dinsdag 8 oktober 2013

We'll Understand It Better Bye And Bye (1925) / Bye and Bye When The Morning Comes (1927) / By and By (1950)

This gospelsong was written in 1905 by Charles Albert Tindley.

Probably first published in "Soul Echoes: A Collection of Songs for Religious Meetings",

http://www.hymnary.org/hymn/SE1-1905/d1

A version of Tindley's hymn was collected in Tennessee and appears in the 1914 Journal of American Folk-Lore: page #258 song #5

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http://www.archive.org/stream/journalofamefolk27ameruoft#page/258/mode/2up


http://www.secondhandsongs.com/work/131546

http://www.originals.be/nl/originals.php?id=13605



The first recorded version of this gospelsong seems to be:

(o) Frank & James McCravy (1925) (as "We'll Understand It Better Bye And Bye")
Recorded February 1925
Released on Okeh 40319

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This version is still on my wishlist !!



(c) The Guitar Evangelist (=Rev. Edward W. Clayborn) ("Bye and Bye When the Morning Comes")
Recorded April 19, 1927
Released on Vocalion 1097

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(c) Frank and James McCravy 1927 ("Bye and Bye")
Recorded  08-07-27
Released on Victor 20817

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(c) Posey Rorer and the North Carolina Ramblers ("We'll understand it better bye and bye")
Recorded September 24, 1928
Edison Matrix # 18752 (unissued at the time)
Edison Matrix # N-455 (unissued at the time)

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(c) Kentucky Mountain Chorusters ("We'll Understand It Better Bye And Bye")
Recorded  February 5, 1929
Released on Gennett 6888

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(c) Smith's Sacred Singers 1934 ("We’ll Understand It Better Bye And Bye")
J. Frank Smith, lv; Joe Day, tv; Willie Fowler, bv; Bob Coker, bsv;  Mildred Cowsert, p;
Recorded Atlanta, GA Tuesday, July 31, 1934
Matrix 82855-1
Released on Bluebird B-5750




(c) Wiley, Zeke & Homer (The Smilin’ Rangers): ("Understand It Better Bye-And-Bye")
Homer Sherrill, f; Zeke Morris, g/v; Wiley Morris, g/v.
Recorded in Charlotte, NC on Wednesday, January 26, 1938
Matrix 018737-1
Released on Bluebird B-7497 and Montgomery Ward M-7488





(c) LOUIS ARMSTRONG And His Orchestra:
Recorded in NYC, December 18, 1939
Released on Decca 3011 and Decca 25153

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(c) Alphabetical Four 1941 ("We Will Understand It Bye And Bye")
Recorded on April 7, 1941.
Released on Decca 7845

Listen to a 1 minute sample here:

http://www.7digital.com/shop/34/release/174856/item/1877413/play



(c) Leadbelly 1945 ("Bye and Bye When The Morning Comes")
Recorded February 15, 1945

San Francisco, California February 15, 1945
Standard (Oil Company) Broadcast radio program
Huddie Ledbetter vocal/guitar
children singing

Listen to a sample here:

http://www.allmusic.com/song/by-and-by-when-the-morning-comes-mt0027066261




(c) Deacon Utley (and the Smile A While Quartet) (1947)  ("Bye and Bye When The Morning Comes")
Recorded December 1947
Released on Columbia 20562





(c) Blackwood Brothers Qt (1948) ("We Will Understand It Better Bye And Bye")

Released on the B-side of "Well done My Child" (Blackwood Bros Records 1149).

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(c) Soul Stirrers (1950) ("By and By part 1 and 2")
Recorded February 24, 1950.
Released August 1950 on Specialty SP 354

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(c) Davis Sisters (1952) ("By and By part 1 and 2")

Released on Gotham 716
http://www.recordconnexion.nl/gotham1b.htm






(c) Sleepy John Estes (1962)
Recorded April 19 and 22, 1962 in Chicago;
Sleepy John Estes, voc, g

http://www.wirz.de/music/estesfrm.htm

Listen to a sample here:

http://www.amazon.com/Bye-And-When-Morning-Comes/dp/B002LRKFKK




(c) Bill Monroe 1964 ("We'll understand it better bye and bye")
Recorded 17 May 1962, Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville 3, TN –
Bill Monroe (Frank Buchanan, Tony Ellis, Bessie Mauldin, Red Stanley [barytone vcl], Culley Holt [bass vcl]. Producer: Harry Silverstein)
Released July 1964 the album "I'll Meet You In Church Sunday Morning"  (Decca DL-74537)

http://www.lpdiscography.com/?page=main#?page=album&album=6603

Listen here:

http://grooveshark.com/#!/s/We+ll+Understand+It+Better/2pear0?src=5



(c) Statesmen Quartet 1950's





AND: Elvis Presley also sang a version of this gospel-classic as "By and By"
Recorded on Friday, 27 May 1966
Released on the album "How Great Thou Art"
http://www.elvis100percent.com/discographyhowgreatthouart.htm

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NOT to be confused with "Bye and Bye We're Going To See The King".
Although the melody is quite similar

SEE THIS POST ON MY BLOG: http://jopiepopie.blogspot.nl/2013/10/bye-and-bye-were-going-to-see-king-1926.html


And NOT to be confused with "Bye and Bye" by the Nazarene Congregational Church Choir.

(c) Nazarene Congregational Church Choir 1926
Recorded on November 20, 1926
Released on Gennett 6004

Also released on Black Patti 8018

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and Herschel Gold Seal 2016

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http://www.document-records.com/mp3/6982.mp3




The "Bye and Bye" tag, used at the end of a chorus or line, is frequent in the African-American tradition. The old hymn, "Farther Along" uses the familiar tag, "We'll understand it all bye and bye."







3 opmerkingen:

  1. We'll understand it better bye and bye was recorded in 1924 by Rorer Posey & The North Carolina Ramblers (Edison matrix N 455) but this version was not released.


    colonel snow

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  2. Hello Colonel.

    I checked my Edison-lists. And I can't find a 1924 recording by Rorer Posey & The North Carolina Ramblers.

    But on September 24, 1928 Posey Rorer & The North Carolina Ramblers did record 2 versions of "We'll understand it better bye and bye".
    One had matrixnumber 18752 and the other N-455 (the one you mentioned). Both were unissued at the time.

    I also checked my Country-bible by Tony Russell. In this book the above mentioned 2 recordings are also filed under the September 24, 1928 date.

    I have made 2 copies, which I have added to the text above. Check it out.

    Jopp greets



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    1. Probably my source is wrong. Information before 2003.

      colonel snow

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