Interview with Walter Bowers, quartet singer

Type:

Sound

Date:

01/18/1984

Item:

Audio recording

Container:

11

Series:

S1576

Item ID:

C84-4

Download: MP3

General Note/Comment

  • One audio cassette. Walter Bowers, Gospel singer; discusses his career as a Gospel quartet singer; the Gulf Coast Harmony 4; Silvertones Gospel Singers; wartime singing; gas rationing and church aid with gas; Bowers as songwriter; singing acapella; radio broadcasts on WDLP; singing with music in the late 50s and early 60s; continuation of group until 1975; reunions of four groups: Singing Angels, Gospel Sonlettes, Jubilees, Silvertones; travel; bookings of groups in the 60s: Soulstirs, Spirit of Memphis, Swan Silvertones, Dixie Hummingbirds; groups from Pensacola: The Gospel Four, Flying Clouds; groups from Mobile; parents involvement in the church; big quartets in the 40s: Sunset 4, Stars of Joy, Voices of the Clouds; femal groups: Gospel Echos; radio programs: WDLP (Panama City), WPCL; aspects of radio and managing a group; Ethel Davenport Bannister.

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