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Name: The Shields Brothers
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Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Biography Synopsis: The Shields Brothers started to sing together as a group in Cleveland, Ohio in 1928. The group comprised: Lee Crosby, Arthur Beasley, James Henderson, Arthur Turner, and Claude Shields, Jr.
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Most popular song(s): "When the Roll is Called In Heaven I'll Be There"
Musical Influences: Paved the way for Black Gospel quartet music in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Name: Stovepipe No. 1
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Name: Bozie Sturdivant
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Biography Synopsis: A member of the Silent Grove Baptist Church, Clarksdale, MS
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Most popular song(s): "Ain't No Grave Can Hold My Body Down" written in 1934 by "Brother" Claude Ely. Bozie was the first to record the song in 1942 with the help of the US Library of Congress' field recordings. Recorded at Silent Grove Baptist Church, Clarksdale, MS., on Saturday 25th July 1942 by Alan Lomax.
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Name: The Sunset Four
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Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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