By Tom Hanchett, historian Levine Museum of the New South Golden Gate Quartet In the late 1930s this quartet burst onto the national scene, thanks to records made in Charlotte, and introduced the hot sound of swing to acapella gospel. The Gates started singing as teenagers in Virginia, then moved to Charlotte to perform live […]

June is Black Music Month, and Praise 100.9 is celebrating with daily features about national and local black musicians. In Charlotte, many people are familiar with artists such as John P. Kee and Donald Lawrence. However, Charlotte has a deeper gospel musical tradition that dates back to the '30s with acts such as Golden Gate Quartet, who regularly appeared on radio programs here. Learn more.