John Fogerty 's goal for the line, "Rollin', rollin', rollin' on the river," in the song " Proud Mary " was to evoke male gospel harmonies, as exemplified by groups such as the Swan Silvertones , the Sensational Nightingales , and the Five Blind Boys of Mississippi. The group originated in  as a quartet of students from the Piney Woods School  near Jackson, Mississippi.
The students — Brownlee, Joseph Ford , Lawrence Abrams , and Lloyd Woodard — originally sang under the name "the Cotton Blossom Singers", performing jubilee quartet and secular material, to raise money for the school. Their teacher, Martha Louise Morrow Foxx ,  helped organize the blind singers at the behest of the school founder Laurence C. After graduation in the early forties, they began performing professionally singing pop music as the Cotton Blossom Singers and religious material under the name The Jackson Harmoneers.
They were often backed by a female jazz band which originated from the same country school known as " The International Sweethearts of Rhythm. In the mids, Brownlee and the others relocated to Chicago, and changed their name to the Five Blind Boys of Mississippi. Under the influence of R. Never Turn Back One of These Days Something Withing Me Amazing Grace Jesus Gave Me Water Move in the Room of the Lord Our Father He's Mt Rock I've Got a Right Tracks of Disc 2 1.
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Artist images. The group originated in as a quartet of students from the Piney Woods School for the blind near Jackson, Mississippi. The students — Brownlee, Joseph Ford, Lawrence Abrams, and Lloyd Woodard — originally sang under the name "the Cotton Blossom Singers", performing both jubilee quartet and secular material, to raise money … read more.
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