Sunday, 28 April 2013


It’s Sunday and time for some gospel. The Jubalaires, led by the wonderfully named Caleb Ginyard, made hundreds of recordings, beginning in the early 1940s, and appeared in a number of films including Ebony Parade (1947), The Joint Is Jumpin’ (1949) and The Duchess of Idaho (1950).

This footage was made as a "soundie" - an early music video viewed via coin operated machines in bars, nightclubs and amusement halls - in 1946. Caleb Ginyard is stood on the left of the screen but my favourite part is the segement sung by Ted Brooks which starts at 1:32.

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