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Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance awarded to the Dixie Hummingbirds

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Manufactured by
Bob Graves Molds, Inc., American, 1985
Owned by
Tucker, Ira Sr., American, 1925 - 2008
Received by
Dixie Hummingbirds, American, founded 1928
Commissioned by
The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, American, founded 1957
Medium
alloy, wood, plastic, pressure-sensitive tape
Dimensions
H x W x D: 6 1/2 x 4 7/8 x 4 3/4 in. (16.5 x 12.4 x 12.1 cm)
Type
trophies (prizes)
Place made
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
Date
1974
Description
The "Best Soul Gospel Performance" Grammy award of 1973 was presented to The Dixie Hummingbirds in March 1974 for their song “Loves Me Like a Rock”. The award is a molded bronze colored metal gramophone mounted on a square frustum wooden base. A bronze colored brush metal plaque is adhered to the front face of the frustum reading “NATIONAL ACADEMY OF RECORDING ARTS & SCIENCES / DIXIE HUMMINGBIRDS / BEST SOUL GOSPEL – 1973 / “LOVES ME LIKE A ROCK”. The gramophone is positioned with the elbow on the right and the horn opening to the left. The verso of the gramophone has “© NARAS” stamped into the metal. The elbow of the gramophone has a break and has a prior repair utilizing what appears to be fishing wire and brown tape.
Topic
African American
Gospel (Music)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Ira Tucker, Jr. of the Dixie Hummingbirds
Object number
2013.13.17
Restrictions & Rights
© Grammy Awards. Permission required for use.
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Classification
Awards and Medals
Exhibition
Musical Crossroads
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture