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Created in 1934, the Golden Gate Quartet was one of the primary groups to mark the arrival of Afro-African music in the United States. Inventing a unique musical genre, the quartet popularized Negro Spirituals during the 1940s and 1950s which Louis Armstrong then revealed to the world in 1958 with "The Good Book". In May 2003, producer Patrick Fremeaux asked the Golden Gate Quartet to record the repertoire of The Good Book, and it was directed by Clyde Wright, the quartet's second tenor since 1954. This a cappella recording benefits from modern recording techniques, enhancing the original sound of the quartet. Includes a 12 page booklet with both French and English notes.