The Best of the Fairfield Four: 1946-1953

The Best of the Fairfield Four: 1946-1953

by The Fairfield FourThe Fairfield Four


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One of the best of the jubilee gospel quartets that emerged in the 1920s with the advent of recording, the Fairfield Four enjoyed their greatest success in the 1940s. This two-disc, 47-track set includes several of the group's singles released between 1946 and 1954, and serves as a good introduction to this fine gospel outfit during its most commercial run. Personnel changes were always an issue for the quartet, and after 1950 the group essentially consisted of Sam McCrary and whomever he drafted in under the Fairfield Four moniker.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/11/2012
Label: Acrobat
UPC: 0824046308827
catalogNumber: 3088
Rank: 88880

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fairfield Four   Primary Artist
Isaac Freeman   Bass (Vocal)
Sam McCrary   Vocals
George McCurn   Bass (Vocal)
John Battle   Vocals
Harold Carrethers   Vocals
Rufus Carrethers   Bass,Bass (Vocal)
James Hill   Baritone (Vocal)
Clarence "Baby" Brooks   Baritone (Vocal)
Edward Thomas   Tenor (Vocal)
Willie Lewis   Bass (Vocal)
George Cracey   Tenor (Vocal)

Technical Credits

Dorothy Love Coates   Composer
Tommy Dorsey   Composer
Sam McCrary   Arranger
Opal Nations   Liner Notes
Don Robey   Composer
Evelyn Starks   Composer
Ira Tucker   Composer
Doug Seroff   Liner Notes
Civilla D. Martin   Composer
Rev. William Herbert Brewster   Composer
Cleavant Derricks   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Charles H. Gabriel   Composer
Hazel Shade   Composer
Robert Brickhouse   Composer
James Medlock   Composer
John Newton   Composer
Kenneth Morris   Composer
Beecher Thomas   Composer
Beachey Thompson   Composer
Ardue Odom   Composer
Abe Windom   Composer
James Daivis   Composer
William Bobo   Composer
Sallie Jones   Composer

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