13 April 2016

K is for Kendrick, Bervin

Bervin Kendrick was born 28 February 1910. He was one of the original Statesmen. He was their first baritone, singing with them from 1948 until 1951. The other original Statesmen were: Bobby Strickland (tenor), Mosie Lister (lead), and Gordon Hill (bass).

Bervin was an original member of the Southlanders Quartet, which was formed in early 1948 before Hovie Lister started The Statesmen Quartet. He was their lead singer. He sang baritone with the Crusaders after leaving The Statesmen Quartet.

Bervin died 13 February 1991 and is buried in Bainbridge, Georgia.

Listen to the Bells

YouTube - Listen to the Bells
Southern Gospel History - Bervin Kendrick
Southern Gospel History - Southlanders Quartet
Souther Gospel History - Crusaders
Wikipedia - The Statesmen Quartet


  1. I had never heard this selection. Very nice!
    Revisit the Tender Years with me during the #AtoZChallenge at Life & Faith in Caneyhead!

    1. Thanks, Barbara. I'm glad that you enjoyed it.

      We have seen a recording of this song with Denver Crumpler, Jake Hess, Doy Ott, and Big Chief singing, and Hovie on piano. This is the only recording that David and I have seen with Bervin Kendrick. He's the one with the glasses standing beside Big Chief.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a great night. :)

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    1. Thanks, Denise, for stopping by and commenting.

      Have a blessed night!


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