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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Satisfaction Blues - Rufus & Ben Quillian

Rufus Quillian was born in Gainesville, Georgia on February 2, 1900. His brother Ben was born in Gainesville on June 23, 1907. In 1929 they made several recordings for Paramount Records in New York City as the "Blue Harmony Boys", sometimes joined by Brother Jackson as a third vocalist. In April and December of 1930, they recorded six sides for Columbia. Their final recordings were in Atlanta in 1931 joined by James McCravy as a third vocalist, with Rufus playing piano. Two songs from their final session were issued, and two more were not. Rufus died in Atlanta on January 31, 1946. Ben passed away in St. Louis, Missouri sometime in July of 1985.
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1 comment:

  1. Rufus was my Mothers father he married her mother Lois Booker. I never got to meeting as he had died already as I was born in 1958. My mother Enestine Winoa Quillian was born in May 3, 1925.