H. O. B. Records Another powerhouse label for quartet gospel during the 60’s and 70’s was H. O. B. Records. H. O. B. Records was formed in 1959, in Detroit, Michigan. The owner of the label was Carmen Murphy, who, by the way was a beautician. The acronym H.O.B. actually stands for House Of Beauty.

The early line up of quartet gospel artists on the label was virtually a ‘whose-who’ of gospel music during that era. The list included, The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Swan Silvertones, The Dixie Hummingbirds, The Caravans, The Angelic Gospel Singers, The Blind Boys of Mississippi, The Harris Family, Shirley Caesar, The Harmonizing Four, and The Clefs of Calvary.

H. O. B. is another label that has released some of the most memorable gospel music by some of the legends of this genre. H. O. B. early recordings have become sought after collectibles for serious fans of this genre. Now, you can find many of H. O. B. early recordings on CD issued by Calvin Records.