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December 04, 2020

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Martin Adamson

There were quite a lot of black vocal groups doing this back at that time. Even well-known groups like the Inkspots or the Golden Gate Quartet would throw the odd comedy skit song into their live & radio shows. Would be accused of minstrelsy nowadays

I’ve got an anthology LP of a group called the JuBILaires, don’t know if they’re the same. Mainly intricate 40s-type gospel harmonies; not the impassioned raw style of the later Blind Boy-type quartets.

Mick H

If you search for Jubilaires on YouTube you get the same clips. Must be the same group. Makes more sense spelled with an i.

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