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    Answer this 100

    I really need a hobby-hehehe..ok i bet that nobody gets this one so here goes,what classic gospel group of the[40's-50's]had a part of their group name spelled wrong?

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    Keep guessing gang,somebody may stumble upon it,hehehehehe!

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    Could you be referring to The Staple Singers, whose real family name is "Staples". So, when they changed their name from "Staples Singers" to "Staple Singers", their title word "Staple" was misspelled?

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    Nice try robb,but no cigar,hehehe!!

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    If you think this one is tough,just wait til the next one-hehehe!

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    Is SDF experiencing "technical difficulties these days?...I know I posted a reply to this thread and the Baby Huey one on the main forum. Anyway, again I ask,
    what about Pilgrim Travellers?...even internet auto fills know there one L too many there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by splanky View Post
    Is SDF experiencing "technical difficulties these days?...I know I posted a reply to this thread and the Baby Huey one on the main forum. Anyway, again I ask,
    what about Pilgrim Travellers?...even internet auto fills know there one L too many there...
    "Travellers" is the British spelling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 144man View Post
    "Travellers" is the British spelling.
    Well, great googa mooga!...I guess I'm the only one here that didn't know that.
    Funny that the members of a southern black gospel group would way back then...

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    You;re close splanky,keep working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 144man View Post
    "Travellers" is the British spelling.
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    I've got MANY, MANY records by The Pilgrim Travelers, and NONE of them used the British/Canadian/Australian/South African/new Zealander spelling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robb_k View Post
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    I've got MANY, MANY records by The Pilgrim Travelers, and NONE of them used the British/Canadian/Australian/South African/new Zealander spelling.
    I wonder where Splanky saw it spelled with the double-L.

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    Actually robb,you are the one i thought would've figured it out,and perhaps you will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arr&bee View Post
    Actually robb,you are the one i thought would've figured it out,and perhaps you will.
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    Maybe. But I wouldn't count on it. But, I'll bet I have records by the group, and know them very well. But I can't think of any misspelled Gospel group names, offhand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 144man View Post
    I wonder where Splanky saw it spelled with the double-L.
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    I would bet that he saw it on a British Commonwealth issue (where the printer changed it from Travelers to "Travellers" because they thought it was misspelled from the "correct" British spelling). As the group is made up of Americans, their name should be spelled with one "L". But, like text and song titles, group names are sometimes "translated".

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    Ok,one hint,it doesn't look misspelled but if you know the origin of the name you'll know that it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 144man View Post
    I wonder where Splanky saw it spelled with the double-L.
    robb, I don't remember where I first saw it spelled with two Ls but it
    was obviously a mistake someone made and then was repeated over and
    over again on the web. I myself have never owned any Pilgrim Travelers
    releases, I just heard them and a slew of other gospel groups when I
    lived in the southern part of the US. BTW as much as I miss the Carolinas
    I'm relieved to not be there right now....
    Anyway, Jai! Let me try again...Could you possibly be referring to
    The Swanee Quintet? Swanee actually being an abbreviated spelling
    and pronouncing of Suwannee like the river?....

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    Quote Originally Posted by splanky View Post
    robb, I don't remember where I first saw it spelled with two Ls but it
    was obviously a mistake someone made and then was repeated over and
    over again on the web. I myself have never owned any Pilgrim Travelers
    releases, I just heard them and a slew of other gospel groups when I
    lived in the southern part of the US. BTW as much as I miss the Carolinas
    I'm relieved to not be there right now....
    Anyway, Jai! Let me try again...Could you possibly be referring to
    The Swanee Quintet? Swanee actually being an abbreviated spelling
    and pronouncing of Suwannee like the river?....
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    I've got lots of records by The Swanee Quintet, as well. The song "The Old Folks At Home", that includes the phrase "Way down upon The Swanee River", has it spelled the same way. But the real spelling of the river is "Suwannee". So, is THAT the misspelling? , and Splanky got the answer correct?
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    Nope,but you guys are very close.

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    So then there are two. Curveball incoming, huh Jai?....Robb, the Suwannee residents are
    really proud of their river and own culture down there....

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    Hehe,no curveball just read the hint i gave and put it together.

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    I'm not going to think of it. But, I'll bet I have records by the group. I'll be curious to see the answer.

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    Robb,with your musical knowledge,i'm sure that you have this group in your collection..i'll give the answer tomorrow.

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    There are The Powerlites on Peacock Gospel label. It should be spelt: "Powerlights". But, I'd bet THIS one ISN'T the group you mean. Also, The Gospel Cleffs on Gospel Records, spelt incorrectly, with 2 "F"s. But, I also doubt that this is the one to which you refer.
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    Ok gang,the group that seem to have you all stumped is the highway oc's..[the actual name is the highway quiz kids]but the founder misspelled it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arr&bee View Post
    Ok gang,the group that seem to have you all stumped is the highway oc's..[the actual name is the highway quiz kids]but the founder misspelled it.
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    Ha! Ha! I thought Highway QC's was misspelt because "q" was really from the word "cue". And what is it with Americans using an apostrophe to make letters plural??? That's incorrect grammar usage in all other English-speaking nations.

    I think it's Ironic that you misspelled QC's by putting an "o" the "q's" stead. Freudian slip?

    I have to admit that I've never heard of that group's origin as Quiz Kids. Were the original members scholars? Did they have to leave too many towns for being TOO SMART? Won too many quiz contests or quiz show prizes?

    Wasn't Johnny Taylor or Lou Rawls in that group for awhile? They were the "farm team" or "Junior version" of The Soul Stirrers, who were their "mentor group".
    Last edited by robb_k; 09-24-2018 at 09:58 PM.

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    HAAAAAAAAAAAAA..FREUDIAN SLIP INDEED..[darned hooch,hehe]YES A YOUNG JOHNNY TAYLOR WAS IN THAT GROUP REPLACING SAM COOKE.

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