey's bluesy style of gospel, and ... helped him found the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses. ... Brother May called her Mother Smith, and the name fit: She was an ...