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.

 

78'srelease artist artist as shown songs year
1Manor 100 Coleman Brothers It's My Desire b/w The End Of My Journey 1946
2Manor 101 Coleman Brothers New Milky White Way b/w We'll Understand 1946
3Manor 102 Coleman Brothers Plenty Of Room In The Kingdom b/w I Can See Everybody's Mother But Mine 1947
4Manor 103 Washington, Sister Ernestine Ernestine B. Washington My Record Will Be There b/w The Lord Is My Shepherd 1947
5Manor 104 Washington, Sister Ernestine Ernestine B. Washington If I Could Just Make It In b/w Saviour, Don't Pass Me By 1947
6Manor 105 Washington, Sister Ernestine Ernestine B. Washington O Lord, Remember Me b/w Never Turn Back No More 1947
7Manor 1003 Coleman Brothers Plenty Of Room In The Kingdom b/w I Can See Everybody's Mother But Mine 1945
8Manor 1007 Kings of Harmony of Alabama Precious Lord b/w Lord Give Me Wings 1945
9Manor 1008 Georgia Peach Georgia Peach and Skylight Singers The Road Is Mighty Rugged b/w Does Jesus Care 1945
10Manor 1011 Silver Echo Quartette Silver Echo Sinner Man b/w Land Of Fadeless Day 1945
11Manor 1020 Sky Light Singers New Jerusalem b/w Jesus Is Real To Me 1946
12Manor 1021 Heavenly Four of Alabama Heavenly Gospel Singers They Put John On The Island b/w Motherless Children 1946
13Manor 1024 Kings of Harmony of Alabama God Shall Wipe All Tears Away b/w I'm A Poor Pilgrim Of Sorrow 1946
14Manor 1025 Washington, Sister Ernestine Ernestine Washington and Heavenly Gospel Singers Jesus Prayed For You And I b/w The Uncloudy Day 1946
15Manor 1029 Georgia Peach It's My Desire b/w I Got Somewhere To Lay My Head 1946
16Manor 1030 Sky Light Singers Don't Drive Your Children Away b/w Lookin For My Jesus 1946
17Manor 1033 Heavenly Four of Alabama Heavenly Gospel Singers He's My Rock, My Sword, My Shield b/w Standing On The Highway 1946
18Manor 1043 Kings of Harmony of Alabama I Love The Name Jesus b/w Have A Little Talk With My Jesus 1946
19Manor 1051 Smith, Rev. Utah I Want Two Wings b/w God's Mighty Hand 1947
20Manor 1054 Silver Echo Quartette Silver Echo Quartet Lord Help Me b/w Hold In The Frame 1947
21Manor 1055 Coleman Brothers When The Saints Go Marching In b/w New What A Time 1947
22Manor 1065 Coleman Brothers His Eye Is On The Sparrow b/w Noah 1947
23Manor 1069 Willing Four Naaman b/w You Got To Move 1947
24Manor 1071 Washington, Sister Ernestine Ernestine Washington I Am Going Back To Jesus b/w Some Thru The Water And Flood 1947
25Manor 1073 Summit Gospel Singers What Will I Do Without The Lord b/w Please Don't Drive Your Children Away 1947
26Manor 1074 Dixie Hummingbirds Book Of The Seven Seas b/w I Just Couldn't Keep It To Myself 1947
27Manor 1080 Silver Echo Quartette He Knows Just How Much We Can Bear b/w Moses Smote The Water 1947
28Manor 1084 Washington, Sister Ernestine Mme Ernestine Washington and the Southern Sons (?) The Lord Will Make A Way b/w I Thank You Lord 1947
29Manor 1089 Littlejohn, Sister Lillie Mae Dead Cat On The Line b/w Climbing Up The Golden Stairs 1947
30Manor 1091 Washington, Rev. Frederick The Wildest Creature (That Ever Lived) b/w What Are You Raising Your Children For 1947
31Manor 1094 Heavenly Four of Alabama Heavenly Gospel Singers Here I Am (Lord Send Me) b/w My Life Is In His Hands 1947
32Manor 1099 Johnson Brothers I Love The Name Jesus b/w Remember Me 1947
33Manor 1100 Washington, Sister Ernestine Ernestine Washington What Could I Do b/w God Shall Wipe All Tears Away 1947
34Manor 1102 Georgia Peach Georgia Peach, Lois Russell And The Matchless Love Gospel Singers b/w Georgia Peach and Matchless Love Gospel Singers Precious Memories b/w God Don't Never Change 1947
35Manor 1122 Washington, Sister Ernestine Bound For Canaan Land b/w I'm Gonna Live The Life I Sing About 1948
36Manor 1133 Silver Echo Quartette Rock My Soul b/w Beaming From Heaven 1948
37Manor 1134 Heavenly Four of Alabama Heavenly Gospel Singers I'm A Poor Pilgrim Of Sorrow b/w Open Up The Pearly Gates 1948
38Manor 1143 Matchless Love Gospel Singers What Manner Of Man Is This b/w Dig A Little Deeper 1948
39Manor 1144 Powers, Prophet Prophet Powers and Holy Mount Singers The Tree Of Life (Is Waiting For Me) b/w My Saviour Whispers A Prayer 1948
40Manor 1151 Washington, Sister Ernestine Prayer Changes Things b/w We Will Walk Through The Valley 1948
41Manor 1160 Washington, Sister Ernestine Each Day b/w Jesus Is All The World To Me 1948-49
42Manor 1188 Silver Echo Quartette Blind Barnabus b/w Just A Closer Walk With Thee 1949
43Manor 1189 Sky Light Singers Ride On King Jesus b/w I Want To Be More Like Jesus 1949
44Manor 1198 Washington, Sister Ernestine In The Garden b/w There's Not A Friend Like Jesus 1949
45Manor 4000 Silver Echo Quartette Blind Barnabus b/w Just A Closer Walk With Thee c. 1946
46Manor 8008 Selah Jubilee Singers When Was Jesus Born b/w The Lord Knows Just What I Need 1946
47Manor 8009 Selah Jubilee Singers I Don't Know Why I Have To Cry Sometime b/w Walk Together With My Jesus 1946
48Manor 8019 Silver Echo Quartette Jezebel b/w Me And The Devil (Had A Tussle) 1946
49Manor 8020 Silver Echo Quartette Anyhow My Lord b/w Where Shall I Go 1946