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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.


August 1962

-- 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.


December 1962

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


April 1964

-- 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

April 1965

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


June 1966

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.


September 1967

-- 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)