Savoy Records Discography: 1961

1961

The Caravans

unknown (organ, piano, drums) Albertina Walker, Shirley Caesar, Inez Andrews, Eddie Williams, and others? (vocal group)
January 3, 1961
STC4151Hear Ye The WorldGospel 1051
STC4152I'm Glad I Counted The CostGospel MG 3010
STC4153The Debt I Owe The Lord-
STC4154Hold To God, I'm Changing Hands, Part 1 & 2Gospel 1050, MG 3010
STC4155Hallelujah, It's DoneGospel 1058, MG 3010; Savoy MG 14202, DBL 7012
STC4156Make It InGospel 1056, MG 3010; Savoy DBL 7012
* Gospel MG 3010   The Caravans - Hold To God
* Savoy MG 14202   The Best Of Shirley Caesar With The Caravans
* Savoy DBL 7012   The Best Of The Caravans
* Gospel 1051   The Caravans - The Rough Side Of The Mountain / Hear Ye The World
* Gospel 1050   The Caravans - Hold To God, I'm Changing Hands, Part 1 & 2
* Gospel 1058   The Caravans - Move Up A Little Higher / Hallelujah, It's Done
* Gospel 1056   The Caravans - Make It In / The Way The Lord Needs Me

Barbara Long

Billy Howell (trumpet) Booker Ervin (tenor sax) Nat Phipps (piano) George Tucker (bass) Al Harewood (drums) Barbara Long (vocals)
Medallion Studio, Newark, NJ, January 5, 1961
SBL746It's HeavenSavoy MG 12161
SBL747Largo To Oscar-
SBL748Where Is LonesomeSavoy 1601, MG 12161
SBL749Green Dolphin StreetSavoy MG 12161
SBL750When You're SmilingSavoy MG 12161, SJL 1119
* Savoy MG 12161   The Voice Of Barbara Long - Soul
* Savoy SJL 1119   Booker Ervin - Down In The Dumps
* Savoy 1601   Barbara Long - Trolley Song / Where Is Lonesome

Bucky Pizzarelli - Vinnie Burke Duo

Bucky Pizzarelli (guitar) Vinnie Burke (bass)
January 9, 1961
SBV1100Midnite BluesSavoy MG 12158
SBV1101Mood In Abstract-
SBV1102Midnite Struggle-
SBV1103Stompin' At The Savoy-
SBV1104Lover Man-
SBV1105Blues For Lovers (as Blues In The Closet)-
SBV1106Basin Street Blues-
SBV1107Back Bay Shuffle-
SBV1108Congo Mood-
SBV1109Polka Dots And Moonbeams (as Sophisticated Swing)-
* Savoy MG 12158   Bucky Pizzarelli, Vinnie Burke - Music Minus Many Men

Barbara Long

Billy Howell (trumpet) Booker Ervin (tenor sax) Nat Phipps (piano) George Tucker (bass) Al Harewood (drums) Barbara Long (vocals)
Medallion Studio, Newark, NJ, January 10, 1961
SBL751Squeeze MeSavoy MG 12161
SBL752Serenade-
SBL753Gee Baby-
SBL754Swan Lake-
SBL755Call Me Darling-
SBL756You Don't Know What Love Is-
SBL757Trolley SongSavoy 1601, MG 12161, SJL 1119
* Savoy MG 12161   The Voice Of Barbara Long - Soul
* Savoy SJL 1119   Booker Ervin - Down In The Dumps
* Savoy 1601   Barbara Long - Trolley Song / Where Is Lonesome

Clarence Fountain And The Original Five Blind Boys Of Alabama

unknown (organ, drums) Clarence Fountain (lead vocals) George Scott (tenor vocals, guitar) Olice Thomas (baritone vocals) John Fields (bass vocals)
January 30, 1961
SBB1400Hop, Skip And JumpGospel 1047; Savoy MG 14044
SBB1401Something Got A Hold Of MeGospel 1047; Savoy MG 14069
SBB1402How Far Am I From CanaanSavoy unissued
SBB1403Satisfied With JesusGospel 1061; Savoy MG 14044
SBB1404Oh Yes, He Will, Part 1 & 2Gospel 1055
SBB1405This I KnowSavoy unissued
* Savoy MG 14044   The Original Blind Boys Of Alabama - Revival Time
* Savoy MG 14069   Various Artists - Great Golden Gospel Hits, Vol. 1
* Gospel 1047   Clarence Fountain And The Original Five Blind Boys Of Alabama - Hop, Skip And Jump / Something Got A Hold Of Me
* Gospel 1061   The Blind Boys Of Alabama - Satisfied With Jesus / Working On The Building
* Gospel 1055   The Original Five Blind Boys Of Alabama - Oh Yes, He Will, Part 1 & 2

James Cleveland With The Gospel All-Stars

James Cleveland (vocals) The Gospel All-Stars
February 1, 1961
SJC1305Out On A HillSavoy MG 14045
SJC1306I Promised Himunissued
SJC1307Give God A ChanceSavoy MG 14045
SJC1308Drive The Devil Away-
SJC1309I Wouldn't Take Nothing For My Journeyunissued
SJC1310The Love Of GodSavoy 4157, MG 14045, MG 14069, SGL 7022
SJC1311I Need Jesus On My JourneySavoy 4157, MG 14045
SJC1312There's No Condemnationunissued
* Savoy MG 14045   James Cleveland With The Gospel All-Stars - Out On A Hill
* Savoy MG 14069   Various Artists - Great Golden Gospel Hits, Vol. 1
* Savoy SGL 7022   Various Artists - Golden Gospel Jubilee - 20 Greatest Hits
* Savoy 4157   James Cleveland With The Gospel All-Stars - The Love Of God / I Need Jesus On My Journey

The Roberta Martin Singers

Roberta Martin, Eugene Smith, Gloria Griffin, Norsalus McKissick, Harold Johnson, Lucy Smith (vocal group) and others
February 2, 1961
SRM1509Since I Met HimSavoy MG 14043, SGL 7018
SRM1510Had It Not Been For HimSavoy 4170, MG 14043, SGL 7018
SRM1511Only GodSavoy MG 14043
SRM1512I Couldn't Hear Nobody PraySavoy 4170, MG 14043
SRM1513I'm His ChildSavoy MG 14043
* Savoy MG 14043   The Roberta Martin Singers - Since I Met Him
* Savoy SGL 7018   The Best Of The Roberta Martin Singers
* Savoy 4170   The Roberta Martin Singers - Had It Not Been For Him / I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray

The Roberta Martin Singers

Roberta Martin, Eugene Smith, Gloria Griffin, Norsalus McKissick, Harold Johnson, Lucy Smith (vocal group) and others: same personnel
February 3, 1961
SRM1514Cast Your Cares On HimSavoy MG 14043
SRM1515Beyond The Dark Clouds-
SRM1516I'll Keep On Holding On His Hand (I'll Keep Holding His Hands)-
SRM1517All Things Are Possible-
SRM1518Oh What A Day-
SRM1519He's Done Something For Meunissued
SRM1520It Was The Blood-
* Savoy MG 14043   The Roberta Martin Singers - Since I Met Him

The Psalmeneers

The Psalmeneers
February 3, 1961
T' Will Be GlorySavoy 5805
Over The River-
* Savoy 5805   The Psalmeneers - T' Will Be Glory / Over The River

The Divots

The Divots
February 7, 1961
SJS600Missing YouSavoy 1596
SJS601Diddy-Wah-Diddy-
SJS602The Divot Twistunissued
SJS603Katie Mae-
* Savoy 1596   The Divots - Diddy-Wah-Diddy / Missing You

Sam Taylor Group

Sammy Lowe (trumpet, arranger) Sam "The Man" Taylor (tenor sax) Haywood Henry (baritone sax) Lee Anderson (piano) Robert Banks (organ) Carl Lynch (guitar) John Hunter, Charley Manz (bass???) Herbie Lovelle (drums)
February 9, 1961
SST1769Midnight Ramblerunissued
SST1770Deliver MeSavoy 1597
SST1771Peg O' My Heartunissued
SST1772Deacon's HopSavoy 1597
* Savoy 1597   Sam Taylor - Deliver Me / Deacon's Hop

The Murrie Singers

unknown (organ, piano, drums, tambourine) Roscoe Myers, Roy Rogers, Russell Henry, Andrew Roach, Donald Johnson, Rufus Brown (vocal group)
February 10, 1961
SMS5463The Lord Saveth MeSharp 613
SMS5464Trouble-
* Sharp 613   The Murrie Singers - The Lord Saveth Me / Trouble

The Original Back Home Choir

Choir Of The Greater Harvest Baptist Church, Newark, New Jersey, led by Rev. Charles Banks and Jeff Banks. Probably includes William Thomas, Robert Ross, Joe DeLoach, Joanie Ross, Carrie Smith.
February 11, 1961
SBH1540When You're In GlorylandGospel 1052
SBH1541Good Morning To HeavenSavoy unissued
SBH1542Let's Praise The LordGospel 1052
SBH1543It's Good To Be AloneSavoy unissued
SBH1544Thanking Him-
SBH1545Something Within Me-
* Gospel 1052   The Original Back Home Choir - When You're In Gloryland / Let's Praise The Lord

The Knickerbockers

The Knickerbockers (polka band)
February 18, 1961
Folksong Medley (titles not known)World Wide MG 20020
Childhood Memories-
Jolly Trumpeteers-
Rosenheimer-Laendler-
True Love-
Knickerbocker-
Jolly Fritz-
Sans Souci Dreams-
Brau House (Souvenir)-
Land Of The Palms-
Yodelers Polka-
Auf Wiedersehn-
* World Wide MG 20020   Knickerbocker Orchestra - Old Country Holiday

Bill Barron Quintet

Ted Curson (trumpet) Bill Barron (tenor sax) Kenny Barron (piano) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Frankie Dunlop (drums)
Medallion Studio, Newark, NJ, February 21, 1961
Blast OffSavoy MG 12160, 92878-2
Ode To An Earth Girl-
Fox Hunt-
Oriental Impressions-
Back Lash-
Nebulae-
DesolationSavoy SJL 1184, 92878-2
* Savoy MG 12160   The Tenor Stylings Of Bill Barron
= Savoy SJL 1184   Bill Barron - Nebulae
* Savoy 92878-2   Bill Barron - Modern Windows Suite

Clara Ward

Gertrude Ward, Clara Ward, Christine Jackson, Thelma Bumpess, Vermettya Royster (vocal group) and others
February 24, 1961
SCW5700Never A ManSavoy MG 14046, MG 14078
SCW5701Christian Race TrackSavoy MG 14046
SCW5702Lord Take My Hand-
SCW5703Oh What A Refuge-
SCW5704Don't Wait Too LateSavoy MG 14046, MG 14078
SCW5705Why Should I Doubt That God Hears Prayers-
* Savoy MG 14046   The Famous Ward Singers - A Gospel Concert
* Savoy MG 14078   The Best Of Clara Ward

The Gospel Redeemers

The Gospel Redeemers (female vocal group) led by Clara Walker
February 25, 1961
SGR6900I've Got To Kneel Down To PraySavoy 4167
SGR6901The Creatorunissued
SGR6902Jesus My Comfort-
SGR6903Stay WithinSavoy 4159
SGR6904I Gave God My Word-
SGR6905Message From HeavenSavoy 4167
* Savoy 4167   The Gospel Redeemers - I've Got To Kneel Down To Pray / Message From Heaven
* Savoy 4159   The Gospel Redeemers - Stay Within / I Gave God My Word

The Spiritual Sons

The Spiritual Sons
March 6, 1961
SSS600Jesus Is Al To MeSavoy unissued
SSS601He Don't Love YouSharp 612
SSS602Take Your RestSavoy unissued
SSS603I Have A Friend-
SSS604Don't You Want To GoSharp 612
SSS605Hold To God's HandSharp 618
SSS606Hard Times Coming Through The Years-
* Sharp 612   The Famous Spiritual Sons - He Don't Love You / Don't You Want To Go
* Sharp 618   The Spiritual Sons - Hold To God's Hand / Hard Times Coming Through The Years

The Golden Voices Of Alabama

The Golden Voices Of Alabama
March 7, 1961
SGV400He Didn't Have To Awake Me This MorningSavoy unissued
SGV401Who Is That Yonder-
SGV402Another Year-
SGV403I'll Wait-

The Virginia Choral Ensemble

The Virginia Choral Ensemble
March 11, 1961
SCV1597You've Been Truly BlessedSavoy unissued
SCV1598The Least-

The Gospel Harmonettes

unknown (organ, piano, drums) Dorothy Love, Mildred Miller, Odessa Edwards, Willie Mae Newberry, Vera Koby (vocal group)
March 17, 1961
SGH317Let's Come In The HouseSavoy 4158, MG 14050, MG 14104
SGH318Till I Get Back ThereSavoy 4168, MG 14050
SGH319I'm ThankfulSavoy MG 14050
SGH320I'm Thankful (short version)unissued
SGH321Go Back To The Dust (Everything Goes Back To Dust)Savoy MG 14050
SGH322Ever Since I Met HimSavoy 4158, MG 14050
SGH323I'll Make ItSavoy MG 14050
SGH324By MyselfSavoy 4168, MG 14050
* Savoy MG 14050   The Gospel Harmonettes - A Gospel Concert
* Savoy MG 14104   Various Artists - Great Golden Gospel Hits, Vol. 2
* Savoy 4158   The Gospel Harmonettes - Ever Since I Met Him / Let's Come In The House
* Savoy 4168   The Gospel Harmonettes - Till I Get Back There / By Myself

Wyatt McPherson

Wyatt McPherson
March 22, 1961
SWM504Here's My ConfessionSavoy 1599
SWM505That's Why I Love My Baby-
* Savoy 1599   Wyatt McPherson - Here's My Confession / That's Why I Love My Baby

Marty Marshall

Marty Marshall
March 22, 1961
SMM601Chicken ScratchSavoy unissued
SMM602The Way I Love You Baby-

Oscar Black

Oscar Black
March 22, 1961
SOB1601I'm A Fool To CareSavoy 1600
SOB1602I Got A Feeling-
* Savoy 1600   Oscar Black - I Got A Feeling / I'm A Fool To Care

The Yubans

The Yubans
March 22, 1961
SYN1603Penny PinchingSavoy unissued
SYN1604Mumblin' Baby-
SYN1605Signifying Woman-

The Blind Boys Of Alabama

unknown (organ) Clarence Fountain (lead vocals) George Scott (tenor vocals, guitar) Olice Thomas (baritone vocals) John Fields (bass vocals)
March 23, 1961
SBB1406God's PromiseGospel 1099, MG 3013
SBB1407Even MeGospel MG 3013
SBB1408Home In The RockGospel 1099, MG 3013
SBB1409Our Revival TimeGospel 1053; Savoy MG 14044
SBB1410When I Lost My MotherSavoy MG 14044
SBB1411My God Can Do No WrongGospel 1053; Savoy MG 14044
* Gospel MG 3013   The Blind Boys Of Alabama - God's Promise
* Savoy MG 14044   The Original Blind Boys Of Alabama - Revival Time
* Gospel 1099   The Blind Boys Of Alabama - God's Promise / Home In The Rock
* Gospel 1053   The Original Blind Boys Of Alabama - Our Revival Time / My God Can Do No Wrong

The Bennett Sensationals

The Bennett Sensationals
May, 1961
SAJ1645Make My EnemySavoy unissued
SAJ1646Waiting For Jesus-

Bill Barron Sextet

Ted Curson (trumpet) Bill Barron (tenor sax) Jay Cameron (baritone sax) Kenny Barron (piano) Eddie Khan (bass) Pete La Roca (drums)
Medallion Studio, Newark, NJ, June 5, 1961
Men At WorkSavoy MG 12163, 92878-2
Tone Colors-
Dedication To Wanda-
Keystone-
Noodlin'Savoy MG 12163
Duality-
Self Portrait-
Persian Street Scene-
Light Fantasticunissued
* Savoy MG 12163   Bill Barron - Modern Windows
* Savoy 92878-2   Bill Barron - Modern Windows Suite

Rev. Lawrence Roberts And The Angelic Gospel Choir

Choir Of The First Baptist Church In Nutley, New Jersey, dir. by Rev. Lawrence Roberts
June 8, 1961
SLR5400Sinner Manunissued
SLR5401He WillSavoy 4160
SLR5402No More Weeping (No Weeping)Savoy MG 14049
SLR5403A Little Too Close To Be AfraidSavoy 4160, MG 14049
SLR5404Understand It BetterSavoy MG 14049
SLR5405The Lord Will Make A Way-
* Savoy MG 14049   Rev. Lawrence Roberts With The Angelic Gospel Choir - It's The Holy Ghost
* Savoy 4160   The Angelic Gospel Choir Of The First Baptist Church - A Little Too Close To Be Afraid / He Will

Ron Matthews Trio

Ron Matthews (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Frank Gant (drums)
June 19, 1961
Tis AutumnSavoy unissued
1239-A-
Shaw 'Nuff-
One Mo-
Prelude To A Kiss-
DPM-
117 Blues-
Blue Cry-
When I Grow Too Old To Dream-

Gilbert Adkins

Gilbert Adkins
June 23, 1961
SGA6330AGod's Trombone, Part 1Gospel 1054
SGA6330BGod's Trombone, Part 2-
* Gospel 1054   Gilbert Adkins - God's Trombone, Part 1 & 2

Big Slim

Bill Henry
June 23, 1961
SBH464Don't Cry BabySavoy 1605
SBH465I Got To Find My Baby-
* Savoy 1605   Big Slim - Don't Cry Baby / I Got To Find My Baby

Little Betty

Little Betty
June 23, 1961
SLB466Why Did You Do ItSavoy 1603
SLB467I May Be Wrong-
* Savoy 1603   Little Betty - Why Did You Do It / I May Be Wrong

The Gospel Clefs

unknown (organ, piano, drums) Leon Lumpkins, Rev. Huston, Enoch Franklin, Joe DeLoach, Robert Byrd, Raymond Andrews (vocal group)
June 28, 1961
SGC6101To Heal The SoulSavoy 4161, MG 14053
SGC6102You Can Talk To GodSavoy 4197, MG 14053
SGC6103So GoodSavoy 4161, MG 14053, MG 14069
SGC6104Lord Jesus Let Me Talk To YouSavoy MG 14053
* Savoy MG 14053   The Gospel Clefs - So Good
* Savoy MG 14069   Various Artists - Great Golden Gospel Hits, Vol. 1
* Savoy 4161   The Gospel Clefs - To Heal The Soul / So Good
* Savoy 4197   The Gospel Clefs - You Can Talk To God / Let The Lord Come In

The Ward Singers

Gertrude Ward, Clara Ward, Christine Jackson, Thelma Bumpess, Vermettya Royster (vocal group) and others
June 30, 1961
SWS6311Handwriting On The WallSavoy 4180, MG 14046, MG 14078
SWS6312Rock Of AgesSavoy 4162, MG 14060
SWS6313Get In A HurrySavoy MG 14046, MG 14078
SWS6314DefinitelySavoy MG 14046
SWS6315The Lord's ArmySavoy 4162, MG 14060, MG 14078
SWS6316Contract With The LordSavoy 4180, MG 14046
* Savoy MG 14046   The Famous Ward Singers - A Gospel Concert
* Savoy MG 14078   The Best Of Clara Ward
* Savoy MG 14060   The Famous Ward Singers - Just Over The Horizon
* Savoy 4180   The Famous Ward Singers - Handwriting On The Wall / Contract With The Lord
* Savoy 4162   The Famous Ward Singers - Rock Of Ages / The Lord's Army

Frankie And The Flips

Frankie And The Flips
June, 1961
SFM6200Pop Eye TwistSavoy 1602
SFM6201Devil Dog Rock-
* Savoy 1602   Frankie And The Flips - Pop Eye Twist / Devil Dog Rock

George Braith

George Braith
July 12, 1961
SGB4144Port SaidSavoy unissued
SGB4145Slip Slop-
SGB4146Flame-
SGB4147The Cooker-

The Gospel Harmonettes

unknown (organ, piano, drums) Dorothy Love, Mildred Miller, Odessa Edwards, Willie Mae Newberry, Vera Koby (vocal group)
July 27, 1961
SGH761Joyous TidingsSavoy MG 14050, MG 14079
SGH762Thankfulunissued
SGH763The Death Of Christ, Part 1-
SGH764The Death Of Christ, Part 2-
SGH765Till I Get Back There-
SGH766Mother Told GodSavoy MG 14050
SGH767Jesus Is Real To Me-
SGH768I'll Make Itunissued
SGH769I'm Comin' Home-
* Savoy MG 14050   The Gospel Harmonettes - A Gospel Concert
* Savoy MG 14079   Various Artists - Christmas With The Gospel Stars

Prof. Alex Bradford And The Bradford Singers

Alex Bradford (piano) Willie James McPhatter (piano, organ) Dickie Mitchell (organ) Gus Johnson (drums) Alex Bradford, Kenneth Washington, Calvin White, Bernie Durand Jr., Madeline Bell (vocal group)
NYC, July, 1961
SAB63-383Jesus Keep Me Near The CrossRegent MG 6117; Savoy SGL 7023
SAB63-384I've Been Dipped-
SAB63-385Must Jesus Bear The Cross Alone-
SAB63-386I Found The Answer-
SAB63-387It Is Well (In My Soul)-
SAB63-388Jesus Supplies My Every NeedSavoy unissued
SAB63-389I'm Holding On To His HandRegent MG 6117; Savoy SGL 7023
SAB63-390Hold Out-
SAB63-391Think-
SAB63-392You Must Have Time For Religion-
SAB63-393The Name Of Jesus-
SAB63-394Everything Is All RightRegent 224
SAB63-395Sweet Hour Of PrayerRegent 224; Savoy SGL 7023
* Regent MG 6117   Alex Bradford And The Bradford Singers - Near The Cross
* Savoy SGL 7023   The Best Of Alex Bradford (a memorial)
* Regent 224   Prof. Alex Bradford And The Bradford Singers - Everything Is All Right / Sweet Hour Of Prayer

David Romaine Orchestra

David Romaine Orchestra
circa July, 1961???
SDR95Sorrentounissued
SDR96Mexicali Moon Cha Cha-
SDR97D.R. Tune-
SDR98Canadian Capers-
SDR99Fascination-
SDR100Teasin' MelodySavoy 1604
SDR101Marcheta-
SDR102Mexicali Roseunissued
SDR103Little Lost Angel-
SDR104Aye Aye Aye-
SDR105Dark Eyes-
SDR106I Only Want A Buddy-
* Savoy 1604   David Romaine - Marcheta / Teasin' Melody

Ananda

Leah Ananda (congas) and others
August 14, 1961
WWA110Stars And StripesSavoy unissued
WWA111William Tell-
SLA327The Mountains-
SLA328Sunrise-
SLA329Storm Over The Mountains-
SLA330Happy Drums-
SLA331Jet Propulsion-
SLA332Dedicated-

Nappy Brown

Nappy Brown (vocals) and others
August 21, 1961
SNB8421Never Too Lateunissued
SNB8422I've Had My FunSavoy 1616
SNB8423So Glad I Don't Have To Cry No MoreSavoy 1621
SNB8424Lock On The Door-
* Savoy 1616   Nappy Brown - Didn't You Know / I've Had My Fun
* Savoy 1621   Nappy Brown - So Glad I Don't Have To Cry No More / Lock On The Door

Johnny Kirk

Johnny Kirk
August 21, 1961
SJK770Pretty BabySavoy unissued
SJK771Don't Take Your Love From Me-

The Harmonizing Five

The Harmonizing Five (vocal group)
August, 1961
SHF141Let's Keep On PrayingSharp LP 2009
SHF142Why I Enter The Gates-
SHF143Cry No More, Jesus Will Comfort You-
SHF144I Don't Need Nobody But The LordSharp 617, LP 2009
SHF145Don't Stop Till You Find HimSharp LP 2009
SHF146My Jesus Is All To Me-
SHF147Let's Get Together-
SHF148Hands Of The Lord-
SHF149Lord Yes I KnowSavoy unissued
SHF150The Glorious Voice Of GodSharp 617, LP 2009
* Sharp LP 2009   The Harmonizing Five - Keep On Praying
* Sharp 617   The Harmonizing Five - I Don't Need Nobody But The Lord / The Glorious Voice Of God

Eternal Joy

Eternal Joy
August-September, 1961
WWK55We Are Going To Rise Up With The SaintsSavoy unissued
WWK56Great Number-

The Ward Singers

Gertrude Ward, Clara Ward, Christine Jackson, Thelma Bumpess, Vermettya Royster (vocal group) and others
September 12, 1961
SWS1501Prince Of PeaceSavoy 4165, MG 14047
SWS1502Sweet Little Jesus Boy-
Little Town Of BethlehemSavoy MG 14047
Silent Night-
Go Tell If On The MountainSavoy MG 14047, MG 14079
Away In A MangerSavoy MG 14047
Come Upon A Midnight Clear-
First Noel-
Holy Night-
Joy To The World-
Hark The Herald Angel-
Come All Ye Faithful-
* Savoy MG 14047   A Merry Christmas With The Famous Ward Singers
* Savoy MG 14079   Various Artists - Christmas With The Gospel Stars
* Savoy 4165   The Famous Ward Singers - Prince Of Peace / Sweet Little Jesus Boy

The Starlighters

The Starlighters
September 13, 1961
STS57Day And NightSavoy unissued
STS58The Day Of Pentecost-

James Cleveland

James Cleveland (vocals) The Gospel Chimes
September 18, 1961
SJC9196Deep Down In My HeartSavoy 4166
SJC9197Never Let Go Off His Handunissued
SJC9198See How The Lord Has Kept Me-
SJC9199What A Mighty GodSavoy 4166
SJC9200Looking For You And Meunissued
SJC9201Step On Over-
* Savoy 4166   James Cleveland With The Gospel Chimes - Deep Down / What A Mighty God

Faye Adams

Faye Adams (vocals) and others
September 20, 1961
SFS920Step Up And Rescue MeSavoy 1606
SFS921Cry You Crazy Heart-
SFS922Sunset, Sunrise Or Midnightunissued
SFS923It Hurts To Be In Love-
* Savoy 1606   Faye Adams - Step Up And Rescue Me / Cry You Crazy Heart

Gabe Baltazar Quartet

Ray Starling (mellophone) Gabe Baltazar (alto sax) Vinnie Burke (bass) Al Beldini (drums)
September 24, 1961
SGA931When I Fall In LoveSavoy MG 12167
SGA932Satin Doll-
SGA933Serenata-
SGA934Blues For Dr. Jazz-
SGA935Blues For Dr. Jazz (insert)-
SGA936Pali Pass-
SGA937Now's The Time-
* Savoy MG 12167   Gabe Baltazar (not released)

The Imperial Gospel Singers

The Imperial Gospel Singers (vocal group)
September 27, 1961
SIG926He'll Change Your Heart From Right To WrongSavoy MG 14048
SIG927Stranger-
SIG928Fountain Of BloodGospel 1062; Savoy MG 14048
SIG929How Can I ForgetSavoy MG 14048
SIG930My Redeemer-
SIG931Down On MeGospel 1062; Savoy MG 14048
* Savoy MG 14048   The Imperial Gospel Singers - Fountain Of Blood
* Gospel 1062   The Imperial Gospel Singers - Fountain Of Blood / Down On Me

Ivan Ward

Ivan Ward
September, 1961
SCV711The CliqueSavoy 1607
SCV712Baby Sitter-
* Savoy 1607   Ivan Ward - The Clique / Baby Sitter

Sammy Cotton

Sammy Cotton (vocals)
October 2, 1961
SSC2102NobodySavoy 1608
SSC2103I'm True-
* Savoy 1608   Sammy Cotton - Nobody / I'm True

The Derbys

The Derbys
October 2, 1961
STD2104A Travelin' ManSavoy 1609
STD2105Lead Me On-
* Savoy 1609   The Derbys - Lead Me On / A Travelin' Man

Jesse Johnson

Jesse Johnson
October 5, 1961
SSJ6516No One Can Live Without Loveunissued
SSJ6517Kissin'Savoy 1611
SSJ6518I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Nowunissued
SSJ6519Can't Help ItSavoy 1611
* Savoy 1611   Jesse Johnson - Can't Help It / Kissin'

Sun Ra Arkestra

Bernard McKinney (euphonium, trombone, bells) Marshall Allen (alto, tenor sax, bells) John Gilmore (tenor sax, bass clarinet, bells) Pat Patrick (baritone sax, bells) Sun Ra (piano) Ronnie Boykins (bass, bells) Willie Jones (drums, percussion) Leah Ananda (congas) Ricky Murray (vocals)
NYC, October 10, 1961
SSR7470BassismSavoy MG 12169
SSR7471Of Sounds And Something Else-
SSR7472What's That-
SSR7473Where Is Tomorrow-
SSR7474The Beginning-
SSR7475New Day-
SSR7476Tapestry From An Asteroid-
SSR7477Jet Flight-
SSR7478Looking Outward-
SSR7479Space Jazz Reverie-
SSR7480China Gates-
* Savoy MG 12169   The Futuristic Sounds Of Sun Ra

Bill Hardman Quintet

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Sonny Redd (alto sax) Ronnie Matthews (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Jimmy Cobb (drums)
Medallion Studio, Newark, NJ, October 18, 1961
SWH1891CapersSavoy MG 12170
SWH1892Jo B-
SWH1893Assunta-
SWH1894No Nameunissued
SWH1895Capers-
SWH1896It Ain't Happened YetSavoy MG 12170
SWH1897Angel Eyes-
SWH1898With Malice Toward NoneSavoy SJL 1164
SWH1899Buckeye BluesSavoy MG 12170
* Savoy MG 12170   Bill Hardman Quintet
= Savoy SJL 1164   Bill Hardman - Saying Something

The Cavaliers

The Cavaliers (vocal group)
November 6, 1961
STC427Oh Look At JesusSharp LP 2019
STC428FaithSavoy unissued
STC429I Can't Tarry-
STC430The Comforter-
STC431Life With TheeGospel 1059; Sharp LP 2019
STC432God Is On My Side-
* Sharp LP 2019   The Gospel Cavaliers - Live With Thee
* Gospel 1059   The Cavaliers - Life With Thee / God Is On My Side

Rev. Lawrence Roberts And The Angelic Gospel Choir

Choir Of The First Baptist Church In Nutley, New Jersey, dir. by Rev. Lawrence Roberts
November 10, 1961
SLR6100It's The Holy GhostSavoy 4169, MG 14049
SLR6101Mercy LordSavoy MG 14049
SLR6102I Know The LordSavoy 4169, MG 14049
SLR6103The BloodSavoy MG 14049
SLR6104Heaven Belongs To You-
SLR6105How I Love Jesusunissued
SLR6106Can You Survive (You Can Survive)Savoy MG 14049
* Savoy MG 14049   Rev. Lawrence Roberts With The Angelic Gospel Choir - It's The Holy Ghost
* Savoy 4169   Rev. Lawrence Roberts And The Angelic Gospel Choir - I Know The Lord / It's The Holy Ghost

Rev. H.B. Crum And The Golden Keys

Rev. H.B. Crum (vocals) The Golden Keys (vocal group)
November 13, 1961
SGK6107I Can Feel HimRegent 207; Sharp LP 2010
SGK6108The Bible's Right-
SGK6109Fighting For JesusSharp LP 2010
SGK6110Jesus Can Forgive So Can I-
SGK6111The God I Serve-
SGK6112I Am The Way-
* Sharp LP 2010   Rev. H.B. Crum And The Golden Keys - God I Serve
* Regent 207   Rev. H.B. Crum And The Golden Keys - The Bible's Right / I Can Feel Him

Bob Stone

Bob Stone
November 14, 1961
SBS6114One By OneSavoy unissued
SBS6115Oh How I Miss You Tonight-
SBS6116Blue Heartaches-
SBS6117Tough Stuff-

Prof. Charles Taylor

Prof. Charles Taylor (vocals)
November 15, 1961
SCT6113Saved And I Know I AmSharp 621
SCT6114Made It OverSharp 640
SCT6115Everybody Should Serve The Lord-
SCT6116Just Like JesusSharp 621
SCT6117Singing Praise, Part 1 & 2Savoy unissued
* Sharp 621   Prof. Charles Taylor - Just Like Jesus / Saved And I Know I Am
* Sharp 640   Prof. Charles Taylor - Made It Over / Everybody Should Serve The Lord

Tommy And The Twisters

Tommy And The Twisters (vocal group)
November 16, 1961
6118Hucklebuck TwistRegent MG 6104
6119Blackeyed Twist-
6120Blue River Twist-
6121Scotch Twist-
6122Wabash Twist-
6123The Saints Twist-
6124Red River Twist-
6125Old Joe's Twist-
6126Boogie Woogie Twist-
6127Twistin' With Marie-
6128Camptown Twist-
6129Freddy's Twist-
* Regent MG 6104   Tommy And The Twisters

The North Philadelphia Juniors

The North Philadelphia Juniors (mixed vocal group)
November 17, 1961
SPJ6130Want A FriendSharp LP 2013
SPJ6131Battle AxeSharp 630, LP 2013
SPJ6132Blessed BlessedSharp LP 2013
SPJ6133Pen Of LoveSharp 620
SPJ6134I Know Jesus Is Calling-
SPJ6135Trying To Hinder MeSharp LP 2013
* Sharp LP 2013   The North Philadelphia Juniors - In The Building
* Sharp 630   The North Philadelphia Juniors - Battle Axe / A Grave Can't Hod My Body Down
* Sharp 620   The North Philadelphia Juniors - Pen Of Love / I Know Jesus Is Calling

The Gospel Redeemers

The Gospel Redeemers (female vocal group) led by Clara Walker
November 17, 1961
SGR6136Our Souls He Will ClaimRegent MG 6110
SGR6137The Lord Is The MasterRegent 206, MG 6110
SGR6138I Feel My Help Comin' OnRegent MG 6110
SGR6139Nothing Moves Me-
SGR6140My Soul's SalvationRegent 206, MG 6110
SGR6141You Can't Stop MeRegent MG 6110
* Regent MG 6110   The Gospel Redeemers - The Lord Is The Master
* Regent 206   The Gospel Redeemers - My Soul's Salvation / The Lord Is The Master

The Corinthian Gospel Singers

The Corinthian Gospel Singers (vocal group)
November 22, 1961
SCS6142One More DayGospel 1063; Sharp LP 2011
SCS6143Working On The BuildingSharp LP 2011
SCS6144So Glad-
SCS6145A City Called Heaven-
SCS6146A Man Called JesusGospel 1063; Sharp LP 2011
SCS6147WingsSharp LP 2011
* Sharp LP 2011   The Corinthian Gospel Singers - A City Called Heaven
* Gospel 1063   The Corinthian Gospel Singers - One More Day / A Man Called Jesus

The Famous Davis Sisters

Ruth Davis, Alfreda Davis, Audrey Davis, Thelma Davis, Jackie Verdell (vocal group) and others
November 27, 1961
SDS6148Here's My HeartSavoy MG 14051
SDS6149Earnestly PrayingSavoy 4171, MG 14051
SDS6150Jesus Loves Me-
SDS6151Come Along, Part 1 & 2unissued
SDS6152Met Me And I'll Be ThereSavoy MG 14051, MG 14250
* Savoy MG 14051   The Famous Davis Sisters - Earnestly Praying
* Savoy MG 14250   The Davis Sisters - Ruth Davis Memorial Album
* Savoy 4171   The Famous Davis Sisters - Earnestly Praying / Jesus Loves Me

The Imperial Gospel Singers

The Imperial Gospel Singers (vocal group)
November 29, 1961
SIS6153Come Boldly To The Throne Of GraceGospel 1064, MG 3015
SIS6154The Nobleman's SonGospel MG 3015
SIS6155He Is My All And All-
SIS6156He Is There-
SIS6157You Can Talk To The Lord-
SIS6158I'll Shout When I Get HomeGospel 1064, MG 3015
* Gospel MG 3015   The Imperial Gospel Singers - The Sower
* Gospel 1064   The Imperial Gospel Singers - I'll Shout When I Get Home / Come Boldly To The Throne Of Grace

The Elete Jubilee Singers

The Elete Jubilee Singers (vocal group)
late 1961
Lord Have MercyRegent MG 6107
The Valley Of Time-
Wait Till My Changes Come-
Adam And Evil-
Amazing Grace-
The Train Song-
Hear The Lambs A-Cryin'-
Knock Knock-
Bad Conditions-
Judgement's Comin'-
* Regent MG 6107   The Elete Jubilee Singers - Lord Have Mercy

The Gospel Emeralds

The Gospel Emeralds
December 11, 1961
SGE6159DanielSharp 633, LP 2018
SGE6160We're On Our WaySharp 622
SGE6161I've Been RunningSharp 622, LP 2018
SGE6162So Hard To Get AlongSharp LP 2018
* Sharp LP 2018   The Gospel Emeralds - Daniel
* Sharp 633   The Gospel Emeralds - Blest Is He That Cometh / Daniel
* Sharp 622   The Gospel Emeralds - I've Been Running / We're On Our Way

The Gospel Giants

probably Brantley Padgett, Edward Cook, James Scott, Ishmael Lane, Luther Singleton, Ed Jordan (vocal group)
December 18, 1961
SGG6163I'll Serve The LordSavoy MG 14101
SGG6164Down To SleepSavoy 4172, MG 14101
SGG6165Child Of The Kingunissued
SGG6166If You Want To Be SavedSavoy MG 14101
SGG6167Brother NoahSavoy 4172, MG 14101
SGG6168I Am A Witnessunissued
* Savoy MG 14101   The Mighty Gospel Giants - Heavenly Father
* Savoy 4172   The Gospel Giants - Brother Noah / Down To Sleep

The Raymond Rasberry Singers

Raymond Rasberry (piano) Loseph Lee (organ) Leonard Gaskin (bass) Belton Evans or James Crawford (drums) Carl Hall, Jesse Fisher, Leroy Hairston (lead vocals) Nate Williams, Thomas Hill, Cecil Smith, Shirley Fleming (vocal group)
1961
SRR63-363Deliverance Will ComeSavoy 4207, MG 14080, MG 14104
SRR63-364No CondemnationSavoy MG 14080
SRR63-365He's The One-
SRR63-366Run On Jesus-
SRR63-367I'm Living By His Will-
SRR63-368We've Come This Far By Faith-
SRR63-369I'm Trying To Get Ready-
SRR63-370Believe In Faith-
SRR63-371I Know I've Been Saved-
SRR63-372The Glory Road-
* Savoy MG 14080   The Raymond Rasberry Singers, Vol. 1 - Deliverance Will Come
* Savoy MG 14104   Various Artists - Great Golden Gospel Hits, Vol. 2
* Savoy 4207   The Raymond Rasberry Singers - Deliverance Will Come / No More