Shirley Caesar

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13 October 1938, Durham, North Carolina, USA. A deeply spiritual and affecting gospel singer, Caesar’s emotive vocals were first discovered in a church choir when she was 10 years old. Through her teenage years and early 20s she toured widely through the Carolinas and Virginia in the company of choirs such as the Dixie Hummingbirds, Gospel Harmonettes and Mahalia Jackson. She was best known, however, for her work with the Caravans, whom she begged to join after initially deputizing for... Read more

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female vocalists
black gospel
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