Southern Sons

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The first embodiment of the gospel group known as the Southern Sons -- appeared in the '30s. Over the years there were changes in the membership, but the music stayed true and strong. Some of the artists that have been part of the Southern Sons are vocalists Clifford Givens bass vocals, James Walker (6) tenor vocals, Bobby Holloway, David C. Smith tenor vocals, and Roscoe Robinson tenor vocals; Sammy Downs tenor vocals; Clarence Hopkins baritone vocals; and Earl Ratliff baritone vocals; guitarists Tim Pruitt and Calvin Hobson; and organist Robert Claybourne.

The Southern Sons reached a height of popularity in the '50s. Four decades later, the group was still around, though the lineup had changed a few times. Some artists moved on to other groups, like The Blind Boys Of Mississippi and The Dixie Hummingbirds.
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Albums

DS 2272, 2272 Southern Sons - Gospel album art Nellie Lyn* With The Southern Echoes* And The Sons Of Harmony Nellie Lyn* With The Southern Echoes* And The Sons Of Harmony - Gospel(LP, Album) Diplomat Records, Diplomat Records DS 2272, 2272 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Southern Sons - Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition / Lift Every Voice And Sing album art The Southern Sons* Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition / Lift Every Voice And Sing Bluebird (3) US 1942 Sell This Version
B-8920 Southern Sons - Rest For The Weary / There's A Leak In This Old Building album art Southern Sons Rest For The Weary / There's A Leak In This Old Building(Shellac, 10") Bluebird (3) B-8920 US 1942 Sell This Version
Southern Sons - Two Wings album art The Southern Sons Male Quartet* Two Wings V Disc US 1944 Sell This Version
34-0712 Southern Sons - Lord Have Mercy / I Want Two Wings album art Southern Sons Lord Have Mercy / I Want Two Wings(Shellac, 10") Bluebird (3) 34-0712 US 1944 Sell This Version
34-0734 Southern Sons - I Heard The Preaching Of The Elders / When They Ring Them Golden Bells album art The Southern Sons* I Heard The Preaching Of The Elders / When They Ring Them Golden Bells(Shellac, 10") Bluebird (3) 34-0734 US 1945 Sell This Version
Southern Sons - The Lord Will Make A Way / I Thank You Lord album art Ernestine Washington And The Southern Sons* Ernestine Washington And The Southern Sons* - The Lord Will Make A Way / I Thank You Lord Manor US 1947 Sell This Version
A-118 Southern Sons - Search Me, Lord / New Born Again album art The Southern Sons Quartette* Search Me, Lord / New Born Again(10") Trumpet Records A-118 US 1950 Sell This Version
Southern Sons - Live So God Can Use You / I Love The Lord album art Southern Sons Quartette* Live So God Can Use You / I Love The Lord Trumpet Records US Unknown Sell This Version
Southern Sons - One Heavenly Father / I Can't Feel At Home Anymore album art Southern Sons Quartette* One Heavenly Father / I Can't Feel At Home Anymore Trumpet Records US Unknown Sell This Version
Southern Sons -  I'll Fly Away / Oh, Lord I'm In Your Care  album art Southern Sons Quartette, The* I'll Fly Away / Oh, Lord I'm In Your Care Trumpet Records US Unknown Sell This Version
163 Southern Sons - Near The Cross / Going Home album art Argo Gospel Singers* With Southern Sons Argo Gospel Singers* With Southern Sons - Near The Cross / Going Home(10") Trumpet Records 163 US Unknown Sell This Version
142 Southern Sons - This Heart Of Mine album art The Southern Sons Quartette* This Heart Of Mine(10") Trumpet Records 142 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

RF-1406 Southern Sons - When They Ring Them Golden Bells album art Southern Sons When They Ring Them Golden Bells(LP, Comp, Mono) Gospel Jubilee Records RF-1406 Sweden 1990 Sell This Version
PCD-2186 Southern Sons I Love The Lord(CD, Comp) P-Vine Records PCD-2186 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
ALCD 2802 Southern Sons - Deep South Gospel album art The Southern Sons* Deep South Gospel(CD, Comp) Alligator Records ALCD 2802 USA & Canada 1993 Sell This Version
DOCD-5492 Southern Sons - 1940's Vocal Groups album art Southern Sons / Richmond's Harmonizing Four* Southern Sons / Richmond's Harmonizing Four* - 1940's Vocal Groups(CD, Comp) Document Records (2) DOCD-5492 Austria 1996 Sell This Version