|a_s1576_09_c83-053||Willie Wright and Ted Brooks interview at the Triumphant Gospel Singers Association Quartet Reunion||Sound||Field recordings|
A capella singing
Willie Wright and Ted Brooks interview at the Triumphant Gospel Singers Association Quartet Reunion
- Two audiocassettes. Gospel quartet rehearses "Standing Up for Jesus" and "It's Gonna Rain" in a practice session; Wright and Brooks discuss their birthplaces and playing with the Royal Harmony Four, a renowned gospel group, which sang throughout Florida and was headquartered in Jacksonville. They describe how they got involved in music in their youth and some of their favorite songs, like "Precious Lord, Take My Hand" and "Looka There Ain't She Pretty." On the first part of C83-54, Brooks discusses the group's favorite songs, like "Little Wooden Church on the Hill" and "The Gospel Train," and singing American folk songs and comic songs in church (such as "The Preacher and the Bear") in church performances. He also discusses singing songs about Casey Jones and John Henry and learning to read music later on in his career as a singer.