King & Queen gospel discography (1946-73)

 

King & Queen gospel

  • The King label was founded in 1943 by Sydney Nathan in Cincinnati, Ohio. The first releases were all country but in August 1945 Nathan formed the Queen label, devoted to black artists. In 1947 the label was discontinued and all new releases came out on King. Most, maybe all Queen releases were re-released on King with the same numbers. Nathan officially acquired the DeLuxe label in February, 1951, and formed Federal in late 1950. The budget label Audio Lab was formed in 1958.
  • Queen 4140, 4141 and 4142 were also in Queen album #1; Queen 4154, 4155 and 4156 also in Queen album #3. Album #2 is by Mrs. Sidney Raush (secular).
  • King 4298 (Famous Blue Jay Singers) was first issued on 20th Century 2047.
  • King 5584 was reissued as #6386 (Reverend Abraham Swanson).
  • King 6369 (Four Internes) is a reissue of Federal 12097 (1952).
  • King 6370 (Patterson Singers) reissues two Federal recordings; “Jesus Knows” from Federal 12419 and “Try Jesus” from Federal 12427 (both Federal releases are from 1961).
  • King 6371 (Spirit of Memphis) reissues two earlier King recordings; “Days Passed And Gone” (King 4340, 1949) and “Toll The Bell Easy” (King 4575, 1952).
  • “This Old World” by Kay Robinson (King 6362) was first issued on Federal 12550 (also on Federal 12553, both 1967). The flip of King 6362, “Amazing Grace”, was a new recording, done with the Charles Fold Singers (1971).
  • King 6316 (Kay Robinson) features part 1 of “Lord Will Make A Way Somehow”. According to the Gospel Discography, part 2 was recorded but never released. However, on YouTube King 004 (a bootleg 45rpm release from 2006) can be found, featuring the song with a song length of 5:15 minutes, so apparently both parts are there. The reverse of this side 45 is by Wendy Lynn though (see Discogs). It’s a bit confusing; either King 004 features both parts on one side (and the label information is wrong), or the recording on YouTube comes from another source.
  • King LP 105-35 and 265-75 are 10inch releases.
  • King LP 265-75 has been reissued as LP 395-519 (1956) and LP 519 (1958), both with four extra tracks. The 10inch album was also reissued on King EP’s 232 and 233. The four extra LP tracks were also on EP 234.
  • Other EP’s with King material (Swan Silvertones, Spirit of Memphis) were released on Audio Lab.
  • King LP’s 572-578 (“Spirituals”, vol. 1-7), probably with the exception of #574 and 578, have been reissued in 1960. Same numbers but different covers.
  • King LP 572 has also been reissued as LP 939, King LP 573 has also been reissued as LP 942, King LP 574 has been reissued as LP 945, King LP 575 has also been reissued as LP 948, King LP 576 has also been reissued as LP 951, King LP 577 has also been reissued as LP 954, King LP 578 has been reissued as LP 957 and King LP 736 has been reissued as LP 1121.
  • The Marvin Anderson Singers (King 6230, LP 1056) were formed from the (Gospel) Lords of Harmony (Savoy).
  • King LP’s 1153 (Harrison Gospel Singers) and 1154 (Gales of Joy) probably exist as test pressings only, although LP 1153 was reissued as HSE LP 1451 with a different song order and some differences in song length.
  • The Harrison Singers featured Rev. “Squeaky” Morgan, who may be the same person as Rev. Morgan on Savoy 4035 (as the Sons of David) and Regent LP 6070 (with Rev. Cromwell). See the Regent and Savoy discographies.
  • Several LP’s were reissued on Gusto (c. 1974 and later), but these are not included in the LP discography.
  • This page lists all known King & Queen gospel singles, EP’s and LP’s from 1946-73.

 

78's, 45'srelease artist artist as shown songs year
1Queen/King 4130 Gospel Trumpeters Oh Lord What A Time! Pt. 1 b/w Oh Lord What A Time! Pt. 2 1946
2Queen/King 4131 Gospel Trumpeters Remember Me Lord b/w No More No More 1946
3Queen/King 4134 Swan Silvertone Singers Swann's Silvertone Singers (Queen), Swan's Silvertone Singers (King) I Cried Holy b/w Go Ahead 1946
4Queen/King 4137 Swan Silvertone Singers Swan's Silvertone Singers These Bones Gwine Rise Again b/w I Want My Crown 1946
5Queen/King 4138 Harmoneers Blind Barnabus b/w My Way 1946
6Queen/King 4139 Harmoneers Let The World See Jesus In My Life b/w Noah 1946
7Queen/King 4140 Wings over Jordan Deep River b/w Old Ship Of Zion 1946
8Queen/King 4141 Wings over Jordan Were You There? b/w Take Me To The Water 1946
9Queen/King 4142 Wings over Jordan When You Come Out The Wilderness b/w I'm A'Rollin' 1946
10Queen/King 4143 Swan Silvertone Singers Swan's Silvertone Singers Will The Circle Be Unbroken b/w My Time Done Come 1946
11Queen/King 4144 Swan Silvertone Singers Swan's Silvertone Singers I Done Made It Up In My Mind b/w I'm Tired 1946
12Queen/King 4145 Gospel Trumpeters Standing On The Highway b/w Does Jesus Care 1946
13Queen/King 4146 Gospel Trumpeters I Thank You Lord b/w If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again 1946
14Queen/King 4154 Wings over Jordan Swing Low Sweet Chariot b/w Trampin' 1946
15Queen/King 4155 Wings over Jordan My Lord's Gonna Move This Wicked Race b/w You Got To Stand The Test In Judgement 1946
16Queen/King 4156 Wings over Jordan I Will Trust In The Lord b/w Plenty Good Room 1946
17Queen/King 4163 Jubalaires A Sunday Kind Of Love b/w Pray (a-side is secular) 1947
18Queen/King 4167 Jubalaires God Almighty's Gonna Cut You Down b/w Go Down Moses 1947
19Queen/King 4168 Jubalaires My God Called Me This Morning b/w Ring That Golden Bell 1947
20Queen/King 4173 Southern Harps Depending On The Lord b/w What A Friend We Have In Jesus 1947
21King 4182 Breckenridge, Paul Paul Breckenbridge and the Four Heavenly Knights Rock-A-My-Soul b/w Lonesome Road 1947
22King 4192 Breckenridge, Paul Paul Breckenbridge and his Four Heavenly Knights I Shall Not Be Moved b/w Shine On Me 1947
23King 4193 Swan Silvertone Singers Swan's Silvertone Singers In That Upper Room b/w I Want To Rest 1947
24King 4196 Breckenridge, Paul Paul Breckenbridge with Johnny Taylor b/w Paul Breckenbridge with the Chicago Crusaders, Jubilee Singers and Brother Shoestring Merry Christmas (To You) b/w In That Great Gettin' Up Mornin' 1947
25King 4221 Southern Harps Standing In The Safety Zone b/w What Could I Do 1947
26King 4228 Swan Silvertone Singers Swan's Silvertone Singers I Want To Dig A Little Deeper b/w What Could I Do 1947
27King 4233 Harmoneers Weep Below Children b/w Before This Time (Another Year) 1947
28King 4248 Swan Silvertone Singers Swan's Silvertone Singers Working On A Building b/w Depending On Jesus 1947
29King 4258 Breckenridge, Paul Paul Breckenridge and the Four Heavenly Knights Staff In My Hand b/w Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen 1947
30King 4270 Jewel Jubilee Singers What Are They Doing In Heaven b/w When I Lay My Burden Down 1948-49
31King 4282 Swan Silvertone Singers Swan's Silvertone Singers I'll Search Heaven b/w I've Tried 1948-49
32King 4298 Famous Blue Jay Singers b/w Shelley Quartet I Must Tell Jesus b/w Looking For My Jesus 1948-49
33King 4301 Jewel Jubilee Singers Who Shall Walk Through Gethsemane b/w When God Dips His Pen Of Love In My Heart 1948-49
34King 4308 Swan Silvertone Singers Swan's Silvertone Singers I Got A Mother Done Gone On b/w I'm Gonna Wait 1949
35King 4320 Swan Silvertone Singers Swan's Silvertone Singers No, Not A One b/w Use Me Lord 1949
36King 4340 Spirit of Memphis Spirit of Memphis Quartet Blessed Are The Dead b/w Days Passed And Gone 1949
37King 4344 Swan Silvertone Singers Swan's Silvertone Singers My God Is Getting Us Ready b/w Down On My Knees 1949
38King 4348 Sensational Nightingales Nightingales My Life Is In His Hands b/w One Of These Days 1950
39King 4350 Crocker, Rev. J.B. When I Can Read My Title Clear b/w He Is Able 1950
40King 4358 Spirit of Memphis Spirit of Memphis Quartet On The Battle Field b/w Jesus, Jesus 1950
41King 4360 Trumpeteers Trouble About My Soul b/w Where Shall I Go 1950
42King 4362 Sensational Nightingales Nightingales It's A Highway To Heaven b/w Something Within Me 1950
43King 4363 Trumpeteers Lay Down My Heavy Burden b/w The Sun Didn't Shine 1950
44King 4370 Flying Clouds of Detroit Flying Clouds of Detroit, Michigan I Want To Move In The Room With The Lord b/w If I Get Inside The Gate 1950
45King 4371 Spirit of Memphis Spirit of Memphis Quartet If Jesus Had To Pray b/w He Never Left Me Alone 1950
46King 4372 Crocker, Rev. J.B. Why Should I Worry b/w Sermon, Hallelujah, Amen 1950
47King 4380 Trumpeteers Who Is Your Friend b/w Somehow 1950
48King 4390 Flying Clouds of Detroit I Got A Right To The Tree Of Life b/w Just As Long As Jesus Lives 1950
49King 4391 Swan Silvertone Singers Swan's Silvertone Singers Long Ago b/w Jesus Is God's Atomic Bomb 1950
50King 4392 Spirit of Memphis Spirit of Memphis Quartet Make More Room For Jesus b/w Calvary 1950
51King 4394 Beck, Elder I'm Gonna Live The Life I Sing About In My Song b/w What Do You Think About Jesus 1950
52King 4403 Trumpeteers This Is A Mean Old World (To Try To Live In) b/w Nobody's Fault But Mine 1950
53King 4404 Swan Silvertone Singers Swan's Silvertone Singers Jesus Never Fails b/w Mother's Name Lives In My Heart 1950
54King 4407 Spirit of Memphis Spirit of Memphis Quartet How Far Am I From Canaan b/w I'll Never Forget 1950
55King 4408 Beck, Elder Shouting With Elder Beck b/w Jesus, I Love You 1950
56King 4429 Spirit of Memphis Spirit of Memphis Quartet Automobile To Glory b/w I'll Go 1950
57King 4430 Swan Silvertone Singers Swan's Silvertone Singers Careless Soul b/w My Lord Done What He Said 1950
58King 4439 Swan Silvertone Singers Swan's Silvertone Singers I Got A Witness b/w Live So God Can Use You 1950
59King 4440 Spirit of Memphis Spirit of Memphis Quartet God's Got His Eyes On You b/w If You Make A Start To Heaven (Don't Turn Around) 1950
60King 4463 Spirit of Memphis Spirit of Memphis Quartet Every Day And Every Hour b/w World Prayer 1951
61King 4464 Swan Silvertone Singers Swan's Silvertone Singers All Night, All Day b/w A Mother's Cry 1951
62King 4471 Spirit of Memphis Spirit of Memphis Quartet Everytime I Feel The Spirit b/w Sign Of The Judgment 1951
63King 4481 Wright Family Singers It Is No Secret b/w Go Where I Send Thee 1951
64King 4484 Wright Family Singers Peace In The Valley b/w Let Me Go 1951
65King 4494 Swan Silvertone Singers Swan's Silvertone Singers Backslider's Plea b/w Over Yonder 1951
66King 4500 Spirit of Memphis Spirit of Memphis Quartet Tell Heaven I'm Coming b/w The Ten Commandments 1951
67King 4512 Swan Silvertone Singers Swan's Silvertone Singers Every Day Seems Like Sunday b/w He's My All 1951-52
68King 4516 Swan Silvertone Singers Swan's Silvertone Singers All Aboard b/w Father Alone 1951-52
69King 4521 Spirit of Memphis Spirit of Memphis Quartet He Never Let Go My Hand b/w The Atomic Telephone 1951-52
70King 4538 Spirit of Memphis Spirit of Memphis Quartet That Awful Day b/w Ease My Trouble In Mind 1951-52
71King 4542 Swan Silvertone Singers Swan's Silvertone Singers Toll The Bell b/w Grant It Lord 1951-52
72King 4562 Spirit of Memphis Spirit of Memphis Quartet Jesus Brought Me b/w Just To Behold His Face 1951-52
73King 4569 Boggs, Prof. Harold The Half Has Never Been Told b/w I Know He Is With Me Everywhere 1952
74King 4575 Spirit of Memphis Spirit of Memphis Quartet Toll The Bell Easy b/w God's Amazing Grace 1952
75King 4576 Spirit of Memphis Spirit of Memphis Quartet Lord Jesus, Pt. 1 b/w Lord Jesus, Pt. 2 1952
76King 4587 Boggs, Prof. Harold God Is A Refuge b/w Jesus Will Be Your Best Friend 1952
77King 4590 Reed, Lula Heavenly Road b/w My Mother's Prayer 1952
78King 4614 Spirit of Memphis Spirit of Memphis Quartet There's No Sorrow b/w Workin' Till The Day Is Done 1952
79King 4629 Highbaugh, Rev. John T. When Mother Prayed b/w We'll Have A Big Time Over There 1953
80King 4643 Boggs, Prof. Harold After Running This Race b/w Inside The Beautiful Gate 1953
81King 4652 Highbaugh, Rev. John T. The Only One b/w Do What The Lord Says Do 1953
82King 4660 Boggs, Prof. Harold I Want To Live Right b/w Praying For God's Amazing Grace 1953
83King 4677 Wings over Jordan I've Been 'Buked b/w I Cried And I Cried 1953
84King 4693 Patterson Singers Patterson Singers of Brooklyn, NY All Day And All Night b/w I'm Gonna Reach My Heavenly Home Someday 1953
85King 4694 Wings over Jordan Wings over Jordan Choir Trying To Get Ready b/w When I've Done The Best I Can 1953
86King 4705 Patterson Singers Patterson Singers of Brooklyn, NY How Longer Lord, Shall It Be b/w (Early One Morning) He Answered My Prayer 1953
87King 4714 Lula Reed If The Sun Isn't Shining In Your Window b/w Just Whisper 1954
88King 4737 Reed, Lula What Could I Do But Believe In Jesus b/w A Quiet Time With Jesus 1954
89King 5584 Swanson XII, Little Abraham Rev. Abraham XII Prayer b/w Pray For Me 1962
90King 5586 Galatians Don't You Want To Go b/w When The Gates Swing Open 1962
91King 5603 Parker Brothers Parker Brothers Choir I Was Moaning When Somebody Touched Me b/w The Old Rugged Cross 1962
92King 5624 Galatians He Said He Would Deliver Me b/w Holiday Religion 1962
93King 5753 Galatians Galatian Singers Yes, You'll Know Him b/w Jesus Will Move Every Burden Out Of Your Life 1962
94King 5764 Dorsey, Willa Have Thine Own Way b/w Ezekial Saw The Wheel 1963
95King 5831 Galatians Birth Of The King b/w Great Joy 1963
96King 5859 Galatians Jesus Died b/w I Wish I Had Been There 1964
97King 6157 Galatians It Is No Secret b/w Steal Away 1968
98King 6182 Robinson, Kay What A Feeling b/w Try Me Father 1968
99King 6200 Soul Believers I Don't Want Nobody's Troubles b/w I'm With You 1968
100King 6230 Anderson Singers, Marvin Pattern Of My Life b/w Reach For The Moon 1969
101King 6231 Skylight Singers In Thy Service b/w See How They Done My Lord 1969
102King 6232 Calvary Singers Original Calvary Singers Nothing Can Change Me b/w Brought Me 1969
103King 6238 Smith, Bishop J.M. Smith Evangelistic Temple Choir Let There Be Love b/w I've Been With The Lord All Day Long 1969
104King 6256 Institutional Church of God in Christ Choir Good Things Come To Those That Wait b/w This Is The Right Time 1969
105King 6257 Harmonizing Four Been In The Storm Too Long b/w My Hope Is Built 1969
106King 6259 Bolden, Alfred My Faith Looks Up To Thee b/w Something Got Me 1969
107King 6260 Mighty Clouds of Harmony The Train Is Gone b/w Devil Can't Harm A Praying Man 1969
108King 6261 Stars of Virginia His Hands b/w One Way 1969
109King 6262 Smith, Bishop J.M. Bishop J.M. Smith and the Evangelist Choir Just Jesus Alone b/w A Soldier's Plea 1969
110King 6287 Smith, Bishop J.M. Bishop J.M. Smith and the Evangelist Choir God Is Already Here b/w Step Out On Faith 1969
111King 6316 Robinson, Kay Got To Keep On Traveling b/w Lord Will Make A Way Somehow, Pt. 1 1970
112King 6357 Royal Gospel Singers There's Hope For This World b/w I Find No Fault 1970
113King 6362 Robinson, Kay Kay Robinson b/w Kay Robinson with the Charles Fold Singers This Old World b/w Amazing Grace 1971
114King 6369 Four Internes Count Your Many Blessings b/w Going back To Jesus 1971
115King 6370 Patterson Singers Jesus Knows b/w Try Jesus 1971
116King 6371 Spirit of Memphis Spirit of Memphis Quartet Toll The Bell Easy b/w Days Past And Gone 1971
117King 6386 Swanson XII, Little Abraham Reverend Abraham Swanson Rev. Abraham XII Prayer b/w Pray For Me 1971
118King 6392 Harrison Gospel Singers Who b/w Where You There (When They Crucified My Lord) 1972
EP'srelease artist artist as shown title year
1King EP 232 Wings over Jordan Wings over Jordan Choir no title 195?
2King EP 233 Wings over Jordan Wings over Jordan Choir no title 195?
3King EP 234 Wings over Jordan Wings over Jordan Choir no title 195?
LP'srelease artist artist as shown title year
1King LP 105-35 Harmonaires Spirituals 1952?
2King LP 265-75 Wings over Jordan Choir no title 1954
3King LP 395-519 Wings over Jordan Choir Amen 1956
4King LP 560 Wings over Jordan Choir An Outstanding Collection Of Traditional Negro Spirituals 1958
5King LP 572 Swan Silvertone Singers Swan's Silvertone Singers Spirituals, Volume 1 1958
6King LP 573 Spirit of Memphis Spirit of Memphis Quartet Spirituals, Volume 2 1958
7King LP 574 Four Internes Spirituals, Volume 3 1958
8King LP 575 Swan Silvertone Singers Swan's Silvertone Singers Spirituals, Volume 4 1958
9King LP 576 Various Spirituals, Volume 5 1958
10King LP 577 Spirit of Memphis Spirit of Memphis Quartet Spirituals, Volume 6 1958
11King LP 578 Swan Silvertone Singers Swan's Silvertone Singers Spirituals, Volume 7 1958
12King LP 736 Bible Way Church of God Choir Let The Church Roll On 1960
13King LP 760 Parker Brothers Choir 18 Soulful Songs 1962
14King LP 763 Patterson Singers Gospel Songs By The Patterson Singers 1962
15King LP 788 Galatian Singers A Collection Of 18 Spiritual Songs 1962
16King LP 798 Davis, Prof. James Professor James W. Davis and the Dobb Singers Folk Spiritual Songs By Professor James W. Davis And The Dobb Singers 1962
17King LP 803 Galatian Singers Christmas Spiritual Songs 1962
18King LP 806 Dorsey, Willa Willa Dorsey and the Mighty Faith Increasers no title 1962
19King LP 810 Kelly Brothers Kelly Brothers Sing A Page Of Songs From The Good Book 1962
20King LP 814 Mighty Faith Increasers A Festival Of Spiritual Songs 1963
21King LP 898 Church of God and Saints of Christ Singers Songs Of Zion 1964
22King LP 939 Swan Silvertone Singers Swan's Silvertone Singers 15 Songs 1965
23King LP 940 Galatian Singers Galatian Singers Sing Spiritual, Gospel, Sacred And Religious Songs For The Whole Family 1965
24King LP 942 Spirit of Memphis Spirit of Memphis Quartet no title 1965
25King LP 945 Four Internes Everybody Joins In When They Hear These 20 Songs 1966
26King LP 948 Swan Silvertone Singers Swan's Silvertones no title 1966
27King LP 951 Various The Trumpeteers, the Nightingales, the Patterson Singers no title 1966
28King LP 954 Spirit of Memphis Spirit of Memphis Quartet 15 Soulful Songs Everybody Loves 1966
29King LP 957 Swan Silvertone Singers Swan's Silvertone Singers Songs You'll Remember Forever 1966
30King LP 1037 Galatian Singers Keep on Praying 1968
31King LP 1056 Anderson Singers, Marvin Pattern My Life 1969
32King LP 1057 Skylight Singers Skylight Singers of New York Burden To The Lord 1969
33King LP 1058 Calvary Singers Original Calvary Singers Thank You 1969
34King LP 1076 Harmonizing Four Precious Lord 1970
35King LP 1077 Institutional Church of God in Christ Choir This Is The Right Time 1970
36King LP 1089 Kay Robinson We Need Time 1970
37King LP 1093 Stars of Virginia His Hands 1970
38King LP 1094 Smith, Bishop J.M. Smith Evangelist Choir A Soldier's Plea 1970
39King LP 1106 Bolden, Alfred World's Greatest Gospel Organist: His Last And Greatest Contribution 1970
40King LP 1107 Mighty Clouds of Harmony The Mighty Clouds of Harmony Sing Nobody But You 1970
41King LP 1109 Galatian Singers In New York 1970
42King LP 1111 Hines with the Gospel Winds, George Moving Up 1971
43King LP 1114 Gaines Singers, Marion Lord Here I Am 1971
44King LP 1121 Swanson XII, Little Abraham Reverend Abraham Swanson, the Bibleway Church Choir no title 1971
45King LP 1128 Four Internes Count Your Many Blessings 1971
46King LP 1129 Patterson Singers Patterson Singers of Brooklyn, NY Jesus Knows 1971
47King LP 1131 Spirit of Memphis Spirit of Memphis Quartet Days Passed And Gone 1971
48King LP 1132 Swan Silvertone Singers Swan's Silvertone Singers I Cried Holy 1971
49King LP 1143 Harrison Gospel Singers If It Wasn't For The Lord 1972
50King LP 1144 Gales of Joy I'm Going Home 1972
51King LP 1153 Harrison Gospel Singers no title 1973
52King LP 1154 Gales of Joy no title 1973