Selected Discography for Spiritual, Jazz
& Blues Music

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Selected Resources
Mitchell Brown, Compiler
Updated by Isaac Clark and Alexis Carrasquel
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LP= Record (Vinyl) CD= Compact Disc (CD)

NOTE: the following are located in the Carter Music Resources Center, 202 Middleton Library

Spiritual Recordings Afro-American Spirituals, Work Songs, and Ballads.
Alan Lomax, ed. (Library of Congress, Division of Music, Recording Laboratory), 1956.
LP 11065

Amazing Grace.
Jimmie Davis and the Anita Kerr Singers. Vocalion, 1971?
LP 9176

Angola Prison Spirituals.
Harry Oster, ed. (Louisiana Folklore Society), [no date].
LP 957

Atlantic Bridge.
The King's Singers {Male Vocal Sextet}. (Moss Music Group), 1979.
LP 10335

Bless This House.
Mahalia Jackson, with Fall-Jones Ensemble. (Columbia), 1963.
LP 9251

Cat-Iron Sings Blues & Hymns.
Accompanying himself on the guitar. (Folkways), 1958.
LP 1091

Chain Gang Songs, Spirituals, and Blues.
Josh White, Accompanying himself on the guitar. (Elektra), 1959.
LP 815

Deep River and Other Spirituals.
Robert Shaw Chorale. (RCA Victor), 1958.
LP 3326

F.D. Kirkpatrick Hosts the Louisiana Folk Fest.
Various singing groups and soloists. (Folkways Records), 1978
LP 6800

The Georgia Pals: Joe Miller & Lawrence Humphries at the Country Church.
Smokey Joe Miller. (Folkways), 1985.
LP 9051

The Gospel Ship.
Various Artists and Instrumentalists. (New World Records), 1977.
LP 4776

The Great Mahalia Jackson.
Mahalia Jackson. (Columbia), 1972
LP 9840

He Set My Life to Music.
Barbara Mandell. (MCA Records), 1982.
LP 10995

Jimmie Davis' Greatest Hits.
Jimmie Davis. (MCA Records), 1973.
LP 9173

Joy by Surprise.
Bob Ayala. (Myrrh), 1976.
LP 9866

I Love to Tell The Story.
Tennessee Ernie Ford and Chorus. (Capital Records), 1962.
LP 4951

Music Down Home.
Charles Edward Smith, ed. (Folkways Records), 1965.
LP 6355

My Lord What a Mornin'.
Charles Holland. (Musical Heritage Society), 1988.
CD 488

Negro Folk Music of Alabama.
Harold Courtlander. (Folkways Records), 1951-56.
LP 881

Negro Religious Songs and Services.
In part with banjo or mouth-organ accompaniment.
(Library of Congress, Division of Music, Recording Laboratory), [no data].
LP 11066

No Shortage.
The Imperials with accompaniment. (Impact), 1975.
LP 9868

Paul Robeson.
Paul Robeson with Chorus and Orchestra; Harriet Wingreen, piano. (Vanguard), 1958.
LP 2124

Sail On.
The Imperials. (Day Spring), 1977.
LP 9867

A Sampler of Louisiana Folksongs.
Harry Oster, ed. (Folk Lyrics Recording Co.), 1957.
LP 402

Marian Anderson, contralto; Frank Rupp, piano. (RCA Victor), 1956.
LP 866

Jessye Norman, soprano; Dalton Baldwin, piano. (Phillips), 1979.
LP 6761

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot and Other Favorite Negro Spirituals.
Lee Charles. (Riverside), 1959.
LP 1333

Swing Wide Your Golden Gate.
Tennessee Ernie Ford and the Jordanaires. (Word Records), 1978.
LP 9885

Thou Art Worthy.
David and Dale Garratt. (Fountain of Life Ministries), 1974.
LP 5833

Written on the Wind.
Chuck Girard, with orchestra. (Good News/Myrrh), 1977.
LP 9855

Jazz Music Classical Tenors.
Coleman Hawkins. (New York: CBS Records, Inc.), 1983.
CD 1257

Collector's Items.
Miles Davis. (Berkeley, California: Prestige), 1987.
CD 255

Concert at Sea.
Erroll Garner. (New York, NY: Columbia), 1985?
CD 1084

Earl Hines Plays Duke Ellington.
Duke Ellington. (New York, NY: New World Records), 1988.
CD 246

Ellington at Newport.
Duke Ellington. (New York, NY: Columbia), 1987?
CD 920

Four Symphonic Works.
Duke Ellington. (Ocean Park, NJ: Musical Heritage Society), 1989.
CD 1195

Giant Steps.
John Coltrane. (New York, NY: Atlantic), 1988.
CD 1086

The Hot Fives, Vol. 1.
Louis Armstrong. (New York, NY: Columbia), 1988.
CD 935

Houseparty New Orleans Style.
Professor Longhair. (Cambridge, Mass.: Rounder),p1987.
CD 449

The Incredible Jazz Guitar.
Wes Montgomery. (Berkeley, CA: Riverside Records), 1960, 1987.
CD 254

J Mood.
Wynton Marsalis. (New York, NY: Columbia), 1986.
CD 424

The Leroy Anderson Collection.
Leroy Anderson. (Universal City, California: MCA Classics), 1988.
CD 439

Long Live the Chief.
Count Basie Orchestra. (Japan: Denon), 1986.
CD 259

Marsalis Standard Time, Vol. 1.
Wynton Marsalis. (New York, NY: Columbia), 1987.
CD 294

Monk's Dream.
Thelonius Monk Quartet. (New York, NY: Columbia), 1987.
CD 1227

Perfect Machine.
Herbie Hancock. (New York, NY: Columbia), 1988.
CD 390

The Quintessence.
Quincy Jones. (Universal City, California: MCA Impulse), 1988.
CD 168

Settin' the Pace.
John Coltrane. (Berkeley, CA: Prestige), 1987.
CD 253

When the Saints Go Marchin' In.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band. (New York, NY: CBS Records), 1987?
CD 170

Blues Music Billie Holiday.
Billie Holiday. (Universal City, California: MCA), 1986.
CD 1085

How Long Has This Been Going On?
Sarah Vaughan. (Berkeley, CA: Pablo), 1978, 1987..
CD 1256

Kind of Blue.
Miles Davis. (New York, NY: Columbia), 19887?
CD 921

The Leroy Anderson Collection.
Leroy Anderson. (Universal City, California: MCA Classics), 19888.
CD 439

Rhythm & Blues.
Ray Charles. (Chicago, IL: Time-Life Music), 1991.
CD 1022

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