Smith's Sacred Singers

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Smith's Sacred Singers were an amateur "shape-note" singing group led by J. Frank Smith, a Methodist teacher based in Braselton, GA. Relatively little is known about this group, which endured many personnel changes in its decade-long recording career, with Smith serving as the main constant. At their first recording session in Atlanta on April 23, 1926, Smith's Sacred Singers recorded a coupling issued on Columbia 15090-D, "Picture from Life's Other Side" combined with "Where We'll Never Grow Old." This became the biggest-selling gospel item in the Columbia 15000-D series, and was the first record to touch off an interest in recording rural gospel music on the part of the major record labels. Smith's Sacred Singers continued with Columbia through 1929, and then moved to Bluebird for another round of records in 1934 and 1935. Altogether, Smith's Sacred Singers made a little over a hundred sides, many of which sold well and introduced to the catalog sacred material that would be recorded again and again by subsequent generations of Southern gospel singers.
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Smith's Sacred Singers Discography Tracks

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15090-D Smith's Sacred Singers - Pictures From Life's Other Side / Where We'll Never Grow Old album art Smith's Sacred Singers Pictures From Life's Other Side / Where We'll Never Grow Old(Shellac, 10") Columbia 15090-D US 1926 Sell This Version
15195-D Smith's Sacred Singers - Climbing Up The Golden Stairs / City Of Gold album art Smith's Sacred Singers Climbing Up The Golden Stairs / City Of Gold(Shellac, 10") Columbia 15195-D US 1927 Sell This Version
15257-D Smith's Sacred Singers - Let The Lower Lights Be Burning / Drifiting Down album art Smith's Sacred Singers Let The Lower Lights Be Burning / Drifiting Down(Shellac, 10") Columbia 15257-D US 1928 Sell This Version
15351-D Smith's Sacred Singers - Keep On Climbing / The Unclouded Day album art Smith's Sacred Singers Keep On Climbing / The Unclouded Day(Shellac, 10") Columbia 15351-D US 1928 Sell This Version
15471-D Smith's Sacred Singers - Endless Joy Is Waiting Over There / What A Gathering That Will Be album art Smith's Sacred Singers Endless Joy Is Waiting Over There / What A Gathering That Will Be(Shellac, 10") Columbia 15471-D US 1929 Sell This Version
15401-D Smith's Sacred Singers - Working For The Crown / Meet Me There album art Smith's Sacred Singers Working For The Crown / Meet Me There(Shellac, 10") Columbia 15401-D US 1929 Sell This Version
Smith's Sacred Singers - Pictures From Life's Other Side / God's Children Are Gathering Home album art Smith's Sacred Singers Pictures From Life's Other Side / God's Children Are Gathering Home Bluebird (3) US 1934 Sell This Version
B-5883 Smith's Sacred Singers - Have Thine Own Way, Lord / Jesus Is Calling album art Smith Sacred Singers* Have Thine Own Way, Lord / Jesus Is Calling(Shellac, 10") Bluebird (3) B-5883 US 1935 Sell This Version
B-5943 Smith's Sacred Singers - Hold To God's Unchanging Hand / From The Cross To The Crown album art Smith Sacred Singers* Hold To God's Unchanging Hand / From The Cross To The Crown(Shellac, 10") Bluebird (3) B-5943 US 1935 Sell This Version
B-6092 Smith's Sacred Singers - Smile Your Troubles Away / He Is Everything To Me album art Smith Sacred Singers* Smile Your Troubles Away / He Is Everything To Me(Shellac, 10") Bluebird (3) B-6092 US 1935 Sell This Version
15639-D Smith's Sacred Singers - Old Time Religion For Me / My Redeemer Lives album art Smith's Sacred Singers Old Time Religion For Me / My Redeemer Lives(Shellac, 10") Columbia 15639-D US Unknown Sell This Version
15619-D Smith's Sacred Singers - Love Lifted Me / How Firm A Foundation album art Smith's Sacred Singers Love Lifted Me / How Firm A Foundation(Shellac, 10") Columbia 15619-D US Unknown Sell This Version
15517-D Smith's Sacred Singers - You Can't Do Wrong And Get By / Labor On album art Smith's Sacred Singers You Can't Do Wrong And Get By / Labor On(Shellac, 10") Columbia 15517-D US Unknown Sell This Version
15308-D Smith's Sacred Singers - Hold To God's Unchanging Hand / Waiting On The Golden Shore album art Smith's Sacred Singers Hold To God's Unchanging Hand / Waiting On The Golden Shore(Shellac, 10") Columbia 15308-D US Unknown Sell This Version
15144-D Smith's Sacred Singers - I Will Sing Of My Redeemer / He Will Set Your Fields On Fire album art Smith's Sacred Singers I Will Sing Of My Redeemer / He Will Set Your Fields On Fire(Shellac, 10") Columbia 15144-D US Unknown Sell This Version
15110-D Smith's Sacred Singers - The Eastern Gate / Shouting On The Hills album art Smith's Sacred Singers The Eastern Gate / Shouting On The Hills(Shellac, 10") Columbia 15110-D US Unknown Sell This Version
15371-D Smith's Sacred Singers - When Jesus Comes / Lord I'm Coming Home album art Smith's Sacred Singers When Jesus Comes / Lord I'm Coming Home(Shellac, 10") Columbia 15371-D US Unknown Sell This Version
M-4804 Smith's Sacred Singers - Pictures From Life's Other Side / When They Ring The Golden Bells album art Smith's Sacred Singers Pictures From Life's Other Side / When They Ring The Golden Bells(Shellac, 10") Montgomery Ward M-4804 US Unknown Sell This Version
15593-D Smith's Sacred Singers - Jesus Lover Of My Soul / Work For The Night Is Coming album art Smith's Sacred Singers Jesus Lover Of My Soul / Work For The Night Is Coming(Shellac, 10") Columbia 15593-D US Unknown Sell This Version
15579-D Smith's Sacred Singers - He Holds Me By The Hand / Echoes From The Glory Shore album art Smith's Sacred Singers He Holds Me By The Hand / Echoes From The Glory Shore(Shellac, 10") Columbia 15579-D US Unknown Sell This Version
15281-D Smith's Sacred Singers - Prepare To Meet Thy God / My Latest Sun Is Sinking Fast album art Smith's Sacred Singers Prepare To Meet Thy God / My Latest Sun Is Sinking Fast(Shellac, 10") Columbia 15281-D US Unknown Sell This Version
15208-D Smith's Sacred Singers - Gospel Waves / He Bore It All album art Smith's Sacred Singers Gospel Waves / He Bore It All(Shellac, 10") Columbia 15208-D US Unknown Sell This Version
15159-D Smith's Sacred Singers - Jesus Prayed / Life's Railway To Heaven album art Smith's Sacred Singers Jesus Prayed / Life's Railway To Heaven(Shellac, 10") Columbia 15159-D US Unknown Sell This Version
B-5671 Smith's Sacred Singers - Tell Mother I'll Be There / Home On The Banks Of The River album art Smith Sacred Singers* Tell Mother I'll Be There / Home On The Banks Of The River(Shellac, 10", RP) Bluebird (3) B-5671 US Unknown Sell This Version
15230-D Smith's Sacred Singers - I Want To Go To Heaven / We Shall Rise album art Smith's Sacred Singers I Want To Go To Heaven / We Shall Rise(Shellac, 10") Columbia 15230-D US Unknown Sell This Version