The Crume Brothers

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The Crume Brothers of Chicago were real brothers who formed a gospel and soul music group while they were quite young. There were eight brothers and two sisters in the family, who moved to Chicago when the leader of the group, Dillard Crume, was aged 8. The group introduced electric guitar into gospel music and became quite famous in Chicago.

When he was 19, Dillard was approached by the Blind Boys of Alabama to become their guitarist and with them he travelled extensively.

He is still performing.

Many of the Brothers became members of another famous gospel group, The Soul Stirrers, of whom perhaps the most notable former member was Sam Cooke.

The Crume Brothers also recorded for Atlantic/Atco and Vee Jay Records.

One of the brothers, LeRoy Crume, died in October 2014.

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