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Golden Gate Quartet: Milestones of Legends (10 CDs)

Golden Gate Quartet: Milestones of Legends (10 CDs)

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The legendary Golden Gate Quartet, GGQ for short, is the oldest and most successful, still active Gospel "Jubilee quartet" in the world. The quartet was formed in 1934 in Norfolk, Virginia, as the Golden Gate Jubilee Singers by students Willie Johnson (baritone), William Langford (tenor), Henry Owens (second tenor), and Orlandus Wilson (bass). Inspired by the Mills Brothers, the quartet was trying its hand at popular music styles early on. Many appearances in churches and especially a regular radio show made the group known regionally. The first recordings were made in 1937, when the group recorded fourteen songs in only two hours! They also came to the ears of jazz- and concert-producer John Hammond, who organized the first "From Spirituals to Swing"- concert at New York's Carnegie Hall in 1938, presenting alongside the GGQ Blues musician Big Bill Broonzy, early jazz by Sidney Bechet and Boogie Woogie with Albert Ammons and James Pete Johnson as forerunners of the jazz stars of the time, especially Count Basie, Lester Young and Benny Goodman.

Frenetically welcomed by New Yorkers, the GGQ soon became a fixture in the program of Café Society, the hottest music club in the Big Apple. The quartet was also the first black group ever to be invited to perform at the White House where they performed at the inauguration ceremony of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Constitutional Hall in 1941 with many more presidential invitations to follow. Recordings for Columbia, appearances in Hollywood movies and highly popular tours overseas, kept increasing their fame until the end of World War II. The young Elvis was a fan of the group and remained loyal to them even later, when he had become a star and could often be seen in the audience at their concerts. From the mid-1950s on the GGQ conquered concert stages around the world and, with a new cast, continues to delight its audience in the 21st century.


CD 1
1. Golden Gate Quartet - Golden gate gospel train
2. Golden Gate Quartet - Gabriel blows his horn
3. Golden Gate Quartet - Bedside of a neighbor
4. Golden Gate Quartet - Jonah
5. Golden Gate Quartet - Preacher and the bear
6. Golden Gate Quartet - Born ten thousand years ago
7. Golden Gate Quartet - Behold the bridegroom cometh
8. Golden Gate Quartet - Go where I send thee
9. Golden Gate Quartet - Won't there be one happy time
10. Golden Gate Quartet - Job
11. Golden Gate Quartet - Bonnet
12. Golden Gate Quartet - Massa's in the cold, cold ground
13. Golden Gate Quartet - Stand in the test in judgement
14. Golden Gate Quartet - Found a wonderful savior
15. Golden Gate Quartet - Carolina in the morning
16. Golden Gate Quartet - Motherless child
17. Golden Gate Quartet - Travelin' shoes
18. Golden Gate Quartet - John, the revelator
19. Golden Gate Quartet - Remember me
20. Golden Gate Quartet - Pure religion
21. Golden Gate Quartet - Dipsy doodle
22. Golden Gate Quartet - Swanee River
23. Golden Gate Quartet - Lead me on and on


CD 2
1. Golden Gate Quartet - Sweet Adeline
2. Golden Gate Quartet - Sampson
3. Golden Gate Quartet - I was brave
4. Golden Gate Quartet - Take your burdens to God
5. Golden Gate Quartet - Ol' man river
6. Golden Gate Quartet - When they ring the golden bells
7. Golden Gate Quartet - My Lord is writing
8. Golden Gate Quartet - Rock my soul
9. Golden Gate Quartet - Bye and bye little children
10. Golden Gate Quartet - God almighty said
11. Golden Gate Quartet - Let that liar alone
12. Golden Gate Quartet - To the rock
13. Golden Gate Quartet - Saints go marching in
14. Golden Gate Quartet - Cheer the weary traveler
15. Golden Gate Quartet - I heard Zion moan
16. Golden Gate Quartet - Noah (028964)
17. Golden Gate Quartet - Lord, am I born to die?
18. Golden Gate Quartet - What are they doing in heaven today?
19. Golden Gate Quartet - Packing up - getting ready to go
20. Golden Gate Quartet - Troubles of the world
21. Golden Gate Quartet - Lis'n to de lambs
22. Golden Gate Quartet - Everything moves by the grace of God
23. Golden Gate Quartet - This world is in a bad condition


CD 3
1. Golden Gate Quartet - Precious Lord
2. Golden Gate Quartet - Noah (031980)
3. Golden Gate Quartet - Ol' man Mose
4. Golden Gate Quartet - Change partners
5. Golden Gate Quartet - What a time
6. Golden Gate Quartet - He said he could calm the ocean
7. Golden Gate Quartet - Hide me in thy bosom
8. Golden Gate Quartet - If I had my way
9. Golden Gate Quartet - I looked down the line and I wondered
10. Golden Gate Quartet - Way down in Egypt land
11. Golden Gate Quartet - Our father
12. Golden Gate Quartet - You'd better mind
13. Golden Gate Quartet - I'm a pilgrim
14. Golden Gate Quartet - Every time that I feel the spirit
15. Golden Gate Quartet - Whoa Babe
16. Golden Gate Quartet - Stormy weather
17. Golden Gate Quartet - The devil with the devil
18. Golden Gate Quartet - Julius Caesar
19. Golden Gate Quartet - Timber
20. Golden Gate Quartet - Jonah in the whale
21. Golden Gate Quartet - Gospel train (Live)
22. Golden Gate Quartet - I'm on my way (Live)
23. Golden Gate Quartet - My walking stick
24. Golden Gate Quartet - Darling Nellie Gray
25. Golden Gate Quartet - What's new?

CD 4
1. Golden Gate Quartet - My prayer
2. Golden Gate Quartet - What did Jesus say?
3. Golden Gate Quartet - The valley of time
4. Golden Gate Quartet - Daniel saw the stone
5. Golden Gate Quartet - Jezebel
6. Golden Gate Quartet - Time's winding up
7. Golden Gate Quartet - God told Nicodemus
8. Golden Gate Quartet - The sun didn't shine
9. Golden Gate Quartet - Blind Barnabus
10. Golden Gate Quartet - Anyhow
11. Golden Gate Quartet - Didn't it rain
12. Golden Gate Quartet - Toll the bell easy
13. Golden Gate Quartet - He never said a mumblin' word
14. Golden Gate Quartet - Moses smote the waters
15. Golden Gate Quartet - Handwriting on the wall
16. Golden Gate Quartet - Run on
17. Golden Gate Quartet - Dip your fingers in the water
18. Golden Gate Quartet - My time done come
19. Golden Gate Quartet - Stalin wasn't stallin'
20. Golden Gate Quartet - Comin' in on a wing and a prayer
21. Golden Gate Quartet - Julius Caesar
22. Golden Gate Quartet - Summer rain
23. Golden Gate Quartet - The gospel train
24. Golden Gate Quartet - The preacher and the bear


CD 5
1. Golden Gate Quartet - The general jumped at dawn
2. Golden Gate Quartet - I will be home again
3. Golden Gate Quartet - Bones, bones, bones (Ezekiel in the valley)
4. Golden Gate Quartet - God's gonna cut 'em down
5. Golden Gate Quartet - Swing down, chariot
6. Golden Gate Quartet - No restricted signs (up in heaven)
7. Golden Gate Quartet - Atom and evil
8. Golden Gate Quartet - Shadrack
9. Golden Gate Quartet - Hush!
10. Golden Gate Quartet - Joshua fit the battle of Jericho
11. Golden Gate Quartet - Wade in the water
12. Golden Gate Quartet - Pray for the lights to go out
13. Golden Gate Quartet - High, low and wide
14. Golden Gate Quartet - Do unto others
15. Golden Gate Quartet - Broodle-oo, broodle-oo
16. Golden Gate Quartet - Abdullah
17. Golden Gate Quartet - Fare you well, fare you well
18. Golden Gate Quartet - She's gonna ruin you, buddy
19. Golden Gate Quartet - I'm just a dreamer
20. Golden Gate Quartet - Talking Jerusalem to death
21. Golden Gate Quartet - Mene, mene, tekel
22. Golden Gate Quartet - Jesus met the woman at the well
23. Golden Gate Quartet - Mary, Mary
24. Golden Gate Quartet - John saw the wheel
25. Golden Gate Quartet - Lord, I am tired and I want to go home


CD 6
1. Golden Gate Quartet - Seven angels and seven trumpets
2. Golden Gate Quartet - Lord I want to be a Christian
3. Golden Gate Quartet - You ain't got faith (till you got religion)
4. Golden Gate Quartet - Religion is a fortune
5. Golden Gate Quartet - Satisfied
6. Golden Gate Quartet - Lord I want to walk with thee
7. Golden Gate Quartet - There's a man going 'round taking names
8. Golden Gate Quartet - Didn't that man believe
9. Golden Gate Quartet - Same train
10. Golden Gate Quartet - Ride on Moses
11. Golden Gate Quartet - Look up!
12. Golden Gate Quartet - Listen to the lambs
13. Golden Gate Quartet - Hold the wind
14. Golden Gate Quartet - Nicodemus
15. Golden Gate Quartet - On top of Old Smokey
16. Golden Gate Quartet - Mother's love
17. Golden Gate Quartet - Bones, bones, bones
18. Golden Gate Quartet - You better mind
19. Golden Gate Quartet - I just telephone upstairs
20. Golden Gate Quartet - Rain is the teardrops of angels
21. Golden Gate Quartet - Hit the road to Dreamland
22. Golden Gate Quartet - The general jumped at dawn


CD 7
1. Golden Gate Quartet - Shadrack
2. Golden Gate Quartet - Go down Moses
3. Golden Gate Quartet - Anyhow
4. Golden Gate Quartet - Another year this time
5. Golden Gate Quartet - When the saints go marching in
6. Golden Gate Quartet - By and by
7. Golden Gate Quartet - You better run
8. Golden Gate Quartet - John the revelator
9. Golden Gate Quartet - Swing down chariot
10. Golden Gate Quartet - God almighty's gonna cut you down
11. Golden Gate Quartet - Steal away and pray
12. Golden Gate Quartet - Didn't old Pharaoh get lost
13. Golden Gate Quartet - Joshua fit the battle of Jericho
14. Golden Gate Quartet - Nobody knows the trouble I've seen
15. Golden Gate Quartet - Daniel saw the stone
16. Golden Gate Quartet - Blind Baranbus
17. Golden Gate Quartet - Elijah
18. Golden Gate Quartet - My God's comin' down again
19. Golden Gate Quartet - Steal away
20. Golden Gate Quartet - There's a man going around
21. Golden Gate Quartet - Little David, play on your harp
22. Golden Gate Quartet - Sometime I feel like a motherless child
23. Golden Gate Quartet - Down by the riverside
24. Golden Gate Quartet - Go tell it on the mountain
25. Golden Gate Quartet - When was Jesus born
26. Golden Gate Quartet - Silent night
27. Golden Gate Quartet - Go where I send thee
28. Golden Gate Quartet - John Henry
29. Golden Gate Quartet - Lula
30. Golden Gate Quartet - Round the bay of Mexico


CD 8
1. Leadbelly & Golden Gate Quartet - The midnight special
2. Leadbelly & Golden Gate Quartet - Ham an' eggs
3. Leadbelly & Golden Gate Quartet - Grey goose
4. Leadbelly & Golden Gate Quartet - Stewball
5. Leadbelly & Golden Gate Quartet - Pick a bale of cotton
6. Leadbelly & Golden Gate Quartet - Alabama bound
7. Leadbelly & Golden Gate Quartet - Rock island line
8. Golden Gate Quartet & Guy Lafitte - Ballin' the jack
9. Golden Gate Quartet & Guy Lafitte - Alexander's ragtime band
10. Golden Gate Quartet & Guy Lafitte - Golden slippers
11. Golden Gate Quartet & Guy Lafitte - Margie
12. Golden Gate Quartet & Guy Lafitte - Deep river
13. Golden Gate Quartet & Guy Lafitte - What a time
14. Golden Gate Quartet & Guy Lafitte - Wallie-wallie
15. Golden Gate Quartet & Guy Lafitte - The world outside
16. Golden Gate Quartet & Guy Lafitte - Memories of you
17. Golden Gate Quartet & Guy Lafitte - Nelly Bly
18. Golden Gate Quartet & Guy Lafitte - I got a home in that rock
19. Golden Gate Quartet & Guy Lafitte - Tell Old Bill
20. Golden Gate Quartet & Guy Lafitte - It's me, oh Lord!
21. Golden Gate Quartet & Guy Lafitte - Me and Brother Bill


CD 9
1. Benny Sextet Goodman - I got rhythm
2. Benny Sextet Goodman - Flying home
3. Benny Sextet Goodman - Memories of you
4. Helen Humes - Blues with Helen
5. Count Combo Basie - Mortgage stomp
6. Count Band Basie - One o'clock stomp
7. Count Band Basie - Blues with lips
8. Count Band Basie - Rhythm man
9. Kansas City Six - Good morning blues
10. Kansas City Six - Way down yonder in New Orleans
11. Count Basie & Walter Page & Jo Jones - I ain't got nobody
12. Count Combo Basie - Don't be that way
13. James P. Johnson - Mule walk
14. James P. Johnson - Carolina shout
15. New Orleans Feetwarmers - Weary blues
16. New Orleans Feetwarmers - I wish I could shimmy like my sister Kate


CD 10
1. Benny Sextet Goodman - Stomping at the Savoy
2. Benny Sextet Goodman - Honeysuckle rose
3. Golden Gate Quartet - Gospel train
4. Golden Gate Quartet - I'm on my way
5. Ida & Band Cox - Four day creep
6. Benny Sextet Goodman & Count Band Basie & Meade Lux Lewis & Pete Johnson & Albert Ammons - Lady be good (Jam session)
7. Sonny Terry - Mountain blues
8. Sonny Terry & Bull City Red - The new John Henry
9. Joe Turner & Pete Johnson - It's all right Baby
10. Pete Johnson & Meade Lux Lewis & Albert Ammons - Cavalcade of boogie
11. Big Bill Broonzy & Albert Ammons & Walter Page & Jo Jones - Done got wise
12. Big Bill Broonzy & Albert Ammons & Walter Page & Jo Jones - Louise, Louise
13. Mitchell's Christian Singers - What more can my Jesus do
14. Mitchell's Christian Singers - My mother died a'shoutin'
15. Kansas City Six - Paging the devil

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