10/4/15 O&A NYC Gospel Sunday: The Caravans – Mary Don’t You Weep featuring Inez Andrews



The Caravans was started in 1947 by Robert Anderson. The group reached its peak popularity during the 1950s and 1960s, launching the careers of a number of artists, including: Albertina Walker, Delores Washington, Inez Andrews, Shirley Caesar, Reverend James Cleveland, Dorothy Norwood, Bessie Griffin, Josephine Howard, and Loleatta Holloway. For many years The Caravans was successful under the leadership of Albertina Walker, who proved to be formidable director and manager. The group based in Chicago toured the segregate south with elegance and élan, they also made frequent TV appearances during this time on shows such as TV’s Gospel Time and Jubilee Showcase. Continue reading