Vocal Group Record Of The Week
#811 (4/12/14 - 4/25/14)

THE GOLDEN GATE QUARTET - PART TWO (SPIRITUAL)

"Didn't It Rain"/"He Never Said A Mumblin' Word"
by Golden Gate Quartet
on Okeh 6529
released in 1941


Above: The Golden Gate Quartet clipping from the Ottawa Citizen newspaper dated 2/19/51. The box, as marked, is "KLEENEX TISSUES."



Columns from (Left) Buffalo Courier Express dated
12/16/45 and (Above) Afro-American dated 4/5/47.




EXTRA AUDIO SELECTIONS (Windows Media Player):

Listen to "Didn't It Rain" by The Harmonaires, on Majestic 5007, from 1948.

Listen to "Rain Rain Rain" by Frankie Laine And The Four Lads, on Columbia 40295, from 1954.

This song has been done by many gospel artists over the years.


Above: Label image of Okeh 6529 released in December 1941. The side shown was recorded on May 23, 1941 and the flip on December 3, 1941. The Golden Gate Quartet's first four releases on Okeh were in the year 1941 (upon moving from the Bluebird label). In 1946, they moved up to the mother Columbia label. The group switched to Mercury Records in 1948.

Listen to this week's selections by The Golden Gate Quartet on Okeh 6529 from 1941:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

     A. Stream RealAudio...
 
          1. Didn't It Rain
          2. He Never Said A Mumblin' Word
 
          BOTH played in sequence

     B. Download RealAudio...
 
          1. Didn't It Rain
          2. He Never Said A Mumblin' Word

     C. Stream/Download Media Player...
 
          1. Didn't It Rain
          2. He Never Said A Mumblin' Word

     [To download audio files, right-click on link and then select "Save (Link) Target As..."]

Click HERE for THE GOLDEN GATE QUARTET - PART ONE (SECULAR).
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