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J.J R Baxter
Jesse Randall "J R" Baxter Jr. (December 8, 1887 - January 29, 1960)
(Also known as "Pap" Baxter)
J R Baxter was one of the pioneers of modern Southern Gospel music. In 1926 he partnered with V O Stamps to form the Stamps-Baxter Music And Printing Company. This company had an office in Chattanooga, Tennessee headed by Baxter and another office in Dallas, Texas headed by V O Stamps. The company published some of the most beloved songs in Southern Gospel music. Several quartets arose to sell the company's songbooks including "house" quartets made up of company employees. Many more affiliated groups used some variation of Stamps-Baxter in their name. He himself performed with the Baxter Quartet.