Brother Cecil Shaw

Rev. W. Leo Daniels
April 20, 2018
Press Release: Let’s Lift Each Other Up
May 7, 2021

A dynamic and influential figure in the development of black “shout quartet” music in the 1950s.

Although there are published accounts of his prowess as a singer, and public accounts of respect and admiration from notables such as Ray Charles, Joe Ligon, and Archie Brownlee, because his recordings did not translate to record sales causing some not to be released, his fame remains unsung. Opal Louis Nations describes his work as “some of the most impressive sanctified Gospel quartet ever recorded in Ft. Worth and Houston."