#924 (5/25/19)

SPOTLIGHT ON J.C. GINYARD -
PART ONE (THE JUBALAIRES)

"Before This Time Another Year"/
"When It's All Over But The Shoutin'"
The Jubalaires
on Decca 8666 A/B
released in 1945

"Get Together With The Lord"/
"I Know"
The Jubalaires
on Decca 18782 A/B
released in 1946

"I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"/
"I Don't Know What I'd Do Without You"
The Jubalaires
on Decca 18916 A/B
released in 1946

"Sunday Kind Of Love"/
"Pray"
The Jubilaires
on Queen 4163-A/B
released in 1947

"St. Louis Blues"/
"It Ain't What You Want That Does You Good"
The Jubalaires
on Capitol 57-70040
released in 1949

(Includes Audio For Twenty-Eight Songs)

[Above photo provided by Lou Rallo.]

Above: The Jubalaires were a spiritual and popular singing group. In the above photo, J.C. Ginyard, also known as Caleb N. Ginyard Jr. or just Caleb Ginyard, is bottom left, holding the microphone stand. The "J.C." in his name stands for Junior Caleb.


Above: The Jubalaires (L-R) Orville Brooks, Ted Brooks, J.C. Ginyard, and George McFadden



[Above picture provided by Hans-Joachim Krohberger.]

Above: The Jubalaires. This picture is from the sheet music for "Keep Right On Doin The Things That You're Doin' To Me"... "Featured and Transcribed on World Transcription by The Jubilaires". While Disco-File shows many World Transcription discs by them, this particular song title is not listed.

Interestingly, notice that, compared to the same picture shown just further above, Everett Barksdale, their guitarist (second from right) is included here.



Above Left: The Jubalaires (L-R) J.C. Ginyard, Ted Brooks, George McFadden, John Jennings and, in front with the guitar, Bill Johnson (circa 1947).


VIDEO (MP4)....


SOUNDIE — THE JUBALAIRES SING "PREACHER AND THE BEAR":

The above three stills are The Jubalaires performing "Preacher And The Bear, a Soundie from 1945.
(L-R) John Jennings, J.C. Ginyard, George McFadden, and Ted Brooks.

LISTEN TO THE SOUND TRACK (USING WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER):
"Preacher And The Bear" - The Jubalaires - Soundies 1045-2-56 - 1945.

WATCH the VIDEO of The Jubalaires singing "Preacher And The Bear" in MP4 format.
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[Above image provided by Hans-Joachim Krohberger.]

Above: Lobby card showing The Jubalaires, from the 1947 all-black cast feature film "Ebony Parade". J.C. Ginyard is the second man from the left.

[Above photo provided by Phil Beauchamp.]

Above: The Jubalaires from the 1950 film "Duchess of Idaho". This is after J.C. Ginyard had left the group. He had formed a new group, The Dixiaires, in 1947.

The Jubalaires performed in at least three movies, "Ebony Parade" (1947), "Duchess Of Idaho" (1950), and "Hit The Deck" (1955). They also sang in some Soundies/Shorts including "Preacher And The Bear" (1945), "Oh, Noah" (1946), and "Brother Bill" (1945). In some of their on-screen appearances, they were billed as "The Jubilaires".

[Above image provided by Phil Beauchamp.]

Above: Phil Beauchamp informs about another movie: The Jubalaires also did a film titled "The Joint Is Jumpin'" from either 1948 or 49. BILL JOHNSON of THE GOLDEN GATE QUARTET is seen in this film as doing double duty as both narrator and singer in the quartet. They are actually a quintet in the film but they are always singing as a quartet in the film and not as a quintet. What they would do was have BILL JOHNSON sing a song in one number and not the next, they switched around singers. The above picture is cropped from the lobby card for "The Joint Is Jumpin'."

The songs that they did in the film were: "Long Lean And Lanky," "Jube Blues, "Casey Jones" and "The Other Side Of The Rainbow." All of which can be heard on Phil's radio show Black Quartets In Film (Show Number 14).


EXTRA AUDIO #1 (Windows Media Player):
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

ABOVE LEFT: Label image for Capitol "Promotional Record" 821, recorded on November 4, 1949 and released in January 1950. This is the second of two records The Jubalaires had with Johnny Smith on Capitol (1949-50).

ABOVE RIGHT: An early photo of Johnny Smith, who was most well known for his jazz guitar playing.

AT LEFT: A 1957 photo of Arthur Godfrey (left) playing his ukulele, while Johnny Smith (right) plays the guitar.

LISTEN: "Blue Ribbon Gal" - Johnny Smith And The Jubalaires - Capitol 821 - 1950.





EXTRA AUDIO #2 (Windows Media Player):

THE JUBALAIRES SING ON
THE AMOS 'N' ANDY RADIO SHOW

The Jubalaires were regularly featured singers on the Amos "N' Andy Radio Show from 1947 to 1949. On the show, The Jubalaires were called "The Mystic Knights Of The Sea Quartet".

Other singers who had performed on this show include The Four Vagabonds (1936), Delta Rhythm Boys (1946-1947), and Four Knights (one show in 1948).



At Far Left: PITTSBURGH POST GAZETTE, October 14, 1949

Middle: MORNING HERALD (Uniontown, PA), October 22, 1949

Directly Above: The Jubalaires performing on the set of the Amos 'N' Andy Radio Show.








LISTEN TO SONGS EXTRACTED FROM THE AMOS 'N' ANDY RADIO SHOW:

SHOW DATE
04-20-48.............
05-18-48.............
10-31-48.............
11-07-48.............
11-14-48.............
01-09-49.............
02-06-49.............
03-06-49.............
04-03-49.............
05-08-49.............

SONG TITLE
WHEN THE MOON GOES DOWN
BROTHER BILL
RISE AND SHINE
SHADRACK
JOSHUA FIT THE BATTLE OF JERICHO
AIN'T IT A SHAME
CASEY JONES
ALEXANDER'S RAGTIME BAND
LONESOME ROAD/LONG LONG TRAIL
JOHN HENRY

ALL TEN SELECTIONS played in sequence.


EXTRA AUDIO #3 (Windows Media Player) — THE JUBALAIRES REALLY LIKED PLAYER PIANOS:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

ABOVE LEFT: Capitol Records advertisement from The Billboard dated 3/4/50. Notice the spelling "Jubilaires" as compard to the label's "Jubalaires".

ABOVE RIGHT: Label image for Capitol 845, recorded on January 3, 1950 and released in January 1950.

AT LEFT: Label image for Capitol 1054, recorded on May 4, 1950 and released in June 1950.

LISTEN:
1. "That Old Piano Roll Blues" - The Jubalaires - Capitol 845 - 1950.
2. "A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes" - The Jubalaires - Capitol 845 - 1950.
3. "The Old Pianola" - The Jubalaires - Capitol 1054 - 1950.
4. "Little Mr. Big" - The Jubalaires - Capitol 1054 - 1950.

ALL FOUR SIDES played in sequence.




EXTRA AUDIO #4 (Windows Media Player):
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

Above: Label images for both sides of Harlem 1012 released in early 1947. Harlem was one of Mayo Williams' labels, located in Chicago. This record was later re-issued as by The Dixieaires (after J.C. Ginyard had left the Jubalaires).

(FROM TODD BAPTISTA: Iíve been listening to the Harlem disc which is the most obscure of their releases to me. "Gabriel Sound Your Trumpet" - I definitely hear John Jenningsí tenor flourishes and a little trick in Ted Brooksí vocal styling that appears. In Hayes and Laughtonís book, they date the record as having been recorded in Chicago in January of 1947. That would be a month before the Queen/King recordings. There is piano and no guitar so no William Johnson on the Harlem release. Iíd like to be able to say itís Jennings on "Well Done" but I canít say for sure. I canít imagine anyone else in the group with his range as tenor. Later in the record - Is it a duet with Brooks? Most likely. I would say Theodore Brooks, John Jennings, J. Caleb Ginyard and George McFadden are the four voices.)

LISTEN:
1. "Well Done! Well Done!" - The Jubalaires - Harlem 1012 A - 1947.
2. "Gabriel Sound Your Trumpet" - The Jubalaires - Harlem 1012 B - 1947.

BOTH SIDES played in sequence.



Above Left: Label image of Decca 8666 A recorded on March 16, 1944 and released in July 1945.

Above Right: Label image of Decca 18782 B recorded on November 27, 1945 and released in February 1946. This is the same song as "I Know We Will Never Meet Again" done by Muriel Gaines And The Dixiaires (actually The Jubalaires) released on Queen 4111-A in 1946 (but recorded in 1945). The Queen record label credits John Jennings and Thomas P. Newson while, as seen above, The Decca label credits Ted Brooks and John Jennings.



Above Left: Label image of Decca 18916 A recorded on May 23, 1946 and released in July 1946. In December 1946, The Four Knights would join Andy Kirk's Orchestra to record for the Decca label.

Above Right: Label image of Queen 4163-A recorded in February 1947 and released in March 1947. This is the single case of the spelling "Jubilaires" (with an "i") on a record label. The other five King and four Queen releases are spelled "Jubalaires".



Above Left: Label image of 57-70040 recorded on June 13, 1949 and released in September 1949.

Above Right: The Jubalaires (Top L-R) Caleb Ginyard, George McFadden, (Bottom L-R) Orville Brooks, Everett Barksdale (guitarist), and Ted Brooks.

The Jubalaires had records released on Decca (1945-50), Harlem (1947), King/Queen (1947-50), and Capitol (1949-51).

NOTE: Most discographical information provided at this website is from Ferdie Gonzalez' Disco-File.


Listen to this week's selections featuring The Jubalaires on Decca/Queen/Capitol from 1945/1949 using Windows Media Player:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

          1. Before This Time Another Year
          2. When It's All Over But The Shoutin'
          3. Get Together With The Lord
          4. I Know
          5. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
          6. I Don't Know What I'd Do Without You
          7. Sunday Kind Of Love
          8. Pray
          9. St. Louis Blues
        10. It Ain't What You Want That Does You Good
 
          ALL TEN FEATURED SONGS played in sequence.


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          link and then click "Save link (target) as..."]


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