The Dixie Hummingbirds

Music in the Air: The 70th Anniversary All-Star Tribute

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Music in the Air is a celebration of 70 years of existence from the legendary gospel vocal group the Dixie Hummingbirds. On hand is a star-studded array of guests, including Paul Simon, Bobby Womack, Stevie Wonder, Wynonna Judd, and Isaac Hayes. Virtuoso of close-harmonies, it cannot be overestimated their importance in the basis of '50s doo wop. Artists from the Temptations to Jackie Wilson with Womack and Wonder owe a huge debt to the group. Paul Simon featured them on his 1973 hit "Love Me Like a Rock" and here they revisit that song with him. The group formed in 1928 in South Carolina. Nearly two-dozen members passed through the group since that time. The Dixie Hummingbirds is legendary not only for its longevity, but for holding true to a very traditional gospel sound.

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