Avant gospel discography (1956 – c. mid 60’s)


Avant gospel

  • The Avant label was run by Jimmie and Dora Avant in Dallas, Texas.
  • Avant 058 seems to have been released as by the Bonner Brothers (no ‘r’ ) as well, the a-side title reading “Wait There Be Joy” instead of “Want There Be Joy”.
  • Avant 106 and 108 seem to have been released twice, this needs confirmation.
  • Click here for a publicity shot of Rev. Leo Daniels and the Gospel Melodies (Avant 087, 106).
  • This page lists all known Avant gospel singles and one gospel EP. The missing numbers are unknown releases (some numbers may be unreleased/unused).




45 & 78rpm releases:

releaseartistartist as shownsongsyear
Avant 001GospelairesGospel-AiresWe Are Marching Together b/w Some People Never Stop To Pray1956
Avant 002Bells of ParadiseMake My Enemies Behave b/w Help Me To Run This Race1956
Avant 003Bells of ParadiseJesus Traveled b/w God Said He'll Fix It1956
Avant 014Southern Gospel SingersThe Half Has Never Been Told b/w Love Lifted Me1956
Avant 020Gospelettes of ChattanoogaSince I Met You Jesus b/w Hide Me1956
Avant 034Zion HarmonizersLord Don't Leave Me b/w Lord I'll Go1956
Avant 042Hardeman SingersWhat A Wonderful Saviour I've Found b/w Everlasting Life1958
Avant 050May, Brother JoeMother Bowed b/w He’s Got The Whole World1958
Avant 052Southern EchoesSouthern Echoes of Chicago, IL.Life Evening Sun b/w I Know I've Been Born Again1958
Avant 053Joyful TravelersJoyful Traveler'sJust Over The River b/w Lord Lift Me Up1958
Avant 054Sons of GlorySee What The Lord Can Do b/w I'll Serve Him Until I Die1958
Avant 055May, Brother JoeIt's Amazing b/w The Fire Starts Burning1958
Avant 057Traveling EchoesHe’s A God b/w He’s A Waymaker1958-59
Avant 058Bronner BrothersWant There Be Joy b/w I'm Troubled1959
Avant 059Gospel KnightsTo Me He's So Wonderful b/w Let Me Walk Close To Thee1959
Avant 064Spirit of Peoria Gospel SingersPeace In The Valley b/w Won’t It Be Wonderful There1959
Avant 065Bibletone Gospel SingersJesus b/w I Heard A Voice1959
Avant 069Dolphus SingersI'm Going To Serve The Lord b/w How I Love Jesus1959
Avant 071Evangelist Gospel SingersHe Walks And Talks With Me b/w His Yolk Is Easy1959
Avant 073Jones and his Golden Tone Singers, Brother R.E.Said He Would Meet Me b/w It’s A Rocky Road1959
Avant 074Religious Gospel-AiresHe’s My Guiding Light b/w Lord Don’t Leave Me1959
Avant 075Echoes of JoyDidn't It Rain b/w Way Back To God1959
Avant 078Sunshine HarmonettesHoly Ghost b/w I’m A Pilgrim1959
Avant 079Best Gospel SingersCome By Here Dear Lord b/w When You Carry the Spirit of God1959
Avant 080World Singing GaylocksThe Rainbow b/w Jesus Came to Save You1959
Avant 081Swindell BrothersFamous Swindell Singers b/w Famous Swindell BrothersIf I Don’t Have A Friend b/w I’ve Been Mourning A Long Time1959
Avant 082Little WondersI Want To Walk A Little Closer To God b/w When I Get Over In Gloryland1959
Avant 083Taylor SingersGo Down Moses b/w Let's Go to Heaven1959
Avant 084Four StarsThat's Enough For Me To Know b/w Way Up On High1959
Avant 085Six Sons of JoyOn My Way To See King Jesus b/w Make My Enemies Leave Me Alone1959?
Avant 087Gospel MelodiesNobody Knows b/w He Said He Would Move1959-60
Avant 088Harmonizing FiveJesus I Don’t Need Nobody Else But You b/w Jesus Is All The World To Me1960?
Avant 093Jones SingersWondering Child b/w In The Morning1960?
Avant 094Southern NightengalesLord Hold My Hand b/w Have You Any Time for Jesus1960?
Avant 098Fairlane Gospel SingersHe's My Shelter b/w One More River1960?
Avant 100Unknown group ("In memory of the Cincinnatians")Step By Step b/w Heavenly Father1960?
Avant 101Stovall SingersTime Is Winding Up b/w I’m Going On With Jesus196?
Avant 105Spiritual JubelettesWe Are Marching b/w Jesus is a friend196?
Avant 106Gospel MelodiesI Can See Everybody’s Mother b/w Come To Jesus196?
Avant 106Trio ThreeOpen Up My Eyes b/w There Is Going To Be Shouting196?
Avant 108Jolly FourI Will Follow b/w Jesus Been Good To Me196?
Avant 108Jimmie AvantMemorial prayer b/w ?196?
Avant 110Mighty Golden VoicesHe’ll Make A Way For You b/w Lord Remember Me196?


EP release:

releaseartistartist as showntitleyear
Avant EP 076Wilson and Watson Singersno title1959