Jerry Redd

Born: June 22, 1936 Gadsden, AL

Lived in Valley, AL

Gospel, Opera Tenor Vocals Speer Family, Stamps Quartet

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame

Albany, GA - Jerry Redd passed away March 12 after a period of declining health. He was 73.

Jerry Dean Redd was born July 22, 1936 in Gadsden, Alabama. At age 17, Jerry began singing with the Camp Meeting Boys, launching one of the most varied careers in gospel music. The list of groups Jerry Redd has performed with reads like a who's who of Gospel music. Jerry was a member of The Rangers Trio, Rev. John Hull & the Joymakers, Stamps Quartet with Joe Roper, The Rhythm Masters, Speer Family, Plainsmen, Lee Roy Abernathy's All-Star Quartet, Ron Blackwood Quartet, The Premiers, The Kingsmen, The Diplomats, The Rangers, and others. In addition to the great tenor singing Mr. Redd provided for these groups, he was also a wonderful pianist.
He served as Minister of Music for several churches, and also taught guitar, piano, and voice in the Valley and Eufaula, Ala., area. He was a 1999 recipient of the Living Legend Award at the Grand Ole Gospel Reunion, and twice inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame with the Stamps and The Kingsmen.
According to DBM’s post here, Jerry Redd passed away yesterday.  Redd sang tenor for groups like the Kingsmen, the Stamps, the Rangers, and the Plainsmen, among others.  Though he seemed to fade into relative obscurity in his later years, he did appear on the Kingsmen’s Perfecting The Crown 40th anniversary video.  I’ve actually got an old Stamps Quartet record when the group was Jerry Redd singing tenor, Roger McDuff singing lead, Terry Blackwood singing baritone, John Hall on bass, with Joe Roper playing piano.  It’s an excellent album, and Redd was a very good singer in his prime.  Prayers and condolences go to his family in their time of loss, and Heaven’s tenor section just got even stronger.
Jerry Redd
Jerry Redd (June 22, 1936 - March 12, 2010)
Jerry Redd was the son of Paul Gilbert and Estelle Tidwell Redd. He was raised in Valley, Alabama. When he was seventeen, he left the town of Valley along with Charles Yates and Gerald Adams to join a group based in Macon, Georgia called the Campmeeting Boys. After singing with the Campmeeting Boys, he joined the Sons Of Song which also included Calvin Newton and Lee Kitchens?.
In the years that followed, Jerry Redd sang tenor for numerous groups including JD Sumner And The Stamps Quartet , the Speer Family, the Plainsmen, the Abernathy All Star Quartet, and the Kingsmen Quartet. His voice can be heard on the following Kingsmen recordings: The Kingsmen, Then and Now, America's Favorite Hymns, and Suddenly There's a Valley.
In his later years, Redd was a voice, piano, and guitar instructor and also served as a church music leader. His brother Gilbert has stated that aside from attending a singing school, taking a course in music from the Stamps-Baxter school, and taking some voices lessons required by Dad Speer when he sang with that group, Jerry Redd was self-educated in the field of music.
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