zondag 21 januari 2018

The Sweet By-And-By (1868) / In The Sweet Bye And Bye (1901) / The Preacher And The Slave (1911) / Long Haired Preachers (1911) / You'll Get Pie In The Sky When You Die (1929) / Pie In The Sky (1957)


"The Sweet By-and-By" is a Christian hymn from 1868, with lyrics by S. Fillmore Bennett and music by Joseph Philbrick Webster. It is recognizable by its chorus:
 
   In the sweet by and by
   We shall meet on that beautiful shore.
   In the sweet by and by
   We shall meet on that beautiful shore.

In the Sweet By-and-By - Wikipedia

In the Sweet By and By - Hymnary.org

Here's the cover of original Lyon & Healy sheet music, 1868



180.091 - The Sweet By-And-by. Beautiful Ballad With Chorus. | Levy Music Collection


Emile Berliner was actually the first person to make a recording of this, although it is only 47 seconds.

(o) Emile Berliner ? (around 1890) (as "Sweet By And By")
Around 1890 an accapella version was recorded for the Berliner label in Berlin.
Released on Berliner disc # 51.
Although no artist is mentioned on the label it was most likely the voice of Emile Berliner himself.

The Berliner five inch Records online Catalogue - le catalogue en ligne des disques Berliner de 12,5 cm (5 pouces) - The First Berliner discs - Les premiers disques Berliner

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(c) Westminster Chimes (1901)  (as "In The Sweet Bye And Bye")
Chimes played by Christopher H.H. Booth.
Recorded February 23, 1901 in Camden, New Jersey
Released on Victor Monarch 3145



Browse All Recordings | In the sweet bye and bye, Take 2 (1901-02-23) | National Jukebox LOC.gov

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(c) Haydn Quartet (1902) (as "In The Sweet Bye And Bye")
Recorded March 12, 1902 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Released on Victor 1316



Browse All Recordings | In the sweet bye and bye, Take M-2 (1902-03-12) | National Jukebox LOC.gov

Victor matrix [Pre-matrix B-]1316. In the sweet bye and bye / Haydn Quartet - Discography of American Historical Recordings

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The hymn was parodied by Joe Hill in 1906 as "The Preacher and the Slave", in which the phrase "pie in the sky" was coined as a satirical comment on the Christian conception of heavenly reward.
First published in the Jul 6, 1911 fourth edition of the Industrial Worker "Little Red Songbook" as "Long Haired Preachers,", credited to F. B. Brechler (subsequently credited to Joe Hill in Mar 6, 1913 fifth edition)



https://archive.org/stream/SongsOfTheWorkersToFanTheFlamesOfDiscontent/LRSB#page/n5/mode/2up

Preacher and the Slave, The

The Preacher and the Slave (JOE HILL) (1911)



In 1927 Carl Sandburg also included a version of "The Preacher And The Slave" on page 222 of American Songbag.



https://archive.org/stream/americansongbag029895mbp#page/n249/mode/2up


Charlie Craver was probably the first artist to record Joe Hill's adaptation, although on the label the writing credit goes to Craver himself ??!!

(c) Charlie Craver (1929)  (as "You'll Get "Pie" In The Sky When You Die")
Recorded December 12, 1929 in New York
Released on Brunswick 392





(c) Bud Billings (=Frank Luther) and Carson Robison (1929) (as "You'll Get Pie In The Sky When You Die")
Recorded January 20, 1930 in New York
Relaesed on Victor V-40221

Victor matrix BVE-59101. You'll get pie in the sky when you die / Bud Billings ; Carson Robison - Discography of American Historical Recordings



(c) Pete Seeger, Tom Glazer, Hally Wood and Ronnie Gilbert (1947) (as "The Preacher and the Slave")
Recorded 1947 in New York
Released on "People's Songs For National Maritime Union" (private pressing of transcriptions of soundtrack for filmstrip prepared by People's Songs.

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(c) Harry "Haywire Mac" McClintock (1953) (as "Long Haired Preachers")
He is credited as being the first person to sing "The Preacher and the Slave", in public. He was a lifelong member of the Industrial Workers of the World.
On November 17, 1952 McClintock was interviewed and recorded by Sam Eskin in San Pedro, CA,
Released in 1960's on the album "Haywire Mac" (Cook-label #1124)
Re-released in 1972 on the Folkways label:

Haywire Mac - Smithsonian Folkways

https://folkways-media.si.edu/liner_notes/folkways/FW05272.pdf

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(c) Joe Glazer (1954)  (as "The Preacher And The Slave (Pie In The Sky)")

Joe Glazer - Songs Of Joe Hill Sung By Joe Glazer (Vinyl, LP, Album) at Discogs

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(c) Oscar Brand (1957)  (as "Pie In The Sky")

Oscar Brand - Pie In The Sky (Vinyl, LP, Album) at Discogs

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(c) Johnny Cash (1974)  (as "Pie In The Sky")
Recorded February 18, 1974 at House Of Cash, Hendersonville, TN
Johnny Cash [vcl/gt], Oak Ridge Boys [vcl]. Ray Edenton [gt], Carl Perkins [gt], Bob Wooton [gt], Marshall Grant [bass], WS Holland [drums], Larry McCoy [piano], Carter Family [hmny vcl]. Producer: Johnny Cash and Charlie Bragg)
Released on the album "Ragged Old Flag"

Johnny Cash - Ragged Old Flag (Vinyl, LP, Album) at Discogs

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(c) Johnny Cash (1975) (as "In The Sweet By And By")
Recorded June 17, 1974 at House Of Cash, Hendersonville, TN
Johnny Cash [vcl/gt], John Christopher [gt], Jerry Shook [gt], Pete Wade [gt], Carl Perkins [el gt], Bob Wooton [el gt],, Marshall Grant/ John C. Williams [bass], WS Holland [drums], William Harris/ Farrell Morris [percussion], Bill Walker [piano] + Sheldon Kurland Strings + horns + Carter Family. Producer: Johnny Cash and Bill Walker)
Released on the album "Sings Precious Memories"

Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash Sings Precious Memories (Vinyl, LP, Album) at Discogs

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On July 19, 1973 Johnny had recorded a demo of "In The Sweet By And By" (which was finally released in 2006)

Johnny Cash's Personal File - Compiling the Officially Released Recordings | Steve Hoffman Music Forums




More versions here:

The Originals © by Arnold Rypens - IN THE SWEET BYE AND BYE

Cover versions of Sweet By-and-By written by Joseph Webster, Fillmore Bennett | SecondHandSongs


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