The Fairfield Four: A 94 year old gospel harmony institution

As Cross Rhythms' 2013 retrospective on legendary Nashville-based harmonisers The Fairfield Four showed, the group's 94 year history is a remarkably rich and diverse one. Originally formed in 1921 by Reverend JR Carrethers at Nashville's Fairfield Missionary Baptist Church, the group's ever-evolving line up has allowed them to remain active and in demand to this very day. This has in no small part been down to the guidance and drive of arguably its most prominent member the late Reverend Sam McCrary - father of gospel vocal foursome the McCrary Sisters - who, after joining in 1935, ensured that the group remained faithful to its roots whilst developing an ongoing appeal that sees the Fairfield Four approach their centenary in a mere six years' time...

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