Federal gospel discography (1950-67)


Federal gospel

  • 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:

releaseartistartist as shownsongsyear
Federal 12002L and N Gospel SingersL. and N. Gospel SingersGet Away Jordan b/w Jesus Knows About My Trouble1950
Federal 12004Anderson, RobertKing Jesus b/w My Friend Jesus1950
Federal 12009Thelma Hawkins and DaughterHe Knows How Much I Can Bear b/w Over The Hill1950
Federal 12011L and N Gospel SingersL. and N. Gospel SingersGoing To Move b/w Lord, You Been So Good To Me1951
Federal 12013Anderson, RobertMy Home Over There b/w Eternal Home1951
Federal 12026Anderson, RobertHe Lives In Me b/w God Answers Prayers1951
Federal 12032Robinson, Rev. CleophusNow Lord b/w I Love The Name Of Jesus1951
Federal 12040Florida Soul StirrersI Heard The Voice b/w Get Right With God1951
Federal 12047Florida Soul StirrersFather Alone b/w Holy Father1951
Federal 12050Golden EaglesJezebel b/w Lay Down Your Soul1951
Federal 12051Bumpess, ThelmaBlind Mary and Baby ShirleyEvery Hour Every Day b/w Sweeping Through The City1951
Federal 12052Interne QuartetIn The Great Reunion b/w I Want To See Jesus1951
Federal 12071Four InternesIn That Great Gettin' Up Mornin' b/w Living In The Glory Land1952
Federal 12074Baby ShirleyI'd Rather Serve Jesus b/w I Know Jesus Will Serve1952
Federal 12086Four InternesIn That Great Reunion b/w One Of These Mornings1952
Federal 12091Golden EaglesAnywhere Anytime b/w My God Called Me This Morning1952
Federal 12094Bumpess, ThelmaThelma Bumpess and the RoyalettesGod's Soldier b/w Precious Father1952
Federal 12097Four InternesCount Your Blessings b/w Going Back To Jesus1952
Federal 12104Four InternesNewborn Again b/w Home Again1952
Federal 12116Golden EaglesThe Lord Will Make A Way Somehow b/w Throw Out The Life Line1953
Federal 12124Four InternesDo Unto Others b/w I'm Using My Bible For A Road Map1953
Federal 12146Four InternesHoly Father b/w Stepped In The Water1953
Federal 12154Four InternesI Just Rose To Tell You b/w You'd Better Mind1953
Federal 12167Bradford, Sister BonnieHe Stopped Me From Straying b/w Glorify His Name1954
Federal 12170Four InternesWho Will Your Captain Be b/w Do You Know Him1954
Federal 12187Bradford, Sister BonnieChoose Your God b/w Jesus Made A Change1954
Federal 12239Four InternesIt's All Right Now b/w I'm Troubled1955
Federal 12247Four InternesSee The Sign Of Judgment b/w Let's Go To Jesus1955
Federal 12373Kelly BrothersI've Been Striving For So Long b/w I've Made It Over At Last1960
Federal 12386Revelation Baptist Church Adult ChoirRevelation Baptist Church Adult Choir b/w Truzella McClain and the Revelation Baptist Church ChoirHold On b/w I'm Trying My Best To Get Home To See Jesus1960
Federal 12388Patterson SingersWhen Jesus Comes b/w Jesus Is Mine1960
Federal 12389Joy Rite SingersYou Better Mind b/w What About You1960
Federal 12390Candlelight SingersThe Altar b/w In The Boat1960
Federal 12391Patterson SingersPlenty Good Room b/w I Need Jesus1960
Federal 12392Kelly BrothersWaiting For Jesus b/w Jesus Knows The Reason Why1960
Federal 12394Candlelight SingersNever Alone b/w Sinner1960
Federal 12404Kelly BrothersHe's The Same Today b/w He's All Right1961
Federal 12419Patterson SingersPatterson Singers of Brooklyn, NYThy Way b/w Jesus Knows1961
Federal 12427Patterson SingersPatterson Singers of Brooklyn, NYTry Jesus b/w Oh What A Time We'll Have Up There1961
Federal 12438Ambassadors of Philadelphia, PAHe Watches Over Me b/w I'm Traveling Through This Land1961
Federal 12442Kelly BrothersCome On Jesus (Give Me A Helping Hand) b/w When Satan Blocked My Way1962
Federal 12458Kelly BrothersI'll Be A Witness There Too b/w I'm So Glad Today1962
Federal 12459Kingdom Bound SingersA Few Words About Jesus b/w I'll Wait On Jesus1962
Federal 12465Kelly BrothersKelley BrothersI Still Remember b/w I'll Be Standing At The Station When Jesus Comes1962
Federal 12467Patterson SingersI'm On My Way b/w God Of Our Fathers1962
Federal 12469Ambassadors of Philadelphia, PAJust Another Day b/w I Have To Cry Sometime1962
Federal 12472Kelly Brothers(I Was Way Down Yonder And) I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray b/w Lord, Remember Me1962
Federal 12481Kingdom Bound SingersIt's Praying Time b/w Take The Lord Along With You1963
Federal 12492Parker Brothers ChoirUnreleased, titles unknown
Federal 12494Kingdom Bound SingersWonder What The Lord Will Say b/w I Want To Be Just Like Him1963
Federal 12542Willingham and his Swanees, Rev.That's The Spirit b/w Try Me Father1966
Federal 12550Robinson, KayIn The Bosom Of Jesus b/w This Old World1967
Federal 12553Robinson, KayLord I'm Yours b/w This Old World1967