Rap music has a long and storied history all its own, but it’s not until a recent vintage clip surfaced that the world saw what was possibly the first recorded rap of all time.
Sung by The Jubalaires, their gospel song Noah features clever lyrics about Noah and the Ark, and showcases a style of spoken-singing that was a predecessor to modern day hip hop or rap.
Made up of Orville Brooks, Theodore (Ted) Brooks, Caleb Ginyard and George McFadden, the group was active in the 1930s to 1950s, and were formed in Florida.
Take a look below at the group singing their song, Noah.
[…] The Jubalaires have been a gospel quartet from the 40s that sang with a “rhythmic, rhyming type,” which has been described as an early model of rapping. Right now I discovered that their 1946 track “Noah” is taken into account the primary recorded occasion of rap. (Nag on the Lake, Moss and Fog) […]
[…] The Jubalaires were a gospel quartet from the forties that sang with a “rhythmic, rhyming style,” which has been described as an early version of rapping. Today I learned that their 1946 song “Noah” is considered the first recorded instance of rap. (Nag on the Lake, Moss and Fog) […]