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Sacred Harp phonograph records collection, 1927-1929, undated

Emory University

Pitts Theology Library

1531 Dickey Drive, Suite 560

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Title: Sacred Harp phonograph records collection, 1927-1929, undated
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 421
Extent: .2 cubic feet (1 box)
Abstract:Consists of phonograph records relating to the Sacred Harp tradition.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Unrestricted access.

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All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.


Gift, 2016


[after identification of item(s)], Sacred Harp phonograph records collection, MSS 421, Archives and Manuscript Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.


Processed by Brandon Wason, October 2016.

Collection Description

Historical Note

Sacred Harp is a tradition of religious shape-note singing developed in the Southern States of the United States. This is an artificial collection containing recordings by artists associated with the Sacred Harp tradition.

Biographical Source: Russell, Tony. Country Music Records: A Discography, 1921-1942 (New York: Oxford University Press, 2004).

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains five double-sided 78 rpm phonograph records related to the Sacred Harp tradition dating from the mid-to-late 1920s.

Arrangement Note

Arranged alphabetically by artist.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Alabama Sacred Harp Singers. Side A: "Rocky Road" (146091); Side B: "Present Joys" (146092). (Sacred Vocal). Columbia Phonograph Company, 1928.
1 1 Denson Quartet. Sacred Harp Music. Side A: "Georgia" (T. B. McGraw) (DM-500); Side B: "Cheeves" (Oliver Bradfield) (DM-502) Denson Music Publishing Company, undated.
1 1 Denson Quartet. Sacred Harp Music. Side A: "Homeward Bound" (Howard Denson) (DM-502); Side B: "The Good Old Way" (William Walker) (DM-503) Denson Music Publishing Company, undated.
1 1 J. T. Allison's Sacred Harp Singers. Old Time Sacred Singing. Side A: "I'm a Long Time Traveling away from Home" (6255-A); Side B: "I Belong to This Band--Hallelujah" (6255-B) Gennett Records, 1927.
1 1 The Okeh Atlanta Sacred Harp Singers Side A: "Penick" (402359); Side B: "Return Again" (402360). Vocal conducted by W. A. Malone. Okeh, 1929.