The Highway Q.C.'s

The Highway Q.C.'s are an American gospel group active for over seventy years.wikipedia
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Johnnie Taylor

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The group launched the careers of several secular stars, including Lou Rawls, Johnnie Taylor, and Sam Cooke. After Rawls's departure in 1953, Johnnie Taylor joined the group, and in 1955 they made their first recordings for Vee-Jay Records.
As an adult, he had one release, "Somewhere to Lay My Head", on Chicago's Chance Records label in the 1950s, as part of the gospel group Highway QCs, which had been founded by a young Sam Cooke.

Sam Cooke

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The group launched the careers of several secular stars, including Lou Rawls, Johnnie Taylor, and Sam Cooke.
He first became known as lead singer with the Highway QC's when he was a teenager, having joined the group at the age of 14. During this time, Cooke befriended fellow gospel singer and neighbor Lou Rawls, who sang in a rival gospel group.

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The Highway Q.C.'s are an American gospel group active for over seventy years.

The Soul Stirrers

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Cooke sang with the group through 1951, when he joined The Soul Stirrers; Lou Rawls took his place through 1953.

Vee-Jay Records

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After Rawls's departure in 1953, Johnnie Taylor joined the group, and in 1955 they made their first recordings for Vee-Jay Records.

Savoy Records

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They would record for Savoy Records and A&M Records, among others.

A&M Records

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They would record for Savoy Records and A&M Records, among others.

AllMusic

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*Jason Ankeny, [ The Highway Q.C.'s] at Allmusic

The Stovall Sisters

The Stovall Sisters performed and recorded songs in the genre that consisted of a gospel/R&B fusion and maintained a successful career as professional studio and touring backup singers for an impressive list of well-known artists that include The Staple Singers, The Caravans, Bobby Womack & The Womack Brothers, Al Green & The Green Brothers, Ray Charles & The Blind Boys, The Harmonizing Four, The Soul Stirrers,The Salem Travelers,The Pilgrim Jubiees and{ Sylvester, The Davis Sisters and The Highway Q.C's, BB King, Big Mama Thornton, Etta James, Jimmy McCracklin, Bobby Bland, Charles Brown, Sugar Pie DeSanto, Earth Wind & Fire, Jackie Wilson, Joe Tex, Joe Simon, Parliament-Funkadelic, Sam Cooke, Cannonball Adley, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Norman Greenbaum.

Roscoe Robinson (musician)

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Robinson recorded as a gospel solo artist in the 1950s with Trumpet Records, and sang in groups such as The Five Trumpets, Highway QCs, and The Fairfield Four.