“Who Are We?” (1977 and Beyond)

Jerry Zolten

in Great God Aʼmighty! The Dixie Hummingbirds

Published in print February 2003 | ISBN: 9780195152722
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199849536 | DOI:
                   “Who Are We?” (1977 and Beyond)

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On a warm summer evening, June 28, 1998, the Birds celebrated their 70th anniversary with a grand dinner and roast coordinated by Ira Tucker, Jr., at the African American Museum in Philadelphia. The tributes were fitting and heartfelt. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, the Birds had moved forward, weathering difficulties and disappointments, reaching further milestones, and finally pushing through to the 21rst century when their continuity as a group would finally come into question.

Keywords: Dixie Hummingbirds; African American musicians; black gospel music; Ira Tucker

Chapter.  7568 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: American Music

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