zondag 27 juli 2014

Land Of Beulah (1862) / O Bear Me Away On Your Snowy Wings (1927) / My Latest Sun Is Sinking Fast (1928) / Angel Band (1954)



It is an American Gospel music song. The tune was written by William Batchelder Bradbury (1816-1868) to a lyric of Jefferson Hascall (1807-1887).            

Lyrics first written to a tune written by J.W. Dadmun. This was first published in the tunebook The Melodeon (1860) as "Angels Bear Me Away".

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https://archive.org/stream/imslp-new-melodeon-various/PMLP314603-Dadmun_new_melodeon_1869_nla.mus-vn288861-p#page/n133/mode/2up

The tune by Bradbury was published in Bradbury's Golden Shower of S.S. Melodies in 1862. Bradbury's song was originally titled "The Land of Beulah".

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https://archive.org/stream/bradburysgoldens00brad#page/50/mode/2up

The song became more commonly known under the title: "Angel Band".

http://www.originals.be/en/originals.php?id=12400


First recording I could find:

(o) Dixie Sacred Singers (1927)  (as "O Bear Me Away On Your Snowy Wings")
Recorded in New York: May 10, 1927.
Released on Vocalion B 5160.

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Over a four day period in 1927, Uncle Dave Macon recorded a total of 38 sides in New York City for the Vocalion Record Company. There were eight solo tracks (banjo and voice), two tracks with Sam and Kirk McGee and a further twenty-eight tracks by Uncle Dave, the McGee Brothers and fiddler, Mazy Todd. Eighteen of these tracks were issued as by “Uncle Dave Macon & His Fruit Jar Drinkers”, the rest as by the “Dixie Sacred Singers”, or else as “Uncle Dave Macon & McGee Brothers”, when Mazy Todd was not playing.
The Dixie Sacred Singers were:
Uncle Dave Macon: banjo, vocal
Sam McGee: guitar, vocal
Kirk McGee: mandolin, vocal
Mazy Todd: fiddle

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(c) Smith's Sacred Singers (1928)  (as "My Latest Sun Is Sinking Fast")
Smith’s Sacred Singers: prob.: J. Frank Smith, lv; Joe Day, tv; Willie Fowler, bv; Will Brewer, bsv; acc. poss. Mildred Cowsert, p.
Recorded in Atlanta, GA on April 17, 1928.
Released on Columbia 15281-D

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(c) Dye's Sacred Harp Singers (1928)  (as "Land Of Beulah")
Recorded in Richmond, IN on December 15, 1928
Released on Gennett 6736

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Listen to a sample here:

http://www.allmusic.com/song/land-of-beulah-mt0049248325




(c) Fiddlin' John Carson & Moonshine Kate (1934)  (as "Bear Me Away On Your Snowy White Wings")
Recorded in Camden, NJ on February 27, 1934
Fiddlin’ John Carson, v/ f; Bill Willard, bj; Moonshine Kate, g/v; Marion “Peanut” Brown, g/v.
Released on Bluebird BB B-5560 and Montgomery Ward M-4851

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(c) Carl Butler (1954)  (as "Angel Band")
Recorded October 27, 1954 in the Castle Studio At The Tulane Hotel, Nashville 3, TN
Carl Butler, &Webster Brothers (Jack Shook, Don Helms, Ernie Newton, Dale Potter, Marvin Hughes)
Released on Columbia  4-21353
This version (the first one to use the familiar title "Angel Band") was written/ arranged by Carl Butler's wife Pearl Butler (born Pearl D. Jones)

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http://www.45cat.com/record/421353s

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(c) Stanley Brothers (1958) (as "Angel Band")
Stanley Brothers & Clinch Mountain Boys (Carter Stanley [vcl/gt], Ralph Stanley [vcl/banjo], Curley Lambert [vcl/mandolin], Bill Lowe [vcl/bass], Art Stamper [vcl/fiddle].)
Recorded December 19, 1955 Bradley Studios, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville 3, TN -
Released in 1958 on the album:  Mercury MG 20349

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http://www.ibiblio.org/hillwilliam/BGdiscography/?v=fullrecord&albumid=44





(c) Carter Family (1956)  (as "Angel Band")
Recorded on April 19, 1956 during the so-called ACME sessions in Bristol, TN
Released in 2008 on The ACME Sessions.

http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-acme-sessions-1952-56-mw0000496549

Listen to a sample here:

http://www.allmusic.com/song/angel-band-mt0009453882



(c) Wilburn Brothers (1959)  (as "O Come Angel Band")
Wilburn Brothers (Doyle Wilburn [vcl], Teddy Wilburn [vcl], Grady Martin [gt], Sammy Pruett [gt], Don Helms [steel], Roy M. "Junior" Huskey, Jr. [bass], Floyd Cramer [piano], Tommy Jackson [fiddle].)
Recorded September 14, 1959 Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, TN -
Released on album "Livin' in God's Country" (Decca DL-78959)

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Here's the Wilburn Brothers from their own show:





(c) The Browns (1961)  (as "My Latest Sun Is Sinking Fast")
Browns (Jim Ed Brown, Maxine Brown, Bonnie Brown + Hank Garland [gt], Velma Smith [gt], Henry Strzelecki [bass], Farris Coursey [drums], Floyd Cramer [piano], Grady Martin [vibes], Anita Kerr [organ]. Producer: Chet Atkins)
Recorded July 28, 1961, RCA Victor Studio, 1610 Hawkins St., Nashville 3, TN
Released on the album:  "Sing Songs From The Little Brown Church Hymnal" (RCA Victor LSP 2345)

http://www.lpdiscography.com/?page=song&song=4221





(c) Porter Wagoner (1963)  (as "Angel Band")
Recorded February 1963 RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins St., Nashville, TN
Released on the album "Y'all Come" (RCA Victor LSP-2706)

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http://ultimatetwang.com/blog/classic-album-review-porter-wagoner-yall-come/

Here's Porter in the early 1960's from his own television-show:





(c) Bill Anderson (1967)
Recorded February 24,  1967 Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN -
Bill Anderson (Bill Anderson [vcl], Harold Bradley [gt], Jerry Shook [gt], Jimmy Lance [gt], Sonny Garrish [steel], Roy M. "Junior" Huskey, Jr. [bass], Leonard Miller [drums], Jerry Smith [piano] + The Jordanaires.)
Released on the album "I Can Do Nothing Alone"  (Decca DL 74886)

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Listen here:

http://grooveshark.com/s/Angel+Band/3K2lkC?src=5



(c) Monkees (1969)  (as "Angel Band")

On the album "Missing Links Vol 3".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missing_Links_Volume_Three

Listen here:

http://grooveshark.com/s/Angel+Band/4ENuck?src=5



(c) Charley Pride (1971)  (as "Angel Band")
Recorded February 10, 1971 RCA Victor Studio, 800 17th Ave. South, Nashville, TN –
Charley Pride (Charley Pride [vcl] + unknown musicians. Producer: Jack Clement)
Released on the album "Did You Think To Pray" (RCA Victor LSP-4513)

http://www.discogs.com/Charley-Pride-Did-You-Think-To-Pray/release/1675942

Listen to a sample here:

http://www.allmusic.com/song/angel-band-mt0045272383



(c) Old And In The Way (1973)
"Angel Band" was performed by Old And In The Way on October 1, 1973.
And finally released in 1996:

http://www.dead101.com/1274.htm

http://www.deaddisc.com/songs/Angel_Band.htm

http://www.dead101.com/10654.htm

http://www.whitegum.com/~acsa/introjs.htm?/~acsa/songfile/ANGELBAN.HTM

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(c) Johnny Cash (1979)  (as "Oh Come, Angel Band")
Johnny Cash (Johnny Cash [vcl/gt], Jack Routh [gt], Jack Clement [rh gt], Bob Wooton [el gt], Marshall Grant [el bass], Jerry Hensley [gt], WS Holland [drums], Earl Ball [piano], Jack Hale [trumpet], Robert Lewin [trumpet], Carter Family [bck vcl]. Producer: Johnny Cash)
Recorded January 24, 1979 Columbia Recording Studio, 34 Music Sq. East, Nashville, TN
Overdub sessions:
25 January 1979; 
5 March 1979 Jerry Hensley [gt], Mike Leech [bass], strings, Wayne Jackson [trumpet], Earl Poole Ball [piano], Mark Morris [percussion], Carter Family;
14 May 1979 Jerry Hensley [gt], Joel Sonnier [concertina], Earl poole Ball [piano],
18 May 1979 William Puett [flute/sax/oboe], Charles Cochran [piano], Jack martin [], Dennis Good [trm];
Released on the album "A Believer Sings The Truth"  (Cachet CL3-9001)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Believer_Sings_the_Truth

Listen here:

http://grooveshark.com/s/Oh+Come+Angel+Band/2Ga3AC?src=5



(c) Emmylou Harris (1987)  (as "Angel Band")

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angel_Band_(album)

Listen here:

Emmylou Harris – Angel Band



(c) Dolly Parton (1999)  (as "Angel Band")
In the movie "Blue Valley Songbird".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Valley_Songbird

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(c) Peasall Sisters (2000)  (as "Angel Band")
The Peasall Sisters were thrust into the spotlight when they contributed to the soundtrack for the popular movie, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, providing the singing voices of George Clooney’s daughters, the Wharvey Girls. The girls were 6, 9 and 12 years of age at the time.
Just before the end-credits they sang "Angel Band".

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On the soundtrack of the film "O Brother Where Art Thou" the 1955-version of the Stanley Brothers is included.


In 2005, when they were a bit older (11, 14 and 17 years of age), they recorded a complete version on an album.

(c) The Peasall Sisters (2005)
Released on their album "Home To You".

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(c) The Dead (2004)

http://www.deaddisc.com/disc/Dead_062704.htm

http://www.deaddisc.com/disc/Dead_080104.htm

http://www.deaddisc.com/songs/Angel_Band.htm

http://www.whitegum.com/~acsa/introjs.htm?/~acsa/songfile/ANGELBAN.HTM

Listen here:

https://archive.org/download/dead2004-08-01.25439.adk51le.rovjon.vegasbobby.flac16/dead2004-08-01d3t07_vbr.mp3