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J.JD Sumner And The Stamps Quartet
In the fall of 1962, Frank Stamps sold his Stamps Quartet Music Company to James Blackwood, Cecil Blackwood and J D Sumner of the Blackwood Brothers. The new owners created a new Stamps Quartet with Jerry Redd, Roger McDuff, Terry Blackwood, "Big" John Hall and “Smiling” Joe Roper. Jim Hill, Mylon LeFevre and Chuck Ramsey also performed with what turned out to be a transition version of the Stamps, bridging the three years between the end of the Frank Stamps era and the launch of the J D Sumner era.
JD Sumner And The Stamps Quartet
In 1965, J D and James Blackwood “swapped” bass singers; Sumner went to the Stamps and John Hall went to the Blackwood Brothers. Once Sumner joined the group, they were billed as J D Sumner And The Stamps Quartet. Jimmy Blackwood went to work for J D in the Stamps at the same time. Tenor singer Jim Hill and lead singer Roger McDuff were retained from the pre-JD group. Pianist Chuck Ramsey also remained with the group during the transition, but he was replaced by J D's nephew Donnie Sumner in 1966. Donnie moved into the lead slot later that same year, and future MCA Records executive Tony Brown was brought on board to play piano. This combination was an immediate success on the concert circuit.
GMA Hall Of Fame (1998)
Due to the large number of recordings by J D Sumner And The Stamps Quartet, the discography has been divided into separate pages by decade. Please click on the decade you wish to view.