The Dixie Hummingbirds

A Christian Testimonial

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Its severe title notwithstanding, Christian Testimonial captures the Dixie Hummingbirds at their most daring, drawing on secular R&B hallmarks to push their breathtaking harmonies in appealing new directions. Backed by little more than simple guitar accompaniment, the Hummingbirds evoke the clarity and purity of a cappella, but their harmonies also boast an elasticity unmistakably rooted in street-corner doo wop; alter the subject matter from Jesus to the pretty girl next door, and Christian Testimonial would fit comfortably alongside the best of the Drifters or the Clovers.

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