Kent gospel discography (c. 1971-73)


Kent Gospel

  • Kent was a Jules Bihari label, originally from Culver City, CA and connected to Crown, RPM, Modern, United, etc. (1958-1970’s). In the early 70’s, the years relevant for this discography, the label was located at 5810 S. Normandie Ave. in Los Angeles.
  • Kent started distribution for Brother Henderson’s Gospel Corner and Proverb labels in c. 1971 (these albums can be recognized by the Kent Gospel Records logo). Henderson joined Kent later (late 1971?) and worked as a producer (and more). Several gospel LP’s were released in Kent’s 500 series, bearing the label name Kent Gospel (Records). A few singles were released as well. It’s very well possible that Henderson’s own labels and Kent Gospel Records coexisted for some time. It all came to a sudden end in 1973, when Brother Henderson passed away.
  • The Kent 45 and LP’s were released without Henderson’s meddling. The a-side of the first 45 on Kent Gospel (#3000 by the Pilgrim Travelers), “Did You Stop To Pray This Morning”, wasn’t produced by Henderson either, but by J.W. Alexander instead. J.W. Alexander produced Kent LP 564 where this song was taken from. However, the b-side (“Jesus Knows”) was produced by Brother Henderson. It must have been recorded later.
  • Both Proverb, Gospel Corner and Kent Gospel issued their LP’s in a 500-series (Proverb used some other numbers as well).
  • The Pilgrim Travelers on Kent were put together by J.W. Alexander and the Kent recordings do not feature any previous members of the group.
  • Kent 3004 may not exist; the songs were issued on Jewel 214.
  • This page lists all known Kent gospel releases (Kent and Kent Gospel). Missing numbers are secular or unknown releases. B.B. King’s gospel recordings are omitted from the discography (maybe they’ll be added at a later moment).



45rpm releases:

releaseartistartist as shownsongsyear
Kent 4565Pace-SettersPush On Jessie Jackson b/w Freedom And Justice1971-72
Kent Gospel 3000Pilgrim TravelersWorld Famous Pilgrim TravelersDid You Stop To Pray This Morning? b/w Jesus Knows1971-73
Kent Gospel 3001B.P.S. RevolutionFill My Cup b/w Mighty Clouds Of Joy1971-73
Kent Gospel 3002Hampton-AiresHarold Bowen’s Hampton-AiresI've Been Changed b/w Stop Sign Ahead1971-73
Kent Gospel 3004 (?)B.P.S. RevolutionBrotherly Love b/w Walk Around Heaven1971-73


LP releases:

releaseartistartist as showntitleyear
Kent LP 564Pilgrim TravelersDid You Stop To Pray This Morning?1971
Kent LP 567Hamilton and the Miracle-Aires, AlexanderHe Set Me Free1971
Kent Gospel LP 569Corder FamilyFamed Corder Family of Nashville, TennesseeHe's The One1971-73
Kent Gospel LP 570Los Angeles Gospel ChimesMy Soul Is Free1971-73
Kent Gospel LP 571B.P.S. RevolutionFill My Cup1971-73
Kent Gospel LP 572Hampton-AiresHampton-Aires of Memphis, TennesseeIt's A Blessing1971-73
Kent Gospel LP 575True Heart ConsolersTrue Heart Consolers of St. Louis, MOIt's A Good Day1971-73
Kent Gospel LP 576Christian TravelersChristian Travelers of St. Louis, MOGod Is Real1971-73
Kent Gospel LP 577Lumpkin, Rev. W.J.Satan Is Using His Sifter (sermon)1971-73