Toronto, ON- March 18, 2013- Sonorous Entertainment Inc. have included the Grammy award winning gospel music group, The Dixie Hummingbirds to the most recent release of Sonorous Entertainment’s Platinum Gospel Series. The Dixie Hummingbirds are an influential American gospel music group, spanning more than 80 years from the jubilee quartet style of the 1920’s,through the “hard gospel” quartet style of Gospel’s golden age in the 1940’s and 1950’s, to the eclectic
pop-tinged songs of today. Formed in 1928 in Greenville, South Carolina, by James B Davis and his classmates, they sang in local churches until they finished school and started touring throughout the South. During the years, a number of talented singers starred in the group-their bass, William Bobo (known as Thunder), tenor Beachy Thompson, James Walker (who replaced Owens), and Claude Jeter, who went on to star for the Swan Silvertones. The Hummingbirds added guitarist, Howard Carroll, who added even more propulsive force to their high-flying vocals. In 1973 the group was awarded a Grammy in the Best Soul Gospel category for “Love me like a Rock”. In 2000 their 1946 single, “Amazing Grace” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Now you can enjoy their greatest works from their glory days from the iconic HOB catalogue with this all new collection. Each track has been transferred from the original master tape, and painstakingly remastered in a state of the art facility. Hear their hits like Move On Up A Little Higher, I’ll Be Satisfied, Get Away Jordan and more in a whole new way with Platinum Gospel: The Dixie Hummingbirds.
For more information on Sonorous Entertainment’s Platinum Gospel Series visit http://sonorousentertainment.com/