Acquarian gospel discography (1960’s-70’s)

Acquarian gospel


  • The Acquarian label first operated from Hattisburg, MS, so it seems. The majority of the label’s gospel releases shows the Hattisburg address. Later, another studio was opened in Jackson, MS. The 5400 series show either the Hattisburg or the Jackson address, all mixed up, which may indicate that Acquarian had (or used) two studios concurrently, at least for some time. In the late 1960’s, again: so it seems, the label moved to Stuttgart, AR. There are only a few gospel releases with this address. Some sources mention releases on this label as late as 1978, possibly from a Memphis, TN. address.
  • The Acquarian label was run by Calvin Brown. Other names of men involved, were Earl Fox and Rueben Hughes. Affiliated labels include C&F, Central, Downtown, Marathon, Messenger, Riceland and Soul Beat (all information acc. to the R&B Indies).
  • The years given are all estimates. It’s likely that all 45’s and EP’s listed are from the 1960’s, except for a few 45’s, listed at the end of the 45rpm listing.
  • The number of Acquarian 9214/15 (Hazel Chandler) could be incorrect – maybe it’s 9215/16.
  • Acquarian 6459 (Willie Morganfield) was reissued on Jewel 106, Acquarian 6460 (Williams Sisters) on Jewel 107, #5462 (Traveling Echoes) on Jewel 108, #5469 (Mighty Stars of Harmony) on Jewel 102, #5475 (Mighty Stars of Harmony) on Jewel 113.
  • Click here for a photograph of the Kansas City Melodyaires (Acquarian 5468).
  • This page lists all known Acquarian gospel releases (45’s and EP’s).


45'srelease artist artist as shown songs year
1Acquarian 94 Spirit of Springfield Got a Good Thing (Working With The Lord) b/w Soul Power
2Acquarian 100 Singing Southern Jubilees of Memphis, Tenn. What Tomorrow Will Bring b/w A Christian's Duty 1960
3Acquarian 101 Jackson, Emily He’s My Everything b/w Christ Is The Answer 1960
4Acquarian 352 Morganfield, Willie Only The Lord Is Able To Help Us b/w I Can't See Why 1960
5Acquarian 6457 Morganfield, Willie Can I Ride b/w What Is This 1961
6Acquarian 6458 Hamptonaires Hamptonaires of Memphis, Tenn. Truth Is Going To Shine b/w Tell Me Why 1961-62
7Acquarian 6459 Middle Georgia Singers of Macon, GA Your Close Friend b/w Guide My Mind 1961-62
8Acquarian 6459 Morganfield, Willie Best Friend I Ever Had b/w Right Now Is The Right Time 1961-62
9Acquarian 6460 Williams Sisters William Sisters [sic] of Lexington, Miss. Keeps Me Singing All The Time b/w He’s Got Everything You Need 1961-62
10Acquarian 6460 Southern Echoes of Memphis, Tenn. I’m Going To The City b/w When This Journey Has Ended 1961-62
11Acquarian 6461 Sensational Jubalaires of Memphis, Tenn. My Time Is Winding Up b/w Somebody Is Gone 1961-62
12Acquarian 6462 True Tones of New Orleans, LA Isaac Haney and the True Tone Gospel Singers of New Orleans, LA He’ll Meet Me At The River, Pt. 1 b/w He’ll Meet Me At The River- Pt. 2 1961-62
13Acquarian 6463 Spiritual Q.C.’s of Tupelo, Miss. Moving Up b/w Never Mind 1961-62
14Acquarian 6464 Morganfield, Willie Willie Morganfield of Memphis, Tenn. b/w Willie Morganfield and Florence Morganfield I Have Made Connections b/w He Works That Way 1962
15Acquarian 6465 Golden Chords of Baton Rouge, LA When I Get Home b/w God Will Supply My Every Need 1962
16Acquarian 6466 True Tones of New Orleans, LA True Tones of New Orleans, LA b/w Issac Haney and True Tones of New Orleans, LA Friday Morning, Pt. 1 b/w Friday Morning, Pt. 2 1962
17Acquarian 6467 Middle Georgia Singers of Macon, GA Middle Georgia Singers of Macon, Georgia When I Get Old And Feeble b/w Call On Jesus 1962
18Acquarian 6468 Brooks Singers of Benoit, Miss., Ray I’m Going Through b/w He’ll Keep You Safe From Harm 1962
19Acquarian 6469 Watkins of Mobile, Ala., E. Tiny Blow Gabriel b/w Assurance 1962
20Acquarian 6471 Morganfield, Willie I Can’t Let My Saviour Down b/w Why I Love The Lord 1962
21Acquarian 6472 McGee, Ernest Ray This Is The Way I Do b/w If You Just Keep Still 1962-63
22Acquarian 6473 Lands and St. Lucy Spiritual Songmakers, Rev. Mrs. J.C. Before b/w Wonderful Time 1962-63
23Acquarian 13749/50 Young and Albuquerque Spiritual Singers of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Eugene Will You Meet Me b/w Went In The Valley 1961-63?
24Acquarian 9209/10 Lands of Baton Rouge, LA, Rev. J.C. I Have Made My Decision b/w In Times Of Trouble 1962-63
25Acquarian 9211/12 Traveling Echoes Traveling Echoes of Louisville, KY You Don’t Know Like I Know b/w Never No More 1963
26Acquarian 9213/14 Southern Faith Singers of Chicago, Ill. Take Away My Sin b/w The Lord Is Good 1963
27Acquarian 9214/15? Chandler of Memphis, Tenn., Hazel Open Your Heart b/w Hurry Back To God 1963
28Acquarian 9933/34 William and Brown Singers of Memphis, Tenn. You Better Leave Me Alone b/w He's Pleading 1963
29Acquarian 9935/36 Missionary Gospel Singers Lord You Been Good b/w On The Other Side 1963
30Acquarian 5461 Spiritual Echoes of Springfield, IL There Is No Other Name (Like Jesus Name) b/w Serving The Lord Is A Full Time Job 1964-65
31Acquarian 5462 Traveling Echoes Where Is The Road That Leads Home b/w I Love The Lord 1964-65
32Acquarian 5463 Five Star Harmonizers Five Star Harmonizers of Columbus, Ohio Jesus Is Mine b/w Jesus Is On My Side 1965
33Acquarian 5464 Williams Sisters Williams Sisters of Lexington, Miss. When I Was Lost And Troubled b/w If You Have Problems 1965
34Acquarian 5465 Southern Tones of Raymond, Miss. Soon I’ll Be At Rest b/w Somebody Gone 1965
35Acquarian 5466 Briggs of Memphis, Tenn., Annie Mae "Mister" Don’t Give Up b/w Jesus Is My Friend 1965
36Acquarian 5467 Christland Wonders of Pine Bluff, Ark. You Need The Lord b/w The Way You Live 1965-66
37Acquarian 5468 Kansas City Melodyaires Lord Remember Me b/w Come By Here 1965-66
38Acquarian 5469 Mighty Stars of Harmony My Rock Of Ages b/w I Got To Answer To The Lord 1965-66
39Acquarian 5470 Reed, Little Yvonne Who Wouldn't Serve A God Like This b/w I Found Someone To Set Me Free 1966
40Acquarian 5471 Trumpetaires of Mobile, Ala. Chariot Ride b/w Don’t Leave Me Now 1966
41Acquarian 5472 Mighty Stars of Harmony Few More Days b/w God Will Answer (Your Prayer) 1966
42Acquarian 5473 Reed, Little Yvonne My Lord And I Walk Together b/w I Have A Master I Have A Friend 1966
43Acquarian 5475 Mighty Stars of Harmony Everybody's Down On Me b/w Stand By Me Jesus 1966
44Acquarian 5476 Smith and True Lights of Pascagoula, Miss., Little Yolanda He’ll Fix It Alright b/w Holding His Hand 1966
45Acquarian 5477 Bethelhem Travelers of Hattiesburg, Miss. Don’t Let It Be Said Too Late b/w Going On With Jesus Just The Same 1966
46Acquarian 5478 Reed, Little Yvonne Little Yvonne Reed of Mobile, Ala. God’s Moving Hand b/w Hello Sinner 1966-67
47Acquarian 5479 West End Jubilees of St. Louis, MO When This Life Is Over b/w Hide Me In Thy Bosom 1966-67
48Acquarian 5487 Soul Wonders Oh What A Time b/w Old Time Religion 1966-67
49Acquarian ? Moses King and Georgia All Stars? Jesus Will Take Me Home b/w ?
50Acquarian 6491 Aikens, Henry B. Thomas of Memphis, Tenn., Annie Lee Have Nobody I Can Depend On (But The Lord) b/w There Is No Secret 1968-70's?
51Acquarian 6494 Pilgrim Travelers of Arkansas Rev. Larry Blood with the Pilgrim Travelers of Arkansas b/w Arthur Blood with the Pilgrim Travelers of Arkansas The Goodness Of The Lord b/w Living In A World Of Sin 1968-70's?
52Acquarian 6943 Stuttgart Harmonizers A Perfect Day b/w Thank You Lord 1970's?
53Acquarian 6945 Gates, Rev. Harvey Price Of Love b/w It's Hard To Live In This Old World 1978?
54Acquarian 6989/90 Five Star Harmonizers He Will Answer Prayer b/w Jesus Is Coming 1970's?
EP'srelease artist artist as shown title year
1Acquarian EP 6458 Golden Chords of Baton Rouge, LA no title 1961-62
2Acquarian EP 6474 Morganfield, Willie Willie Morganfield of Memphis, Tenn. no title 1962-63