The Golden Gate Quartet Similar Artists

Blind Boys Of Alabama - 100% match to The Golden Gate Quartet

Genres: Blues Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
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Mahalia Jackson - 83% match to The Golden Gate Quartet

Genres: Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 October 1911, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 27 January 1972, Evergreen Park, Illinois, USA. For many commentators, Mahalia Jackson remains the definitive exponent of gospel music. At the age of four she sang at the Plymouth Rock Baptist Church and later joined the Mount Moriah Baptist Church junior choir. She mixed the singing styles of the Baptists with the Sanctified Read more

Sister Rosetta Tharpe - 77% match to The Golden Gate Quartet

Genres: Blues Christian & Gospel
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Rosetta Nubin, 20 March 1915, Cotton Plant, Arkansas, USA, d. 9 October 1973, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. After first singing in a church choir, Tharpe quickly became a solo singer. In addition to her deeply held religious views, she was influenced by blues singers and musicians and took up the guitar to help broaden her repertoire. By the late 30s she was a popular per Read more

The Soul Stirrers - 58% match to The Golden Gate Quartet

Genres: Christian & Gospel R&B / Soul
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Roy Brown - 34% match to The Golden Gate Quartet

Genres: Blues Latin Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Roy James Brown 10 September 1925, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 25 May 1981, Los Angeles, California, USA. Brown formed his own gospel quartet, the Rookie Four, and frequently sang in the local church before moving to California in 1942. After two years as a professional boxer, he began entering and winning amateur talent contests with his renditions of the pop songs of h Read more

Louis Jordan - 27% match to The Golden Gate Quartet

Genres: Blues Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Louis Thomas Jordan, 8 July 1908, Brinkley, Arkansas, USA, d. 4 February 1975, Los Angeles, California, USA. This highly popular saxophonist and singer began touring as a teenager with the Rabbit Foot Minstrels, and supported classic blues singers Ma Rainey, Ida Cox and Bessie Smith. In the 30s, after relocating to New York City, he played in the bands of Louis Armstrong, Cl Read more

Odetta - 25% match to The Golden Gate Quartet

Genres: Blues Folk Holiday & Seasonal Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Odetta Holmes, 31 December 1930, Birmingham, Alabama. d. 2 December 2008, New York, New York. This legendary folk singer moved to Los Angeles when she was six, adopting the surname of her new stepfather, Felious. A classically trained vocalist, Odetta sang in the chorus of the 1947 Broadway production of Finian’s Rainbow, before opting for a career in folk music. Succes Read more

The Staple Singers - 23% match to The Golden Gate Quartet

Genres: Christian & Gospel Funk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This well-known US family gospel group was formed in 1951 by Pops Staples (Roebuck Staples, 28 December 1914, Winona, Mississippi, USA, d. 19 December 2000, Dolton, Illinois, USA) and four of his children, Mavis Staples (b. 10 July 1939, Chicago, Illinois, USA), Cleotha Staples and Pervis Staples, who was later replaced by Yvonne Staples. The group fused an original presenta Read more

Blind Willie Johnson - 21% match to The Golden Gate Quartet

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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c.1902, Marlin, Texas, USA, d. c.1947, Beaumont, Texas, USA. Blind Willie Johnson was arguably the greatest and most popular ‘sanctified’ singer to record in the pre-World War II era. His forceful singing and stunning guitar work ensured that he continued to sell records even into the Depression. His blindness has been attributed to many causes, the most likely bei Read more

Screamin' Jay Hawkins - 21% match to The Golden Gate Quartet

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Jalacy Hawkins, 18 July 1929, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, d. 12 February 2000, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. Reportedly raised in Cleveland by a tribe of Blackfoot Indians, young Jalacy became interested in music at an early age, teaching himself piano at the age of six and, having mastered the keyboard, he then learned to play saxophone in his early teens. Hawkins was also an adept Read more

Edwin Hawkins - 20% match to The Golden Gate Quartet

Genres: Christian & Gospel Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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The Edwin Hawkins Singers - 20% match to The Golden Gate Quartet

Genres: Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1970s
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The Pilgrim Travelers - 20% match to The Golden Gate Quartet

Genres: Christian & Gospel
Decades Active: 2000s
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Primarily known today as one of soul singer Lou Rawls’ first groups, the close-harmony group the Pilgrim Travelers was formed in 1936 in Houston, Texas, USA, as an offshoot of the Pleasantgrove Baptist Church. The founder members were Joe Johnson and Willie Davis, with later recruits including Kylo Turner, Keith Barber and Raphael Taylor. They won a talent contest in 1944, Read more

Big Mama Thornton - 19% match to The Golden Gate Quartet

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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11 December 1926, Montgomery, Alabama, USA, d. 25 July 1984, Los Angeles, California, USA. Willie Mae Thornton was the daughter of a minister and learned drums and harmonica as a child. By the early 40s she was singing and dancing in Sammy Green’s Hot Harlem Revue throughout the southern states. Basing herself in Texas, she made her first records as Big Mama Thornton fo Read more

Leon Redbone - 19% match to The Golden Gate Quartet

Genres: Blues Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 August 1949. Believed to have been born in Canada, this enigmatic, gravelly voiced singer (‘I am a performer, but only in the metaphysical sense’) resolutely declines to divulge his origins. He was first heard of in Toronto during the early 70s, and achieved some popularity on the US television show Saturday Night Live. Even then he maintained an air of strict p Read more


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