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Iowa, 1940-2; KGB, San Diego, Calif., 1942-5; KMA, Shenandoah, Iowa, 1945-50; WMPS, Memphis, Tenn., 1950-5; WMC and WMCT, Memphis, 1955—; Arthur God­frey Radio and TV Shows, CBS, June 14-18, 1954 and September 16-19, 1956. Present quartet includes: Roy Blackwood, J. D. Sumner, E. L. (Bill) Shaw; Cecil Blackwood; Wally Varner; and Doyle. See James Black­wood for records. Business Enterprises: RCA Religion Record Distributors in 9 states; WORD Record Distribu­tors in 5 states; and Bibletone Record Distributors in 5 states. Address: 209 North Lauderdale Street, Memphis, Tennessee. Blackwood, James Webre, b. 8/4/19, Ackerman, Miss.; w. Miriam Lee Grantham; s. James W., Jr., 16; and William LeRoy, 6. Attended Progress Elem. Sch., Chester, Miss.; and Chester High Sch., Chester, Miss. Now leader of the Blackwood Brothers Quartet. Entertainment ex­perience: WHEF, Kosciusko, Miss., 1935-6; WJDX, Jack­son, Miss., 1936-8; KWKH, Shreveport, La., 1938-40; KMA, Shenandoah, Iowa, 1940-42; KGB, Radio, San Diego, Calif., 1942-5; KMA, Shenandoah, Iowa, 1945-50; WMPS, Memphis, Term., 1950-5; WMC and WMCT, Memphis, 1955—; Arthur Godfrey Radio and TV Shows, CBS, June 14-18, 1954, and September 16-19, 1956. Pres­ent quartet includes: Roy Blackwood, Doyle Blackwood, J. D. Sumner, E. L. (Bill) Shaw, Cecil Blackwood, Wally Varner, and James. Others in quartet at various times since 1934 include: R. W. Blackwood (deceased), Bill Lyles (deceased), Marion Snider, Joe Roper, Wal­lace Milligan (deceased), Hilton Griswold, Jack Mar­shall, C. G. Freeman, Dan Huskey, Alden Toney, Calvin Newton, Warren Holmes, Jonnie Dickson (deceased), Kenneth Apple, and Billy Gewin. Have recorded on Skylite and RCA Records. Albums: Paradise Island; The Stranger of Galilee; The Blackwood Brothers; The Blackwood Brothers in Concert; Favorite Gospel Songs and Spirituals; His Hands; Hymn Sing; I'm Bound for That City. Songs recorded: Rock-A-My Soul; The Love of God; The Keys to the Kingdom; The Man Upstairs; I'm Thankful; Not My Will; Hide Me, Rock of Ages; I Get Happy; I Wouldn't Trade; How Great Thou Art;
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