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Birth Place: Norfolk, Virginia
Years Active: 1934 - 1998
Genres: Gospel

The Golden Gate Quartet (aka The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet) is the most successful of all of the African-American gospel music groups who sang in the jubilee quartet style. Founded as the Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet in Norfolk, Virginia in 1934 by Robert Ford, A.C. Griffin, Willie Johnson, William Langford, Henry Owens and Orlandus Wilson. They began as a traditional jubilee quartet, combining the clever arrangements associated with barbershop quartets with rhythms borrowed from the blues and jazz like scat singing. The makeup of the group changed over the years, as some members were drafted during the war and new members were brought in to replace those who had retired or left to join ot... Continue Bio >>

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