Manor gospel discography (1945-49)


  • Manor gospelManor was Irving Berman’s label, from Newark, NJ. The label was in operation between 1945 and 1949. Some titles were recorded earlier though, during World War 2. Manor used quite a few numbering systems and most were used concurrently, so it seems. The label released r&b, jazz, pop, gospel, etc. See also the King Solomon and Regent discographies.
  • Arco and Regis were affiliated labels and many of the Manor 78’s were also released on Arco or Regis (or both).
  • Manor 100, 101, 102 were issued in Manor album #1 (titled “Spirituals Of The Old South”). Manor 103, 104, 105 were issued in Manor album #2 (title unknown). Manor 8008 and 8009 were in Manor album #104 (title unknown). It is unknown to me if the 78’s in these albums were also sold separately, but they are listed as such below.
  • The Heavenly Gospel Singers recorded first as the Heavenly Four of Alabama for King Solomon (1944) and after their Manor years (as the Heavenly Gospel Singers, 1945-48), they recorded for Regent as the Lincoln Gospel Singers (1949).
  • Manor 1188 is a reissue of #4000 (Silver Echo Quartette), #1003 is a reissue of #102 (Coleman Brothers).
  • The missing numbers in the listing are by secular artists although a few numbers are unknown and some were not used.
  • This page lists all known gospel releases on Manor, all in the 78rpm format.



78rpm releases:

releaseartistartist as shownsongsyear
Manor 100Coleman BrothersIt's My Desire b/w The End Of My Journey1946
Manor 101Coleman BrothersNew Milky White Way b/w We'll Understand1946
Manor 102Coleman BrothersPlenty Of Room In The Kingdom b/w I Can See Everybody's Mother But Mine1947
Manor 103Washington, Sister ErnestineErnestine B. WashingtonMy Record Will Be There b/w The Lord Is My Shepherd1947
Manor 104Washington, Sister ErnestineErnestine B. WashingtonIf I Could Just Make It In b/w Saviour, Don't Pass Me By1947
Manor 105Washington, Sister ErnestineErnestine B. WashingtonO Lord, Remember Me b/w Never Turn Back No More1947
Manor 1003Coleman BrothersPlenty Of Room In The Kingdom b/w I Can See Everybody's Mother But Mine1945
Manor 1007Kings of Harmony of AlabamaPrecious Lord b/w Lord Give Me Wings1945
Manor 1008Georgia PeachGeorgia Peach and Skylight SingersThe Road Is Mighty Rugged b/w Does Jesus Care1945
Manor 1011Silver Echo QuartetteSilver EchoSinner Man b/w Land Of Fadeless Day1945
Manor 1020Sky Light SingersNew Jerusalem b/w Jesus Is Real To Me1946
Manor 1021Heavenly Four of AlabamaHeavenly Gospel SingersThey Put John On The Island b/w Motherless Children1946
Manor 1024Kings of Harmony of AlabamaGod Shall Wipe All Tears Away b/w I'm A Poor Pilgrim Of Sorrow1946
Manor 1025Washington, Sister ErnestineErnestine Washington and Heavenly Gospel SingersJesus Prayed For You And I b/w The Uncloudy Day1946
Manor 1029Georgia PeachIt's My Desire b/w I Got Somewhere To Lay My Head1946
Manor 1030Sky Light SingersDon't Drive Your Children Away b/w Lookin For My Jesus1946
Manor 1033Heavenly Four of AlabamaHeavenly Gospel SingersHe's My Rock, My Sword, My Shield b/w Standing On The Highway1946
Manor 1043Kings of Harmony of AlabamaI Love The Name Jesus b/w Have A Little Talk With My Jesus1946
Manor 1051Smith, Rev. UtahI Want Two Wings b/w God's Mighty Hand1947
Manor 1054Silver Echo QuartetteSilver Echo QuartetLord Help Me b/w Hold In The Frame1947
Manor 1055Coleman BrothersWhen The Saints Go Marching In b/w New What A Time1947
Manor 1065Coleman BrothersMy Eye Is On The Sparrow b/w Noah1947
Manor 1069Willing FourNaaman b/w You Got To Move1947
Manor 1071Washington, Sister ErnestineErnestine WashingtonI Am Going Back To Jesus b/w Some Thru The Water And Flood1947
Manor 1073Summit Gospel SingersWhat Will I Do Without The Lord b/w Please Don't Drive Your Children Away1947
Manor 1074Dixie HummingbirdsBook Of The Seven Seas b/w I Just Couldn't Keep It To Myself1947
Manor 1080Silver Echo QuartetteHe Knows Just How Much We Can Bear b/w Moses Smote The Water1947
Manor 1084Washington, Sister ErnestineMme Ernestine Washington and the Southern Sons (?)The Lord Will Make A Way b/w I Thank You Lord1947
Manor 1089Littlejohn, Sister Lillie MaeDead Cat On The Line b/w Climbing Up The Golden Stairs1947
Manor 1091Washington, Rev. FrederickThe Wildest Creature (That Ever Lived) b/w What Are You Raising Your Children For1947
Manor 1094Heavenly Four of AlabamaHeavenly Gospel SingersHere I Am (Lord Send Me) b/w My Life Is In His Hands1947
Manor 1099Johnson BrothersI Love The Name Jesus b/w Remember Me1947
Manor 1100Washington, Sister ErnestineErnestine WashingtonWhat Could I Do b/w God Shall Wipe All Tears Away1947
Manor 1102Georgia PeachGeorgia Peach, Lois Russell And The Matchless Love Gospel Singers b/w Georgia Peach and Matchless Love Gospel SingersPrecious Memories b/w God Don't Never Change1947
Manor 1122Washington, Sister ErnestineBound For Canaan Land b/w I'm Gonna Live The Life I Sing About1948
Manor 1133Silver Echo QuartetteRock My Soul b/w Beaming From Heaven1948
Manor 1134Heavenly Four of AlabamaHeavenly Gospel SingersI'm A Poor Pilgrim Of Sorrow b/w Open Up The Pearly Gates1948
Manor 1143Matchless Love Gospel SingersWhat Manner Of Man Is This b/w Dig A Little Deeper1948
Manor 1144Powers, ProphetProphet Powers and Holy Mount SingersThe Tree Of Life (Is Waiting For Me) b/w My Saviour Whispers A Prayer1948
Manor 1151Washington, Sister ErnestinePrayer Changes Things b/w We Will Walk Through The Valley1948
Manor 1160Washington, Sister ErnestineEach Day b/w Jesus Is All The World To Me1948-49
Manor 1188Silver Echo QuartetteBlind Barnabus b/w Just A Closer Walk With Thee1949
Manor 1189Sky Light SingersRide On King Jesus b/w I Want To Be More Like Jesus1949
Manor 1198Washington, Sister ErnestineIn The Garden b/w There's Not A Friend Like Jesus1949
Manor 4000Silver Echo QuartetteBlind Barnabus b/w Just A Closer Walk With Theec. 1946
Manor 8008Selah Jubilee SingersWhen Was Jesus Born b/w The Lord Knows Just What I Need1946
Manor 8009Selah Jubilee SingersI Don't Know Why I Have To Cry Sometime b/w Walk Together With My Jesus1946
Manor 8019Silver Echo QuartetteJezebel b/w Me And The Devil (Had A Tussle)1946
Manor 8020Silver Echo QuartetteAnyhow My Lord b/w Where Shall I Go1946