Canaan Records

Canaan Records

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Canaan Records was a Southern Gospel label, mainly active from the mid 1960's through 1980's and based in Waco, Texas.

Canaan Records was established in 1964 by Word, Inc. executive Marvin Norcross as the Southern Gospel subsidiary for Word, Inc.. For the rest of the 1960s and 1970s, the names Canaan Records and Marvin Norcross were synonymous.

An LP titled Wonderful Time Up There by Plainsmen Quartet marked the beginning of the label in 1965.
A CD/cassette titled Thanks by The Nelons released in 1987 was, for a number of years, the final Canaan Records recording.

Some of the other artists who appeared on the historic Canaan label from 1965 to 1987 include The Blue Ridge Quartet, Wendy Bagwell, The Florida Boys, The Happy Goodmans and The Inspirations (2).

Aside from one The Cathedrals recording (A Reunion) issued in 1995, the label name lay dormant for the next 20 years.
In April 2007, Word announced the revival of the Canaan label. The first release on the revived Canaan label came the following fall, a re-issue of a 2006 independent Hoppers release titled The Ride.

In 2009 Word closed the doors on Canaan Records; Word continues to release "The Canaan Vault" collection on iTunes; remastered past recordings from the 1960s, '70s and '80s strictly for digital download.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
9697 Everything's Alright  album cover The Cathedrals Everything's Alright(LP) Canaan Records 9697 US 1971 Sell This Version
3-9715 Welcome To Our World  album cover The Cathedral Quartet* Welcome To Our World(8-Trk, Album) Canaan Records 3-9715 US 1972 Sell This Version
3-9720 Just Us  album cover The Lewis Family Just Us(8-Trk) Canaan Records 3-9720 US Unknown Sell This Version
3-9730 Country Sunday In Georgia  album cover The Lewis Family Country Sunday In Georgia(8-Trk, Album) Canaan Records 3-9730 US 1973 Sell This Version
3-9761 Our Statue Of Liberty  album cover The Cathedral Quartet* Our Statue Of Liberty(8-Trk, Album) Canaan Records 3-9761 US 1974 Sell This Version
3-9765 Bust Out Laffin' With Wendy Bagwell  album cover Wendy Bagwell Bust Out Laffin' With Wendy Bagwell(8-Trk, Album) Canaan Records 3-9765 US 1975 Sell This Version
3-9788 It Made News In Heaven  album cover The Kingsmen (3) It Made News In Heaven(8-Trk, Album) Canaan Records 3-9788 US 1976 Sell This Version
3-9853 Standing Room Only  album cover Teddy Huffam and The Gems Standing Room Only(8-Trk, Album) Canaan Records 3-9853 US 1979 Sell This Version
3-9862 Incredible  album cover Teddy Huffman And The Gems Incredible(8-Trk, Album) Canaan Records 3-9862 US 1980 Sell This Version
3-9874 I'm Just An Old Chunk Of Coal (But I'm Gonna Be A Diamond Someday)  album cover The Lewis Family I'm Just An Old Chunk Of Coal (But I'm Gonna Be A Diamond Someday)(8-Trk, Album) Canaan Records 3-9874 US 1981 Sell This Version
3-9893 Tradition  album cover The Lewis Family Tradition(8-Trk, Album) Canaan Records 3-9893 US 1982 Sell This Version
7-01-001433-7 Turnaround  album cover Terri Gibbs Turnaround(LP, Album) The New Canaan Records, Canaan Records 7-01-001433-7 US 1987 Sell This Version
7-01-001434-5 Turnaround  album cover Terri Gibbs Turnaround(Cass, Album) The New Canaan Records, Canaan Records 7-01-001434-5 US 1987 Sell This Version
7-01-991513-2 Praise God And Country  album cover The Inspirations (2) Praise God And Country(LP, Album) Canaan Records 7-01-991513-2 US 1985 Sell This Version
7-01-992013-5 In One Accord  album cover The Nelons In One Accord(Cass, Album) Canaan Records 7-01-992013-5 US 1985 Sell This Version
7-01-992013-6 In One Accord  album cover The Nelons In One Accord(LP, Album) Canaan Records 7-01-992013-6 US 1985 Sell This Version
7-01-992813-7 The Word  album cover Newsong The Word(LP, Album) Canaan Records 7-01-992813-7 US 1984 Sell This Version
7-01-993813-2 We All Are One  album cover The Florida Boys We All Are One(LP, Album) Canaan Records 7-01-993813-2 US 1985 Sell This Version
7-01-995113-9 Journeys  album cover The Nelons Journeys(LP, Album) Canaan Records 7-01-995113-9 US 1986 Sell This Version
7-01-995613-0 United  album cover The Talleys United(LP) Canaan Records 7-01-995613-0 US 1986 Sell This Version
7-01-995653-X United  album cover The Talleys United(Cass, Album) Canaan Records 7-01-995653-X US 1986 Sell This Version
7-01-995913-X Let's Turn The Lights On  album cover Wendy Bagwell And The Sunliters Let's Turn The Lights On(LP, Album) Canaan Records 7-01-995913-X US 1987 Sell This Version
7-01-996113-4 It's Still The Blood  album cover The Inspirations (2) It's Still The Blood(LP, Album) Canaan Records, The New Canaan Records 7-01-996113-4 US 1987 Sell This Version
7-01-996613-6 Called By Love  album cover Kelly Nelon Thompson Called By Love(LP) Canaan Records 7-01-996613-6 US 1988 Sell This Version
7019517536 Did You Think To Pray This Morning  album cover Johnson Sisters With Russ Taff Johnson Sisters With Russ Taff - Did You Think To Pray This Morning(Cass, Album) Canaan Records 7019517536 US 1990 Sell This Version
7019517633 Did You Think To Pray This Morning  album cover Johnson Sisters With Russ Taff Johnson Sisters With Russ Taff - Did You Think To Pray This Morning(CD, Album) Canaan Records 7019517633 US 1990 Sell This Version
7019532535 We Cannot Stand Alone  album cover Charles Johnson & The Revivers We Cannot Stand Alone(Cass, Album) Canaan Records 7019532535 US 1994 Sell This Version
7019539637 Won By One Give Him A Song(CD) Canaan Records 7019539637 US 1995 Sell This Version
7019906508 Road Of Life  album cover Won By One Road Of Life(Cass, Album) Canaan Records 7019906508 US 1996 Sell This Version
7019908136 Keep Rollin' On  album cover The Florida Boys Keep Rollin' On(LP, Album) Canaan Records 7019908136 US 1983 Sell This Version
7019962130 Yes, I Will Be There  album cover The Inspirations (2) Yes, I Will Be There(LP, Album) Canaan Records 7019962130 US 1988 Sell This Version
7019965539 For Every Generation  album cover The Talleys For Every Generation(Cass, Album) Canaan Records 7019965539 US 1988 Sell This Version
7019970532 Get Ready  album cover The Nelons Get Ready(Cass, Album) Canaan Records 7019970532 US 1988 Sell This Version
7019973639 Janet Paschal Janet Paschal(CD, Album) Canaan Records 7019973639 US 1988 Sell This Version
7019978533 Typical Day  album cover The Talleys Typical Day(Cass, Album) Canaan Records 7019978533 US 1989 Sell This Version
8015058694 Wendy Bagwell And The Sunliters Absolutely Live(VHS, NTSC) Canann Concert Video, Canaan Records 8015058694 US 1989 Sell This Version
9016262202-DJ Alleluia To The Lamb  album cover The Nelons Alleluia To The Lamb(7", Promo) Canaan Records 9016262202-DJ US 1985 Sell This Version
911011-5380 Traveling The Glory Road  album cover The Canter Family Traveling The Glory Road(LP) Queensgate Records 911011-5380 US Unknown Sell This Version
70199701333 Get Ready  album cover The Nelons Get Ready(LP, Album) Canaan Records 70199701333 US 1988 Sell This Version
CA-4601-LP The Florida Boys In Nashville  album cover The Florida Boys The Florida Boys In Nashville(LP, Album, Mono) Canaan Records CA-4601-LP US 1965 Sell This Version
CA-4602-LP Gospel Singing Jubilee  album cover Various Gospel Singing Jubilee(LP) Canaan records CA-4602-LP US Unknown Sell This Version
CA-4603-LP The Le Fevre's* Songs Of Happiness(LP) Canaan Records, Canaan Records CA-4603-LP US 1963 Sell This Version
CA-4606-LP The Blue Ridge Quartet  album cover The Blue Ridge Quartet The Blue Ridge Quartet(LP, Album) Canaan Records CA-4606-LP US 1965 Sell This Version
CA-4607-LP Sacred Gems  album cover The Rebels (18) Sacred Gems(LP) Canaan Records CA-4607-LP US Unknown Sell This Version
CA-4608-LP The Sensational Sounding Couriers Quartet  album cover The Couriers Quartet* The Sensational Sounding Couriers Quartet(LP, Album, Mono) Canaan Records CA-4608-LP US 1965 Sell This Version
CA 4610 Echoing  album cover Dixie Echoes Quartet, Hal Kennedy Dixie Echoes Quartet, Hal Kennedy - Echoing(LP, Mono) Canaan Records CA 4610 1961 Sell This Version
CA-4611-LP Volume One  album cover Plainsmen Quartet Volume One(LP) Canaan Records CA-4611-LP US Unknown Sell This Version
CA-4616-LP The Love Of God  album cover Blue Ridge Quartet* The Love Of God(LP, Mono) Canaan Records, Canaan Records CA-4616-LP US 1966 Sell This Version
CA-4618-LP The Gospel Singing Jubilee, Volume II  album cover Various The Gospel Singing Jubilee, Volume II(LP, Album, Mono) Canaan Records CA-4618-LP US Unknown Sell This Version
CA-4619 The Little Man With The Big Voice  album cover Hal Kennedy The Little Man With The Big Voice(LP, Album) Canaan Records CA-4619 US Unknown Sell This Version
CA-4622-LP Singing Who Am I And Eleven Other Favorites  album cover The Blue Ridge Quartet Singing Who Am I And Eleven Other Favorites (Album) CA-4622-LP US Unknown Sell This Version
CA-4623-LP Coming On Strong  album cover The Dixie Echoes And Hal Kennedy The Dixie Echoes And Hal Kennedy - Coming On Strong(LP, Mono) Canaan Records CA-4623-LP US 1967 Sell This Version
CA-4627-LP Come On, Let's Sing!  album cover The Weatherford Quartet* Come On, Let's Sing!(LP, Album, Mono) Canaan Records CA-4627-LP US 1967 Sell This Version
CA-4628-LP What A Happy Time!  album cover The Goodman Family What A Happy Time!(LP, Album, Mono) Canaan Records CA-4628-LP US 1965 Sell This Version
CA-4629-LP Singing Through Life  album cover The Florida Boys Singing Through Life(LP, Album) Canaan Records CA-4629-LP US 1967 Sell This Version
CA-4630-LP Bigger 'N' Better  album cover The Happy Goodman Family Bigger 'N' Better(LP) Canaan Records, Canaan Records CA-4630-LP US Unknown Sell This Version
CA-4632 Dwayne Friend Picks Happy Goodman Hits  album cover Dwayne Friend Dwayne Friend Picks Happy Goodman Hits(LP, Album, Mono) Canaan Records CA-4632 US 1967 Sell This Version
CA-4632-LP Dwayne Friend Picks Happy Goodman Hits  album cover Dwayne Friend Dwayne Friend Picks Happy Goodman Hits(LP, Album) Canaan Records CA-4632-LP Australia Unknown Sell This Version
CA-4633-LP An Inspiring Sermon Recorded At The National Quartet Convention 1965  album cover Hovie Lister An Inspiring Sermon Recorded At The National Quartet Convention 1965(LP) Canaan Records CA-4633-LP US 1967 Sell This Version
CA-4637-LP America's Twelve Favorite Hymns  album cover The Blue Ridge Quartet America's Twelve Favorite Hymns(LP, Album) Canaan Records, Canaan Records CA-4637-LP 1967 Sell This Version
CA-4638-LP An Inspiring Sermon Recorded At The National Quartet Convention 1966  album cover Hovie Lister An Inspiring Sermon Recorded At The National Quartet Convention 1966(LP) Canaan Records CA-4638-LP US 1967 Sell This Version
CA-4639-LP Make Happy Tracks  album cover The Florida Boys Make Happy Tracks(LP, Album, Mono) Canaan Records, Canaan Records CA-4639-LP US 1967 Sell This Version
CA-4640-LP Steel Away  album cover Pete Drake Steel Away(LP, Mono) Canaan Records CA-4640-LP US 1968 Sell This Version
CA-4642-LP Beauty, Power & Praise  album cover The Prophets Quartet Beauty, Power & Praise(LP, Album) Canaan Records CA-4642-LP US 1968 Sell This Version
CA-4644-LP The Happy Gospel Of The Happy Goodmans  album cover The Happy Goodmans* The Happy Gospel Of The Happy Goodmans (Album) CA-4644-LP US 1968 Sell This Version
CA-4646-LP Gospel Songs The Country Way  album cover Hal Kennedy Gospel Songs The Country Way(LP, Album) Canaan Records CA-4646-LP US 1970 Sell This Version
CA 4647 LP In Gospel Country  album cover Joel & LaBreeska* In Gospel Country(LP, Mono) Canaan Records CA 4647 LP US Unknown Sell This Version
CA-4654-LP The Lowell Lundstrom Team We're Happy Christians(LP) Canaan Records CA-4654-LP US Unknown Sell This Version
CA-9614-LP The Happy Goodmans* The Best Of The Happy Goodmans(LP, Comp, Mono, RE) Canaan Records CA-9614-LP US 1966 Sell This Version
CAS-203 Ballad Of Jackson Bailey / Lead Me To The Alter  album cover The Florida Boys Ballad Of Jackson Bailey / Lead Me To The Alter(7", Single, Promo) Canaan Records CAS-203 US Unknown Sell This Version
CAS-222 Fastest Coon Dog In The World  album cover Cotton Ivy Fastest Coon Dog In The World(7") Canaan Records CAS-222 US 1976 Sell This Version
CAS-228 The Only One / Heaven Bound  album cover The Cruse Family The Only One / Heaven Bound(7", Single, Promo) Canaan Records CAS-228 US 1976 Sell This Version
CAS-232 The Inspirations (2) Someday Soon(7", Single, Promo) Canaan Records CAS-232 US 1976 Sell This Version
CAS-235 The Cornerstone  album cover The Thrasher Brothers The Cornerstone(7", Promo) Canaan Records CAS-235 US 1977 Sell This Version
CAS-251 Mule Sense And Politics  album cover Cotton Ivy Mule Sense And Politics(7", Promo) Canaan Records CAS-251 US 1977 Sell This Version
CAS-253 Teddy Huffam and The Gems Jesus Said "Lean On Me"(7", Promo) Canaan Records CAS-253 US 1977 Sell This Version
CAS-262 Because I Love Him / Gone  album cover Teddy Huffam and The Gems Because I Love Him / Gone(7", Single, Promo) Canaan Records CAS-262 US 1978 Sell This Version
CAS-295-DJ Jimmie Davis Heaven's National Anthem / Walking On The Water(7", Single) Canaan Records CAS-295-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
CAS-296-DJ Heaven's Mountain Band / Show Me The Way  album cover Wendy Bagwell And The Sunliters Heaven's Mountain Band / Show Me The Way(7", Single, Promo) Canaan Records CAS-296-DJ US 1982 Sell This Version
CAS-307-DJ I've Got The Will  album cover Wendy Bagwell And The Sunliters I've Got The Will(7", Single, Promo) Canaan Records CAS-307-DJ US 1983 Sell This Version
CAS-312-DJ Please Don't Tell My Daddy  album cover The Inspirations (2) Please Don't Tell My Daddy(7", Single, Promo) Canaan Records CAS-312-DJ US 1982 Sell This Version
CAS-8386 LP Near To The Heart Of God  album cover Alan McGill Near To The Heart Of God(LP, Album) Canaan Records CAS-8386 LP UK 1971 Sell This Version
CAS 8498 LP The Way Of The Cross  album cover Alan McGill The Way Of The Cross(LP, Album) Canaan Records, Canaan Records CAS 8498 LP UK Unknown Sell This Version
CAS-9600-LP Wonderful Time Up There  album cover Plainsmen Quartet Wonderful Time Up There(LP, Album) Canaan Records CAS-9600-LP US Unknown Sell This Version
CAS-9601-LP The Florida Boys In Nashville  album cover The Florida Boys The Florida Boys In Nashville(LP, Album) Canaan Records CAS-9601-LP US 1965 Sell This Version
CAS-9604-LP Lily Of The Valley  album cover Rebels Quartet Lily Of The Valley(LP) Canaan Records CAS-9604-LP US Unknown Sell This Version
CAS-9608-LP The Couriers Quartet* The Sensational Sounding Couriers Quartet(LP, Album) Canaan Records CAS-9608-LP US 1965 Sell This Version
CAS 9609 LP Born To Serve The Lord  album cover The Harvesters Quartet Born To Serve The Lord(LP, Album) Canaan Records CAS 9609 LP US Unknown Sell This Version
CAS-9613-LP I'm Too Near Home  album cover The Happy Goodman Family I'm Too Near Home(LP, Album, RE) Canaan Records CAS-9613-LP US Unknown Sell This Version
CAS-9614-LP The Best Of The Happy Goodmans  album cover The Happy Goodmans* The Best Of The Happy Goodmans(LP, Comp, RE) Canaan Records CAS-9614-LP US 1966 Sell This Version
CAS-9615-LP Over Yonder  album cover Stamps-Baxter Quartet Over Yonder(LP, Album) Canaan Records CAS-9615-LP US 1966 Sell This Version
CAS-9616 The Love Of God  album cover Blue Ridge Quartet* The Love Of God (Album) CAS-9616 US 1966 Sell This Version
CAS-9617-LP Its A Wonderful Feelin'  album cover The Happy Goodmans* Its A Wonderful Feelin'(LP, Album, RE) Canaan Records CAS-9617-LP US Unknown Sell This Version
CAS 9618 LP The Gospel Singing Jubilee, Volume II  album cover Various The Gospel Singing Jubilee, Volume II(LP) Canaan Records CAS 9618 LP US Unknown Sell This Version
CAS-9619-LP Hal Kennedy The Little Man With The Big Voice(LP, Album) Canaan Records CAS-9619-LP US Unknown Sell This Version
CAS-9621-LP Look Up To Jesus  album cover Florida Boys Quartet* Look Up To Jesus(LP) Canaan Records CAS-9621-LP US 1965 Sell This Version
CAS-9623 Coming On Strong  album cover The Dixie Echoes And Hal Kennedy The Dixie Echoes And Hal Kennedy - Coming On Strong (Album) CAS-9623 US 1967 Sell This Version
CAS-9625-LP Together  album cover The Harvesters*, Oak Ridge Boys* The Harvesters*, Oak Ridge Boys* - Together(LP, Album) Canaan Records CAS-9625-LP US 1966 Sell This Version
CAS-9626 So Many Reasons  album cover The Harvesters Quartet So Many Reasons(LP) Canaan Records CAS-9626 US 1967 Sell This Version
CAS-9627-LP Come On, Let's Sing!  album cover The Weatherford Quartet* Come On, Let's Sing!(LP, Album) Canaan Records CAS-9627-LP US 1967 Sell This Version