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Soul Stirrers- Lord, Remember Me(Eddie Huffman)
Soul Stirrers- Lord, Remember Me(Eddie Huffman)
Published: 2009/03/15
Channel: DaEnTaPrise
The Soul Stirrers - "I
The Soul Stirrers - "I'm a Soldier"
Published: 2010/04/06
Channel: shanachietube
The Soul Stirrers - Walk Along With Me
The Soul Stirrers - Walk Along With Me
Published: 2017/10/06
Channel: Devyn Antwan
soul stirrers-stand by me
soul stirrers-stand by me
Published: 2009/03/19
Channel: DaEnTaPrise
Nearer My God To Thee - Sam Cooke and the Soul Stirrers
Nearer My God To Thee - Sam Cooke and the Soul Stirrers
Published: 2009/01/17
Channel: funkeyjunk
Soul Stirrers singing "Wade In The Water"
Soul Stirrers singing "Wade In The Water"
Published: 2009/04/07
Channel: gospellin
The Soul Stirrers - Wonderful (Sam Cooke)
The Soul Stirrers - Wonderful (Sam Cooke)
Published: 2008/07/03
Channel: dalkey130388
Soul Stirrer
Soul Stirrer's Medley - Martin Jacox, Will Rogers & Company
Published: 2012/09/24
Channel: Pannellctp Traditional Gospel Music
Soul Stirrers 1989 Lift Him Up
Soul Stirrers 1989 Lift Him Up
Published: 2008/01/12
Channel: dshock11
Learn about the Soul Stirrers
Learn about the Soul Stirrers
Published: 2011/10/24
Channel: Rhythmandlight
Soul Stirrers w/ Paul Foster" Must Jesus Bear The Cross alone"
Soul Stirrers w/ Paul Foster" Must Jesus Bear The Cross alone"
Published: 2009/04/21
Channel: gospellin
Touch The Hem Of His Garment - Sam Cooke & The Soul Stirrers
Touch The Hem Of His Garment - Sam Cooke & The Soul Stirrers
Published: 2011/04/11
Channel: Pannellctp Traditional Gospel Music
"He
"He's Been A Shelter For Me' Soul Stirrers/Paul Foster !! [Be Blessed]
Published: 2011/10/05
Channel: aflame4God
The Soul Stirrers & The Gospel Legends Live/The Last Mile of the Way
The Soul Stirrers & The Gospel Legends Live/The Last Mile of the Way
Published: 2016/11/27
Channel: Truegospelman
Stay With The Lord - The Soul Stirrers
Stay With The Lord - The Soul Stirrers
Published: 2017/06/04
Channel: Pannellctp Traditional Gospel Music
Sam Cooke and The Soul Stirrers- Be With Me Jesus Live at The Shrine Auditorium in 1955.
Sam Cooke and The Soul Stirrers- Be With Me Jesus Live at The Shrine Auditorium in 1955.
Published: 2011/08/05
Channel: I EARL THE GOAT
Jesus Be A Fence Around Me - The Soul Stirrers
Jesus Be A Fence Around Me - The Soul Stirrers
Published: 2010/10/18
Channel: kazu H
Soul Stirrers - I
Soul Stirrers - I'm A Pilgrim
Published: 2008/04/17
Channel: bcimasschoir
The soul stirrers - He Did It for Me - Live - Gospel
The soul stirrers - He Did It for Me - Live - Gospel
Published: 2012/03/24
Channel: gospel
Sam Cooke & The Soul Stirrers - Lord Remember Me
Sam Cooke & The Soul Stirrers - Lord Remember Me
Published: 2013/04/08
Channel: Nostalgicjukebox
Sam Cooke & The Soul Stirrers - The Last Mile Of The Way
Sam Cooke & The Soul Stirrers - The Last Mile Of The Way
Published: 2013/04/08
Channel: Nostalgicjukebox
Resting Easy - The Soul Stirrers
Resting Easy - The Soul Stirrers
Published: 2016/04/04
Channel: Colosse tha Phantom
Soul Stirrers- Praying Ground(Eddie Huffman)
Soul Stirrers- Praying Ground(Eddie Huffman)
Published: 2013/05/04
Channel: DaEnTaPrise
R H Harris & the Soul Stirrers - By and By
R H Harris & the Soul Stirrers - By and By
Published: 2008/07/02
Channel: poachedeyes
Shine On Me - The Soul Stirrers Featuring R.H. Harris
Shine On Me - The Soul Stirrers Featuring R.H. Harris
Published: 2013/06/22
Channel: Pannellctp Traditional Gospel Music
The Soul Stirrers- Troubled times
The Soul Stirrers- Troubled times
Published: 2009/03/11
Channel: DaEnTaPrise
The Soul Stirrers ‐ Listen To The Angels Sing
The Soul Stirrers ‐ Listen To The Angels Sing
Published: 2015/01/14
Channel: masa rabbit
RH Harris of the Soul Stirrers (video)
RH Harris of the Soul Stirrers (video)
Published: 2012/02/11
Channel: niyicodemus
The Soul Stirrers - Well Done (Album 1966)
The Soul Stirrers - Well Done (Album 1966)
Published: 2012/02/04
Channel: Gospel Explosion
The Soul Stirrers-God Is Standing By
The Soul Stirrers-God Is Standing By
Published: 2014/10/20
Channel: Walter Robinson
Were You There- Sam Cooke and the Soul Stirrers
Were You There- Sam Cooke and the Soul Stirrers
Published: 2012/12/31
Channel: Grumpycrumpets
Divine Love - The Soul Stirrers, "A City Called Heaven"
Divine Love - The Soul Stirrers, "A City Called Heaven"
Published: 2013/11/13
Channel: Pannellctp Traditional Gospel Music
The Soul Stirrers -Lord, Remember Me( A Soul Stirring Reunion)
The Soul Stirrers -Lord, Remember Me( A Soul Stirring Reunion)
Published: 2009/04/03
Channel: DaEnTaPrise
"He
"He's Been A Shelter For Me & I'm A Soldier" - By The Soul Stirrers
Published: 2011/05/29
Channel: Pannellctp Traditional Gospel Music
He
He's So Wonderful-The Soul Stirrers
Published: 2013/08/03
Channel: Walter Robinson
SAM COOKE & THE SOUL STIRRERS - LORD REMEMBER ME
SAM COOKE & THE SOUL STIRRERS - LORD REMEMBER ME
Published: 2009/04/19
Channel: Tjmministries T. Moore
Soul Stirrers wade in the water
Soul Stirrers wade in the water
Published: 2013/01/26
Channel: steve howard
The Soul Stirrers feat Arthur Crume - He
The Soul Stirrers feat Arthur Crume - He'll Welcome Me
Published: 2011/10/07
Channel: IUSECAMERAS
The Soul Stirrers (Willie Rogers) - My Determination
The Soul Stirrers (Willie Rogers) - My Determination
Published: 2012/04/25
Channel: spinning45s
Sam Cooke & The Soul Stirrers - Nearer To Thee
Sam Cooke & The Soul Stirrers - Nearer To Thee
Published: 2013/04/09
Channel: Nostalgicjukebox
Somebody Knows - The Soul Stirrers
Somebody Knows - The Soul Stirrers
Published: 2017/06/04
Channel: Pannellctp Traditional Gospel Music
SAM COOKE & THE SOUL STIRRERS- A FRIEND ABOVE ALL OTHERS
SAM COOKE & THE SOUL STIRRERS- A FRIEND ABOVE ALL OTHERS
Published: 2009/04/19
Channel: Tjmministries T. Moore
R.H. Harris And The Soul Stirrers - Lord, I
R.H. Harris And The Soul Stirrers - Lord, I've Tried
Published: 2011/11/27
Channel: TheBWJohnson
He
He's So Wonderful - Sam Cooke & The Soul Stirrers
Published: 2011/04/11
Channel: Pannellctp Traditional Gospel Music
When  the Gates Swing Open  - The Soul Stirrers
When the Gates Swing Open - The Soul Stirrers
Published: 2011/08/08
Channel: fableable57
Lord, Remember Me (CAS) - The Soul Stirrers, "Heritage - Vol. I"
Lord, Remember Me (CAS) - The Soul Stirrers, "Heritage - Vol. I"
Published: 2013/06/18
Channel: Pannellctp Traditional Gospel Music
The Soul Stirrers - God
The Soul Stirrers - God's Heaven (Album 1972)
Published: 2012/01/29
Channel: Gospel Explosion
Sam Cooke & The Soul Stirrers..It Won
Sam Cooke & The Soul Stirrers..It Won't Be Very Long.wmv
Published: 2010/06/09
Channel: nspiredbysam
The Soul Stirrers
The Soul Stirrers
Published: 2015/02/01
Channel: Tom Meros
THE SOUL STIRRERS - HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW
THE SOUL STIRRERS - HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW
Published: 2009/04/02
Channel: Tjmministries T. Moore
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The Soul Stirrers
Origin Trinity, Texas, United States
Genres Gospel
Years active 1926-1960s
Members Willie Rogers
Ben Odom
Gene Stewart
Michael Grady Jr.
Past members

Sam Cooke
Paul Foster
Jesse J. Farley
Johnnie Taylor
Jimmy Outler
Lou Rawls
Martin Jacox
Thomas Breuster
Jackie Banks
Roy Crain
R.H. Harris
Bob King
Julius Cheeks
James Phelps


Arthur Crume
Leroy Crume
Dillard Crume
Rufus Crume
James Davis
James Hardy
Frank Davis
Calvin Henderson (Drummer)
Luther Gamble
Eddie Huffman
Justin Morris
Jackie Heard
Glenn Darden (Drummer)
Gary Blackshear (Drummer)

The Soul Stirrers are an American gospel music group, whose career spans over eighty years. The group was a pioneer in the development of the quartet style of gospel, and a major influence of soul music, doo wop, and motown sound, some of the secular music that owed much to gospel.

The group was formed by Roy Crain, who had launched his first quartet, which sang in a jubilee style, in 1926 in Trinity, Texas. In the early 1930s, after Crain moved to Houston, he joined an existing group on the condition that it change its name to "the Soul Stirrers." The name "Soul Stirrers" yields from the description of one of Roy Crain's earlier quartets as "soul-stirring". Among the members of that group was R. (Reubert) H. Harris, who soon became its musical leader. The Soul Stirrers formed as a Jubilee quartet, transformed their sound, influenced by many hard gospel singers such as Mahalia Jackson and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

Reubert Harris, also from Trinity, Texas, brought several changes to the Soul Stirrers that affected gospel quartet singing generally. He used a falsetto style that had its antecedents in African music, but which was new to the popular jubilee singing style of the time. He pioneered the "swing lead", in which two singers would share the job of leading the song, allowing virtuoso singers to increase the emotional intensity of the song as the lead passed between them without disturbing the four part harmony. That innovation led the Soul Stirrers, while still called a quartet, to acquire five members.

The Soul Stirrers made other important changes in those years: ad-libbing lyrics, singing in delayed time, and repeating words in the background as both a rhythmic and emotional support for the lead singers. The Soul Stirrers along with other quartet performers, dropped the "flatfooted" style of jubilee quartets before them and expanded their repertoire from spirituals and traditional hymns to the newer gospel compositions. The group also loosened the rigid arrangements that jubilee quartets had favored to permit individual singers within the group more space for individual development.

In 1936, Alan Lomax recorded the Soul Stirrers for the Library of Congress's American music project, and those four unissued recordings are in the American Folklife Center collection today. They later moved to Chicago, where they broadcast a weekly radio show (WIND) with other famous groups including Golden Gate Quartet, and The Famous Blue Jay Singers. As the gospel quartet style of singing became more popular, groups would perform in competitions called "song battles" to further increase the genre's popularity.

As World War II began, it became more difficult for many gospel quartet groups to make a living. This resulted in some quartets supplementing their income by doing "live performances at churches, schools and neighborhood centers," (Rubin). Despite the economic situation, throughout the 1940s and leading into the 1950s, many gospel quartet groups were able to pursue their careers successfully. The Soul Stirrer's nationwide touring gained them an even larger audience.

The Soul Stirrers signed with Specialty Records, where they recorded a number of tracks, including "By and By" and "In that Awful Hour". Harris quit in late 1950 to form a new group, citing dissatisfaction with what he viewed as the crookedness of the business and immoral behaviour by musicians he saw on the "Gospel Highway" touring circuit. He was briefly replaced on lead by Paul Foster, then by Sam Cooke. Cooke joined the group at the age of fifteen served as lead vocalist from 1950 to 1956.[1]

One of the early singles with Cooke was "Jesus Gave Me Water", a major hit that brought the Soul Stirrers acclaim. Thomas L. Breuster was replaced by Bob King and, briefly, Julius Cheeks. When Cooke left in 1957 to pursue a career in pop music, the Soul Stirrers' preeminence in gospel was essentially over, though a brief period of success with Johnnie Taylor sustained the group for a time. Various line-ups continued touring and recording throughout the last half of the century to a small and devoted following. The group — and all of its members — was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 as one of rock's Early Influences, and into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2000.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sam Cooke". Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2017-10-10. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Tony Heilbut, The Gospel Sound: Good News and Bad Times. Limelight Editions, 1997, ISBN 0-87910-034-6.
  • Horace Clarence Boyer, How Sweet the Sound: The Golden Age of Gospel. Elliott and Clark, 1995, ISBN 0-252-06877-7.
  • Jerry Zolten, Great God A' Mighty!:The Dixie Hummingbirds - Celebrating The Rise Of Soul Gospel Music, Oxford University Press, 2003, ISBN 0-19-515272-7.
  • Michael Corcoran, "All Over The Map: True Heroes of Texas Music". Austin: University of Texas, 2005.
  • Peter Guralnick, "Dream Boogie: The Triumph of Sam Cooke". New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2005.
  • Rachel Rubin ed., "American Popular Music". Amherst: University of Massachusetts, 2001.
  • Daniel Wolff, "You Send Me". New York: William Morrow and Company, 1995.
  • Mark Burford, "Soul Stirrers" in Encyclopedia of American Gospel Music. New York: Routledge, 2005.

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