Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Dixie Hummingbirds - I Want To Feel Thy Holy Spirit (Peacock 1808)


I Want To Feel Thy Holy Spirit


IRA TUCKER
1925-2008


Please join me in bidding farewell to one of the most influential figures in Gospel, Ira Tucker. As the leader of the Dixie Hummingbirds for nearly seventy years, Tucker brought his own sense of style and rhythm to the music. His fabled theatrics took the quartet experience to the next level, and laid the foundation for what we now call Soul.

It would be hard to imagine American Music without him.

May he rest in peace.