Throughout the United States, The Jackson Southernaires have become one of America’s most outstanding gospel sensations. Frank Crisler formed the group in Jackson, Mississippi in 1940. Early on, the group followed in the footsteps of the famous Mississippi Blind Boys, but before long, they began to walk in their own distinct style, which is still evident today. They were the first gospel group in the state to use the guitar, bass, drum, and keyboard in their stage performance.
The Southernaires are not only performers, but producers as well. They have produced albums by the Sensational Nightingales, J. J. Farley, and the Original Soul Stirrers, The Williams Family, The Truthettes, The D. R. Curry Memorial Choir, The Eveready’s, The Angelic Gospel Singers, and The Fantastic Violinaires.
The Jackson Southernaires are more than just a gospel singing group, more than just gospel producers, and more than just standard bearers, they are above all else, a gospel ministry. They stand tall in what they believe in…God and Gospel Music. Main Source: Malaco Records.
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