SPOTLIGHT ON GOSPEL GROUPS PART FIVE!
"Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition"
by The Southern Sons
on Bluebird 30-0806-A
released in 1942
Above Left: Photo of The Southern Sons. (L-R) Wesley Hill (baritone), Clifford Givens (bass), James Kissler Baxter (tenor and guitar), Howard Wilson (baritone), and William Langford (tenor). This is the grouping on "Praise The Lord...". Langford (aka Landford) had been with The Golden Gate Quartet. This first Southern Sons group broke up soon after Baxter's death in 1944. Givens took Hoppy Jones' place in The Ink Spots upon Jones' death in 1944, staying less than a year. Langford joined The Selah Jubilee Singers, staying with them for several years.
Above Right: Photo of The Southern Sons. (L-R) Clifford Givens, William Langford, James Kissler Baxter, and Wesley Hill.
Above: Bluebird 30-0806, released in 1942. Complete with sound effects... including machine gun shooting during the song. To learn the story behind this song, please click HERE.
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