The Dixie Hummingbirds
Gospel group founded in 1928 by 12 year old James Davis and his classmates. It became famous when Ira Tucker became its lead singer in 1938 and the group signed with Decca Records, ushering in the hard singing style of gospel music's 1940s and 1950s golden age. The group recorded a number of albums for Peacock Records in the 1950s and 1960s.
|Sites:||Wikipedia , afgen.com , vocalgroup.org , adp.library.ucsb.edu |
|Members:||Barney Parks, Beachey Thompson, Carl Davis (13), Frank Frierson, Howard Carroll, Ira Tucker, Ira Tucker, Jr., James Davis, James Walker (6), James Williams (14), Jimmy Bryant (2), Jimmy Jones (17), Lyndon Baines Jones, Paul Owens, Robin Leonard, Tony Beck, William Bobo, William Bright|
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