The Coleman Brothers

Genres: Christian & Gospel
Decades Active: 1960s 2000s

Biography

This spiritual/jubilee vocal group from Newark, New Jersey, USA, comprised brothers Lander (lead, first tenor), Russell (first tenor), Wallace (baritone), Melvin (bass) and Everitte Coleman (guitar), plus Danny Owens (tenor). The Coleman Brothers were one of the most renowned groups in the 40s performing in the light spiritual or jubilee style. They came from a musical family and prior to the formation of the group in 1925, there had been an earlier Coleman Brothers line-up from 1918-26 that played in churches and meeting halls throughout New Jersey. The membership of the new Coleman Brothers group was, in its early days, constantly in flux and did not crystallize until the mid-30s. The group toured the south and made many appearances on radio before signing their first recording contract, with Decca Records, in 1944. Their first record, ‘Low Down Chariot’, launched a series of successful singles - notably ‘His Eye Is On The Sparrow’, ‘New...

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