dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
5 october 1968 & colmanaires release new album

5 october 1968 & colmanaires release new album

OTD 5 October 1968 The Colmanaires released a new album. Founded in 1962, the group, also known as the Colmanaires of Washington, DC, sang gospel music.

Members included:

Alvareece Bullock, vocals
Ethelean Coleman, vocals
Frankie Collier, vocals
James Hawkins, tenor vocals, piano
Suzie Izzard, vocals

Check out this 1970 Colmanaires poster, created by Lloyd McNeill, advertising their 1 August concert at the New Thing weekly concert series.

colmonaires 1970 hassan.jpg

Courtesy Rusty and Sandy Hassan. This poster is in their personal collection. I thank them for allowing me to take a photograph of the poster and to share it here.

Your comments are welcome below. Do you, a family member or neighbor remember the Colmanaires? Do you have one of their albums? Did you see them in concert? Where did you see them perform? What were your favorite songs?You may comment privately here.

Photo source: I found this image on Gospel Explosion’s YouTube Channel here. According to the site this album, titled “Haven of Rest, is from 1967. I claim fair use.
On 18 August, the Colmanaires performed on the Amateur Hour television show on Channel 9 at 5:30pm.. Evening Star 18 August, 1968.
I found information about the year the group started and member names here.
For a recording of a 1980 concert featuring Ethelean Coleman, at the Old Jericho Baptist Church (4419 Douglas St NE), click here.



6 october 1968 & last day for voter registration

6 october 1968 & last day for voter registration

4 october 1968 & black unitarian universalist caucus @all souls unitarian

4 october 1968 & black unitarian universalist caucus @all souls unitarian