The Dixie Hummingbirds

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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.

The group performed at the integrated jazz club Cafe Society in 1942, 1966 Newport Jazz Festival and backed up Paul Simon on his 1973 hit Loves Me Like A Rock.

Ira Tucker sang with the group unti he died in 2008 from heart disease but the "Birds" still perform with new members Tucker guided until his death.
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Albums

PLP-100 The Dixie Hummingbirds - A Christian Testimonial album art The Dixie Hummingbirds A Christian Testimonial (Album, Comp) Peacock Records PLP-100 US 1959 Sell This Version
PLP 108 The Dixie Hummingbirds - In The Morning album art The Dixie Hummingbirds In The Morning (Album) Peacock Records PLP 108 US 1962 Sell This Version
PLP-115 The Dixie Hummingbirds - Prayer For Peace album art The Dixie Hummingbirds Prayer For Peace(LP, Album, Mono) Peacock Records PLP-115 US 1964 Sell This Version
PLP 127 The Dixie Hummingbirds - Every Day And Every Hour album art The Dixie Hummingbirds Every Day And Every Hour (Album) Peacock Records PLP 127 US 1965 Sell This Version
PLP-153 The Dixie Hummingbirds - The Gentlemen Of Song album art The Dixie Hummingbirds The Gentlemen Of Song (Album) Peacock Records PLP-153 US 1967 Sell This Version
PLP-144 The Dixie Hummingbirds - Your Good Deeds album art The Dixie Hummingbirds Your Good Deeds (Album) Peacock Records PLP-144 US 1967 Sell This Version
PLP 169 The Dixie Hummingbirds - Ye Shall Know The Truth album art The Dixie Hummingbirds Ye Shall Know The Truth(LP, Album) Peacock Records PLP 169 US 1969 Sell This Version
PLP-178 The Dixie Hummingbirds - We Love You Like A Rock album art The Dixie Hummingbirds We Love You Like A Rock (Album) Peacock Records PLP-178 US 1973 Sell This Version
PLP - 59205 The Dixie Hummingbirds - Who Are We  album art The Dixie Hummingbirds Who Are We (Album) Peacock Records, ABC Peacock PLP - 59205 US 1974 Sell This Version
PLP-59217 The Dixie Hummingbirds - Thanks To Thee album art The Dixie Hummingbirds Thanks To Thee(LP, Album, Promo) ABC Peacock PLP-59217 US 1975 Sell This Version
PLP-59226 The Dixie Hummingbirds - Wonderful To Be Alive album art The Dixie Hummingbirds Wonderful To Be Alive(LP, Album) Peacock Records PLP-59226 US 1976 Sell This Version
PL 59231 The Dixie Hummingbirds - The Dixie Hummingbirds Live album art The Dixie Hummingbirds The Dixie Hummingbirds Live (Album) ABC Peacock PL 59231 US 1977 Sell This Version
PLP-115, MCA-28009 The Dixie Hummingbirds - Prayer For Peace album art The Famous Dixie Hummingbirds* Prayer For Peace(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records, MCA Records PLP-115, MCA-28009 US 1977 Sell This Version
PY-59237 The Dixie Hummingbirds - Golden Flight album art Dixie Hummingbirds* Golden Flight (Album) ABC Records, Peacock Records PY-59237 US 1978 Sell This Version
GR-5041 The Dixie Hummingbirds - Live In Concert album art The Dixie Hummingbirds Live In Concert (Album) Gospel Roots GR-5041 US 1979 Sell This Version
GR-5050 The Dixie Hummingbirds - Moving On album art The Dixie Hummingbirds Moving On (Album) Gospel Roots GR-5050 US 1980 Sell This Version
AIR-10061 The Dixie Hummingbirds - Mama "Dedicated To All The Mothers In The World album art The Dixie Hummingbirds Mama "Dedicated To All The Mothers In The World(LP, Album) Gospel AIR Records & Tapes AIR-10061 1983 Sell This Version
MCA 28119 The Dixie Hummingbirds - In These Changing Times album art The Dixie Hummingbirds In These Changing Times(LP) MCA Records MCA 28119 US 1983 Sell This Version
AIR-10078 The Dixie Hummingbirds - Smooth Sailing album art The Dixie Hummingbirds Smooth Sailing (Album) Gospel AIR Records & Tapes AIR-10078 US 1984 Sell This Version
AIR 10121 The Dixie Hummingbirds - Live In Philadelphia album art The Dixie Hummingbirds Live In Philadelphia (Album) Gospel AIR Records & Tapes AIR 10121 US 1987 Sell This Version
AIR 10141 The Dixie Hummingbirds - Our 60th album art Dixie Hummingbirds* Our 60th(LP, Album) Gospel AIR Records & Tapes AIR 10141 US 1989 Sell This Version
AIR 10184 The Dixie Hummingbirds - In Good Health album art The Dixie Hummingbirds In Good Health (Album) AIR Records & Tapes AIR 10184 US 1993 Sell This Version
514161461 4 The Dixie Hummingbirds - Music In The Air - 70th Anniversary Celebration album art The Dixie Hummingbirds Music In The Air - 70th Anniversary Celebration (Album) House Of Blues 514161461 4 US 1999 Sell This Version
FM5531 The Dixie Hummingbirds - Move On Up A Little Higher album art The Dixie Hummingbirds Move On Up A Little Higher (Album) HOB FM5531 US 2000 Sell This Version
116 61 2181-2 The Dixie Hummingbirds - Diamond Jubilation: 75th Anniversary album art The Dixie Hummingbirds Diamond Jubilation: 75th Anniversary (Album) Rounder Records, Treasure Records 116 61 2181-2 US 2003 Sell This Version