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After such a tragedy, there was some question as to whether the Blackwood Brothers would continue. Ultimately, Cecil Blackwood replaced his brother at the baritone position, and J D Sumner was brought in to sing bass. With James Blackwood at lead and Bill Shaw at tenor, the vocal line-up of the Blackwood Brothers was set for the next eleven years. Those eleven years are widely considered to be the peak years for the Blackwood Brothers. The four vocalists were complimented by Jack Marshall at piano though 1959 followed by the flashy Wally Varner for the next five years.\\

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After such a tragedy, there was some question as to whether the Blackwood Brothers would continue. Ultimately, Cecil Blackwood replaced his brother at the baritone position, and J D Sumner was brought in to sing bass. With James Blackwood at lead and Bill Shaw at tenor, the vocal line-up of the Blackwood Brothers was set for the next eleven years. Those eleven years are widely considered to be the peak years for the Blackwood Brothers. The four vocalists were complimented by Jack Marshall at piano though 1958 followed by the flashy Wally Varner for the next few years.\\

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Over the years, various members of the Blackwood family have managed groups that were billed with some variation of the family name. Some of those groups include the Blackwood Boys, the Junior Blackwood Brothers, the Blackwood Singers, the Blackwood Gospel Quartet, the Ron Blackwood Quartet, and the Blackwood Quartet. Some family members have sung in more than one of these groups.\\

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Over the years, various members of the Blackwood family have managed groups that were billed with some variation of the family name. Some of those groups include the Blackwood Boys, the Junior Blackwood Brothers, the Blackwood Singers, the Blackwood Gospel Quartet, the Ron Blackwood Quartet, the Blackwood Quartet and Andrus, Blackwood & Company. Some family members have sung in more than one of these groups.\\

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The Blackwood Brothers formed in 1934 in the midst of the Great Depression after preacher Roy Blackwood moved his family back to their home in Mississippi. His brothers Doyle and James (only 15 at the time) already had some experience singing with Vardaman Ray and Gene Catledge. Adding Roy’s 13-year-old son R. W. to sing tenor, the brothers began to travel and sing locally. By 1940, they were affiliated with Stamp-Baxter to sell songbooks and were appearing on 50,000-watt radio station KMA in Shenandoah, Iowa.\\

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The Blackwood Brothers formed in 1934 in the midst of the Great Depression after preacher Roy Blackwood moved his family back to their home in Mississippi. His brothers Doyle and James (only 15 at the time) already had some experience singing with Vardaman Ray and Gene Catledge. Adding Roy’s 13-year-old son R. W. to sing tenor, the brothers began to travel and sing locally. They were originally billed as the Choctaw County Jubilee Singers, but it wasn't long before the name was changed to the Blackwood Brothers. By 1939, they were singing on WJDX radio in the state capitol, Jackson, Mississippi. A year or so later, they relocated to Shenandoah, Iowa to sing on KMA radio, a 50,000 watt station. By this point, they were also affiliated with Stamp-Baxter selling songbooks. Doyle left the group in the early 1940s, opening the door for bass singer Don Smith, the first non-family member, to sing with the group. Smith would be replaced by Bill Lyles after a few years.\\

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The quartet relocated to Memphis, TN in 1950. The move proved to be profitable for the group as they began to appear on television station WMCT. On June 14, 1954, the Blackwood Brothers won Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts competition on national television with their rendition of “Have You Talked To The Man Upstairs?” The excitement was short lived however, when a fatal plane crashed claimed the lives of R. W. Blackwood and bass singer Bill Lyles just 16 days later in Clanton, AL. The popularity of the group was so strong at this point that 5000 people attended the joint funeral.\\

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The quartet relocated to Memphis, Tennessee in 1950. Roy had been retired from the tenor position a couple of years earlier, leaving James and R.W. as the remaining family members. Several tenors passed through the group in quick succession until Bill Shaw was hired in 1952. Shaw would stick with the Blackwood Brothers for the next 21 years.\\

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After such a tragedy, there was some question as to whether the Blackwood Brothers would continue. Ultimately, Cecil Blackwood replaced his brother at the baritone position, and J D Sumner was brought in to sing bass. With James Blackwood at lead and Bill Shaw at tenor, the vocal line-up of the Blackwood Brothers was set for the next eleven years. Those eleven years are widely considered to be the peak years for the Blackwood Brothers. The four vocalists were complimented by Jack Marshall at piano though 1959 followed by the flashy Wally Varner from 1959-1964.\\

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The move to Memphis in 1950 proved to be profitable for the Blackwood Brothers as they began to appear on television station WMCT. In 1951, they signed an exclusive recording contract with RCA. On June 14, 1954, the Blackwood Brothers won Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts competition on national television with their rendition of “Have You Talked To The Man Upstairs?” The excitement was short lived however, when a fatal plane crashed claimed the lives of original baritone R W Blackwood and bass singer Bill Lyles just 16 days later in Clanton, AL. The popularity of the group was so strong at this point that 5000 people attended the joint funeral.\\

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After such a tragedy, there was some question as to whether the Blackwood Brothers would continue. Ultimately, Cecil Blackwood replaced his brother at the baritone position, and J D Sumner was brought in to sing bass. With James Blackwood at lead and Bill Shaw at tenor, the vocal line-up of the Blackwood Brothers was set for the next eleven years. Those eleven years are widely considered to be the peak years for the Blackwood Brothers. The four vocalists were complimented by Jack Marshall at piano though 1959 followed by the flashy Wally Varner for the next five years.
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James Blackwood (1934-1983)
Winston Blackwood (1983-1987)\\

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James Blackwood (1934-1981)
Jimmy Blackwood (1972-1983, 2004-2012)
R W Blackwood Jr (1983-1987)\\

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Jimmy Blackwood (2004-2012)\\

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J. D. Sumner replaced Lyles at the bass position. In the following years, he and James Blackwood put a number of innovative ideas into play. They were the first to customize a bus for group travel and are the founders of the National Quartet Convention. Sumner also contributed to the group as a songwriter, sometimes writing all the songs for an album. The Blackwood Brothers also set new standards in the studio. Their RCA Victor recordings from this time period are now prized collectors’ items.\\

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After such a tragedy, there was some question as to whether the Blackwood Brothers would continue. Ultimately, Cecil Blackwood replaced his brother at the baritone position, and J D Sumner was brought in to sing bass. With James Blackwood at lead and Bill Shaw at tenor, the vocal line-up of the Blackwood Brothers was set for the next eleven years. Those eleven years are widely considered to be the peak years for the Blackwood Brothers. The four vocalists were complimented by Jack Marshall at piano though 1959 followed by the flashy Wally Varner from 1959-1964.\\

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The Blackwood Brothers formed a partnership with the Statesmen to tour as a team in the 1950s. By the end of the decade, the team was making up to $1500 per performance, an amount unheard of prior to that time. Due to their popularity, the team had a great deal of clout with concert promoters. The two groups were able to dictate who sang where and when. This dominance lasted for about a decade until the rise of gospel television shows in the late 1960s began to give competing groups wider exposure. The Blackwood Brothers were still a major force in the industry at the end of the 1960s. In 1969, they collected nearly 200,000 signatures on a “God And Country” petition in retaliation to the banning of prayer in school.\\

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While working together, J D Sumner and James Blackwood put a number of innovative ideas into play. A tour bus is now the standard mode of travel for the vast majority of traveling musicians in most genres of music, not just Southern Gospel. Sumner and Blackwood were the first to customize a bus for group travel. They also launched the National Quartet Convention. Sumner also contributed to the Blackwood Brothers as a songwriter. The group set new standards in the recording studio.\\

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In 1971, the Blackwood Brothers were at the center of a scandal that led to the Dove Awards being nullified for that year. An extraordinary number of Gospel Music Association memberships had been sold by the Blackwood Brothers the previous year, which skewed the final results of the Dove Awards in their favor (and in favor of groups they recommended to their fans). James Blackwood, who was on the GMA board of directors at the time, issued an apology to the industry on behalf of the Blackwood Brothers.\\

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During the 1950s, the Blackwood Brothers had formed a partnership with the Statesmen to travel as a team. Due to their popularity, this team had a great deal of clout with concert promoters. The dominance of the Statesmen/Blackwood combination on the concert circuit lasted for about a decade until the rise of gospel music television shows in the 1960s began to give some of their competing groups wider exposure. At this point in history, the industry had moved away from the songbook sales model to a ticketed concert model supplemented by record album sales.\\

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In 1970, the Blackwood Brothers shared a number one song on the Singing News chart with the Stamps Quartet, “The Night Before Easter.” Their biggest success on the chart would come six years later. From August of 1976 to October of 1977, "Learning To Lean" was the number one song on the Singing News chart for an unprecedented 15 months in a row. These were the only two songs that ever reached number one for the group, but it’s safe to say they would have had quite a few more if a national gospel chart had been published during the 1950s and 1960s.\\

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The Blackwood Brothers were still a major force in the industry at the end of the 1960s. In 1969, they collected nearly 200,000 signatures on a “God And Country” petition in retaliation to the banning of prayer in school.\\

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After the departure of James Blackwood, the Blackwood Brothers continued to sing together with various lineups for the rest of the 20th century. When the group disbanded after the death of Cecil Blackwood, James announced the group name was also to be retired. However, his son Jimmy put the name back to use following James’ death. Various members of the Blackwood family have also formed groups that employed the family name. Prior to his death, James Blackwood had a group billed as the James Blackwood Quartet. Other groups have included the Blackwood Singers, the Blackwood Gospel Quartet, and the Ron Blackwood Quartet.\\

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In 1970, the Blackwood Brothers shared a number one song on the Singing News chart with the Stamps Quartet, "The Night Before Easter." Their biggest success on the chart would come six years later. From August of 1976 to October of 1977, "Learning To Lean" was the number one song on the Singing News chart for an unprecedented 15 months in a row. These were the only two songs that ever reached number one for the group, but it’s safe to say they would have had quite a few more if a national gospel chart had been published during the 1950s and 1960s.\\

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2009 was a big year for the Blackwood Brothers. In August, they announced their next CD would be released on the Daywind Record label. It had been quite a few years since the group had a major label's support behind one of their recordings. Then in December, the group announced their former drummer from the 1970s, Billy Blackwood, would be re-joining the group to sing baritone beside his brother, Jimmy. It had been several decades since two actual Blackwood brothers had been members of the group.

Awards

GMA Hall Of Fame (1998)

Discography

Due to the large number of projects recorded by the Blackwood Brothers, the discography page has been divided into separate pages by decade. This allows for easier loading and viewing. Please click one of the links below for the decade you wish to view.\\

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In 1971, the Blackwood Brothers were at the center of a scandal that led to the Dove Awards being nullified for that year. An extraordinary number of Gospel Music Association memberships had been sold by the Blackwood Brothers the previous year, which skewed the final results of the Dove Awards in their favor (and in favor of groups they recommended to their fans). James Blackwood, who was on the GMA's board of directors at the time, issued an apology to the industry on behalf of the Blackwood Brothers.\\

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James Blackwood left the Blackwood Brothers to join the Masters V in 1981. His son Jimmy took over the lead singing role full-time at this point. Jimmy had been splitting lead singing duties with his father for several years. By the mid-1980s, R W Blackwood Jr had replaced Jimmy at the lead spot. The Blackwood Brothers, now managed by baritone Cecil Blackwood, continued with various members coming and going until the end the 20th century. The group disbanded after the death of Cecil Blackwood in 2000. At that point, James announced on behalf of the Blackwood family that the Blackwood Brothers name was to be retired. However, his son Jimmy put the name back to use in 2004. (James had passed away in 2002.)

2009 was a big year for the Blackwood Brothers. In August, they announced their next CD would be released on the Daywind Records label. It had been quite a few years since the group had a major label's support behind one of their recordings. In December of that same year, the group announced that Jimmy's brother Billy Blackwood would be re-joining the group to sing baritone. It had been several decades since two actual Blackwood brothers had been members of the group at the same time. Three years later, Jimmy left the group and turned the lead singing role over to Michael Helwig.

Other Blackwood Groups
Over the years, various members of the Blackwood family have managed groups that were billed with some variation of the family name. Some of those groups include the Blackwood Boys, the Junior Blackwood Brothers, the Blackwood Singers, the Blackwood Gospel Quartet, the Ron Blackwood Quartet, and the Blackwood Quartet. Some family members have sung in more than one of these groups.

James Blackwood also had a separate group for several years in the 1990s that was billed as the James Blackwood Quartet.

Awards

GMA Hall Of Fame (1998)

Discography

Due to the large number of projects recorded by the Blackwood Brothers, the discography page has been divided into separate pages by decade. This allows for easier loading and viewing. Please click one of the links below for the decade you wish to view.
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Wayne Little (2004-Present)\\

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R W Blackwood Jr (1990-1992)\\

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Larry Davis (????-????)\\

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Billy Blackwood (1970-1974)\\

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Years Of Service And Position Unknown
R W Blackwood Jr (????-????)
Dwayne Friend (????-????)\\

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Bus Driver\\

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Mark Blackwood (1987-1996\\

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Mark Blackwood (1987-1996)\\

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Mike LoPrinzi (1988-1989)\\

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Mike Loprinzi (1988-1989)\\

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Roy Blackwood (1934-1948)
Calvin Newton (1948)
Cat Freeman (1948-1949)\\

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Dan Huskey (?-?)
Bill Shaw (?-?)
Pat Hoffmaster (1973-?)
John Cox (?-?)
Robert Crawford (????-????)
Steve Warren (1994, 1997-2000)
Wayne Little (????-Present)\\

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Dan Huskey (1951-1952)
Bill Shaw (1952-1973)
Pat Hoffmaster (1973-1979, 1980-1983)
John Cox (1979-1980)
Robert Crawford (1983-1984)
Rick Price (1984-1985)
Jerry Trammell (1986-1987)
Mike LoPrinzi (1988-1989)
Steve Warren (1993-1994, 1998-2000)
Tracy Trent (1998-2000)
Wayne Little (2002-Present)\\

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James Blackwood (1934-????)
Jimmy Blackwood (????-Present)\\

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James Blackwood (1934-1983)
Winston Blackwood (1983-1987)
Mark Blackwood (1987-1996
Tony Peace (1996)
Mike LoPrinzi (1997-1999)
Rick Price (1999-2000)
Jimmy Blackwood (2004-Present)\\

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R W Blackwood (1934-1944, 1946-1954)
Hilton Griswold (1944-1946)\\

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Brad White (????-????) (Also played piano)
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Mark Blackwood (2004-2005)
Brad White (2005-2009) (Also played piano)
Billy Blackwood (2009-Present) (Also played drums)\\

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Ken Turner (1970-1980)
Randy Byrd (2005-2012)\\

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London Parris (1968-1971)
Ken Turner (1971-1988)
Cecil Stringer (1988-1992)
Eric Winston (1992-2000)
Randy Byrd (2004-2012)\\

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Jack Marshall (?-1959)\\

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Joe Roper (1938-1939)
Wallace Milligan (1939)
Marion Snider (1939-1940)
Hilton Griswold (1940-1950)
Jack Marshall (1950-1959)\\

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Whitey Gleason (1964-?)
Dave Weston (????-????)
Tommy Fairchild (1971-????)
Jeff Stice (????-????)
Brad White (????-????) (Also sang Baritone)
Mike Hammontree (????-Present)\\

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Whitey Gleason (1964-1966)
Dave Weston (1966-1968)
Dave Kaups (1968-1970)
Tony Brown (1970-1971)
Tommy Fairchild (1971-1983)
Jeff Stice (1983-1985)
Brad White (2004-2009) (Also sang Baritone)
Mike Hammontree (2009-Present)\\

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Jerry Trammell (????-????)\\

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Peter Kaups (????-????)\\

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Winston Blackwood (????-????)\\

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R W Blackwood Jr (????-????)\\

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Robert Crawford (????-????)\\

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Wayne Little (?-Present)\\

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Wayne Little (????-Present)\\

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James Blackwood (1934-?)
Jimmy Blackwood (?-Present)\\

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James Blackwood (1934-????)
Jimmy Blackwood (????-Present)\\

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Winston Blackwood (????-????)

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Winston Blackwood (????-????)
Peter Kaups (????-????)
Dwayne Friend (????-????)

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Billy Blackwood (????-????)

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Billy Blackwood (????-????)

Years Of Service And Position Unknown
Jerry Trammell (????-????)
Winston Blackwood (????-????)

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Dave Weston (????-????)
Tommy Fairchild (1971-????)
Jeff Stice (????-????)\\

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Larry Davis (?-?)\\

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Larry Davis (????-????)\\

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Billy Blackwood (????-????)

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Steve Warren (????-????)\\

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Steve Warren (1994, 1997-2000)\\

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Steve Warren (????-????)\\

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Awards

GMA Hall Of Fame (1998)

Discography

Due to the large number of projects recorded by the Blackwood Brothers, the discography page has been divided into separate pages by decade. This allows for easier loading and viewing. Please click one of the links below for the decade you wish to view.\\

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History

The Blackwood Brothers came from a large and musically gifted family. At least one photo of the family exists from 1899 that shows the Blackwood String Band. In that group were Emmitt Blackwood (father to Roy, Doyle, and James), and seven other aunts and uncles.\\

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The Blackwood Brothers formed in 1934 in the midst of the Great Depression after preacher Roy Blackwood moved his family back to their home in Mississippi. His brothers Doyle and James (only 15 at the time) already had some experience singing with Vardaman Ray and Gene Catledge. Adding Roy’s 13-year-old son R. W. to sing tenor, the brothers began to travel and sing locally. By 1940, they were affiliated with Stamp-Baxter to sell songbooks and were appearing on 50,000-watt radio station KMA in Shenandoah, Iowa.

The quartet relocated to Memphis, TN in 1950. The move proved to be profitable for the group as they began to appear on television station WMCT. On June 14, 1954, the Blackwood Brothers won Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts competition on national television with their rendition of “Have You Talked To The Man Upstairs?” The excitement was short lived however, when a fatal plane crashed claimed the lives of R. W. Blackwood and bass singer Bill Lyles just 16 days later in Clanton, AL. The popularity of the group was so strong at this point that 5000 people attended the joint funeral.

J. D. Sumner replaced Lyles at the bass position. In the following years, he and James Blackwood put a number of innovative ideas into play. They were the first to customize a bus for group travel and are the founders of the National Quartet Convention. Sumner also contributed to the group as a songwriter, sometimes writing all the songs for an album. The Blackwood Brothers also set new standards in the studio. Their RCA Victor recordings from this time period are now prized collectors’ items.

The Blackwood Brothers formed a partnership with the Statesmen to tour as a team in the 1950s. By the end of the decade, the team was making up to $1500 per performance, an amount unheard of prior to that time. Due to their popularity, the team had a great deal of clout with concert promoters. The two groups were able to dictate who sang where and when. This dominance lasted for about a decade until the rise of gospel television shows in the late 1960s began to give competing groups wider exposure. The Blackwood Brothers were still a major force in the industry at the end of the 1960s. In 1969, they collected nearly 200,000 signatures on a “God And Country” petition in retaliation to the banning of prayer in school.

In 1971, the Blackwood Brothers were at the center of a scandal that led to the Dove Awards being nullified for that year. An extraordinary number of Gospel Music Association memberships had been sold by the Blackwood Brothers the previous year, which skewed the final results of the Dove Awards in their favor (and in favor of groups they recommended to their fans). James Blackwood, who was on the GMA board of directors at the time, issued an apology to the industry on behalf of the Blackwood Brothers.

In 1970, the Blackwood Brothers shared a number one song on the Singing News chart with the Stamps Quartet, “The Night Before Easter.” Their biggest success on the chart would come six years later. From August of 1976 to October of 1977, "Learning To Lean" was the number one song on the Singing News chart for an unprecedented 15 months in a row. These were the only two songs that ever reached number one for the group, but it’s safe to say they would have had quite a few more if a national gospel chart had been published during the 1950s and 1960s.

After the departure of James Blackwood, the Blackwood Brothers continued to sing together with various lineups for the rest of the 20th century. When the group disbanded after the death of Cecil Blackwood, James announced the group name was also to be retired. However, his son Jimmy put the name back to use following James’ death. Various members of the Blackwood family have also formed groups that employed the family name. Prior to his death, James Blackwood had a group billed as the James Blackwood Quartet. Other groups have included the Blackwood Singers, the Blackwood Gospel Quartet, and the Ron Blackwood Quartet.

2009 was a big year for the Blackwood Brothers. In August, they announced their next CD would be released on the Daywind Record label. It had been quite a few years since the group had a major label's support behind one of their recordings. Then in December, the group announced their former drummer from the 1970s, Billy Blackwood, would be re-joining the group to sing baritone beside his brother, Jimmy. It had been several decades since two actual Blackwood brothers had been members of the group.

Awards

GMA Hall Of Fame (1998)

Discography

Due to the large number of projects recorded by the Blackwood Brothers, the discography page has been divided into separate pages by decade. This allows for easier loading and viewing. Please click one of the links below for the decade you wish to view.
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Bass
Doyle Blackwood (1934-1942)
Don Smith (1942-1947)
Bill Lyles (1948-1954)
J D Sumner (1954-1965)
John Hall (1965-1968)
London Parris (1968-1970)
Ken Turner (1970-1980)
Randy Byrd (?-Present)\\

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Tenor
Roy Blackwood (1934-1949)
Alden Toney (1949-1951)
Dan Huskey (?-?)
Bill Shaw (?-?)
Pat Hoffmaster (1973-?)
John Cox (?-?)
Wayne Little (?-Present)\\

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Baritone\\

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Lead
James Blackwood (1934-?)
Jimmy Blackwood (?-Present)

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Don Smith (1942-1947)
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Roy Blackwood (1934-1949)
Alden Toney (1949-1951)
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1952 Favorite Gospel Songs and Spirituals (RCA Victor M3082/This eight song album was release in a ten inch LP format in 1952. Another LP was issued in 1956 by the same title containing these same songs plus four more. See below.): Take My Hand, Precious Lord; Wanta Rest; Peace In The Valley; It Is No Secret; He Bought My Soul At Calvary; My Journey To The Sky; Mansion Over The Hilltop; Swing Down Chariot (James Blackwood, R W Blackwood, Dan Huskey, Bill Lyles and Jack Marshall)\\

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1956 Hymn Sing (RCA Victor/LPM-1255): I Saw A Man; He Knows Just What I Need; Heavenly Love; Wonderful Savior; I Wanta Go There; I Don't Mind; I Just Can't Make It By Myself; Stop And Pray; Inside The Gate; The King And I Walk Hand In Hand; I Bowed On My Knees And Cried Holy; Wonderful (James Blackwood, J D Sumner, Cecil Blackwood, Bill Shaw, Jack Marshall).

1956 Favorite Gospel Songs And Spirituals (RCA Victor LPM 1351/This LP contains the same eight songs as the ten inch 1951 LP by the same title. Two of the additional songs were recorded in January 1952 with Dan Huskey singing tenor. “The Hand Of God” and “Oh, What A Time” were recorded in October 1952 with Bill Shaw singing tenor.): Take My Hand Precious Lord; My Journey To The Sky; The Love Of God; Swing Down Chariot; It Is No Secret; Wanta Rest; Peace In The Valley; Everywhere He Went; The Hand Of God; Oh, What A Time; Mansion Over The Hilltop; He Bought My Soul At Calvary (James Blackwood, R W Blackwood, Bill Lyles, Dan Huskey, Jack Marshall, Bill Shaw)

1957 I’m Bound For That City (RCA Victor/LPM-1488): He Lifted Me From Sin; Peace Of Mind; Farther Along; Jesus Lifted Me; I'm Bound For That City; Give Me The Strength To Stand; Jesus Is Mine; No Tears In Heaven; I Was There When It Happened; There's One; You Are The Finger Of God; I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes Unto The Hills. (Cecil Blackwood, J.D. Sumner, Bill Shaw, James Blackwood, Jack Marshall).

1958 His Hands (RCA Victor/LPM-1705): God Made A Way; His Hands; I'm Happy And Free; Gentle Hands; I'll Follow Where He Leads; Inside Your Heart; Invisible Hands; He's My King; I'm Free; Tho I'm Unworthy; On The Other Side Of Jordan; Take Me Home. (Cecil Blackwood, J.D. Sumner, Bill Shaw, James Blackwood, Jack Marshall).

1959 The Stranger Of Galilee (RCA Victor/LPM-1892): The Stranger Of Galilee; Amazing Grace; Tell Someone About Jesus; Shall I Crucify Him; Who Is That; The Old Rugged Cross; Sweet Peace; What A Friend; Medley (The Last Mile Of The Way; When I Make My Last Move; When I Take My Vacation In Heaven); Rock Of Ages; When I'm Alone; Whispering Hope. (Cecil Blackwood; J.D. Sumner, Bill Shaw, James Blackwood, Jack Marshall).

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1959 Paradise Island (RCA Victor - LPM2033): Beyond God's Horizon; Paradise Island; My Lord Goes With Me; Land Called Heaven; Dreams Of Tomorrow; He Will See You Through; Each Step I Take; Behind Your Tears; My All I Give; Do You Know My Jesus; Do You Go To Church; Pay As You Go. (Cecil Blackwood, J.D. Sumner, Bill Shaw, James Blackwood, Jack Marshall).

1959 The Blackwood Brothers (RCA Camden/CAL-544): Take A Look In The Book; Christ Is A Wonderful Savior; At The End Of The Trail; He Knows Just How Much You Can Bear; My Saving King; The Soul Spangled Banner; The Lord Is A Busy Man; The Workshop Of The Lord; I Don't Care What The World May Do; Will Heaven Be Heaven Without You; How Many Times; If I Pray. (Cecil Blackwood, J.D. Sumner, Bill Shaw, James Blackwood, Jack Marshall).

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1959 Give The World A Smile (Skylite?/SRLP-5966): A Beautiful Life; Just A Closer Walk With Thee; Looking For A City; Peace Like A River; Tell My Friends; Where Could I Go; Over The Moon; That Glad Reunion Day; Life's Railway To Heaven; A Mail Order From Heaven; Give The World A Smile; I Want To Be More Like Jesus. (Cecil Blackwood; J.D. Sumner; Bill Shaw; James Blackwood; Wally Varner).

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1960 The Blackwood Brothers In Concert (RCA Victor/LPM-2137): I'm Thankful; Not My Will; Hide Me Rock Of Ages; I Get Happy; I Wouldn't Trade; How Great Thou Art; Never; Then I Met The Master; Dear Lord Remember Me; The Devil Can't Harm A Praying Man; He's All That I Need; What A Morning. (Cecil Blackwood, J.D. Sumner, Bill Shaw, James Blackwood, Wally Varner).

1960 Beautiful Isle Of Somewhere (RCA Victor/LPM-2248): Eternal Paradise; On That Happy Golden Shore; I'll Be True; I Want To Meet You Up In Heaven; I Found God; Heaven For Me; Aloha Time; A Land Where Milk And Honey Flows; Jesus Fills My Every Need; Paradise Valley; What A Glorious Morning That Will Be; Beautiful Isle Of Somewhere. (Cecil Blackwood, J.D. Sumner, Bill Shaw, James Blackwood, Wally Varner).

1960 Sunday Meetin Time (Skylite?/SSLP-5967): Savior Gently Take Me Home; Sunday Meetin' Time; It Took A Miracle; Just A Little Talk With Jesus; Lord Keep Your Hand On Me; Everyday Will Be Sunday; Where No One Stands Alone; I Am A Pilgrim; How Long Has It Been; In My Father's House; I Shall Be At Home With Jesus; He's Everywhere. (Cecil Blackwood, J.D. Sumner; Bill Shaw; James Blackwood; Wally Varner).

1960 Statesmen-Blackwood Favorites (Skylite Records/SRLP-5980): Lead Me To That Rock; I'm Bound For The Kingdom; This World Is Not My Home; He'll Understand And Say Well Done; Rolling Riding Rocking; What A Friend We Have In Jesus; My Heavenly Father Watches Over Me; Goodbye World Goodbye; Somebody Bigger Than You And I; The Love Of God; Just A Closer Walk With Thee; When The Saints Go Marching In. (Blackwood Brothers and the Statesmen)

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1961 On Tour (RCA Victor/LPM-2300): Crossing Chilly Jordan; Because Of Him; Bell Of Joy Keep Ringing; Because Of The Love Of The Lord For Me; Happy People; When I Stand With God; Some Wonderful Day; Only Believe Him; The Prodigal Son; Dear Jesus Abide With Me; Pablo; The Old Country Church. (Cecil Blackwood, J.D. Sumner, Bill Shaw, James Blackwood, Wally Varner).

1961 The Pearly White City

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1962 Precious Memories

1962 Silver Anniversary Album (RCA Victor/LSP-2585): Joyfully I'll Travel On; When The Clouds Roll By; Heaven; My Nonstop Flight To Glory; I Could Never Tell You; He'll Be There; In That Land; Keep Me; Take A Moment And Live; Let Him In; One Day; Mammy's Boy. (Cecil Blackwood, Bill Shaw, James Blackwood, Wally Varner, J.D. Sumner).

1962 A Musical Merry Christmas

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1962 The Keys To The Kingdom

1962 At Home With The Blackwoods
1963 On Stage
1963 The National Gospel Quartet Convention
1963 The Blackwood Brothers Quartet Featuring Their Famous Bass J. D. Sumner

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1963 Give Us This Day (RCA Camden/CAL-735): Give Us This Day; I've Got It; Someone To Care; Angels Watches Over Me; Led By The Master's Hand; Live Right Die Right; Walking In The Light; Jesus Holds The Keys; Footprints Of Jesus; Brush The Dust Off The Bible; Jesus The Way Maker; For My Good Fortune. (Cecil Blackwood, Bill Shaw, James Blackwood, J.D. Sumner, Jackie Marshall, Wally Varner*) (*Wally Varner played on "For My Good Fortune" only according to Rock-A-My-Soul booklet that came with a Blackwood Brothers box set.).

1964 Blackwood Family Album

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1964 The Blackwood Brothers Quartet Featuring James Blackwood

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1964 The Blackwood Brothers Quartet Present Their Exciting Tenor Bill Shaw (RCA Victor/LSP-2938): The Angels Must Have Cried; Everybody Ought To Love; I Serve A Living God; I'm Gonna Walk Talk And Sing; Only One Touch; The Holy City; Welcome To Glory Land; All I Do Is Ask The Lord; Down From His Glory; What A Wonderful Savior; My Wonderful God; Sunrise. (Cecil Blackwood, J.D. Sumner, Bill Shaw, James Blackwood, Whitey Gleason).

1964 Gloryland Jubilee
1964 TV Requests
1965 Something Old - Something New
1965 The Blackwood Brothers Quartet Featuring Cecil Blackwood

1965 Do You Thank The Lord Each Day (RCA Camden/CAL-854): O Lord Hear My Prayer; I Will Lean On His Arm; When We Look On His Face; Paradise Awaits; Thank God For Calvary; O Rock Of Ages; God Is Right; Church Twice On Sunday; He Will Deliver Us; Do You Thank The Lord Each Day. (Cecil Blackwood, J.D. Sumner, Bill Shaw, James Blackwood, Whitey Gleason).

1965 Family Singing Time (Power Pak Gospel Series/PG-713): Echoes Of The Past; This Little Light Of Mine; At The Altar; The Devil's Gonna Get You; I'll Be Ready; Nobody; Well Done My Child; I've Had A Talk With Jesus; Do You Know Him; I Need The Prayers; If I Follow. (Pictured on cover: Cecil Blackwood, J.D. Sumner, Bill Shaw, James Blackwood, Jack Marshall).

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1966 The Grand Old Gospel (with Porter Wagoner)

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1966 How Big Is God (RCA Victor/LSP-3521): How Big Is God; My Heart Is Reserved For The Lord; Tho I'm Unworthy; That Happy Feeling; His Name Is Wonderful; Because He Died; Somebody Touched Me; Undying Love; Our Troubles Will Be Over; He Has Surely Borne Our Sorrow; We Are On God's Side; Ten Thousand Angels. (Cecil Blackwood, Bill Shaw, James Blackwood, Whitey Gleason; John Hall).

1966 The Sound Of Gospel Music (RCA Victor/LSP-3625): I Asked The Lord; Forever And Ever; No One Cared So Much; Everybody's Gonna Love Everybody; I Know My Lord Will Walk With Me; May The Good Lord Bless And Keep You; Climb Every Mountain; Wherever I Go; The Christ Of Every Crisis; There Is This Need; Faith Can Work Miracles; America The Beautiful.

1966 On The Jericho Road
1967 The Blackwood Brothers Quartet Featuring Big John Hall
1967 Songs For Joy

1967 More Grand Old Gospel (with Porter Wagoner) (RCA Victor/LSP-3855): Where No One Stands Alone; Rank Strangers; You're Not Home Yet; Lord Build Me A Cabin In Glory; There'd Be No Need For A Heaven; Where The Soul Never Dies; Beautiful Wings; God Walks These Hills With Me; Tell Your Children; God's Wonderful Way; I'll Fly Away; Thirty Pieces Of Silver.

1967 Surely Goodness And Mercy (with George Beverly Shea)

1967 With A Song On My Lips (And A Prayer In My Heart) (RCA Camden/CAS-2115): With A Song On My Lips; Without Him; God Is Alive; Heaven Came Down And Glory Filled My Soul; What A Day That Will Be; Brighten The Corner Where You Are; He Touched Me; There's No Other Way; Take The Hand Of The Lord; All The Way. (Bill Shaw, James Blackwood, Cecil Blackwood, John Hall, David Weston).

1968 It Is No Secret (Skylite Records/LP-6044): Peace In The Valley; Beyond The Shadows; More About Jesus; Wait Till You See Me In My New Home; Softly And Tenderly; In The Garden; It Is No Secret; Kneel At The Cross; Sweet Hour Of Prayer; When They Ring Those Golden Bells; How Beautiful Heaven Must Be; Jesus Savior Pilot Me. (Cecil Blackwood, Bill Shaw, James Blackwood, John Hall, Dave Weston).

1968 The Fabulous Blackwood Brothers Quartet
1968 Yours Faithfully
1968 In Gospel Country

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1968 In The Sweet By And By (RCA Camden/CAS-2194): In The Sweet By And By; Ivory Palaces; We've Got A Great Big Wonderful God; In The Shelter Of His Arms; Camping In Canaan's Land; I'll Walk With God; Who Am I; Open Up Your Heart; Happy Day; Lead Me Back To Calvary.

1968 All Day Singing (Skylite Records): Go Right Out; I Love To Be Alone With Jesus; I’ll Be Listening; I’m Winging My Way Back Home; There’s A Little Pine Log Cabin; Won’t We Be Happy; When He Put A Little Sunshine In; Heaven Now Is In View; I’ve Never Been Sorry; Did You Ever Go Sailin’; Blessed Jesus Loves You Too; All The Day Long. (Cecil Blackwood, Bill Shaw, James Blackwood, London Parris, Dave Weston).

1969 The Heavenly Harmony Of The Blackwood Brothers Quartet
1969 James Blackwood Sings His Favorite Gospel Songs
1969 Fill My Cup Lord

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1969 Just A Closer Walk With Thee (RCA Camden/CAS-2292): Just A Closer Walk With Thee; It Will Be Worth It All; It Matters To Him; We Can Still See His Footprints; When The Saints Go Marching In; Get Right Live Right Stay Right; Do You Know Jesus; Hear Me When I Call; The Richest Man I Know; Rainbow Of Love.

1969 O Come All Ye Faithful
1970 Gospel Classics
1970 My God And I

1970 Oh Happy Day (RCA Camden/CAS-2376): Oh Happy Day; Work For Peace; It's Been A Good Trip; Jesus Is Coming Soon; Have You Told Anyone About Jesus; In Twain He Rent The Vail; I've Been Born Again; I'll Meet You In The Morning; Since Jesus Passed By; A Better Tomorrow.

1970 Skylite Presents The Best Of The Blackwood Brothers
1971 The Blackwood Brothers Quartet Featuring London Parris
1971 He’s Still The King Of Kings And Lord Of Lords

1971 Sheltered In The Arms Of God (RCA Camden): Sheltered In The Arms Of God; Precious Memories; The Old Rugged Cross Made The Difference; Way Down Deep In My Soul; My Name Is Jesus; Thank God I Am Free; I Have A Friend; God Is Just A Prayer Away; Sing Your Blues Away. (James Blackwood, Cecil Blackwood, Jimmy Blackwood, London Parris, Bill Shaw).

1971 Amazing Grace (RCA Camden/CAS-2504): Amazing Grace; Put Your Hand In The Hand; Thy Hand Shall Lead Me; What A Friend; Whispering Hope; Bridge Over Troubled Water; I Cannot Hide From God; The Voice Of The Lord; I Believe In The Old Time Way; Sweet Peace.

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1971 Put Your Hand In The Hand (2 Record Set) (RCA Camden/CXS-9011-1/ACRS-6005): Put Your Hand In The Hand; Just A Closer Walk With Thee; In The Sweet By And By; Led By The Master's Hand; The Keys To The Kingdom; Oh Happy Day; Ivory Palaces; My Name Is Jesus; Bridge Over Troubled Water; Precious Memories; Give Us This Day; Sheltered In The Arms Of God; What A Friend; Angels Watches Over Me; Amazing Grace; Whispering Hope; O Rock Of Ages; God Is Just A Prayer Away.

1972 L-O-V-E (RCA Victor/LSP-4679): L-O-V-E; I Should Have Been Crucified; I Just Love My Jesus; Through It All; The Man Of Galilee; Song For The Man; Because He Lives; Talk About Jesus; Praise God Anyhow; I'd Rather Be An Old Time Christian.

1972 This Could Be The Dawning
1972 Roll On Jordan
1972 Release Me (From My Sin)

1972 Mighty Clouds Of Joy (RCA Camden/CAS-2540): Mighty Clouds Of Joy; I'll Fly Away; That Resurrection Morn; Walk With The Lord; What The World Needs Now Is Love; What A Glorious Morning That Will Be; Sunrise; Above The Clouds; Open Your Heart; I've Got To Walk That Lonesome Road.

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1973 How Great Thou Art

1973 On Stage (Skylite Records/SLP-6131): I'll Soon Be Gone; Will You Be Among The Missing; It's Worth It All; Peace In The Valley; When The Saints Go Marching In; Heaven; How Great Thou Art; I'll Meet You In The Morning; Give The World A Smile; The Old Country Church.

1973 Hallelujah To The King

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1973 Turn Your Radio On (ARAA Records/LPG-106-LD): He Set Me Free; I Just Steal Away And Pray; I Couldn't Begin To Tell You How Beautiful Heaven Is; Turn Your Radio On; The Prettiest Flowers Will Be Blooming; I'll Meet You By The River; It's Really Surprising; Her Mansion Is Higher Than Mine; We'll Meet A Lot Of Friends And Neighbors; When We Sing Around The Throne Eternal; Never To Say Goodbye; When I Looked Up And He Looked Down.

1973 My Sweet Saviour’s Love (ARAA Records/LPG-949-LD): Walking In The Sunshine Of My Sweet Saviour's Love; I Cannot Fail The Lord; Reunion In Heaven; I'm Nearer Home; The Walls Came Tumbling Down; He Fills A Longing; At The End Of My World; In The Upper Room; So Many Reasons; He Cares For You; I'm Too Near Home; In This Little House.

1973 A Father’s Prayer
1973 Hallelujah To The King

1973 It’s Worth It All (Skylite Records/SLP-6139): I'll Soon Be Gone; After Calvary; Just A Rose Will Do; When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder; Will You Be Among The Missing; It's Worth It All; At Calvary; Till The Storm Passes By; Lovest Thou Me; The Church's Finest Hour. (James Blackwood, Cecil Blackwood, Jimmy Blackwood, Ken Turner, Bill Shaw, Tommy Fairchild, Billy Blackwood, Larry Davis).

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1973 Featuring R.W. Blackwood and Bill Lyles
1974 Ken Turner Sings High And Low
1974 Let’s Make A Joyful Noise
1974 There He Goes

1975 Gospel With A Touch Of Country

1975 What A Beautiful Day For The Lord To Come Again (Skylite Records/SLP-6147): What A Beautiful Day; More To Go To Heaven For; The Most He Had To Offer Me; Lord I'm Not Ashamed; I'd Rather See A Smile; Stepping On The Clouds; Life Is So Fragile; My Burdens Rolled Away; Tears Will Never Stain; The First Look.

1975 Keep On Singing Featuring James Blackwood
1975 Hallelujah Meetin’

1975 Hymns Of Gold (Skylite Records/SLP-6158): Without The Blood; He Hideth My Soul; Lead Me Gently Home Father; His Eye Is On The Sparrow; It Is Well With My Soul; An Evening Prayer; Lead Me To Calvary; Blessed Assurance; My Heavenly Father Watches Over Me; How Great Thou Art.

1976 Learning To Lean (Skylite?/SLP-6161): Learning To Lean; That's Worth Everything; Brush Arbor Meeting; By Faith; Take Me As I Am; Just A Little Talk With Jesus; I'll Glory In The Cross; The Stranger; When He Reached Down His Hand For Me; Hold On Till Jesus Comes.

1976 Lord We Praise You

1977 Live! From Nashville Spotlighting James Blackwood (Skylite?/SLP-6173): I Want To Be More Like Jesus; His Grace Reaches Me; He's Still The King Of Kings; Release Me From My Sin; I'll Meet You In The Morning; The Night Before Easter; He Is My Everything; I Can Feel The Touch Of His Hand; The King Is Coming; The Eastern Gate.

1977 Bill Gaither Songs

1977 Jesus Let Me Write You A Song (Skylite?/SLP-6182): Jesus Let Me Write You A Song; All In The Name Of Jesus; Who Am I; Jesus Be The Lord Of All; The Anchor; He Was There All The Time; Lost; Remember Me Oh Lord; More Than My Share; The First Step.

1978 His Amazing Love (Skylite Records/SLP-6187): His Amazing Love; It Wouldn't Be Enough; Soon And Very Soon; The Loaves And The Fishes; Jesus Is Precious; What The World Needs Is Jesus; One Day At A Time; Jesus Is Coming Soon; He Is As Close; Come Unto Jesus.

1978 Lift Up The Name Of Jesus (Skylite?/SLP-6197): Lift Up The Name Of Jesus; He Is The Lily Of The Valley; I Found It All In Jesus; It Is No Secret; Home Beyond The Blue; Holy Spirit Thou Art Welcome; Standing On The Solid Rock; Amazing Grace; I Saw Jesus When He Died; Love Grew Where The Blood Fell.

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1979 Featuring John Cox

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1979 Live! In Music City USA

1979 Hymns By The Blackwood Brothers

1979 Live! At The National Quartet Convention (Skylite?/SLP-6212): Soon And Very Soon; The Lighthouse; He Was There All The Time; Because He Lives; Jesus Is Coming Soon; Rise Again; Restore My Soul; His Grace Reaches Me; How Great Thou Art; Learning To Lean.

1979 Merry Christmas From The Blackwood Brothers (Voice Box Records/VB-0779): White Christmas; The First Noel; Oh Holy Night; The Christmas Song; Silent Night; It Came Upon A Midnight Clear; Joy To The World; Hark The Herald Angels Sing; O Come All Ye Faithful; Away In A Manger.

1979 Featuring Cecil Blackwood (Skylite Records/SLP-6137): The Way That He Loves; Wasted Years; I'd Rather Have Jesus; Those Tender Hands; Shady Green Pastures; Born To Serve The Lord; Now I Know Why; He Washed My Eyes With Tears; The Love Of God; The Family Of God. (Cecil Blackwood, James Blackwood, Jimmy Blackwood, Ken Turner, Pat Hoffmaster, Tommy Fairchild, Larry Davis, Billy Blackwood).

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1980 Hymns Of The Church

1980 Until Then
1980 On The Jericho Road

1980 We Come To Worship (Voice Box Records/VB-1080): We Come To Worship; God Is Alive; Closer To Jesus; Shine Through Me; It's My Desire; Lord I Need You Now; All The Way Home; I Never Gave Up; It's A Joy; Take Away The Stone.

1981 The Joy Of Knowing Jesus (Skylite Records/SLP-6259): Redemption Draweth Nigh; Rise Again; It's Real; The Joy Of Knowing Jesus; Restores My Soul; We Shall Wear A Crown; He Touched Me; Ship Ahoy; Jesus I Love You; Because You Believed In Me.

1981 Hits Of The Century (Skylite Records/SLP-6250): Lead Me To That Rock; His Hands; I'm Bound For That City; I Bowed On My Knees And Cried Holy; He's All That I Need; I Wanna Rest; He Bought My Soul At Calvary; Peace Like A River; Then I Met The Master; The Old Country Church.

1982 Through The Years . . . Live!
1982 Joy Comes In The Morning
1982 Rise And Be Healed

1982 How Great Thou Art (Skylite Records/SLP-6283): How Great Thou Art; The Greatest Miracle; You Could Have Stopped Lord; It Took A Miracle; Lead Me Gently Home; Jesus I Love You; On The Jericho Road; I Found My World; Praise The Lord Everyday; Praise The Lord.

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1982 Following You
1983 Learning To Lean
1983 Because He Lives
1983 The Family Of God
1983 Perfect Heart
1983 Second To None
1984 Release Me (From My Sin)
1984 He Touched Me
1984 The Final Curtain
1984 Gospel 1
1984 Little Critters In Concert
1985 Blackwoods/Statesmen
1985 One Day Closer
1985 One Day At A Time

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1985 Old Time Singing
1985 Safe In The Arms Of Jesus
1985 That Brighter Day

1985 I Bowed On My Knees And Cried Holy (Voice Box Records/VB-5801): Inside The Gate; Softly And Tenderly; O When I Meet You; Search Me Lord; My Desire; What A Morning; I Bowed On My Knees And Cried Holy; Christ Is So Wonderful; Till I Found The Lord; I Heard About A City; My Saving King; Where Thou Goest.

1985 Speak His Name
1986 And Now - Jeff Stice
1986 Jeff Stice On Piano

1986 The Answer (Calvary Records): The Answer; Show Me Your Way; That's What's Wrong; Talk To The King; My God Is Real; His Name Is Wonderful; Man Of Sorrows; Medley; On The Wings Of The Spirit.

1986 With A Song On My Lips (And A Prayer In My Heart)
1986 Cecil Blackwood Of The Blackwood Brothers
1986 Old Country Church
1987 In Concert
1989 Turning The Soil
1989 He Is My Everything
1998 Learning to Lean on Jesus
1999 Elvis Favorites: Blackwood Brothers Quartet Sing Songs Elvis Sang
2000 Beulah Land

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2007 Rock Of Ages: Hymns Of The Faith: Rock Of Ages; Amazing Grace; God Leads Us Along; He Hideth My Soul; I Am Thine O Lord; In The Garden; To God Be The Glory; It Is Well With My Soul; The Old Rugged Cross; More About Jesus; O Say But I'm Glad. (Jimmy Blackwood, Randy Byrd, Brad White, Wayne Little).

2007 Live In Cape Coral: I Get Happy; He Bought My Soul At Calvary; Have You Talked To The Man Upstairs; Jesus Is Coming Soon; Learning To Lean; I'll Fly Away; I Want To Be More Like Jesus; How Great Thou Art; He Touched Me; The Lighthouse. (Jimmy Blackwood, Randy Byrd, Brad White, Wayne Little).

Compilations

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1964 The Best Of The Blackwood Brothers Quartet (RCA Victor/LSP-2931): I've Got To Walk That Lonesome Road; One Day; In Times Like These; Paradise Island; The Lord's Prayer; The Old Country Church; Eternal Paradise; He Means All The World To Me; Precious Memories; How Great Thou Art; The Stranger Of Galilee; God Made A Way.

1967 The Best Of The Blackwood Brothers Quartet, Vol. 2
1972 Memorial Album, Vol. 1
1973 Memorial Album, Vol. 2

1973 Best Of The Best Of (ARAA Records/DRP-7224): I Won't Have To Worry Anymore; Get Acquainted With The Lord; Ten Thousand Years; Beyond The Gates; I Know Who Holds Tomorrow; Where The Roses Never Fade; Palms Of Victory; He Will Pilot Me; I'm Living In Canaan Now; I've Been Changed; Hand In Hand With Jesus; Jesus Use Me.

1974 On Tour (RCA Camden/ACL1-0428-A) (Reissue of 1961 album of same title but with fewer songs): Crossing Chilly Jordan; Bell Of Joy Keep Ringing; Because Of The Love Of The Lord For Me; Happy People; When I Stand With God; Because Of Him; Only Believe Him; Dear Jesus Abide With Me; Pablo; The Old Country Church.

1977 Sixteen All-Time Favorites
1985 James Blackwood - 50 Golden Years
1985 All Their Best
1986 Best Of The Blackwood Brothers
1989 USA Tour, Vol. 1
1989 USA Tour, Vol. 2
1989 Original Recordings Of The 50s Blackwood Brothers
1990 Blackwood Brothers Classics, Vol. 1
1990 Blackwood Brothers Classics, Vol. 2
1990 Blackwood Brothers Classics, Vol. 3
1991 Blackwood Brothers Classics, Vol. 4
1991 Blackwood Brothers Classics, Vol. 5

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200? Radio Shows of the 30s, 40s, and 50s

2006 The Family of God (St Clair Records/ART62602): Won't We Be Happy; When He Put A Little Sunshine In; The Family Of God; Songs That Answer Questions; Something Beautiful; Let's Just Praise The Lord; It Is Finished; I'm Winging My Way Back Home; Jesus Is Lord Of All; I Love To Be Alone With Jesus.

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