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Orlandus Wilson Obituary

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Orlandus Wilson Obituary

Orlandus Wilson Obituary

Orlandus Wilson Obituary

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Orlandus Wilson, one of the original members of the gospel quartet the Golden Gate Quartet, died in Paris at the end of last year. We"ll hear a portion of one of his songs, done in "jubilee" style, which features a focus on rhythm. Wilson"s group changed how traditional gospel music is sung and produced. Due to Internet rights issues, this segment has been modified from its original broadcast form.