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...Baptist Church, Chicago. She joined the team as an accompanist, and she later selected six of the young men to form a group. The six consisted of Norsalus McKissick, Eugene Smith, Robert Anderson, James Lawrence, Willie Webb, and W.C. Herman (who was killed in World War II). The group was named the Martin and Frye Singers until 1936 when they adopted the name Roberta Martin Singers. They were famous for their unique music which lacked... due: Ethnomusicology Roberta Martin was an American gospel singer who also made her mark as a composer, pianist, arranger and choral organizer. Also, she contributed significantly to the launch of the careers of many other gospel artists through her music group, Roberta ...