Gotham gospel discography (1947-58)

 

Gotham gospel

  • The Gotham Record Corp. was located in Philadelpia, PA although the label started in New York City (1946), where it had a brief stay. Sam Goode and Ivin Ballen were the proprietors. Apart from gospel, the label released various other genres.
  • The 600 and 700 series were exclusively destined for gospel releases.
  • 45’s in the 600 and most of the 700 series have numbers starting with a 7, thus indicating it was a 7 inch release.  Later issues in the 700 series do not show this, which could mean the record was not issued in the 78rpm format. I’ve omitted this prefix from the listing.
  • Early 45rpm singles may have been released later than the 78rpm issues.
  • There seems to be some confusion about the last releases on the label. According to some sources the label quit the scene in 1956, but other sources give 1957 and 1958 as the release (or recording) dates of some of these last issues. I have followed the information given in the Gospel Discography (Laughton/Hayes) which dates the last Gotham session in 1958 (Zion Harmonizers, May 27, 1958). Most of these late issues feature earlier recorded material.
  • Most of the releases by Earl Hines (Prof. J. Earl Hines and his Goodwill Singers) were also issued on Deluxe and Sacred.
  • Gotham 600 (Blue Jay Singers) was also released on Aristocrat 3500 and Harlem 1027.
  • This page lists all known Gotham gospel releases; 45 & 78rpm singles plus one LP release.

 

78's, 45'srelease artist artist as shown songs year
1Gotham 142 Silver Leaf Quartet of Florida Rock, Sword And Shield b/w I Want To Rest 1947
2Gotham 143 Silver Leaf Quartet of Florida Blind Barnabas b/w I Want Wings 1947
3Gotham 148 Silver Leaf Quartet of Florida I Love The Name Jesus b/w Wake Me, Shake Me, Lord 1947
4Gotham 149 Silver Leaf Quartet of Florida Standing On The Highway b/w Don't Worry About Him 1947
5Gotham 150 Silver Leaf Quartet of Florida Down On My Knees b/w I'm On My Way To Heaven Now 1947
6Gotham 600 Blue Jay Singers In The Upper Room b/w I’m Bound For Canaan Land 1949
7 Gotham 601 Norfolk Four I’ve Been To Heaven In A Dream b/w This Is A Mean World 1949
8Gotham 602 Silveraires Farther Along b/w So High 1949
9Gotham 603 Beck, Elder Elder Beck and his Religion in Rhythm There’s A Dead Cat On The Line b/w Didn’t It Rain 1949
10Gotham 604 Silveraires Up In My Heavenly Home b/w Traveling Shoes 1949
11Gotham 605 Angelic Gospel Singers Touch Me, Lord Jesus b/w When My Savior Calls Me Home 1949
12Gotham 606 Beck, Elder Elder Beck and his Religion in Rhythm (?) You’ve Got To Move b/w He Knows How Much I Can Bear 1949
13Gotham 607 Canaanites Lead Me To That Rock b/w I’ll Tell Him 1949
14Gotham 608 Silveraires End Of My Journey b/w I’ve Got A Home In That Rock 1949
15Gotham 609 Angelic Gospel Singers Jesus b/w There Is No Friend 1949
16Gotham 610 Norfolk Four Sleep On, Mother b/w He’s A Battle Axe 1949
17Gotham 611 Beck, Elder Elder Beck and his Religion in Rhythm Handwriting On The Wall, Pt. 1 b/w Handwriting On The Wall, Pt. 2 1949
18Gotham 612 Silveraires The Gospel Train b/w In That Land 1949
19Gotham 613 Angelic Gospel Singers Just Jesus b/w This Same Jesus 1949
20Gotham 614 Dixie Hummingbirds Dixie Humming Birds Lord, Come See About Me b/w I’ll Be Satisfied 1949
21Gotham 615 National Clouds of Joy What More Can Jesus Do b/w Somebody Touched Me 1949
22Gotham 616 Tabernacle Gospel Singers Now Lord b/w Jesus Put A Song In My Soul 1949
23Gotham 617 Gospel Messengers Only A Dream b/w Won’t You Come back Here 1949
24Gotham 618 Angelic Gospel Singers Somebody Saved Me b/w Yes, My Jesus Cares 1949
25Gotham 619 Jackson, Otis Famine In The Land b/w Sure Do Need Him Now 1949
26Gotham 620 Selah Jubilee Singers Good Evening, How Do You Do b/w I Cried Holy 1949
27Gotham 621 Soul Stirrers Five Gospel Stirrers Sleep On Darling Mother b/w Don’t Wonder 'Bout Him 1949
28Gotham 622 Beck, Elder Elder Charles Beck’s Religion in Rhythm (?) Watch Your Close Friends b/w Lord, I’ve Tried 1949
29Gotham 623 Silveraires Bedside Of A Neighbor b/w Journey To The Sky 1949
30Gotham 624 Williams, Willie May Don’t Want To Go There b/w Where The Sun Never Goes Down 1949
31Gotham 625 Sacred Four Seek And Ye Shall Find b/w Since Mother’s Been Gone 1949
32Gotham 626 Jackson, Otis Tell Me Why You Like Roosevelt, Pt. 1 b/w Tell Me Why You Like Roosevelt, Pt. 2 1949
33Gotham 627 Angelic Gospel Singers My Life Will Be Sweeter b/w There Must Be A Heaven Somewhere 1949
34Gotham 628 Dixie Hummingbirds Dixie Humming Birds Move On Up A Little Higher b/w We Shall Walk Through The Valley 1949
35Gotham 629 Waldo Singers Jesus Is Near b/w Walking With My Jesus 1949
36Gotham 630 Beck, Elder Elder Charles Beck (?) That Hellbound Train Pt.1 b/w That Hellbound Train Pt.2 1949
37Gotham 631 National Clouds of Joy Don’t Cry b/w Somebody Got Drowned 1949
38Gotham 632 Dixie Hummingbirds Dixie Humming Birds Search Me Lord b/w Two Little Fishes And Five Loaves 1949
39Gotham 633 Angelic Gospel Singers Remember Me b/w Follow In His Footsteps 1949
40Gotham 634 Beck, Elder Elder Charles Beck (?) It Is A Blessing b/w Tell Jesus 1949
41Gotham 635 Cole, Bernice Lord Jesus b/w He’s A Pattern For Us All 1949
42Gotham 636 Ward Singers Famous Ward Singers Of Philadelphia Surely God Is Able b/w I Need Thee Every Hour 1950
43Gotham 637 Silveraires Near The Cross b/w One Day 1950
44Gotham 638 Harmonizing Four Lord, I’m Coming Home b/w On The Battlefield For My Lord 1950
45Gotham 639 Davis Sisters I’ll Wait On The Lord b/w He Has Away That’s Mighty Sweet 1950
46Gotham 640 Angelic Gospel Singers Back To The Dust b/w He Never Has Left Me Alone 1950
47Gotham 641 Dixie Hummingbirds Dixie Humming Birds I Must Have Jesus b/w Anyone In Heaven That You Know 1950
48Gotham 642 Davis Sisters When I Get Home b/w Surely God Is Able 1950
49Gotham 643 Antioch Female Singers Little Boy b/w John The Elevator 1950
50Gotham 644 Brewster Singers of Memphis I’ll Go b/w Want The Lord To Smile On Me 1950
51Gotham 645 Brother Rodney Palms Of Victory b/w Keep Your Hand Upon The Throttle 1950
52Gotham 646 National Gospel Twins Brother and Sister, National Gospel Twins Jesus Walks With Me b/w There Was A Cry 1950
53Gotham 647 Sellers, Rev. John Sing On My Sinner b/w God’s Love Is Better Felt Than Told 1950
54Gotham 648 Gospel Stars What Manner Of Man Is This b/w Come Ye Disconsolate 1950
55Gotham 649 Angelic Gospel Singers Do Lord Remember Me b/w Almost Persuaded 1950
56Gotham 650 Hines, Prof. James Earl Prof. J. Earl Hines and his Goodwill Singers Yes, God Is Real b/w Look For Me In Heaven 1950
57Gotham 651 Hines, Prof. James Earl Prof. J. Earl Hines and his Goodwill Singers Does Jesus Care b/w Yes I Want To Rest 1950
58Gotham 652 Hines, Prof. James Earl Prof. J. Earl Hines and his Goodwill Singers I Want Wings b/w Well Done 1950
59Gotham 653 Hines, Prof. James Earl Prof. J. Earl Hines and his Goodwill Singers Didn’t Rain? [sic] b/w Thank You Jesus 1950
60Gotham 654 Hines, Prof. James Earl Prof. J. Earl Hines and his Goodwill Singers Canaan Land b/w King Jesus 1950
61Gotham 655 Hines, Prof. James Earl Prof. J. Earl Hines and his Goodwill Singers I Cried Holy b/w What Manner Of Man Is This 1950
62Gotham 656 Hines, Prof. James Earl Prof. J. Earl Hines and his Goodwill Singers Jesus b/w Have A Little Talk With Jesus 1950
63Gotham 657 Hines, Prof. James Earl Prof. J. Earl Hines and his Goodwill Singers Every Day Will Be Sunday b/w Only A Look 1950
64Gotham 658 Hines, Prof. James Earl Prof. J. Earl Hines and his Goodwill Singers Precious Memory b/w After Awhile 1950
65Gotham 659 Hines, Prof. James Earl Prof. J. Earl Hines and his Goodwill Singers Jesus Slept Right In b/w Dig A Little Deeper In God’s Love 1950
66Gotham 660 Hines, Prof. James Earl Prof. J. Earl Hines and his Goodwill Singers Get Back, Jordan b/w He Knows My Heart 1950
67Gotham 661 Hines, Prof. James Earl Prof. J. Earl Hines and his Goodwill Singers He’s A Friend Of Mine b/w Remember Me 1950
68Gotham 662 Hines, Prof. James Earl Prof. J. Earl Hines and his Goodwill Singers Can’t Make This Journey By Myself b/w Somebody Saved Me 1950
69Gotham 663 Angelic Gospel Singers and Dixie Hummingbirds Angelic Gospel Singers and the Dixie Humming Birds Jesus Will Answer Prayer b/w In The Morning 1950
70Gotham 664 Davis Sisters and Curtis Dublin Davis Sisters of Philadelphia with Curtis Dublin Footprints Of Jesus b/w Getting Nearer To My Lord 1950
71Gotham 665 Watts Gospel Guides Why Not b/w Leaning On The Everlasting Arms 1950
72Gotham 666 Harmonizing Four Never Turn Back No More b/w King Jesus Will Roll All Burdens Away 1950
73Gotham 667 Smith, Willie Mae Ford Jesus Is The Name b/w Call Him By His Name 1950
74Gotham 668 Silveraires Shine On Me b/w Somebody’s Calling My Name 1950
75Gotham 669 Brother Rodney He Lives In Me b/w He’s My All And All 1950
76Gotham 670 Watts Gospel Guides Prayer For Today b/w Does Jesus Care 1950
77Gotham 671 Webb Singers, Willie Every Day And Every Hour b/w He’s The One 1950
78Gotham 672 Brewster and his Camp Meeting of the Air, Rev. W. Herbert b/w Brewsteraires of Memphis The Hope Of This World Is Jesus b/w When I Shall Meet Him Face To Face 1950
79Gotham 673 Graham, Anne C. Have You Tried Jesus b/w God Talks To Me 1950
80Gotham 674 Ward, Clara The Fountain b/w How I Got Over 1950
81Gotham 675 Angelic Gospel Singers Glory, Glory, To The Newborn King b/w Jesus Christ Is Born 1950
82Gotham 676 Davis Sisters and Curtis Dublin Davis Sisters with Curtis Dublin The First Nowell b/w We Shall Walk In The Sunlight Of The Lord 1950
83Gotham 677 Harmonizing Four Silent Night b/w Sweet Little Jesus Boy 1950
84Gotham 678 Brother Rodney O Bethlehem Of Judah b/w All The Earth Is Filled With Glory 1950
85Gotham 679 Southern Echoes Southern Echoes of Chicago, Ill. Blessed Be The Name b/w I Want To See Jesus 1950
86Gotham 680 Webb Singers, Willie I Call Jesus My Rock b/w Alone 1950
87Gotham 681 Five Trumpets Stand By Me b/w Jesus Is Here Today 1950
88Gotham 682 Franklin, Rev. C.L. Rev. C.L. Franklin and the Franklin Singers I Am Climbing Higher Mountains b/w The Lord Will Make A Way, Yes He Will 1950
89Gotham 683 Angelic Gospel Singers and Dixie Hummingbirds Angelic Gospel Singers and the Dixie Humming Birds Dear Lord, Look Down Upon Me b/w Standing Out On The Highway 1950
90Gotham 684 Gospel Stars Blessed Savior b/w Call Him By His Name 1950
91Gotham 685 Angelic Gospel Singers All To Jesus b/w Keep Me All The Way 1950
92Gotham 686 Dixie Hummingbirds Dixie Humming Birds (?) Live So God Can Use You b/w Beaming From Heaven 1950
93Gotham 687 Brewster, Rev. W.H. Rev. W.H. Brewster and his Camp Meeting of the Air Give Me That Old Time Religion b/w So Glad I’ve Got Good Religion 1950
94Gotham 688 Davis Sisters I Know It’s Real b/w Happy In Glory Afterwhile 1950
95Gotham 689 Webb Singers, Willie Want The World To See Jesus In My Life b/w Eyes Have Not Seen 1950
96Gotham 690 Ward, Clara I Don’t Know Why b/w Precious Lord 1950
97Gotham 691 Franklin, Rev. C.L. Rev. C.L. Franklin and the Franklin Singers Your Mother Loves Her Children b/w Wings Of Faith 1950
98Gotham 692 Harmonizing Four Where He Leads Me I Shall Follow b/w Jesus Is A Friend To Everyone 1950
99Gotham 693 Five Trumpets My Chains Fell Off b/w The Lord Knows What I Need 1950
100Gotham 694 Angelic Gospel Singers and Dixie Hummingbirds Angelic Gospel Singers and the Dixie Humming Birds Glory, Glory, Hallelujah b/w I'm On My Way To Heaven Anyhow 1950/51
101Gotham 695 Glover and Bethel Singers of Detroit, Rev. Charles Glory To His Name b/w Sweet Hour Of Prayer 1951
102Gotham 696 Five Trumpets No, Not One b/w A Hand I Can See 1951
103Gotham 697 Dixie Hummingbirds Dixie Humming Birds What Then? b/w Down On Me 1951
104Gotham 698 Ward Specials, Clara Throw Out The Lifeline b/w Hell Never Let Go My Hand 1951
105Gotham 699 Allison, M.W. Call On Jesus In Secret Prayer b/w I Heard Mother Call My Name In Prayer 1951
106Gotham 700 Harmonizing Four Mother’s Prayer Has Followed Me b/w Pray Every Step Of The Way 1951
107Gotham 701 Washington, Sister Emma L. Divine Wisdom b/w Who Could Ask For Anything More 1951
108Gotham 702 Glover and Bethel Singers of Detroit, Rev. Charles I Want To See Jesus b/w Softly And Tenderly 1951
109Gotham 703 Davis Sisters When He Spoke b/w In The Morning When I Rise 1951
110Gotham 704 Angelic Gospel Singers Tell The Angels b/w My Faith Looks Up To Thee 1951
111Gotham 705 Ward Specials, Clara Hark The Voice b/w I’m Sealed 1951
112Gotham 706 Ward, Clara When I’ve Done The Best I Can b/w When The Gates Swing Open 1951
113Gotham 707 Jordan and Jordan Tabernacle Singers of Baltimore, Madame I. Christ Is Calling b/w Jesus Is Mine 1951
114Gotham 708 Harmonizing Four Get Right With God b/w Will There Be Any Stars In My Crown 1951
115Gotham 709 Anderson and Brewster Singers, Queen C. Jesus Is The Perfect Answer b/w These Are They! 1951
116Gotham 710 Davis Sisters He’s My Guiding Light b/w He Is My All And All 1951
117Gotham 711 Angelic Gospel Singers If Jesus Goes With Me b/w The Blessed, Blessed Jesus 1951
118Gotham 712 Ward Specials, Clara Happy Over There Pt. 1 b/w Happy Over There Pt. 2 1951
119Gotham 713 Hanson Singers, Marie Jesus For Me b/w Standing On The Promise 1951
120Gotham 714 Patterson Singers When You Reach The Pearly Gates b/w Draw Me Nearer 1951
121Gotham 715 Ward, Clara Come In The Room b/w I’m Waiting For Jesus 1952
122Gotham 716 Davis Sisters and Curtis Dublin By And By, Pt. 1 b/w By And By, Pt. 2 1952
123Gotham 717 Angelic Gospel Singers Bread Of Heaven b/w Milky White Way 1952
124Gotham 718 Harmonizing Four May The Good Lord Bless And Keep You b/w Say A Word 1952
125Gotham 719 Jenkins and Skylight Singers, Ozzie Jesus Will Never Let You Down b/w God’s Grace Will Carry You Through 1952
126Gotham 720 Jordanaires of Spartansburg, SC This Light O’ Mine b/w Lord Take Care Of Me 1952
127Gotham 721 Patterson Singers, Robert I’m A Witness b/w Saved By The Power Devine 1952
128Gotham 722 Mellow-Aires of Rochester, NY Come Over Here b/w Take Your Burdens There 1952
129Gotham 723 Angelic Gospel Singers Since Jesus Came Into My Heart b/w Jesus Is All The World To Me 1953
130Gotham 724 Ward, Clara Jesus Remembers b/w At the Cross 1953
131Gotham 725 Davis Sisters and Curtis Dublin Stand By Me b/w Jesus 1953
132Gotham 726 Wilson and Family, Elder R. Lily Of The Valley b/w Better Get Ready 1953
133Gotham 727 Davenport, Ethel Ethel Davenport and the Ethel Davenport Singers Heavenly Express b/w Steal Away And Pray 1953
134Gotham 728 Lewis and Trinity Gospel Singers, Rudolph Lord, I’ve Done Done b/w Trying To Obey 1953
135Gotham 729 Angelic Gospel Singers Jesus Will Carry You Through b/w My Lord And I 1953
136Gotham 730 Echo Gospel Singers Echo Gospel Singers of Baltimore This Is Like Heaven To Me b/w I Want To Thank My God In Person 1953
137Gotham 731 Patterson Singers Robert Patterson Singers After Awhile b/w I Will Walk With Jesus 1953
138Gotham 732 Evening Star Quartet Say A Prayer For The Boys In Korea b/w Make It In 1953
139Gotham 733 Porter, Savannah He Is My All And All b/w Sweet Hour Of Prayer 1953
140Gotham 734 Patterson Singers Understand It Better Bye And Bye b/w Unchanging Heart 1953
141Gotham 735 Ward, Clara One Way Street b/w In That Great Judgment Morning 1953
142Gotham 736 Davis Sisters and Curtis Dublin Jesus Steps Right In b/w Too Close To Heaven 1953
143Gotham 737 Harmonizing Four Give My Heart To Jesus b/w Beyond The Sunset 1953
144Gotham 738 C.B.S. Trumpeteers and Harmonizing Four Mother’s Prayer b/w This Wicked Race 1953
145Gotham 739 Davenport, Ethel Ethel Davenport and E.D. Singers Something Has Happened To Me b/w Show Me The Way 1953
146Gotham 740 Angelic Gospel Singers I Thank You, Lord! b/w Do Not Pass Me By, O Gentle Saviour 1953
147Gotham 741 Four Kings Of Harmony of Miami Crying In The Chapel b/w Hallelujah 1953
148Gotham 742 Echo Gospel Singers Will You Know Me b/w Jesus Put A Song In My Soul 1953
149Gotham 743 Angelic Gospel Singers If It Wasn’t For The Lord b/w God’s Roll 1953
150Gotham 744 Harmonizing Four Joy In Beulah Land b/w I Started In Jesus 1953
151Gotham 745 Gospel Vocalaires of Norfolk, VA Call Him Anytime b/w I’ll Be Satisfied 1953
152Gotham 746 Davis Sisters and Curtis Dublin Davis Sisters with Curtis Dublin Marching To Zion b/w Jesus Is A Waymaker 1953
153Gotham 747 Angelic Gospel Singers A Child Is Born b/w Christmas Morning 1953-54
154Gotham 748 Norfolk Four Oh, Lord ! Oh, Lord ! b/w Maybe The Last Time 1953-54
155Gotham 749 Harmonizing Four Protect My Loved Ones b/w Working For The Lord 1953-54
156Gotham 750 Davis Sisters and Curtis Dublin Davis Sisters with Curtis Dublin In The Shelter Of The Rock b/w Is There Anybody Here Who Loves Jesus 1953-54
157Gotham 751 Lewis, Rudolph I’ll Live On b/w I Can’t Stay On This Highway 1954
158Gotham 752 Echo Gospel Singers Have Mercy b/w At The River Jordan 1954
159Gotham 753 Harmonizing Four Watch Over Me b/w You Ought To Know The Lord 1954
160Gotham 754 Ward, Clara On Higher Ground b/w Out On A Hill 1954
161Gotham 755 Angelic Gospel Singers Watching Over Me b/w I’m Going Home To Jesus 1954
162Gotham 756 Echo Gospel Singers I Have No Friend Like You b/w I Want Jesus To Walk With Me 1954
163Gotham 757 Harmonizing Four Lift Every Heat And Sing b/w Over In Gloryland 1954
164Gotham 758 Ward, Clara Faith Moves Mountains b/w I Heard Of A City Called The New Jerusalem 1954
165Gotham 759 Harmonizing Choraleers I’m On My Way To Heaven b/w Softly And Tenderly 1954
166Gotham 760 Angelic Gospel Singers Jesus Paid It All b/w I Want To See Him 1954
167Gotham 761 Davis Sisters Get Right With God b/w I’m Tired 1954
168Gotham 762 Echo Gospel Singers and Heavenly Gates Echo Gospel Singers and Heavenly Gates Quartet Jesus Will Abide b/w Talkin’ About Heaven 1954
169Gotham 763 Four Kings of Harmony of Miami I’ll Fly Away b/w The Graveyard Is Waiting 1954
170Gotham 764 Heavenly Gates Heavenly Gates Quartet of Baltimore, MD I Want To Rest b/w I’m All Right Now 1954
171Gotham 765 Harmonizing Four Let God Abide b/w When I Am Gone 1954
172Gotham 766 Patterson Singers Jesus Is Mine b/w Lord Lift Me Up 1955
173Gotham 767 Rugged Cross Singers of Baltimore The Time Will Surely Come b/w Try God 1955
174Gotham 768 Harmonizing Four I’ve Been Changed b/w Trust Jesus 1955
175Gotham 769 Evening Star Quartet Jesus I’ll Never Forget b/w I’m A Witness 1955
176Gotham 770 Harmonizing Four Come Over Here b/w What Do You Know? 1955
177Gotham 771 Ward A.M.E. Church All Things Are Possible b/w Revive Us Again 1955
178Gotham 772 Harmonizing Four I Shall Not Be Moved b/w I’ll Go, Lord, Send Me! 1955-56
179Gotham 773 Harmonizing Four I Trust In God b/w I Want To Know 1955-56
180Gotham 774 Angelic Gospel Singers Jesus Is The Light Of The World b/w Only A Look 1956-57
181Gotham 775 Harmonizing Four The Lord’s Prayer b/w I Shall Rest At The End Of The Day 1956-57
182Gotham 776 Violinaires Violinaires of Detroit, Michigan Sign Of The Judgement b/w My Work Will Be Done 1957-58
183Gotham 777 Butler Singers, Anthony Will My Mother Know Me? b/w My God Is A Mighty Man! 1958
184Gotham 778 Zion Harmonizers Zion Harmonizers of New Orleans Working The Road b/w In The End 1958
185Gotham 779 Harmonizing Four Amazing Grace b/w Keep Me All The Way 1958

LP

LPrelease artist artist as shown title year
1Gotham LP 1 Various Xmas Spirituals 1957