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The Prisonaires

The Prisonaires
Formed: 1953
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Disbanded: 1955
Genre: R&B, Pop/Rock
Group Members: Johnny Bragg, Ed Thurman, Marcell Sanders, William Stewart, John Drue
Biography: The Prisonaires were just that, five African-American male singers who also happened to be inmates of the Tennessee State Penitentiary in Nashville. Despite what normally would be considered circumstances too onerous to start a pop music career, the Prisonaires were celebrities, albeit briefly, after ...Read full biography
Just Walkin' in the Rain
Released: 1990
Label: Bear Family Records
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Although the Prisonaires are remembered for the song "Just Walkin in the Rain," this collection proves that they were a fine pop/gospel group. Johnny Bragg was a huge fan of the Ink Spots and their lead ...Read full review
Five Beats Behind Bars
Released: 1979
Label: Charly Records
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More The Prisonaires albums: Compilations (3), Singles & EPs (1)