“Celebrating 94 Years Singing Gospel Music”.
The Stamps Quartet boasts the longest history of any professional, male quartet, in America still in existence and singing today.
According to music historians, the Stamps Quartet is the most recognized and awarded Gospel quartet in history.
Ed Enoch, owner – manager – lead vocalist, the Stamps Quartet, was granted the official trademark of ownership to the historical Stamps Quartet name, August 2003, from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Washington, DC.
The Stamps Quartet has obtained “legendary” status in the ranks of Gospel Music.
The Stamps Quartet was influential in the formation and charter of the National Quartet Convention, Gospel Music Association, Gospel Music Hall of Fame, and Dove Awards.
The Stamps Quartet has received numerous Grammy and Dove Awards: “Best Gospel Group” and “Best Gospel Albums”.
The Stamps Quartet’s distinctive sound has become their trademark.
The Stamps sound has often been imitated – but never duplicated.
Already a top-act in the music industry – the Stamps Quartet rocketed to fame when they became back-up vocalists and toured with the “World’s Greatest Entertainer”, Elvis Presley, from 1971 – 1977.
The Stamps Quartet was the first Gospel quartet to sing live on the first “world-wide” performance, in January 1973,
via satellite, during Elvis Presley’s “Aloha From Hawaii” live concert and video.
Ed Enoch and The Stamps Quartet were featured on the Golden Globe Award-winning American musical documentary
Motion picture “Elvis On Tour” released by MGM in 1972.
The Stamps Quartet has performed with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra during Elvis Presley memorial celebrations,
Symphonic, Pops and Philharmonic Orchestras, nationally and internationally.
The Stamps Quartet has toured nationally and internationally with “Elvis-The Concert” tour from January 1996 to October 2008.
2014 -2015 – 2016 – 2017 – 2018 The Stamps Quartet toured Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Denmark, and Austria in concert with Elvis – The Musical. A four-act play written, produced and directed by Mr. Bernhard Kurz, Berlin, Germany .
The Stamps Quartet were honored to contribute various backup vocals for Country Music Superstar, Alan Jackson’s new recording project, Precious Memories Volume II. ( May 18, 2014 – Alan Jackson’s Precious Memories Volume II, became the winner of the prestigious 2014 Billboard Music Award.)
Backup Vocals for Country Music Legends:
The First Lady of Country Music”, Ms. Tammy Wynette
Ms. Loretta Lynn
Ms. Brenda Lee
Jerry Lee Lewis
“The Honorable Jimmie Davis, Singing Governor of Louisiana.”
Pop Artist: Mr. Neil Sedaka
Pop Artist: Ms. Leslie Ughams.
Pop/ Soul Artist: Reverend “Big Al” Green
The Stamps Quartet has performed in concert in prestigious venues throughout the world:
Radio City Music Hall, New York City
Madison Square Garden, New York City
The Astrodome, Houston, TX
The Silver Dome, Pontiac, MI
Grand Old Opry, Nashville, TN.,
International Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
Wimbley Arena, London, England
The Ahoy Arena, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Venues in Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada, Hawaii and the United States of America.
The Stamps Quartet were special guests – and the opening act at the Texas State Fair, Dallas, TX.,
performing live on the Chevrolet Main Stage, adjacent to the Cotton Bowl
The Stamps Quartet were featured guests – live on NBC Dateline News Special – 2005
The Stamps Quartet were special guests on the Ralph Emery Show – Crook and Chase – Grand Old Opry
Opry Back Stage – Music City Tonight – America Comes To Graceland – Tammy Wynette “Country Music” Television Special,
Jerry Lewis Telethon – Statler Brothers Show – Elvis Presley’s “Aloha From Hawaii” and “Elvis On Tour” television specials. Movies: “Aloha From Hawaii” and “Elvis On Tour,” “The Presleys.”
Gaither Homecoming Videos. “Elvis – He Touched Me” video. Elvis’ Tribute to Gospel Music –
The 25th and 30th Elvis Presley Anniversary Videos.
Television Specials: NBC – CBS – TNN – PBS – TBN – GMT
The Stamps Quartet are members of the “Gospel Music Hall of Fame”.
This year 2018 – marks the 94th anniversary of the legendary, world-famous, Stamps Quartet. This remarkable milestone offers a tribute to the Stamps Quartet’s long and accomplished career in Gospel and Secular music.
The Stamps Quartet had its original beginnings in 1924 in the State of Texas, Upshur County. The Stamps Quartet’s original founders were V.O. Stamps and Frank Stamps, Gilmer, TX.
The Stamps Quartet was the first Gospel quartet to sing on KRLD Radio, Dallas, Texas – with the daily noon broadcast as well as a Sunday morning broadcast.
October 9, 1927, the Stamps Quartet recorded “Give The World A Smile”, and became the first professional, Gospel quartet to record for a major recording label, RCA Victor.
The Stamps Quartet was the first professional quartet to sell over “one million” copies of a Gospel quartet song.
“Give The World A Smile” became the theme song for the legendary Stamps Quartet.
The Stamps Quartet has influenced the growth of Southern Gospel music for 94 years.
The Stamps Quartet was honored by the grand State of Texas for their 85 years of service singing Gospel music.
The State Flag of Texas was flown over the capital building in Austin, TX, in honor of the legendary Stamps Quartet’s 85th anniversary. That flag was presented to Ed Enoch, by Texas State Representative, Stephen Frost during the Stamps Quartet concert at the First United Methodist Church, Atlanta, TX.
The Stamps Quartet has been a Southern Gospel institution for 94 years. The Stamps Quartet is the “oldest professional Gospel quartet in the history of America, and thanks to the expertise of legendary vocalist, Ed Enoch, owner-manager, of
the Stamps Quartet they are still singing and recording today.
The Stamps Quartet has brought joy to numerous generations of music lovers, and the Stamps beautiful and inspirational harmonies continue to be treasured by all who share in their ongoing musical journey.
As in the beginning – the Stamps Quartet was originated in 1924. Many skeptics said “The Stamps Quartet won’t last six months”, but the legacy of this historical Stamps Quartet has endured “highs and lows” for 94 years and are going “full speed” today.
The Stamps Quartet will continue with the grace of God, as long “as there is a song to sing”.