Federal gospel discography (1950-67)
- Federal was a subsidiary label of King. It was founded by Syd Nathan in 1950.
- The daughter of Thelma Hawkins (Federal 12009) was Victoria Hawkins who had a gospel recording career of her own (Peacock). #12009 was probably first issued on Staff 648, released as by Thelma Hawkins and daughter Victoria.
- The Interne Quartet (Federal 12052) is a female vocal group featuring Thelma Bumpess (Blind Mary) and Shirley Caesar (Baby Shirley). There’s no connection with the Four Internes.
- All Federal tracks by the Four Internes were also issued on King LP 574 (1958) and on King LP 945 (1966).
- All Federal tracks by the Patterson Singers are also on King LP 763 (1962).
- All Kelly Brothers singles on Federal, except #12472, were also issued on King LP 810 (1962).
- Click here to see a phograph of the Kelly Brothers (with names given).
- This page lists all known Federal gospel singles.
78 & 45rpm releases:
|release||artist||artist as shown||songs||year|
|Federal 12002||L and N Gospel Singers||L. and N. Gospel Singers||Get Away Jordan b/w Jesus Knows About My Trouble||1950|
|Federal 12004||Anderson, Robert||King Jesus b/w My Friend Jesus||1950|
|Federal 12009||Thelma Hawkins and Daughter||He Knows How Much I Can Bear b/w Over The Hill||1950|
|Federal 12011||L and N Gospel Singers||L. and N. Gospel Singers||Going To Move b/w Lord, You Been So Good To Me||1951|
|Federal 12013||Anderson, Robert||My Home Over There b/w Eternal Home||1951|
|Federal 12026||Anderson, Robert||He Lives In Me b/w God Answers Prayers||1951|
|Federal 12032||Robinson, Rev. Cleophus||Now Lord b/w I Love The Name Of Jesus||1951|
|Federal 12040||Florida Soul Stirrers||I Heard The Voice b/w Get Right With God||1951|
|Federal 12047||Florida Soul Stirrers||Father Alone b/w Holy Father||1951|
|Federal 12050||Golden Eagles||Jezebel b/w Lay Down Your Soul||1951|
|Federal 12051||Bumpess, Thelma||Blind Mary and Baby Shirley||Every Hour Every Day b/w Sweeping Through The City||1951|
|Federal 12052||Interne Quartet||In The Great Reunion b/w I Want To See Jesus||1951|
|Federal 12071||Four Internes||In That Great Gettin' Up Mornin' b/w Living In The Glory Land||1952|
|Federal 12074||Baby Shirley||I'd Rather Serve Jesus b/w I Know Jesus Will Serve||1952|
|Federal 12086||Four Internes||In That Great Reunion b/w One Of These Mornings||1952|
|Federal 12091||Golden Eagles||Anywhere Anytime b/w My God Called Me This Morning||1952|
|Federal 12094||Bumpess, Thelma||Thelma Bumpess and the Royalettes||God's Soldier b/w Precious Father||1952|
|Federal 12097||Four Internes||Count Your Blessings b/w Going Back To Jesus||1952|
|Federal 12104||Four Internes||Newborn Again b/w Home Again||1952|
|Federal 12116||Golden Eagles||The Lord Will Make A Way Somehow b/w Throw Out The Life Line||1953|
|Federal 12124||Four Internes||Do Unto Others b/w I'm Using My Bible For A Road Map||1953|
|Federal 12146||Four Internes||Holy Father b/w Stepped In The Water||1953|
|Federal 12154||Four Internes||I Just Rose To Tell You b/w You'd Better Mind||1953|
|Federal 12167||Bradford, Sister Bonnie||He Stopped Me From Straying b/w Glorify His Name||1954|
|Federal 12170||Four Internes||Who Will Your Captain Be b/w Do You Know Him||1954|
|Federal 12187||Bradford, Sister Bonnie||Choose Your God b/w Jesus Made A Change||1954|
|Federal 12239||Four Internes||It's All Right Now b/w I'm Troubled||1955|
|Federal 12247||Four Internes||See The Sign Of Judgment b/w Let's Go To Jesus||1955|
|Federal 12373||Kelly Brothers||I've Been Striving For So Long b/w I've Made It Over At Last||1960|
|Federal 12386||Revelation Baptist Church Adult Choir||Revelation Baptist Church Adult Choir b/w Truzella McClain and the Revelation Baptist Church Choir||Hold On b/w I'm Trying My Best To Get Home To See Jesus||1960|
|Federal 12388||Patterson Singers||When Jesus Comes b/w Jesus Is Mine||1960|
|Federal 12389||Joy Rite Singers||You Better Mind b/w What About You||1960|
|Federal 12390||Candlelight Singers||The Altar b/w In The Boat||1960|
|Federal 12391||Patterson Singers||Plenty Good Room b/w I Need Jesus||1960|
|Federal 12392||Kelly Brothers||Waiting For Jesus b/w Jesus Knows The Reason Why||1960|
|Federal 12394||Candlelight Singers||Never Alone b/w Sinner||1960|
|Federal 12404||Kelly Brothers||He's The Same Today b/w He's All Right||1961|
|Federal 12419||Patterson Singers||Patterson Singers of Brooklyn, NY||Thy Way b/w Jesus Knows||1961|
|Federal 12427||Patterson Singers||Patterson Singers of Brooklyn, NY||Try Jesus b/w Oh What A Time We'll Have Up There||1961|
|Federal 12438||Ambassadors of Philadelphia, PA||He Watches Over Me b/w I'm Traveling Through This Land||1961|
|Federal 12442||Kelly Brothers||Come On Jesus (Give Me A Helping Hand) b/w When Satan Blocked My Way||1962|
|Federal 12458||Kelly Brothers||I'll Be A Witness There Too b/w I'm So Glad Today||1962|
|Federal 12459||Kingdom Bound Singers||A Few Words About Jesus b/w I'll Wait On Jesus||1962|
|Federal 12465||Kelly Brothers||Kelley Brothers||I Still Remember b/w I'll Be Standing At The Station When Jesus Comes||1962|
|Federal 12467||Patterson Singers||I'm On My Way b/w God Of Our Fathers||1962|
|Federal 12469||Ambassadors of Philadelphia, PA||Just Another Day b/w I Have To Cry Sometime||1962|
|Federal 12472||Kelly Brothers||(I Was Way Down Yonder And) I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray b/w Lord, Remember Me||1962|
|Federal 12481||Kingdom Bound Singers||It's Praying Time b/w Take The Lord Along With You||1963|
|Federal 12492||Parker Brothers Choir||Unreleased, titles unknown|
|Federal 12494||Kingdom Bound Singers||Wonder What The Lord Will Say b/w I Want To Be Just Like Him||1963|
|Federal 12542||Willingham and his Swanees, Rev.||That's The Spirit b/w Try Me Father||1966|
|Federal 12550||Robinson, Kay||In The Bosom Of Jesus b/w This Old World||1967|
|Federal 12553||Robinson, Kay||Lord I'm Yours b/w This Old World||1967|