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Gospel Song Birds
- This discography lists all known recordings by the Gospel Songbirds from the mid 1950's until 1974.
- There are several other groups known as the Gospel Songbirds or Gospel Song Birds.
- Each given year indicates when a song was recorded.
- The original line-up consisted of James Phelps, A.J. Durr, Rev. John Dowdy and others. James Phelps went on to record with the Clefs Of Calvary and had a short stint with the Soul Stirrers. See "The Gospel Discography" by Cedric J. Hayes and Robert Laughton for more details.
- A release number marked red, means that a picture is available. Click on a song title or issue (company & number) to see it.
Chicago, IL., c. mid 1950's
U13101 When They Ring Those Golden Bells C.H. Brewer unn. U-3102 God's Creation C.H. Brewer unn.
-- The Bible Is Right Nashboro 743, LP 7033 -- Everytime I Feel The Spirit unissued -- Jesus I Love You Nashboro 743 -- Jesus I Love You, alt. take unissued 767-B When They Ring Them Golden Bells Nashboro 767 791-A Here's My Testimony Nashboro 791 845-B When God Calls Me Nashboro 845 885-B Traveling Pilgrim Nashboro 885
Note: Nashboro LP 7033 is a compilation LP titled "All Time Gospel Hits", for more details click here.
767-A Help Me To Run This Race Nashboro 767 791-B Just A Closer Walk With Thee Nashboro 791 885-A Glory To His Name Nashboro 885 -- Glory Glory Hallelujah AVI/Nashboro CD 4518 -- This World Is Not My Home unissued
-- Do You Ever Call Jesus Nashboro 821 -- Let Jesus Lead You Nashboro 821 845-A Won't It Be Grand Nashboro 845 -- If I Could Hear My Mother AVI/Nashboro CD 4518 -- I Believe AVI/Nashboro CD 4518 -- Nobody's Fault But Mine unissued
859-A Hallelujah Nashboro 859 -- Hallelujah, alt. take unissued 859-B Farther Along Nashboro 859 -- Ever Since Mother Has Been Gone Nashboro LP 27184, Ernie's LP 2002 -- If I Had A Hammer unissued -- Swing Low Sweet Chariot AVI/Nashboro CD 4518
896-B Cannan Land Nashboro 896 896-A Story Of The Woman (At The Well) Nashboro 896 -- I Love The Name Of Jesus AVI/Nashboro CD 4518 -- Beulah Land AVI/Nashboro CD 4518 -- He's Watching Over Me unissued
Note: AVI/Nashboro CD 4518 is titled “Ring Them Golden Bells”. Click here to see a picture.
-- Sign Of The Judgement unissued -- Move On unissued
c. 1970 (?)
170-A If I Had A Hammer Jade 170, Nation 7854 170-B I Want To Be More Like Him Jade 170, Nation 7854
Note: Jade 170 and Nation 7854 are probably the same. A/B sides are switched, "I Want To Be More Like Him" as "I Wont To Be
More Like Him" on Nation.
Chicago. October 1974
-- Every Road Simmons 431 -- The Bells Simmons 431
Cedric J. Hayes and Robert Laughton (The Gospel Discography, 1943-1970)