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Violinaires

Notes:
- All years given indicate when the record was recorded.

- Information on the personnel is very minimal. See "Gospel Records" 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.


(source image: Tony Berci)

 

Prob. Detroit, MI; c. early 1950's

PC-102-A Walk Through The Street P-C 1090
PC-103-B I Woke Up This Morning P-C 1090

 

Detroit, MI; c. 1953

302 Another Soldier Gone Drummond 4000
303 Joy In The Beulah Land Drummond 4000

* On this release, the group's name was mis-spelled as the Voilinaires.

 

c. 1954

-- Another Soldier Gone Swing Time 346

* Record released as by the ? Marks, the reverse is secular.
* This is a re-recording of the Drummond track.

 

c. December, 1957

VID-1 Sign Of The Judgement Gotham 776
VID-2 My Work Will Be Done Gotham 776
-- Somebody's Going unissued
-- Someone Is Waiting For Me Krazy Kat (E) LP 812
alt. Someone's Waiting For Me Calvin CD 241

* Krazy Kat (E) LP 812 titled "Gotham Gospel, Vol. 1" remaining titles are not by this group.
* Calvin CD 241 titled "Songs Of Unity"; remaining titles are not by this group.

 

Detroit, MI; c. April, 1964

13192 Tell Mother There Will Be No Separation Now Checker 5002
13193 Things That Worry Me Checker 5002

* The labels of Checker 5002 state "A JVB recording", which may indicate that these sides were recorded prior to the above date.

 

c. April/May, 1964

13206 I Done Laid My Burden Down Checker unissued
13207 Answer The Prayer Checker unissued
13208 I Have Had It Hard Checker unissued

 

Chicago, IL; February 5, 1965

13801 Condition Checker LP 10011
13802 Dark Thursday evening Checker LP 10011
13803 Vacation In Heaven Checker LP 10011
13804 Feel Just Like My Time Ain't Long Checker LP 10011
13805 Shadrack Checker LP 10011
13806 Coming Up Through The Years Checker LP 10011
13807 Stand By Me Checker LP 10011
13808 Show Me The Way To Go Home Checker LP 10011
13809 Shout When You're Feelin' Blue Checker LP 10011
13810 Glory Hallelujah Checker LP 10011
13811 Jesus I Love You Checker LP 10011
13812 Memories Checker LP 10011

* Checker LP 10011 titled "Stand By Me", click here for a picture.

 

Chicago, IL; February 23, 1966

14530 I'll Never Stop Loving God Checker 5021, LP 10017
14531 I'm Going Home Checker LP 10017
14532 Old Time Religion Checker 5013, LP 10017
14533 My Mother Used To Hold Me Checker 5013, LP 10017
14534 Children Are You Ready Checker 5021, LP 10017
14535 Precious Memories Checker LP 10017
14536 If We Never Meet Again Checker LP 10017
14537 I'm Satisfied Checker LP 10017
14538 Meet Me Over Yonder Checker LP 10017
14539 My God Called Me This Morning Checker LP 10017
14540 Nobody Knows Checker LP 10017
14541 Lift Him Up Checker LP 10017

* Checker LP 10017 titled "The Fantastic Violinaires", click here for a picture.

 

Chicago, IL; December, 1966

15399 Three Pictures Of The Lord Checker 5025, LP 10020
15400 Trying To Get Ready Checker LP 10020
15401 It's Getting Late Checker LP 10020
15402 I'm Going To Serve The Lord Checker 5025, LP 10020
15403 If I Had A Chance Checker LP 10020
15404 Freedom After While Checker LP 10020
15405 I Know Checker LP 10020
15406 I've Come Too Far Checker LP 10020
15407 Another Year Checker LP 10020
15408 Why Not Tonight Checker LP 10020
15409 Thanks For My Travelin' Shoes Checker LP 10020
15410 He Heard My Cry Checker LP 10020

* Checker LP 10020 titled "I’m Going To Serve The Lord", click here for a picture.

 

Chicago, IL; c. June, 1967

15934 What He Done For Me Checker LP 10030
15935 Mother's Last Prayer Checker 5035, LP 10030
15936 Wicked Man Checker 5035, LP 10030
15937 Glad To Be In Service Checker LP 10030
15938 He Gave It To Me Checker LP 10030
15939 Standing For Jesus Checker LP 10030
15940 Move On Up Checker LP 10030
15941 The Zion Ship Checker LP 10030
15942 You Go To Your Church Checker LP 10030
15943 Forevermore Checker LP 10030
15944 It's Hard To Get Along Checker LP 10030
15945 You've Been So Good Checker LP 10030

* Checker LP 10030 titled "Move On Up".

 

Chicago, IL; November, 1967

16465 He Touched Me Checker LP 10040
16466 Come By Here Checker LP 10040
16467 Please Answer This Prayer Checker LP 10040
16468 That Blessed Homeland Checker LP 10040
16469 There'll Be No Separation Checker LP 10040
16470 Call On Him Checker 5043, LP 10040
16471 Spreading Brotherhood Checker LP 10040
16472 Move These Things Checker LP 10040
16473 Come On Holy Spirit Checker LP 10040
16474 Times Like These Checker LP 10040
16475 God Is Not Dead Checker LP 10040
16476 I Don't Know Checker 5043, LP 10040

* Checker LP 10040 titled "Shout", click here for a picture.

 

c. March/April, 1968

16890 When I Come Checker LP 10045
16891 Just Go Ahead Checker 5053, LP 10045
16892 I'm On My Way Checker LP 10045
16893 My Last Time Checker LP 10045
16894 The Ninth Hour Checker LP 10045
16895 Waiting For Me Checker LP 10045
16896 Live The Right Way Checker LP 10045
16897 Sunday Go To Meeting Checker LP 10045
16898 It's Wrong To Fight Checker LP 10045
16899 Practice What You Preach Checker 5053, LP 10045
16900 A Little Bit Of Understanding Checker LP 10045

* Checker LP 10045 titled "Live The Right Way", click here for a picture.

 

Chicago, IL; September 1, 1968

17406 Children Are You Ready Checker LP 10053
17407 I'm Going To Serve The Lord Checker LP 10053
17408 My Mother Used To Hold Me Checker LP 10053
17409 Old Time Religion -Pt. 1 Checker LP 10053
17410 Old Time Religion -Pt. 2 Checker LP 10053
17411 Stand By Me Checker LP 10053
17412 I've Come Too Far Checker LP 10053
17413 You've Been So Good Checker LP 10053

* Checker LP 10053 titled "The Fantastic Violinaires In Concert".

 

c. October/November, 1968

17271 The Sound Of Christmas Checker LP 10050
17272 Remember What Day Is This Checker LP 10050
17273 He's All You Need Checker LP 10057
17274 The Whole World Is Watching Checker 5054, LP 10057
17275 I'm Satisfied With Jesus Checker 5065, LP 10057

* Checker LP 10050 titled "A Christmas Dedication". Other titles on this LP are not by this group.

 

c. October/November, 1968

17284 Do You Know Him? Checker LP 10057
17285 It Will All Be Over (After While) Checker 5065, LP 10057
17286 When Jesus Comes Checker LP 10057
17287 God's Creation Checker LP 10057
17288 That Evening Sun Checker 5054, LP 10057
17289 The Man Jesus Checker LP 10057

 

c. February/March, 1969

17679 Spinning Wheel Chess LP 50053
17680 You Can All Join In Chess LP 50053
17681 I Shall Be Released Chess LP 50053
17682 Games People Play Chess LP 50053
17683 All My Hard Times Chess LP 50053
17684 Labor And Hard Sweat Chess LP 50053
17685 Keep On Moving Chess LP 50053
17686 A New World Chess LP 50053
17687 Salt Of The Earth Checker 5063, LP 10057, Chess LP 50053
17688 Old Time Religion Checker LP 10057; Chess LP 50053

* Chess LP 50053 titled "You Can All Join In".
* Checker LP 10057 titled "God’s Creation", click here for a picture.

 

September 26, 1969

18130 The Time Ain't Long Checker LP 10060
18131 He's Alright Checker LP 10060
18132 He'll Let Me Come In Checker LP 10060
18133 I'm Feeling Good Checker 1240, LP 10060
18134 Just A Simple Prayer Checker 1240, LP 10060

 

July 1, 1970

18728 Our Father (Lord’s Prayer) unissued
18729 I’m At His Command Checker 1249, LP 10060
18730 Wait There unissued
18731 Coming Up Thru The Years Checker 1249, LP 10060

* Checker LP 10060 titled "At His Command".

 

Chicago, IL (?); c. 1971/1972

1869 Groovin’ With Jesus Checker LP 10067
1870 Let Us Pray Checker LP 10067
1871 Put Your Hand In The Hand Checker LP 10067
1872 Let The Sunshine In Checker LP 10067
1873 We Got To Live Together Checker LP 10067
1874 Take Me Checker LP 10067
1875 My Sweet Lord Checker LP 10067
1876 This Old World Can’t Last Too Long Checker LP 10067
1877 No Back Door Checker LP 10067

* Checker LP 10067 titled "Groovin’ With Jesus", click here for a picture.

 

 

 

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