uncheck for all Google results

slower, but with more complete results

Home Page

Browse Categories

edit Main.SideBar

All articles are the property of SGHistory.com and should not be copied, stored or reproduced by any means without the express written permission of the editors of SGHistory.com. Wikipedia editors, this particularly includes you. Please do not copy our work and present it as your own. Thank you.

Page last modified on February 13, 2018, at 09:14 PM EST

Virgil O Stamps (1892 - 1940)

Biography

Virgil O Stamps (often referred to by his initials, "V O") began his tenure with the Vaughan Music Company in 1915. In 1924, Stamps left Vaughan and formed the V O Stamps School Of Music in Texas. He merged the company with J R Baxter in 1926, forming the Stamps-Baxter Music and Printing Company.

In addition to publishing, V O sang with the group that bore his name, the V O Stamps Quartet. Sometimes they were simply billed as the Stamps Quartet. By that point, Frank Stamp's group was billed as the Frank Stamps All Star Quartet to distinguish between the two groups. On some occasions, V O would send another singer out with the Stamps to fill the bass position.

By the late 1930s, V O's group was called the Original Stamps Quartet. During the 1930s, many groups became traveling salesmen representing the Stamp-Baxter Music and Printing Company.

In July of 1940, a Stamps-Baxter photo album showed eleven affiliated groups using variations of the Stamps or Baxter names, along with the radio station call letters and city in which each group was based. V O's group was listed as the Original Stamps Quartet, based at KRLD radio in Dallas, Texas.

Before 1940 was over, V O Stamps passed away. After V O's death, his brother Frank Stamps assumed his duties at the publishing company.

Awards

GMA Hall Of Fame (1973)
SGMA Hall Of Fame (1997)

Songwriter's Résumé

(Partial List)

Coming
He Bore It All
He Will Be With Me
I Could Never Tell You
I'll Be Somewhere Listening
I Would Not Miss It Would You
Is It Well With Your Soul
Love Is The Key
O Lord Hear My Prayer
Won't We Be Happy

Edit - History - Print - Search
Page last modified on February 13, 2018, at 09:14 PM EST