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Percy E. Griffin, Sr.



Percy Griffin, Lead Singer of the Legendary Swanee Quintet

It is with heavy hearts that the Malaco Music Group announces the passing of Mr. Percy Griffin. Percy was the lead singer of the Swanee Quintet for 50 years. While with the Swanees, Percy recorded a number of chart topping songs, which included; “Ups and Downs”, “The Lord Will Provide”, “Dr. Jesus” and “Eternal Life.” He will definitely be missed by his family, friends, fans and The Swanee Quintet.

Darrell Luster (Director of The Malaco Music Group) states, “Percy and the Swanees were signed to our Atlanta International Record Label and has more recently appeared on the project, “The Legends Of Quartet.” “It was a joy working closely with Percy and he was a dear friend.”

Additional Information:
Malaco Music Group
PO Box 9287
Jackson, MS 39286
601 982 4522


Homegoing Services
Saturday, August 29, 2015, at 12:00 PM
The United House Of Prayer For All People
1269 Wrightsboro Road
Augusta, GA 30901
(706) 722-4691


In Charge Of Arrangements
Elliott Sons Funeral Home
2524 Lumpkin Road
Augusta, GA 30906
(706) 793-0123

The Fantastic Violinaires sing with MALACO

On today, January 11, 2013, MALACO Music Group signed the legendary Fantastic Violinaires to a record deal. The group is back with the label on which they released many chart topping albums in the 80’s. Check out the group’s signing by visiting their Facebook page. The link is on their website.

On hand for the the signing were Minister Danny Walker, Minister Wesley Hill and Robert Arrington. Representing MALACO Music Group was Darrell Luster.

Look for a live recording from the group later this year.

Black History MonthFebruary is the month set aside to acknowledge Black History. As you celebrate during this month remember the contributions of the gospel quartet groups to this history. For, there is really the “story of a people” in the songs. Share the rich history of Quartet Gospel.

Encourage everyone you know that is putting on a Black History Program to include at least one gospel quartet group in the celebration. Also, take the time to check out the many re-recorded gospel projects from the past. Record labels like Shanachie and Calvin Records have released some great music from gospel singers of the past. The recordings are worthy of your attention. You will find many golden nuggets among the recordings.

And, don’t forget to check out Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio from February 11 to 17. During this time, we’ll be broadcasting a Tribute To The Legends Of Quartet Gospel. Some of the songs that will be in the broadcast are “Tribute Parts 1 & 2” by Slim & The Supreme Angels, “The Real Pioneers” by Darrell Luster, “A Tribute to Gospel” by Doc McKenzie and The Gospel Hi-Lites, “Tribute To The Caravans” by The Jackson Sisters, “Tribute” by Tony Pittman and The Harmony Winds, “How Can I Lose This Race” by East Coast Pilgrimaires, “Quartet Legends Medley” by The Lighthouse Singers, “Quartet Heaven” by Castro Coleman & Highly Favored, and many, many more. If there is a tribute song that you would like us to include in this special broadcast, just send us an email. In it include the title of the song and the name of the artist.