The Jubalaires -"Noah"

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recquilt | May 10, 2007
1940's Black Gospel & Pop Vocal Quartet

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Here's information about The Jubailaires from their Wikipedia page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jubalaires

"The Jubalaires were an American gospel group active during the 1940s and 1950s. They were playing as the Royal Harmony Singers in Florida as far back as 1936, and under that name reached #10 on the R&B charts on November 14, 1942 with "Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition", a song adapted from the speech of a naval chaplain in response to the attack on Pearl Harbour the previous year.[3] In 1946, they secured a spot on Arthur Godfrey's CBS radio show. Willie Johnson left the Golden Gate Quartet to take the lead of the group in 1948, and in 1950 the band appeared in the musical comedy film Duchess of Idaho.

Much of their music was issued by King Records, some initially on their "Queen Records" label (devoted to African-American music) that was subsequently re-issued on the King label..".

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NOAH
as sung by The Jubaliares

Chorus:
Well it's oh Noah
Oh oh Noah
Oh oh! Noah
God's gonna ride on the wind & tide.

Oh Noah
Oh oh Noah
Oh oh! Noah
God's gonna ride on the wind & tide.

Soloist -Brother Noah
Group- God's gonna ride on the wind & tide.
Soloist-My God's talking.
Group- God's gonna ride on the wind & tide.
Soloist- Say you'll ride on the wind & tide.

(Narrative by one singer; the rest of the group quietly hums in response to each line)

Hey, to*, stop, (be) still, and listen to me.
God walked down to the [roundy?] sea.
He declared that evil had descended to man.
And then He decided to destroy the land.
He spoke to Noah and Noah stopped.
He said "Noah, I want you to build an ark".
I want you to build it three cubics long.
I want you to build it big and strong.
I want you to build it fifty high and fifty wide.
So it will withstand the wind and tide.

Chorus
So it's oh Noah etc
Well it's oh Noah etc
(repeat chorus one time)

Soloist (Humming) Mmmm Mmmm
Group- God's gonna ride on the wind & tide.
Soloist (Humming) Mmmm Mmmm
Group- God's gonna ride on the wind & tide.
Soloist- Brother Noah. Brother Noah,my God's talking.
Group- God's gonna ride on the wind & tide
Soloist-Said He would ride
Group- God's gonna ride on the wind & tide.
Soloist-on the wind and the tide.

Narrative by one singer; the rest of the group quietly hums in response to each line)

Well after the foundation was laid.
Then Brother Noah began to hew and build.
The ringing of the hammer that judgement.
The hewing of the saw that [said we] repent.
One hundred years he hammered and sawed.
Building the ark by the grace of God.
When the ark was built God's voice was heard.
He said "Now, Noah let me tell you what to do.
I want you to call in the animals two by two.
So he called them in the ark two by two.
[Bears], the oxford, and the kangaroo.
Then he called in [Japeth], and Ham, and Shem.
Then God began to flood the land.
He raised His hands to heaven on high.
Shook the stars and they moved from the sky.
Shook the mountains, He troubled the sea.
[Hist] the wind, His chariot decree.
He stood on land and stood on the shore.
And decalred that time there wouldn't be no more.

Chorus-
Well it's oh Noah
Oh oh Noah
Oh oh! Noah
God's gonna ride on the wind & tide

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Transcription by Ms. Azizi Powell, 12/7/2010
This transcription was made by repeatedly listening to the singing as preserved in the video posted to YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CLFwW85O20

* The words that I'm unsure about are placed in brackets. The word that is assumed by listeners is placed in parenthesis, For instance, in the line "Hey to stop, (be) still, and listen to me", I believe that "to" in that line means "got to" and I believe that "be still" is meant, although "be" isn't sung.

Please send any corrections to this transcription to jambalayah17@yahoo.com

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Selected viewer comments from http://www.youtube.com/all_comments?v=6CLFwW85O20

Posted in 2007:

MagnificentMood - this sounds like the Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet. These guys are heros.

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wolwerone - Mithicals!!great singers!! now i understand where all rap,hip op starts from!!

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scarlett24ca - Religious Rappers! Sick! Love it:D [Posted in 2008]

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recquilt - This type of Gospel singing as sung by the Jubalaires And The Golden Gate Quartet was known as narration...a little more of a positive message than rap though!

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wolwerone-o I'm agree on the message, no comparison with poor rappers of today, i was only talking about their physical movements and speeching words technique incredibly actual. Great !!:)

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SyberkaPL- Rap from 1940's. Cool!

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Posted in 2008:

scarlett24ca- Agreed

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sebreathnach - FANTASTIC!

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babingas - Does anyone know the names of the fellows on the the left? The fellow on with the dark shirt was later(?)one of The Larks and the other was one of The Checkers(agreed?). If anyone knows, for that matter, who are the other two guys? Not bad; are they???

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recquilt- The left guy from the GGQ & Larks is Orville Brooks. The "little" guy is Ted Brooks,

the "big" guy is George "Biggie" Mc Fadden and the other with a space between his teeth John Jennings. That info provided by my buddy Chop.

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Posted in 2009:

jspartacus -The real origins of rap music...

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FunBoy15- sounds like it. even the hand movements haha. great performance.

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apter57427- Great music, very well done. We are so lucky that this footage was perserved. Thank you for posting this important part of our history. Will be looking for more

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salahhdine- Verry good !!

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Posted in 2010

MolioMan - so is this Willie Johnson singing lead - from Golden Gate Quartet?

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KeysMA2260- YeSsssSsss

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marmorkuchen77- What is there else to say other than: fantastic, truly captivating rhythm and singing!!

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peggyyes- This is absolutely WONDERFUL. Such GREAT voices, harmony and timing. I LOVE THIS SONG ANS THE SINGERS>

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Sioakela- Wait, this sounds very similar to a song by Moby that he had some this gospel blues sampled in....?

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CARLSMITH508- actually he Rapped on the first & second verse...

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spotty91-@CARLSMITH508 Yes! He actually does

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thebigfist - These guye were phenomenal,one of my favorite Gospel and pioneer groups.

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Pato2010- OH!! NOAH OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH OOOOOOOOOH NOAH!!!! LOVE IT!

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rnkbbc1- Please does anyone know words of the song? Thank you.

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