29 April 2016

Y is for Younce, George


George Younce was born in Lenoir, North Carolina, on 22 February 1930. He was a teenager when he joined his first quartet, which was the Spiritualaires. After he left the Army (he was a paratrooper, how cool is that?), he was in several musical groups. A few of those are: The Blue Ridge Quartet; The Watchmen; and The Weatherford Quartet.

I was first introduced to George Younce through a Cathedrals video. He joined the Cathedrals in 1964, the year before I was born. He was at one time considered Southern Gospel's Favorite Bass singer. Well, by now you probably all know who my favorite bass singer is - Jim "Big Chief" Wetherington of The Statesmen Quartet - but George Younce does a pretty good job of it, too. During his many years in the music business, he earned multiple awards.

Like many other singers, George was also a songwriter. One of his classic songs is "Yesterday". Another thing that he did that I thought was pretty cool was provide the voices for characters in children's videos called Gaither's Pond, which were produced by Bill Gaither.

George Younce died 11 April 2005 in Stow, Ohio, of kidney and heart problems.

Here are The Cathedrals singing "Yesterday".


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Wikipedia - George Younce


  1. A very nice tribute to George Younce. I have heard of the groups he sang with. I've enjoyed your posts and learned so much about the Gospel singers you have featured. Thanks so much for your visits and comments on CollectInTexas Gal. It's been great fun sharing our mutual interests and experiences. I still have emails and comments from you that I will answer via email when work and life slow down a bit. Congratulations on making it to the end of the Challenge.
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

    1. Thank you, Sue. I am glad that you have enjoyed your visits here. I have enjoyed visiting your blog very much. I look forward to learning what more we may have in common, especially regarding family history possibilities.

      I look forward to hearing from you whenever you're able. I'm not going anywhere...well, unless the river decides otherwise. :)

      Congratulations to you, too, for completing the challenge. Have a blessed day!

  2. Great sound! We have a local group of men who sing the old time gospel in a quartet. They call themselves The Master's Men.

    1. Oh, I bet they are great to listen to! I like their name, too.

      Thank you so much for stopping by here and commenting. Have a blessed day!

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    1. Thank you, Denise. I hope that you're doing well today.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a blessed day!

  4. Suzanne, I'm playing catch up now. I'm sorry for not getting around before now, but as I go through my comments then I'll be back and forth many times. lol Nice job on George Younce. The Cathedrals have some fabulous harmonies. Thanks for sharing Yesterday, it's a beautiful song!

    1. That's okay, Cathy, no need to be sorry. :) I look forward to your visits here.

      Thank you, and you're welcome. I am glad that you enjoyed the song. There are so many great ones out there!

      Have a blessed and Happy Mother's Day!


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