Aristocrat gospel discography (1948-49)


Aristocrat gospel

  • The Aristocrat label (“The Aristocrat of Records”) was founded by Charles and Evelyn Aron in c. April, 1947 (Chicago, IL). Phil and Leonard Chess acquired Evelyn Aron’s interest c. late 1949. In around May 1950 the label name changed to Chess.
  • The label’s output varied from pop and jazz to blues and gospel.
  • Aristocrat 902 (Seven Melody Men) was re-released on Chess 1475 as by the Four-A-Melody Men. This alternate name was also stamped on some copies of #902, under the Seven Melody Men name.
  • Aristocrat 904 (Rev. Gatemouth Moore) was re-released on Chess 1437. Actually, the existence of #904 needs to be confirmed.
  • Aristocrat 3500 (Blue Jay Singers) was also released on Gotham 600 and Harlem 1027.
  • There’s an acetate by the Norfolk Singers of Chicago (Precious Lord b/w Let Jesus Lead You); this could be the Aristocrat group.
  • This page lists all known Aristocrat gospel issues (all in the 78rpm format).



78rpm releases:

releaseartistartist as shownsongsyear
Aristocrat 901Seven Melody MenRockin' Lord b/w Nobody Knows, Nobody Cares1948
Aristocrat 902Seven Melody MenI'm On My Way b/w Mother, Pray For Me1948
Aristocrat 904 (?)Moore, Rev. GatemouthRev. "Gatemouth" Moore and his CongregationI'm Going Through b/w Thank You Jesus1948-49
Aristocrat 905Moore, Rev. GatemouthRev. "Gatemouth" Moore and his CongregationThe Bible's Being Fulfilled Every Day b/w Glory, Glory, Hallelujah1948-49
Aristocrat 906Norfolk SingersDig A Little Deeper b/w By And By1949
Aristocrat 404Lewis, Rev. Singing SammySammy LouisSomething Within b/w God Shall Wipe All Tears Away1949
Aristocrat 3500Blue Jay SingersBlue Jay Singers of Birmingham, Ala.In The Upper Room b/w I'm Bound For Canan Landc.1949