Apollo gospel discography (1946-62)

 

Apollo gospel

  • Apollo Records was an independent record label, in business from 1944 until 1962. It was formed in New York City in 1944 by Bess Berman and her husband Isaac “Ike” Berman together with Hy Siegel and Sam Schneider. Apollo is most remembered for early doo-wop recordings from groups such as the Larks and the 5 Royales, blues artists such as Champion Jack Dupree, Duke Henderson and Doc Pomus and for releasing gospel records, particularly those by Mahalia Jackson. (source: Wikipedia)
  • Some gospel sides were released on Lloyds, an Apollo subsidiary label.
  • Apollo 120, 121 and 122 (Georgia Peach) were released together in Apollo album #6, called “Spiritual Moods”.
  • The Royal Sons Quintet (with Lowman Pauling, see Apollo 253 & 266) became the 5 Royales, a group that had big secular successes on Apollo, King and other labels.
  • The reverse side of Apollo 1184 by the Larks (a.k.a. the Southern Harmonaires, the Selah Jubilee Singers, etc.) is secular (“My Reverie”).
  • Apollo 539 and 750 (Mahalia Jackson) feature songs that were previously available on Apollo 235 and 245, from 1950 and 1951.
  • Apollo 314 (Mahalia Jackson) is a reissue of #286. More on Mahalia Jackson: “I’m Going To Tell God” (#110) was reissued on #291, “His Eye Is On The Sparrow” (#246) was reissued on #311, “I Can Put My Trust In Jesus” (#213) was reissued on #311, “Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen” (#313) is an alt. take of “Nobody Knows” (#298).
  • Apollo LP’s 201 and 202 (both by Mahalia Jackson) are in the 10 inch format.
  • Apollo 1204 and 1205 by the Golden Gate Quartet are bootlegs, issued in the mid 1970’s. They’re excluded from the discography.
  • This page lists all known Apollo gospel single and LP releases.

 

78's, 45'srelease artist artist as shown songs year
1Apollo 103 Georgia Peach Georgia Peach with the Harmonaires Shady Green Pastures b/w Here Am I, Do Lord Send Me 1946
2Apollo 104 Dixie Hummingbirds Dixie Humming Birds In The Storm Too Long b/w Every Knee Surely Must Bow 1946
3Apollo 107 Georgia Peach Georgia Peach with the Harmonaires Who Is That Knocking? b/w Where The Sun Will Never Go Down 1946
4Apollo 108 Dixie Hummingbirds Dixie Humming Birds My Record Will Be There b/w Amazing Grace 1946
5Apollo 110 Jackson, Mahalia (I’m Goin' To) Wait Until My Change Comes b/w I’m Going To Tell God 1946
6Apollo 112 Reliable Jubilee Singers Jesus, Lover Of My Soul b/w God’s Eye Is On The Sparrow 1946
7Apollo 120 Georgia Peach Georgia Peach with Reliable Jubilee Singers See About Me b/w Saviour Don’t Pass Me By 1947
8Apollo 121 Georgia Peach Georgia Peach with Reliable Jubilee Singers Tear Down Confusion In This Land b/w Just One Moment 1947
9Apollo 122 Georgia Peach Georgia Peach with Reliable Jubilee Singers I Don’t Know Why (I Have To Cry Sometime) b/w The Sea Gave Way 1947
10Apollo 131 Reliable Jubilee Singers Tell Me Why You Like Roosevelt, Pt. 1 b/w Tell Me Why You Like Roosevelt, Pt. 2 1947
11Apollo 132 Dixie Hummingbirds Dixie Humming Birds One Day b/w Don’t You Want To Join That Number 1947
12Apollo 133 Reliable Jubilee Singers Standing On The Highway b/w Didn’t It Rain 1947
13Apollo 137 Two Gospel Keys Can’t No Grave Hold My Body Down b/w Jesus Met The Woman At The Well 1947
14Apollo 145 Jackson, Mahalia I Want To Rest b/w He Knows My Heart 1947
15Apollo 155 Dixie Hummingbirds Dixie Humming Birds Just A Closer Walk With Thee b/w Ezekiel Saw The Wheel 1947
16Apollo 162 Two Gospel Keys I Don’t Want To Go Down There, Pt. 1 b/w I Don’t Want To Go Down There, Pt. 2 1947
17Apollo 163 Willett, Sister Dorothy Strange Things Happening Every Day b/w I Claim Jesus 1947
18Apollo 164 Jackson, Mahalia Move On Up A Little Higher, Pt. 1 b/w Move On Up A Little Higher, Pt. 2 1947
19Apollo 176 Reliable Jubilee Singers Open Up Those Pearly Gates b/w God Shall Wipe All Tears Away 1948
20Apollo 178 Jackson, Mahalia What Could I Do b/w Even Me 1948
21Apollo 181 Jackson, Mahalia Dig A Little Deeper b/w If You See My Saviour 1948
22Apollo 183 Dixie Hummingbirds Dixie Humming Birds Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen b/w Wrestling Jacobs 1948
23Apollo 185 Campbell, Rev. B.C. Rev. B.C. Campbell and Congregation I’ll Fly Away b/w Promised Land 1948
24Apollo 187 Two Gospel Keys If I Never See You No More b/w Stranger Don’t Drive Me Away 1948
25Apollo 188 Bright Lights Let Us Cheer The Weary Traveler b/w I Just Rose To Tell You 1948
26Apollo 189 Golden Tones Ride With The Lord b/w Move Over Gabriel 1948
27Apollo 191 Dixie Hummingbirds Dixie Humming Birds If We Ever Needed The Lord b/w Journey To The Sky 1948
28Apollo 193 Campbell, Rev. B.C. Let Me Go Back b/w Jesus Was Great 1948
29Apollo 194 Jackson, Mahalia Tired b/w Amazing Grace 1948
30Apollo 196 Dixie Hummingbirds Dixie Humming Birds God Is Now Speaking b/w Guide My Mind 1949
31Apollo 197 Two Gospel Keys Precious Lord b/w This Heart Of Mine 1949
32Apollo 198 Willett Sisters b/w Sister Georgia Lee Willett One Day b/w If I Were Hungry I Wouldn’t Tell You 1949
33Apollo 201 Dixie Hummingbirds Dixie Humming Birds I’ll Forever Stand b/w Jesus, I Love You 1949
34Apollo 204 Powers, Prophet Prophet Powell and the (40 group) Holy Mount Singers The Wonderful Counselor b/w You’ve Got To Move 1949
35Apollo 205 Jackson, Mahalia In My Home Over There b/w Since The Fire Started Burning In My Soul 1949
36Apollo 207 Jackson, Mahalia I Have A Friend b/w There’s Not A Friend Like Jesus 1949
37Apollo 208 Campbell, Rev. B.C. Rev. B.C. Campbell and Congregation Remember Me b/w The Lord Will Make A Way Somehow 1949
38Apollo 210 Williams and his Ivory Gospel Singers, Rev. Harold Jesus b/w Lord Have Mercy 1949
39Apollo 211 Bradley and Howard T. Dodson, J. Robert Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel b/w If My Jesus Has To Pray 1949
40Apollo 212 Landlighters You’ve Got To Learn How To Pray b/w I’ve Got A Home In That Rock 1949
41Apollo 213 Jackson, Mahalia I Can Put My Trust In Jesus b/w Let The Power Of The Holy Ghost Fall On Me 1949
42Apollo 214 Martin Singers, Roberta Roberta Martin Singers of Chicago Only A Look b/w He Knows How Much We Can Bear 1949
43Apollo 215 Campbell, Rev. B.C. Rev. B.C. Campbell and Congregation Sweepin' Thru The Gate b/w I’m Satisfied 1949
44Apollo 216 Patterson, Samuel This World Is Not My Home b/w Where The Sun Will Never Go Down 1949
45Apollo 217 Jackson, Mahalia Walk With Me b/w Prayer Changes Things 1949
46Apollo 218 Martin Singers, Roberta My Friend b/w What A Blessing In Jesus I Found 1949
47Apollo 219 Williams and his Ivory Gospel Singers, Rev. Harold Out Of The Depths b/w Make More Room 1949
48Apollo 220 Dixie Hummingbirds Dixie Humming Birds Jesus Has Traveled This Road Before b/w The Holy Baby 1949
49Apollo 221 Jackson, Mahalia Just Over The Hill, Pt. 1 b/w Just Over The Hill, Pt. 2 1949
50Apollo 222 Jackson, Mahalia I’m Glad Salvation Is Free b/w The Last Mile Of The Way 1950
51Apollo 223 Martin Singers, Roberta Roberta Martin Singers of Chicago The Old Ship Of Zion b/w Do You Know Him 1950
52Apollo 224 Ross Singers, Robert I’ll Tell It b/w Speak To Me Jesus 1950
53Apollo 225 Golden Tones Jesus On My Mind b/w Lookin’ For The City 1950
54Apollo 227 Martin Singers, Roberta Roberta Martin Singers of Chicago Satisfied b/w My Eternal Home 1950
55Apollo 228 Campbell, Rev. B.C. Rev. B.C. Campbell and Congregation What Could I Do b/w Shine Shine On Me 1950
56Apollo 229 Jackson, Mahalia Shall I Meet You Over Yonder b/w I Do, Don’t You 1950
57Apollo 231 Ross Singers, Robert How Far Am I From Canaan, Pt. 1 b/w How Far Am I From Canaan, Pt. 2 1950
58Apollo 232 Campbell, Rev. B.C. Rev. B.C. Campbell and Congregation Jesus Hold My Hand b/w Heaven Bound Train 1950
59Apollo 233 Daniels Singers It Must Be Jesus Love Divine b/w Bye And Bye 1950
60Apollo 234 Jackson, Mahalia It Pays To Serve Jesus b/w These Are They 1950
61Apollo 235 Jackson, Mahalia Go Tell It On The Mountain b/w Silent Night, Holy Night 1950
62Apollo 236 Gospelaires Bess Folk with the Gospelaires b/w Norsalus McKissick with the Gospelaires I Call Jesus My Rock b/w Every Day 1950
63Apollo 237 Southern Harmonaires Who Will Your Captain Be b/w I’m So Glad 1950
64Apollo 238 Martin Singers, Roberta Roberta Martin Singers of Chicago What A Friend b/w Let It Be 1950
65Apollo 239 Daniels Singers God Answers Prayers b/w He’s All I Need 1950
66Apollo 240 Jackson, Mahalia Get Away Jordan b/w I Gave Up Everything To Follow Him 1950
67Apollo 241 Martin Singers, Roberta Where Can I Go b/w You’ll Understand It Better 1950
68Apollo 242 Gospelaires Oh! What A Time b/w The Life Boat Is Coming (?) 1950
69Apollo 243 Campbell, Rev. B.C. Rev. B.C. Campbell and his Congregation Oh! In That Morning b/w I Know It’s Worth It 1950
70Apollo 244 Bradford, Alex Bradford Singers Now Lord b/w Let The Heavenly Light Shine On Me 1950
71Apollo 245 Jackson, Mahalia Bless This House b/w The Lord’s Prayer 1951
72Apollo 246 Jackson, Mahalia His Eye Is On the Sparrow b/w It Is No Secret 1951
73Apollo 247 Martin Singers, Roberta I Am Sealed b/w The Lord Will Make A Way 1951
74Apollo 248 Jackson, Mahalia How I Got Over b/w Just As I Am 1951
75Apollo 249 Martin Singers, Roberta I’ll Follow In His Footsteps b/w Tell Jesus All 1951
76Apollo 250 Jackson, Mahalia I Bow On My Knees b/w City Called Heaven 1951
77Apollo 251 Gospelaires He’s Pleading In Glory For Me b/w Talk About A Child 1951
78Apollo 252 Daniels Singers Joy To The World b/w Mary, What Are You Going To Name The Child 1951
79Apollo 253 Royal Sons Quintet Bedside Of A Neighbor b/w Journey’s End 1952
80Apollo 254 Savage, Rev. E. Christians Fight On b/w Just To Behold His Face 1952
81Apollo 255 Cosmopolitan Male Choir Jesus Is Mine b/w Peace In The Valley 1952
82Apollo 256 Campbell, Rev. B.C. Rev. Campbell We’re Sailing On b/w There Is Just One Way 1952
83Apollo 257 Daniels Singers Guide Me b/w I’ve Got An Interest Over There 1952
84Apollo 258 Jackson, Mahalia I’m Getting Nearer My Home b/w He’s The One 1952
85Apollo 261 Martin Singers, Roberta Come In The Room b/w He’s My Light 1952
86Apollo 262 Jackson, Mahalia In The Upper Room, Pt. 1 b/w In The Upper Room, Pt. 2 1952
87Apollo 263 Daniels Singers My Lord And I b/w Child Of The King 1952
88Apollo 264 Daniels Singers Lower Lights b/w Just Like Jesus Did 1952
89Apollo 265 Bradford, Alex Bradford Singers Prayer To The Power Of The Lord b/w Test At The Judgement 1952
90Apollo 266 Royal Sons Quintet Come Over Here b/w Let Nothing Separate Me 1952
91Apollo 267 Daniels Singers I Shall Be Free Someday b/w Jesus 1952
92Apollo 268 Woods Singers, Maceo Witness b/w He Brought Joy To My Soul 1952
93Apollo 269 Jackson, Mahalia God Spoke To Me b/w Said He Would 1953
94Apollo 270 Martin Singers, Roberta Roberta Martin Singers featuring Eugene Smith b/w Roberta Martin Singers of Chicago featuring Roberta Martin and Myrtle Jackson Oh! Lord Stand By Me b/w He Didn’t Mind Dying 1953
95Apollo 271 St. Peter’s Gospel Singers The Battle Done Got Started Again b/w Lord Hold My Hand 1953
96Apollo 272 Martin Singers, Roberta After It’s All Over b/w The Old Account 1953
97Apollo 273 Jackson, Mahalia Do You Know Him b/w I’m Going Down To The River 1953
98Apollo 274 Melody Echoes When I’ve Done The Best I Can b/w Dip Your Fingers In Some Water 1953
99Apollo 275 Martin Singers, Roberta I Wanna See Jesus b/w Let God Abide 1953
100Apollo 276 Bradford, Alex Bradford Singers Who Can I Blame b/w Turn Away From Sin 1953
101Apollo 277 Melody Echoes Yes They Tell Me b/w When The Roll Is Called 1953
102Apollo 278 Jackson, Mahalia Mahalia Jackson with the Melody Echoes I Wonder If I Will Ever Rest b/w Come To Jesus 1953
103Apollo 279 Martin Singers, Roberta I’m Too Close b/w Marching To Zion 1953
104Apollo 280 Daniels Singers I’m Leaning b/w Wade In The Water 1953
105Apollo 281 Martin Singers, Roberta Since I Met Jesus b/w Keep On Trusting 1954
106Apollo 282 Jackson, Mahalia Mahalia Jackson (with the Belleville Choir) Hands Of God b/w It’s Real 1954
107Apollo 283 Anderson, Robert Robert Anderson Singers Sweet As The Day Goes By b/w He Knows The Reason Why 1954
108Apollo 284 Bradford, Alex Alex Bradford and Singers He’s A Wonder b/w He’s So Good To Me 1954
109Apollo 285 Martin Singers, Roberta I’m Just Waiting On The Lord b/w Shine Heavenly Light 1954
110Apollo 286 Jackson, Mahalia I’m On My Way b/w My Story 1954
111Apollo 287 Bradford, Alex Prof. Alex Bradford and Singers Oh Lord Remember Me b/w Jesus Keeps Nearer The Cross 1954
112Apollo 288 Bradford, Alex Prof. Alex Bradford and Singers Rock Of Ages b/w Tell The World About Jesus 1954
113Apollo 289 Jackson, Mahalia What Then b/w Walking To Jerusalem 1954
114Apollo 290 Anderson, Robert Nothing Shall Destroy My Faith b/w Since My Heart’s Been Changed 1954
115Apollo 291 Jackson, Mahalia I’m Going To Tell God b/w I Walked Into The Garden 1955
116Apollo 292 Martin Singers, Roberta Have You Found A Friend b/w I’m Gonna Praise His Name 1955
117Apollo 293 Daniels Singers Yield Not To Temptation b/w The Old Rugged Cross 1955
118Apollo 294 Melody Echoes He Rose To Tell Me b/w I Trust In God 1955
119Apollo 295 Butler and his Singers, Anthony Judgement’s Comin' b/w World’s Testimonial 1955
120Apollo 296 Anderson, Robert He’s Coming Back For Me b/w Eyes Have Not Seen 1955
121Apollo 297 Martin Singers, Roberta I’ve Got A Home For You b/w Is There Anybody There 1955
122Apollo 298 Jackson, Mahalia Run All The Way b/w Nobody Knows 1955
123Apollo 299 Martin Singers, Roberta He’s Using Me b/w Saved 1955
124Apollo 300 Anderson, Robert My Possession b/w Oh Lord Is It I 1955
125Apollo 301 Martin Singers, Roberta I’ll Do What You Want Me To Do b/w Come Into My Heart Lord Jesus 1955
126Apollo 302 Gate City Singers The Last Mile Of The Way b/w Will The Circle Be Unbroken 1955
127Apollo 303 Soul Satisfiers After Awhile b/w I’m His And He’s Mine 1956
128Apollo 304 Jackson, Mahalia He’s My Light b/w If You Just Keep Still 1956
129Apollo 305 Martin Singers, Roberta There’s A Man b/w Trouble In My Way 1956
130Apollo 306 Soul Satisfiers Run On Home And Live With God b/w I Love To Tell Of His Goodness 1956
131Apollo 307 Anderson, Robert Wait Upon The Lord b/w If Jesus Had To Pray What About Me 1956
132Apollo 308 Colemanaires This May Be My Last Time b/w I Cannot Understand It 1957
133Apollo 309 Gospel All Stars It’s Me Oh Lord b/w Lord Remember Me 1957
134Apollo 310 Gospel All Stars Every Now And Then b/w Until My Jesus Comes 1957
135Apollo 311 Jackson, Mahalia His Eyes Are On The Sparrow b/w I Can Put My Trust In Jesus 1957
136Apollo 312 Gospel All Stars What Could I Do b/w That’s Why I Love Him 1958
137Apollo 313 Jackson, Mahalia Didn’t It Rain b/w Nobody Knows 1958
138Apollo 314 Jackson, Mahalia I’m On My Way b/w My Story 1958
139Apollo 316 Thomas Singers, Rev. John Old Time Religion b/w Lord, Walk With Me 1958
140Apollo 529 Southern Harmonaires Honey In The Rock b/w I’m So Glad 1958-59
141Apollo 539 Jackson, Mahalia Silent Night, Holy Night b/w Lord’s Prayer 1959
142Apollo 750 Jackson, Mahalia Silent Night, Holy Night b/w Lord’s Prayer 1961
143Apollo 1184 Larks Let's Say A Prayer b/w My Reverie 1951
144Apollo 1189 Larks Shadrack b/w Honey In The Rock 1951
LP'srelease artist artist as shown title year
1Apollo LP 201 Jackson, Mahalia Queen Of The Gospel Singers 1954
2Apollo LP 202 Jackson, Mahalia Queen Of The Gospel Singers, vol. 2 1954
3Apollo LP 474 Jackson, Mahalia In The Upper Room 1957
4Apollo LP 479 Jackson, Mahalia Just As I Am 1958
5Apollo LP 480 Martin Singers, Roberta Here This Sunday 1959
6Apollo LP 481 Various Spiritual Moods 1959
7Apollo LP 482 Jackson, Mahalia No Matter How You Pray 1959
8Apollo LP 483 Daniels The Daniels Sing The Gospel 1959
9Apollo LP 486 Jackson, Mahalia Mahalia 1959
10Apollo LP 487 Martin Singers, Roberta Prayer Meeting 1959
11Apollo LP 489 Various Mahalia Jackson with the Greatest Spiritual Singers 1959
12Apollo LP 499 Jackson, Mahalia Christmas with Mahalia Jackson 1962
13Apollo LP 1001 Jackson, Mahalia Command Performance 1961
14Apollo LP 1002 Jackson, Mahalia Command Performance, vol. 2 1961