Sam Gary
Samuel Gary, best known as "Gary" (nobody called him "Sam"!)
b. February 19, 1917 in Florida (Bainbridge, Georgia)
d. July 20 or 21 [?], 1986 in Aiken, South Carolina

discography
S A M   G A R Y; source: Front cover of Transition trlp F-1
source: Front cover of Transition trlp F-1; photographer: Nick Dean
This discography is a non-commercial labor-of-love and is in no way associated with any business firm.
All I know about the resp. artist's / label's musical output is shown on this page. To purchase out-of-print records I recommend an ebay, gemm or google search. And - sorry for that - I have not the time to answer any e-mails asking me about further information, let alone duplicating out-of-print recordings I happen to own.

Stefan Wirz   www.wirz.de

 

Sam Gary 78 rpm / EPs / LPs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes
11940Josh White and his Carolinians: Chain Gang

35559
- Nine Foot Shovel (27415-1)   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Chain Gang Boun' (27414-1)   @ youtube   @ Spotify

35560
- Trouble (27416-1)   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Goin' Home Boys (27418-1)   @ youtube   @ Spotify

35561
- Cryin' Who? Cryin' You! (Part I) (27419-1)   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Cryin' Who? Cryin' You! (Part II) (27420-1)   @ youtube (2:50)   @ Spotify

35562
- Told My Cap'n (27417-1)   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Jerry (27421-1)   @ youtube   @ Spotify

rec. June 4, 1940 in New York City; Bayard Rustin, 1st tenor voc; Carrington Lewis, 2nd tenor voc; Josh White, baritone voc, g; Bill White, baritone voc; Samuel Gary, bass voc; Leonard de Paur, cond; prod. by John Hammond
cover artwork by Alex Steinweiss


from liner notes:
"Columbia Records proudly presents what is perhaps the most genuine folk music of our times...seven Negro laments of the chain gang sung by Joshua White and his Carolinians"

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set of four 78 rpm records
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Columbia album C-22

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Columbia 35559 (C22-1/-2)

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Columbia 35560 (C22-3/-4)

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Columbia 35562 (C22-7/-8)

21940Joshua White and his Carolinians

- Glory To His Name (27807-1)   @ Spotify
- King Jesus Knows I'm Coming (27809-1)   @ youtube   @ Spotify

rec. August 6, 1940 in New York City; Bayard Rustin, 1st tenor voc; Carrington Lewis, 2nd tenor voc; Josh White, baritone voc, g; Bill White, baritone voc; Samuel Gary, bass voc

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Columbia 36202

31940Joshua White and his Carolinians

- Lord Have Mercy (27808-1)
- I Want Jesus To Walk With Me (27813-1)

rec. August 6, 1940 in New York City; Bayard Rustin, 1st tenor voc; Carrington Lewis, 2nd tenor voc; Josh White, baritone voc, g; Bill White, baritone voc; Samuel Gary, bass voc

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Columbia 36237

45/1941Songs For John Doe by the Almanac Singers

- Ballad Of October 16th
- Billy Boy #
- 'C' For Conscription
- Liza Jane #
- Plow Under
- The Strange Death Of John Doe
- Washington Breakdown

rec. late March to early April 1941 at an unidentified Central Park West studio in New York City; Pete Seeger, voc, banjo; Lee Hayes, voc; Millard Lampell, voc; Josh White, g, # voc; Sam Gary, voc; prod. by Keynote label owner Eric Bernay (nee Bernstein)

Almanac Records 102
(a Keynote production)

(=) Bear Family BCD 15720 JL
(Germany 1996)

57/1941The Almanac Singers: Talking Union

301
- Union Train (QB-1552)
- Talking Union (QB-1553)

302
- Which Side Are You On? (QB-1556)
- Get Thee Behind Me, Satan (QB-1557) (Lee Hays, lead voc)

303
- Union Maid (QB-1555)
- All I Want (QB-1554) (Pete Seeger, lead voc)

rec. prob. May 1941 at an unidentified Central Park West studio in New York City; Pete Seeger, voc, banjo; Lee Hayes, voc; Millard Lampell, voc; Josh White, g, voc; Sam Gary, Carol White, Bess Lomax Hawes, voc; prod. by Keynote label owner Eric Bernay (nee Bernstein)

set of three 78 rpm records



Keynote album 106
(= 301 + 302 + 303)


Keynote 301

Keynote 302




Keynote 303

(=) Bear Family BCD 15720 JL
(Germany 1996)

61949Joshua White and his Carolinians

- I Don't Care Where Dey Bury My Body (27806-1)   @ Spotify
- Moan, Chillun, Moan (27810-1) 1)

rec. August 6, 1940 in New York City; Bayard Rustin, 1st tenor voc; Carrington Lewis, 2nd tenor voc; Josh White, baritone voc, g; Bill White, baritone voc; Samuel Gary, bass voc

1) "Moan, Chillun, Moan" remains undiscovered. All copies of Harmony 1006 that were checked for reissue on Document DOCD-5405 played "King Jesus Knows I'm Coming" (same as Columbia 36202)

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71949Joshua White and his Carolinians

- I Wonder Will My Mother Be On Dat Train (27811-1)   @ Spotify
- Soon In De Mornin' (27812-1)   @ Spotify

rec. August 6, 1940 in New York City; Bayard Rustin, 1st tenor voc; Carrington Lewis, 2nd tenor voc; Josh White, baritone voc, g; Bill White, baritone voc; Samuel Gary, bass voc

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Harmony 1013
81956Josh At Midnight

- St. James Infirmary
- Raise A Rukus *
- Scandalize My Name **
- Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dyin' Bed
- Timber (Jerry The Mule) *
- Jelly, Jelly*

- One Meat Ball *
- Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho **
- Don't Lie Buddy *
- Number Twelve Train
- Peter *
- Takin' Names

rec. 1955 in New York, NY; Josh White, voc, g; Al Hall, b; * Sam Gary, backing voc; ** Sam Gary, lead voc

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notes by Nina Merrick
& Kenneth S. Goldstein
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accompanying booklet; click to enlarge !
= Elektra EKL 102

= Ducrete-Thomson
310 V 018 (Fr)

notes by Nina Merrick
& Kenneth S. Goldstein
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Bounty 6001 (UK 1966)

notes by Nina Merrick
& Kenneth S. Goldstein
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= Sonet/Grand Prix GP-9909
(Sw 1966)

(=) CD (2002)
along with "Ballads and Blues"

91956Josh White Comes A-Visitin'

Livingston 1085 / Period SPL 1115 / London H-APB 1038 track list:
- Come Along Charlie
- Bury Me High
- Evil-Hearted Man #
- Go Away From My Window

- Bonbons, Chocolate And Chewing Gum
- You Know, Baby
- She's Too Much For Me
- When The Dark Clouds Roll Away

Period SPL 1209 track list:
Josh White comes a-visitin'
- Bonbons, Chocolate, And Chewing Gum
- You Know Baby
- She's Too Much For Me
- When The Dark Clouds Roll By
- Come Along Charlie
- Bury Me High
- Evil-Hearted Man #
- Go Away From My Window

Big Bill Broonzy sings
- Hey Bud Blues
- Baby Please Don't Go
- Letter To My Baby
- Do Right Blues
- Make My Getaway
- Backwater Blues
- Lowland Blues
- Hollerin' And Cryin' The Blues


rec. 1956 in New York; Josh White, voc, g; Sam Benskin, org; Al Hall, b; Jimmy Crawford, dr; Beverley White, Bill White, Sam Gary, voc grp (except #)

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10 inch LP
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Livingston 1085 (US)

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= Period SPL 1115 (US)

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= London H-APB 1038 (UK)

12 inch LP
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(=) Period SPL 1209 (1958)
along with (on side 2)
"Big Bill Broonzy sings"
(from Period SPL 1114)

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101956Sam Gary Sings

- Red Sun *
- Go Down Moses *
- Troubles Of The World (a cappella with forge hammer)
- Motherless Child *

- Go Way From My Window *
- Whirl And Twirl Me ||   @ youtube
- His Eye Is On The Sparrow (a cappella)   @ youtube
- Scandalize My Name * #
- A Closer Walk With Thee *   @ youtube
- Shenandoah ||

rec. December 12, 1955 in Boston, MA; prod. by Dean Laurence [Dean Gitter]; Sam Gary, voc; Josh White, * g, # voc responses; || Dean Laurence, g
Transition trlp F-1 cover art and photographs by Nick Dean

"... Sam Gary Sings, the only solo recording of Josh (White)'s longtime friend and musical partner. Issued on London's Esquire Records and in the States on the short-lived Transition label, it purports to feature one Dean Laurence on guitar, and to have been recorded in Cambridge, Massachusetts, but Laurence plays on only two cuts, and the dates would seem to place Josh and Gary in England. Wherever the record was made, most of it features Josh, tastefully framing Gary's vocals and adding vocal responses on 'Scandalize My Name,' a rewrite of 'Scandalous and a Shame', the song with which Josh had made his recording debute at age fourteen. Josh often backed Gary at parties and gave him solo spots on stage, but this was the only time Gary stepped out of his sideman role on disc." (Elijah Wald: Josh White - Society Blues.- p. 244)

liner notes; click to read pdf-file !
Transition trlp F-1 booklet

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notes by Dean Laurence
[Dean Gitter]
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Esquire 32-017 mono (UK)
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Transition trlp F-1 (US 1957)

Transition Records
founded by Tom Wilson

111956Sam Gary Sings

- Red Sun
- Whirl And Twirl Me

- Go Way From My Window
- Shenandoah

rec. December 12, 1955 in Boston, MA
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Esquire EP 129
121957Sam Gary: Go Down Moses
Sam Gary sings Spirituals

- Go Down Moses
- Motherless Child
- Scandalize My Name

rec. December 12, 1955 in Boston, MA
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Esquire EP 159
131957again sam gary sings spirituals                      

- Troubles Of The World
- A Closer Walk With Thee

- His Eye Is On The Sparrow

rec. December 12, 1955 in Boston, MA; acc. by Dean Law[!]rence, g
notes by Dean Lawrence
[Dean Gitter]
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Esquire EP 189
  Sam Gary Sings The Gospel                      

announced in booklet accompanying Transition trlp F-1
(see picture above), but obviously never recorded (?) / issued
Transition trlp F-3
141971The Best Of Josh White

LP 1:
- Free And Equal Blues
- Where Were You, Baby?
- You Don't Know My Mind
- Sam Hall
- Run, Mona, Run

- Timber (from 'Josh At Midnight')
- Takin' Names (from 'Josh At Midnight')
- St James Infirmary (from 'Josh At Midnight')

- One Meat Ball (from 'Josh At Midnight')
- Peter (from 'Josh At Midnight')
- Jelly, Jelly (from 'Josh At Midnight')
- Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dyin' Bed
  (from 'Josh At Midnight')
- Hallelu
- Prison Bound Blues


LP 2:
- Midnight Special
- Told My Captain
- Going Home Boys
- Trouble
- Silicosis Blues
- Southern Exposure
- Empty Bed Blues

- The Story Of John Henry


rec. between 1955 and 1962 by Jac Holzman with occasional selections produced by Mark Abramson
front cover illustration by Peter Green; inside illustration by William S. Harvey

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DLP
notes by Jac Holzman
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Elektra EKS 75008 (stereo)
151989Joshua White 1933 - 1941

- Silicosis Is Killin' Me
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

- Chain Gang Boun' (+ Carolinians)
- Nine Foot Shovel (+ Carolinians)
- Trouble (+ Carolinians)
- Told My Cap'n (+ Carolinians)
- Goin' Home, Boys (+ Carolinians)
- Cryin' Who? Cryin' You (part 1) (+ Carolinians)
- Cryin' Who? Cryin' You (part 2) (+ Carolinians)
- Jerry (+ Carolinians)
- I Don't Care Where Dey Bury My Body
- King Jesus Knows I'm Coming
- I Wonder Will My Mother Be On Dat Train
- Soon In De Mornin'
- Defense Factory Blues
- Bad Housing Blues
- Hard Times Blues
- Uncle Sam Says
- Southern Exposure
- Jim Crow Train


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Best Of Blues BOB 11
= BOB CD 7 (1994)
161995Josh White Vol. 4   1940 - 1941

- Chain Gang Boun' (+ Carolinians)
- Nine Foot Shovel (+ Carolinians)
- Trouble (+ Carolinians)
- Told My Cap'n (+ Carolinians)
- Goin' Home, Boys (+ Carolinians)
- Cryin' Who? Cryin' You! (Part 1) (+ Carolinians)
- Cryin' Who? Cryin' You! (Part 2) (+ Carolinians)
- Jerry (+ Carolinians)
- I Don't Care Where Dey Bury My Body
- Glory To His Name
- King Jesus Knows I'm Coming
- I Wonder Will My Mother Be On Dat Train
- Soon In De Mornin'
- I Lay A-Dreamin'
- Gotta Go
- Eve's Apple Tree
- She's A Married Woman
- Defense Factory Blues
- Bad Housing Blues
- Hard Times Blues
- Uncle Sam Says
- Southern Exposure
- Jim Crow Train


Josh White discography

notes by Dave Moore

Document DOCD 5405
 1998Josh White: Free And Equal Blues

- One Meat Ball
- In My Time of Dying
- Free and Equal Blues
- Number 12 Train
- Jim Crow
- Landlord
- Betty And Dupree
- Trouble
#
- Beloved Comrade
- Hold On
- Jelly Jelly
- When I Lay Down
- Fuhrer
- Minute Man
- Take a Gal Like You
- Whatcha Gonna Do (Sometime)
- Don't Lie Buddy
- Motherless Children
- No More Blues (No More Bread Lines)
- Mean Mistreatin' Woman
- Freedom Road
- Miss Otis Regrets
- Careless Love
- T. B. Blues
- Outskirts of Town


# Josh White, voc, g [without the Carolinians!]

Smithsonian Folkways 40081

liner notes

172001Washington Square Memoirs: The Great Urban Folk Boom (1950-1970)

Josh White
- One Meat Ball (from 'Josh At Midnight')

3 CD box

Rhino R2 74264
182004Josh White - The Elektra Years

- St. James Infirmary
- You Don't Know My Mind
- Number Twelve Train
- Run, Mona, Run
- Silicosis Blues
- Red Sun
- Southern Exposure

- Timber
- One Meat Ball
- Gloomy Sunday
- Free And Equal Blues
- Jim Crow Train
- Live The Life
- Did You Ever Love A Woman?
- Delia's Gone
- So Soon In The Morning
- Halleleu
- Mother On That Train
- Taking Names

- Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho
- Scandalize My Name
- Raise A Ruckus
- The Story Of John Henry
- Where Were You Baby

- Jelly Jelly
- Woman Sure Is A Curious Critter
- Empty Bed Blues
- Bottle Up And Go
- One For My Baby
- Sam Hall
- Prison Bound Blues
- Trouble
- Ball And Chain Blues
- 'Twas On A Monday
- Going Home Boys
- Told My Captain
- Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dyin' Bed
- Bury My Body
- Lay Some Flowers On My Grave

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2 CD set
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Rhino handmade RHM2 7879
limited edition of 2500 Copies
192006Josh White: Blood Red River

- Wing Wang Harmonica Blues - The Carver Boys, Josh White
- Black And Evil Blues - Josh White
- Double Crossing Woman - Josh White
- Blood Red River - Josh White
- This Heart Of Mine - Josh White
- Good Woman Blues - Leroy Carr, Josh White
- School Boy Blues - Walter Roland, Josh White
- Milk Cow Blues - Josh White, Clarence Williams
- Barbeque Bess - Lucille Bogan, Josh White
- Paul And Silas Bound In Jail - Walter Roland, Josh White
- Oh Lordy Mama No 2 - Buddy Moss, Josh White
- Silicosis Is Killin' Me - Josh White
- Careless Love - Sidney Bechet, Josh White

- Jerry - Josh White & His Carolinians
- Trouble - Josh White & His Carolinians
- Billy Boy - Josh White
- Liza Jane - Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Josh White
- Baby Baby - Libby Holman, Josh White
- Evil Hearted Man - Josh White
- Hold On - Union Boys, Josh White
- Pretty Flowers In My Backyard - Leadbelly, Josh White
- No. 12 Train - Josh White
- Strange Fruit - Josh White
- Outskirts Of Town - Josh White
- House Of The Risin' Sun - John Simmons, Josh White
- Jelly, Jelly - J.C. Heard, John Simmons, Josh White
- John Henry - J.C. Heard, John Simmons, Josh White
- Minute Man - Josh White, Mary Lou Williams
- Lord Randall, My Son - J.C. Heard, John Simmons, Josh White
- I Left A Good Deal In Mobile - Josh White
- Watercress - John Simmons, Bill White, Josh White
- Betty And Dupree - Josh White
- Sometime - Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry, Josh White
- Lass With The Delicate Air - J.C. Heard, John Simmons, Josh White
- Man Who Couldn't Walk Around - J.C. Heard, Al McKibbon, Josh White
- Blind Man Stood On The Road And Cried - Raymond Fol, Josh White
- Wanderings - Burns, Coleman, Josh White
- Lonesome Road - Josh White
- Black Gal - Josh White
- Apples, Peaches And Cherries - Norman Burns, Fitzroy Coleman, Jack Fallon, Steve Race, Josh White
- You Don't Know My Mind - Josh White
- Free And Equal Blues - Josh White
- Mint Julep - Kenny Baker, Jack Fallon, Bertie King, Josh White

- Bonbons, Chocolate And Chewing Gum - Sammy Benskin, Jimmy Crawford, Sam Gary, Al Hall, Beverly White, Bill White, Josh White
- Come Along, Charlie - Sammy Benskin, Jimmy Crawford, Sam Gary, Al Hall, Beverly White, Bill White, Josh White
- She's Too Much For Me - Sammy Benskin, Jimmy Crawford, Sam Gary, Al Hall, Beverly White, Bill White, Josh White
- Go Away From My Window - Sammy Benskin, Jimmy Crawford, Sam Gary, Al Hall, Beverly White, Bill White, Josh White
- One Meat Ball - Sam Gary, Al Hall, Josh White
- Scandalize My Name - Sam Gary, Al Hall, Josh White
- St. James Infirmary - Sam Gary, Al Hall, Josh White
- I'm A Mean Mistreater - Sammy Benskin, Panama Francis, Leonard Gaskin, Josh White

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HMV BLUE201CD
201996Songs For Political Action
Folk Music, Topical Songs and the American Left - 1926-1953

Disc One - The Leftist Roots of the Folk Revival
Carl Sandburg, John Allison, Charles and Ruth Crawford Seeger, Aunt Molly Jackson, Sara Ogan Gunning, Tilman Cadle, John Handcox, Bob Miller, The New Singers and The Manhattan Chorus
Disc Two - Theater and Cabaret Performers 1936-1941
Mordecai Bauman, Earl Robinson, Paul Robeson, Tony Kraber, Saul Aaron, Harrison Dowd and Josh White
Disc Three - The Almanac Singers - July 1941
Songs for John Doe, Talking Union, Sod Buster Ballads, and Deep Sea Chanteys
Disc Four - Fighting the Fascists 1942-1944
The Almanac Singers, The Priority Ramblers, Songs of the Lincoln Brigade and The Union Boys
Disc Five - World War II and the Folk Revival
Earl Robinson, Dooley Wilson, Sir Lancelot, Vern Partlow, Woody Guthrie and Cisco Houston, and Citizen C.I.O.

Disc Six - The People's Songs Era 1945-1949
Josh White, Lee Hays, Bob Claiborne, Bernie Asbel, Lord Invader, Brownie McGhee, Sis Cunningham, Malvina Reynolds, Bill Oliver, The Berries, Mario Casetta, Vern Partlow, Dick Blakeslee and others
Disc Seven - Pete Seeger: 1946-48
with Ronnie Gilbert, Lee Hays, Hally Wood and others
Disc Eight - Charter Records 1946-1949
Sir Lancelot, Goodson and Vale, People's Songs Chorus, The Berries, Pete Seeger, Mario Casetta, Betty Sanders, The Weavers and The Peekskill Story

Disc Nine - Campaign Songs: 1944-1949
1944 Roosevelt campaign: Earl Robinson, Josh White and Bill Oliver. 1946 F.T.A./Cannery Workers campaign: Vern Partlow and Mara Alexander. 1948 Henry Wallace/Glen Taylor Presidential campaign: Richard Huey, Royal Harmonaires, Abigail Alvarez, Paul Robeson, Michael Loring, Sis Cunningham, Bill Oliver, Malvina Reynolds, Sir Lancelot, Alan Lomax, and others. 1949 Mayoral campaigns: The Weavers, Hope Foye, Laura Duncan, and others
Disc Ten - An Era Closes
Camp Unity's Freedom Theater, Gerald Gallant, Fred Hellerman, The Weavers, Ernie Lieberman, Hope Foye, Laura Duncan, Betty Sanders, Osborne Smith, Jewish Young Folksingers, Joe Glazer, Bill Friedland and Woody Guthrie



10 CD set
incl. 200 page book

Bear Family BCD 15720 JL
(Germany 1996)
212002Good News
100 Gospel Greats

disc 1:
- He Took My Sins Away (3:03) - The Birmingham Jubilee Singers
- Wonder Where Is The Gambling Man (3:11) - The Norfolk Jubilee Quartet
- Didn't It Rain (3:13) - The Norfolk Jubilee Quartet
- Everytime I Feel The Spirit (2:40) - The Bryant's Jubilee Quartet
- Will The Circle Be Unbroken (3:19) - The Silver Leaf Quartet Of Norfolk
- I Dreamed Of The Judgment Morning (2:40) - Dunham Jubilee Singers
- Clanka-A- Lanka (3:06) - Famous Blue Jay Singers
- I'm Leaning On The Lord (3:11) - Famous Blue Jay Singers
- Brother Jonah (2:46) - Famous Blue Jay Singers
- I'm Bound For Canaan Land (3:16) - Famous Blue Jay Singers
- Them Bones (2:59) - Mitchell's Christian Singers
- I'm Praying Humble (2:50) - Mitchell's Christian Singers
- Take My Hand (Precious Lord) (2:53) - Mitchell's Christian Singers
- Lead Me To The Rock (2:49) - Heavenly Gospel Singers
- Walk In The Light (2:59) - Heavenly Gospel Singers
- When The Gate Swings Open (2:26) - Heavenly Gospel Singers
- Cheer The Weary Traveler (3:08) - Heavenly Gospel Singers
- My Lord Is Writing All The Time (2:42) - Heavenly Gospel Singers
- Have You Heard About The World (2:39) - Alphabetical Four
- I Saw The Light (2:43) - Selah Jubilee Singers
- He Knows Just How Much We Can Bear (3:01) - Selah Jubilee Singers

- King Jesus Knows I'm Coming (2:37) - Joshua White & His Carolinians
- Lord Give Me Wings (2:43) - Kings Of Harmony
- Rough And Rocky Road (2:19) - Stars Of Harmony
- Where Shall I Be (2:47) - Stars Of Harmony

disc 2:
- Golden Gate Gospel Train (2:34) - Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet
- Gabriel Blows His Horn (2:20) - Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet
- John The Revelator (2:16) - Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet
- Rock My Soul (2:00) - Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet
- Every Time That I Feel The Spirit (2:46) - Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet
- Noah (2:33) - Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet
- Didn't It Rain (2:24) - Golden Gate Quartet
- Jesus Is A Rock In The Weary Land (2:38) - The Charioteers
- Don't Rock The Boat (2:44) - The Charioteers
- Wade In The Water (2:44) - The Charioteers
- Walk Together Chillun (2:53) - The Charioteers
- I'm Bound For The Promised Land (2:23) - The Charioteers
- Jubilee (1:58) - Charioteers
- Milky White Way (2:36) - The Trumpeteers
- Babylon's Fallen (1:59) - The Trumpeteers
- Gideon And The Sword (2:41) - The Trumpeteers
- Buckle My Shoe (2:56) - The Dixieaires
- Time's Winding Up (3:03) - The Dixieaires
- Friends, Let Me Tell You About Jesus (3:00) - The Dixieaires
- The Book Of The Seven Seas (2:10) - The Dixie Hummingbirds
- Every Knee Surely Must Bow (2:43) - The Dixie Hummingbirds
- Amazing Grace (2:45) - The Dixie Hummingbirds
- Don't You Want To Join That Number (2:33) - The Dixie Hummingbirds
- Just A Closer Walk With Thee (2:42) - The Dixie Hummingbirds
- Ezekiel Saw The Wheel (2:32) - The Dixie Hummingbirds

disc 3:
- Rock Me (2:33) - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
- That's All (2:32) - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
- Precious Lord, Hold My Hand (3:01) - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
- Strange Things Happen Every Day (2:48) - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
- This Train (2:48) - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
- Up Above My Head, I Hear Music In The Air (2:28) - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
- What Could I Do (2:56) - Mahalia Jackson
- Move On Up A Little Higher, Pt. 1 (2:40) - Mahalia Jackson
- Move On Up A Little Higher, Pt. 2 (3:19) - Mahalia Jackson
- Dig A Little Deeper (2:55) - Mahalia Jackson
- Get Away Jordan (2:36) - Mahalia Jackson
- Just Over The Hill, Pt.1 (2:41) - Mahalia Jackson
- Just Over The Hill, Pt.2 (2:42) - Mahalia Jackson
- The Lord's Prayer (3:06) - Mahalia Jackson
- My Record Will Be There (2:51) - Sister Ernestine Washington
- The Lord Will Make A Way Somehow (2:58) - Sister Ernestine Washington
- God's Amazing Grace (2:55) - Sister Ernestine Washington
- I'm Gonna Live The Life I Sing About (2:44) - Sister Ernestine Washington
- We Will Walk Through The Valley (2:55) - Sister Ernestine Washington
- Each Day (2:49) - Sister Ernestine Washington
- Everyday Will Be A Sunday (2:27) - Original Gospel Harmonettes featuring Dorothy Love Coate - I'm Sealed (2:48) - Original Gospel Harmonettes featuring Dorothy Love Coates
- Just To Behold His Face (2:53) - Original Gospel Harmonettes featuring Dorothy Love Coates
- When I Reach My Heavenly Home (2:24) - Original Gospel Harmonettes featuring Dorothy Love Coates
- Get Away Jordan (2:45) - Original Gospel Harmonettes featuring Dorothy Love Coates

disc 4:
- I Want To Rest (3:03) - The Soul Stirrers
- This Is My Prayer (2:51) - The Soul Stirrers
- Jesus Prays For You And Me (2:08) - The Soul Stirrers
- Glory, Glory Hallelujah (2:23) - The Soul Stirrers
- Does Jesus Care (2:50) - The Soul Stirrers
- Peace In The Valley (2:41) - The Soul Stirrers
- I'm Standing On The Highway (2:14) - The Pilgrim Travelers
- The Old Rugged Cross (2:30) - The Pilgrim Travelers
- Mother Bowed (2:53) - The Pilgrim Travelers
- Jesus Met The Woman At The Well (2:27) - The Pilgrim Travelers
- God Shall Wipe All Tears Away (2:20) - The Pilgrim Travelers
- Satisfied With Jesus (2:33) - The Pilgrim Travelers
- I Want My Crown (2:03) - Five Blind Boys Of Alabama
- I've An Interest Over There (3:15) - Five Blind Boys Of Alabama
- Living On Mother's Prayer (2:51) - Five Blind Boys Of Alabama
- Honey In The Rock (2:30) - Five Blind Boys Of Alabam
- Anyhow (2:19) - Five Blind Boys Of Alabama
- Canaan Land (3:17) - Five Blind Boys Of Alabama
- Jesus Traveled This Road Before (2:50) - Five Blind Boys Of Mississippi
- Must Be A God Somewhere (2:24) - Five Blind Boys Of Mississippi
- Something Within Me (2:31) - Five Blind Boys Of Mississippi
- Jesus Gave Me Water (2:47) - Five Blind Boys Of Mississippi
- In The Wilderness (2:54) - Five Blind Boys Of Mississippi
- In This World Alone (2:48) - Five Blind Boys Of Mississippi
- Search Me Lord (3:01) - Brother Joe May



4 CD set
incl. 48 page booklet

Proper Box 42
Sources / Further reading:
- Jac Holzman & Gavan Daws: Follow The Music - The Life and High Times of Elektra Records in the Great Years of American Pop Culture.- Santa Monica (FistMedia Books), 1998
- own record collection
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

Source of left column picture: Front cover of Esquire 32-017

Thanks to Stephen Banker for identifying Dean Lawrence as Dean Gitter & my three question marks as Tom Wilson and to Linda Bush Campbell (Sam Gary's niece) for providing information about date and location of his birth and death, to Dave Moore for additional info

 

Sam Gary 1955; source: Booklet accompanying Transition trlp F-1; photographer: Nick Dean)
Sam Gary 1955
source: Booklet accompanying Transition trlp F-1; photographer: Nick Dean

 

Sam Gary, Dean Laurence & ???  1955; source: Booklet accompanying Transition trlp F-1; photographer: Nick Dean)
Sam Gary, Dean Laurence [Dean Gitter] & ??? [Tom Wilson] 1955
source: Booklet accompanying Transition trlp F-1; photographer: Nick Dean

 

Dean Laurence & Sam Gary 1955; Booklet accompanying Transition trlp F-1; photographer: Nick Dean)
Dean Laurence [Dean Gitter] & Sam Gary 1955
source: Booklet accompanying Transition trlp F-1; photographer: Nick Dean

 

Al Hall, Sam Gary and Josh White; source: Liner notes of Elektra EKL 102; photographer: Jac Holzman; click to enlarge !
Al Hall, Sam Gary and Josh White
source: Liner notes of Elektra EKL 102; photographer: Jac Holzman

 

Sam Gary and Josh White; source: Liner notes of Elektra EKL 102: Jac Holzman; click to enlarge !
Sam Gary and Josh White
source: Liner notes of Elektra EKL 102; photographer: Jac Holzman

Holzman & Daws 1998 throughout their pages devoted to the Josh White recordings (pp. 24-27) erroneously give the name of White's companion as "Sam Hall", thus combining the names of bassist Al Hall with White's friend and bass vocalist Sam Gary!
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