Rev. Utah Smith


  • Rev. Utah Smith was a traveling evangelist, more than a recording artist, but the few records that were produced, all featuring his landmark song “Two Wings”, are essential for historians and collectors.
  • Recommended is Lynn Abbott’s book about Rev. Utah Smith, titled “I Got Two Wings”. It was accompanied by a CD featuring all of the recordings listed below, except for the unissued Checker sides. The book and CD were released through CaseQuarter (see Links page).
  • All dates are recording dates.
  • This page lists all known recordings by Rev. Utah Smith.







New York City, NY, June 1944

S1131I Want Two WingsRegis 1004, Manor 1051, Arco 1235, Kay-Ron 1002
S1132God's Mighty HandRegis 1004, Manor 1051, Arco 1235, Kay-Ron 1002
  • Released as by Rev. Utah Smith the Traveling (or Travelling) Evangelist.
  • The original release was on Regis (1944), then came Manor (1947), Arco (1950) and Kay-Ron (mid to late 1950’s), the latter being a 45rpm release.


New Orleans, LA, Autumn 1947

A8590 (8453)I Got Two WingsTwo Wing Temple 1/2
? (8454)Glory To Jesus I'm FreeTwo Wing Temple 1/2
  • The Two Wing Temple single was released in the 78rpm and the 45rpm format, both as by Rev. Utah Smith and Congregation.
  • The 45rpm version was probably released around 1960 and shows the matrix numbers as given between brackets.
  • Both the 78rpm and the 45rpm issues exist with label variations (including reversed label numbers). They have probably been repressed a couple of times.


New Orleans, LA, 1947

-Two Wings (excerpt)BBC broadcast
-Every Man's Got To Lay Down And Die (excerpt)BBC broadcast
  • These recordings can be found on side 4 of two transcription discs from April 16, 1947. The broadcast was titled “The story of New Orleans music”.



-unidentified hymnBBC Broadcast
  • As by the Two Wing Temple COGIC Choir.
  • From BBC Broadcast “Merry-Go-Round Newsreel: BBC covers the world”


Chicago, IL, c. August/September 1953

U7539Two WingsChecker 785
U7540God Is Worriedunissued
U7541Glory To Jesusunissued
U7543Take A TripChecker 785
U7544Good Religionunissued
U7546Heaven Is Mineunissued
  • Checker 785 released as by Rev. Utah Smith.


Prob. Brookhaven, MS, c. 1954-55

ATwo Wings Flying Home, Pt. 1Magnolia acetate
BTwo Wings Flying Home, Pt. 2Magnolia acetate
  • As by Brother Bill Louis.


Prob. c. 1955

ATwo Wingsno label US1
BA New World In My Viewno label US2
  • As by Eld. Utah Smith and Congregation.