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Norfleet Brothers

Notes:
- Each given year indicates when a song was recorded.

- This group also released secular material as the Fleetones, the Norfleet Cousins and as Little Ben & the Cheers.

- The Norfleet Brothers continued to record in the 1980's and 90's, for labels such as Siest, Siest Stars and GTP. These recordings are omitted from this discography.

- For their Bandera release different information is given. Ace CD 808 mentions 1957 (u-card) and 1967 (booklet) as the years when these tracks were recorded. The Gospel Discography gives 1961, which seems most accurate to me.

- There's also confusion about Rush 2703, but it seems most likely that this 45 was released in 1961, when Martin Luther King was still alive and very active. See the Rush label discography for a 1961 ad from the Chicago Defender and more details.

- For a download of "Standing On The Highway", 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. July 1957

NBC100 Jesus Is All The World To Me Job 1115
NBC101 None But The Righteous Job 1115

 

Detroit, late 1958/early 1959

2550 Mean Old World Divine Grace 101
2551 I Got Jesus On My Mind Divine Grace 101

 

c. 1961

1967A Draw Me Nearer Bandera 1319
1967B Standing On The Highway Bandera 1319

 

c. 1961

1428 Jonah Jerico Road EP 701
1428 None But The Righteous Jerico Road EP 701
1429 Shad-Rack Jerico Road EP 701
1429 Child Of The King Jerico Road EP 701

 

1961

4604-A The Story Of Martin Luther King, Pt. 1 Rush 2703
4606-B The Story Of Martin Luther King, Pt. 2 Rush 2703

 

Chicago, September 1963

12690 You Can't Beat God's Giving Checker LP 10008
12691 Live The Life Checker LP 10008
12692 Shadrach Checker LP 10008
12693 I Trust In God Checker LP 10008
12694 Mean World Checker LP 10008
12695 Who Is That Knocking Checker LP 10008
12696 Let Jesus Fix It Checker LP 10008
12697 Yield Not To Temptation Checker LP 10008
12698 Oh Jonah Checker LP 10008
12699 Blessed Quietness Checker LP 10008
12700 On The Cross Checker LP 10008
12701 None But The Righteous Checker LP 10008

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LP title: "Shadrach", click here for pictures.

 

c. 1968

VT-701 Marching For Freedom Von-Trice 701
VT-702 We All Praise Him Von-Trice 701

 

c. 1968

Z1010A Run On Zodiac 1010
Z1010B I John Zodiac 1010

 

c. 1969

1054A Jesus Is My Friend Emase 1054
1054B Rain Emase 1054

 

Prob. mid to late 1960's

3569 Brotherhood Brave 1032
3570 Born Too Late Brave 1032
-- Soul Heaven Twin Town 753
-- Run On (For A Long Time) Twin Town 753

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The Twin Town 45 has a reference to Brave on the labels, so both 45's are likely to be from around the same time.

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Brave 1032 was released as by Art Norfleet and the Norfleet Bros.

 

c. 1970

-- Who's That Knocking Whirl Hill LP 1019, Nation LP 27024
-- He's Sweet I Know Whirl Hill LP 1019, Nation LP 27024
-- I'll Go Whirl Hill LP 1019, Nation LP 27024
-- Dry Bones Whirl Hill LP 1019, Nation LP 27024
-- Lord's Prayer Whirl Hill LP 1019, Nation LP 27024
-- I'm In His Care Whirl Hill LP 1019, Nation LP 27024
-- John Saw His Coming Whirl Hill LP 1019, Nation LP 27024
-- What A Friend Whirl Hill LP 1019, Nation LP 27024
-- Little David Whirl Hill LP 1019, Nation LP 27024
-- Close To Thee Whirl Hill LP 1019, Nation LP 27024
-- Pass Me Not Whirl Hill LP 1019, Nation LP 27024
--  How Great Thou Art Whirl Hill LP 1019, Nation LP 27024

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The title of both LP releases is "What A Friend". The Nation LP is a reissue of the Whirl Hill LP and was probably released in the mid 1970's. The Whirl Hill LP is from around 1970.

 

Chicago, IL., c. 1975-76

-- I Know The Lord Nation LP 5765, Al-Tee LP 1715
-- The Blood Of Jesus Nation LP 5765, Al-Tee LP 1715
-- Swing Down Sweet Chariot Nation LP 5765, Al-Tee LP 1715
-- Through It All Nation LP 5765, Al-Tee LP 1715
-- He Touched Me Nation LP 5765, Al-Tee LP 1715
-- Run On Nation LP 5765, Al-Tee LP 1715
-- I John Nation LP 5765, Al-Tee LP 1715
-- Knock Knock Nation LP 5765, Al-Tee LP 1715
A Wade In The Water Nation 7858, LP 5765, Al-Tee LP 1715
-- Go Down Moses Nation LP 5765, Al-Tee LP 1715
-- Love Lifted Me Nation 7852
-- Jezebel Nation 7853
B What A Friend (We Have In Jesus) Nation 7858
A How Great Thou Are Nation 7857
B I Was Tired Nation 7857

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Both LP's are titled"Through It All". The Nation LP came probably first, around 1975-76 and the Al-tee issue followed in 1977. For images of the Nation LP, click here, for mages of the Al-Tee LP, click here,

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On the sleeve of the Nation LP, the group is listed as the Norfleet Brothers and Company. On Al-Tee it's just the Norfleet Brothers.

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"Swing Down Sweet Chariot" is unlisted on Nation LP 5765, but present.

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"How Great Thou Are" (Nation 7857) may be the same as "How Great Thou Art" on Whirl Hill LP 1019/Nation LP 270242. "What A Friend (We Have in Jesus)" (Nation 7858) may be the same as "What A Friend" on Whirl Hill LP 1019/Nation LP 27024.

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Nation 7852 and 7853 are coupled.

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"Wade In The Water" as "Wade In 'd Water" on LP.

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Another version of Nation 7857 is by the Spiritual Harmonizers. Another version of Nation 7858 is by Silk (secular).

 

 

 

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