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Edna Gallmon Cooke
(1917-1967)

Notes:
- Original single releases are listed, LP releases are listed only when the song was originally released on this LP.

- Information on the personnel is very minimal. See "Gospel Records" by Cedric J. Hayes and Robert Laughton for more details.

- Republic's "45" issues have matrix numbers with "KW" instead of "KB". Only the "KB" numbers are shown below.

- Each given year indicates when a song was recorded.

- For a picture of Edna Gallmon Cooke, click here.

- A release number marked red, means that a picture is available. Click on a song title or issue (company & number) to see it.

 

c. late 40s?
With the Sunset Harmonizers

S-102-A Just Hold On Merit 102
S-102-B Going To That City Merit 102

 

April/May 1949
With Mt. Vernon's Men's Choir

D976 Old Ship Of Zion DeLuxe 3222
D977 Angels, Angels, Angels DeLuxe 3222
M978-1CA Handwriting On The Wall Regal 3229
M979-1CA I Promised The Lord Regal 3229

 

c. 1950/51
With choir

-- Glory To His Name Gospel 123
-- I've Been Redeemed Gospel 123
-- I'd Rather Have Jesus Gospel 127
-- Love Lifted Me Gospel 127
-- Angels, Angels, Angels Gospel 128, Essex 904
-- God Be With You Gospel 128, Essex 904
-- Face To Face Gospel 131
-- You've Got The River Jordan To Cross Gospel 131
-- Heaven Is Waiting Gospel 137
-- Yes Lord I'll Follow Thee Gospel 137
-- The Old Landmark Gospel 139
-- Loved Ones Are Waiting Gospel 139
-- Where Could I Go Gospel 143
-- No, Not One Gospel 143
Go-149-A Angels From The Realms Of Glory Gospel 149, Essex 903
Go-149-B Have You Got Room? Gospel 149, Essex 903

* All recordings above were made during church services.

 

July 1952
With the Radio Four (*)

E2-KB-7421 He's So Good Republic 7040
E2-KB-7422 Nobody To Depend On Republic 7019
E2-KB-7423 Walk Through The Valley* Republic 7019, Nashboro 640, Nashboro LP 7002
E2-KB-7424 Amen* Republic 7040, Nashboro LP 7002

 

Nashville, TN, April 1953
With the Radio Four (*)

E3-KB-3964 Build Me A Cabin Republic 7048
E3-KB-3965 I've Got Religion* Republic 7048
E3-KB-3966 Higher Ground Republic 7063
E3-KB-3967 Come By Here* Republic 7086

 

Nashville, TN, June 1953
With the Radio Four (*)

E3-KB-6201 Evening Sun* Republic 7063
E3-KB-6202 Somebody Touched Me* Republic 7069
E3-KB-6203 Here Is One Republic 7069
E3-KB-6204 Child Of The King Republic 7086

 

1955
With
the Radio Four (*)

A Nobody But You Lord* Nashboro 549 , Nashboro 640, Nashboro LP 7002
B Somebody Help Me* Nashboro 549
A Who'll Be a Witness Nashboro 553
B My Joy Nashboro 553
A Said I Wouldn't Tell It Nashboro 561
B Hide Me Nashboro 561

 

1956
With the Singing Sons

8333 My Journey Home Nashboro 574
8335 Hallelujah Nashboro 574
A The Lord Blessed My Soul Nashboro 585
B Up To Sweet Heaven Nashboro 585

 

1957
With the Singing Sons

A God Will Move Nashboro 596
B God's Children Nashboro 596
A A Dedication Nashboro 609
B You Ought've Been There Nashboro 609

 

1958

A I Can't See Them Now Nashboro 623
B Road Of No Returns Nashboro 623
A Come Home Nashboro 628, Nashboro LP 7002
B Heavy Load Nashboro 628, Nashboro LP 7002

 

September 1959

-- Meet Me At The River Nashboro LP 7068

 

August 1959

A He'll Fix It Nashboro 652, Nashboro LP 7002
B If You Don't Go Nashboro 652, Nashboro LP 7002
A In My Heavenly Home Nashboro 664, Nashboro LP 7002
B It Could Be Jesus Nashboro 664, Nashboro LP 7002
B War Fare Nashboro 675, Nashboro LP 7002

 

May 1960

A Wave That Train Nashboro 675, Nashboro LP 7002
-- Inching Nashboro LP 7068

 

1958-60 (?)

-- I've Been Redeemed Nashboro LP 7002

* LP 7002 is called "He'll Fix It"; click here to see pictures. Click here for more information on this album.

 

May 1961
With the New Singing Sons (*)

A Walking On The Right Road* Nashboro 697
B The Lord Still Answers Prayer* Nashboro 697, Nashboro LP 7009
A Stop Gambler Nashboro 705, Nashboro LP 7009
B The Hammer Rings Nashboro 705, Nashboro LP 7009
A Don't You Want To Go Nashboro 722
B Jesus Will Never Say No Nashboro 722, Nashboro LP 7009
B Lord When I Get Home Nashboro 745, Nashboro LP 7009
-- Without You Lord Nashboro LP 7013
-- Life's Lonesome Road Nashboro LP 7009

 

1961

A Leaking In This Building Nashboro 745, Nashboro LP 7009
A Let's Praise God Nashboro 760, Nashboro LP 7009
-- Let Jesus Lead You Nashboro LP 7009
-- Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Had Nashboro LP 7009

 

April 1962

B Mother's Looking For Me Nashboro 760, Nashboro LP 7009
-- The Lost Sheep Nashboro LP 7009

* LP 7009 is called "Stop Gambler"; click here to see pictures. Click here for more information on this album.

 

February 1963

A Jesus Is Mine Nashboro 781, Nashboro LP 7013
B Seven Steps To Hell (narration) Nashboro 781, Nashboro LP 7013
-- Can't Feel At Home Anymore Nashboro LP 7013
-- I Need Thee Every Hour Nashboro LP 7013
-- You Members Nashboro LP 7013
-- Day Is Dying In The West Nashboro LP 7013
-- I Heard Of Jerusalem Nashboro LP 7013
-- A Sinner And The Song Nashboro LP 7013
-- Got To Go To Judgement Nashboro LP 7013
-- He Cares Nashboro LP 7013
-- Got To Love Everybody Nashboro LP 7013

* LP 7013 is called "Songs My Mother Sang".

 

1963

A You Don't Know Nashboro 806

 

January 1964

B The Man's Alright Nashboro 806
A The Mule Talked Nashboro 848, Nashboro LP 7020
-- End Of My Day Nashboro LP 7020
-- I Heard A Voice Nashboro LP 7020
-- Meet My Loving Mother Nashboro LP 7020
-- Anybody Over There Nashboro LP 7020

 

July 1964

B Little Boy Nashboro 848, Nashboro LP 7020
-- Pray Sometime Nashboro LP 7020
-- Come On Let's Run Nashboro LP 7020
-- Holy Ghost And Fire Nashboro LP 7020
-- Come And Go With Me Nashboro LP 7020
-- The Blood Nashboro LP 7020
-- The Promised Land Nashboro LP 7020

* LP 7020 is called "Songs Of Comfort".

 

1965

-- Without Your Garments Nashboro LP 7025
-- God Be With You Nashboro LP 7025
-- Pay Day Nashboro LP 7025
-- Coming Home Nashboro LP 7025
-- Balm In Gilead Nashboro LP 7025
-- I Love To Tell The Story Nashboro LP 7025
-- You've Been So Good Nashboro LP 7025
-- What A Friend Nashboro LP 7025
-- Child Of The King Nashboro LP 7025
-- Swing Wide Nashboro LP 7025
-- Old Time Religion Nashboro LP 7025
-- If I Gain The World Nashboro LP 7025

* LP 7025 is called "Living Gospel Songs".

 

June 1966

A When I Get Inside Nashboro 905, Nashboro LP 7041
B Down On Me Nashboro 905, Nashboro LP 7041
-- Stay In The Field Nashboro LP 7041
-- Why Not Tonight Nashboro LP 7068
-- Oil In Your Vessel unissued
     

 

December 1966

A Come Home unissued
B Heavy Load unissued

 

Raleigh, NC, 1966
with Sensational Blind Boys (*)

A At The Gate* Nashboro 883, Nashboro LP 7041
B Poor Me* Nashboro 883, Nashboro LP 7041
-- Bottle Of Tears Nashboro 938, Nashboro LP 7041

 

1966

-- Shake My Mother's Hand Nashboro 938, Nashboro LP 7041
-- Remember Me Nashboro LP 7041
-- He's Coming Back Again Nashboro LP 7041
-- Jesus Is My Only Friend Nashboro LP 7041
-- His Blood Has Made Me Whole Nashboro LP 7041

 

January 1967

-- You Must Be Born again Nashboro LP 7041

* LP 7041 is called "At The Gate".

 

Unknown date(s)

-- May Be My Last Time (I Don't Know) Nashboro LP 7068
-- Said He Would Move Ernies LP 2003

* LP 7068 is called "A Dedication: Memories of Edna Gallmon Cooke". From this album, only the previously unissued sides
are given in the listings above.

 

 

 

 

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Sources:
Tom Kelly
Cedric J. Hayes and Robert Laughton (The Gospel Discography, 1943-1970)
a.o.