Manor

Manor gospel

  • Manor 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