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The Blackwood Brothers

The Blackwood Brothers sang gospel for over 60 years, and from the 1950s to the '70s, they were one of the most popular gospel groups in the U.S. One of their biggest fans was a young Elvis Presley, who auditioned -- and was turned down -- for the group in 1953. The quartet was formed in 1934 by brothers Roy (b. December 24, 1900, Fentress, MS; d. March 21, 1971), Doyle (b. August 22, 1911, Ackerman, MS), and James Blackwood (b. August 4, 1919, Ackerman, MS; d. February 3, 2002, Memphis, TN), along with Roy's 13-year-old son R.W. Blackwood (b. October 23, 1921, Ackerman, MS; d. June 30, 1954, Clanton, AL). The Blackwoods sang at churches around their base of Ackerman, MS, during the mid-'30s. By 1937, however, they began working a radio show in Kosciusko, MS. The quartet moved to WJDX in Jackson later that year, singing pop and country in addition to gospel. After two years in Jackson, they were popular enough to move to KWKH in Shreveport, LA, a regional superstation that broadcast over much of the South.

While working in Shreveport, the Blackwood Brothers were signed by V.O. Stamps, the largest Southern gospel publisher of the 1930s. The group worked for Stamps during the late '30s and early '40s, but broke up during World War II. When they re-formed in 1946 -- without the Stamps affiliation -- Doyle Blackwood had been replaced by Don Smith. The Blackwoods began their own record company, and became so popular that Doyle soon returned to start another group, the Blackwood Gospel Quartet.

By 1950, Roy had retired and was replaced by Bill Lyles. The Blackwoods then moved to Memphis and signed a contract with RCA Victor. They began recording in 1952, and the increased exposure led to national recognition and a spot on Arthur Godfrey's TV show in 1954. Less than a month later, however, R.W. Blackwood and Bill Lyles were killed in a plane crash. The Blackwoods immediately disbanded and vowed to never perform again. Fortunately, they returned several years later, gradually adding J.D. Sumner (as a replacement for Lyles) plus Roy's son Cecil Blackwood (b. October 28, 1934, Ackerman, MS; d. November 13, 2000) and James' son Jimmy Blackwood (b. July 31, 1943, San Diego).

The Blackwoods entered the LP era during the mid-'50s and eventually recorded many albums for RCA and Skylite throughout the 1950s and '60s. They won the first of their eight Grammy Awards for Best Gospel Performance in 1966, and James Blackwood won seven Dove Awards for Male Vocalist of the Year during the '70s. He was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1974 and was known as "Mr. Gospel Singer of America" for years thereafter. ~ John Bush, Rovi
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Beautiful.
I am only 25 but I love the old gospel music and this is one of my top three groupd
Not feeling good been sick for a week. All this music make feel better.
I found nothing better then this!!!!
mymom and i saw the blackwoods in the 80s with ken turner in wichita falls, texas/ they were great and ken turner was really cool. he signed my song book and everything! to a young child, that was amazing! i'm 42 now and still listen to the classic gospel quartets!
I would love to listen to Super Time
Heared the Backwoods and other quartets at all night sing in Memphis, Tenn., while stationed with the Navy in 1960 and was hooked forever. Got James Blackwood's and Howie Lister's autograph that night in my Bible and still highly prize them today. Their music is still so uplifting at age 72.I look forward to seeing them in heaven! Thank you James, Cecil, JD, and Bill Shaw for all you have done for me.
Love the ole time southern gospel. Would to hear paradise island by black wood brothers. It is beautiful
decemberdrea m 4 7
The Blackwood Brothers sang when I was a kid gospel was popular then I love it glad to hear it again
I wonder just how different Elvis life might have turned out if he had got in a gospel group and sang for the Lord
jrbb38
There's nothing like True Southern Gospel! As just a young teenager I lived in Salem, Illinois. My Uncle & Aunt would take me to the All Night Singing Convention on Friday nights in the auditorium at the Jr College in Centralia, Illinois. We 'd stay til daylight. People would pack sandwiches. & thermos Ed of coffee etc. During intermission we could go backstage & meet the different quartets. What a special time that was!
This is real southern gospel as I remember from my youth. Still speaks to my soul now as then.
rousevera
Love this song.....gre a t job guy's��
riversideap
Grew up listening to these guys, oh what pleasure and peace this music brings to the heart.
Where is Elvis gospel
I, just love southern gospel, The Blackwoods The Statlers, The Jordeniares Elvis gospel.
god bless, the blackwood bro,i love the song oh happyday,it reminde me when i was a littel yung boy,my dad play it all the time and i use to pretent i was playing the drums, what i usael played thanks to god for givin me the talent, godbless all off you amen.
I too grew up listening southern gospel music. In my earlier years I came to know many of the groups personally. I am now 73 and still love listening the old southern gospel music. They bring back memories of the time back when I first gave my life to Christ Jesus.
If the current Blackwood singers still exist, they must be grand children or great grand children. I was related through marriage but didn't keep in touch when my husband died.
the blackwood singers still exist they have a show in pigeon forge TN called the Country Breakfast Jambouree
I love the kind of music that the Blackwood Brothers sang. I think they had a sister Cora but she didn't sing.
I grew up hearing songs like these!
bamyers08
Elvis Presley never auditioned for The Blackwood Brother. James Blackwood himself said so on the "He Touched Me - Elvis Presley" DVD
Jerry Sisk THE BLACKWOOD'S WAS ONE MY FAVORITE GROUPS.ONE OF MY FAVORIT RECORD WAS Paradise Island and their tenor Bill Shaw was one of the best
I love the Blackwood Bros.,J.D.Su m t e r , Gold City,Elvis Presley,Spee r Family,and all other Southern Gospel Groups.
The Blackwood Bros. were my favorite Gosple group. My wife and I saw them perform many times at the Wally Fowler All Night Sing at the Ryman in Nashville. We also have many of their records. We liked James Blackwood and J.D. Sumner
sassyjan
Mr James Blackwood has always been one of my favorites.
I have seen the BLACKWOOD brothers several tomes in the past 40 years. I like Hank Snow and BLUEGRASS also,....ALs o . . THE SONS of the PIONEERS..Pl e a s e broadcast J.D. Sumner, a real DEEP BASS singer..D.K. H . locomotive ENGINEER, Cottonwood, Ariz.

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