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Fisk University Jubilee Singers

The Fisk Jubilee Singers are an African-American a cappella ensemble, consisting of students at Fisk University. The first group was organized in 1871 to tour and raise funds for college. Their early repertoire consisted mostly of traditional spirituals, but included some songs by Stephen Foster. The original group toured along the Underground Railroad path in the United States, as well as performing in England and Europe. Later 19th-century groups also toured in Europe.

In 2002 the Library of Congress honored their 1909 recording of "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" by adding it in the United States National Recording Registry. In 2008 they were awarded a National Medal of Arts.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1871

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1909 - 1927

Roles Represented in DAHR: Vocal group

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 82 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-8420 10-in. 12/1/1909 Swing low, sweet chariot Fisk University Jubilee Singers Male vocal quartet Vocal group  
Victor B-8421 10-in. 12/1/1909 My old Kentucky home Fisk University Jubilee Singers Male vocal quartet Vocal group  
Victor B-8422 10-in. 12/1/1909 I couldn't hear nobody pray Fisk University Jubilee Singers Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied Vocal group  
Victor B-8450 10-in. 12/8/1909 Little David, play on yo' harp Fisk University Jubilee Singers Male vocal quartet Vocal group  
Victor B-8451 10-in. 12/9/1909 There is a balm in Gilead Fisk University Jubilee Singers Male vocal quartet Vocal group  
Victor B-8452 10-in. 12/9/1909 Roll Jordan roll Fisk University Jubilee Singers Male vocal quartet Vocal group  
Victor B-8453 10-in. 12/9/1909 Negro lullaby Fisk University Jubilee Singers Male vocal quartet Vocal group  
Victor C-8454 12-in. 12/9/1909 Old black Joe Fisk University Jubilee Singers Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied Vocal group  
Victor B-8455 10-in. 12/9/1909 Golden slippers Fisk University Jubilee Singers Male vocal quartet Vocal group  
Victor B-8500 10-in. 12/21/1909 Great campmeeting Fisk University Jubilee Singers Male vocal quartet Vocal group  
Victor B-9920 10-in. 2/6/1911 The ole ark Fisk University Jubilee Singers Male vocal quartet Vocal group  
Victor B-9921 10-in. 2/6/1911 Good news Fisk University Jubilee Singers Male vocal quartet Vocal group  
Victor B-9922 10-in. 2/6/1911 Done what you tole me to do Fisk University Jubilee Singers Male vocal quartet Vocal group  
Victor B-9923 10-in. 2/6/1911 Po' Mo'ner got a home at last Fisk University Jubilee Singers Male vocal quartet Vocal group  
Victor B-9924 10-in. 2/6/1911 In bright mansions above Fisk University Jubilee Singers Male vocal quartet Vocal group  
Victor B-9925 10-in. 2/7/1911 My soul is a witness Fisk University Jubilee Singers Male vocal quartet Vocal group  
Victor B-9926 10-in. 2/7/1911 Band of Gideon Fisk University Jubilee Singers Male vocal quartet Vocal group  
Victor B-9927 10-in. 2/7/1911 I know the Lord laid His hands on me Fisk University Jubilee Singers Male vocal quartet Vocal group  
Columbia 46131 10-in. 10/21/1915 Steal away to Jesus Fisk University Male Quartette Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied Vocal group  
Columbia 46132 10-in. 10/21/1915 Shout all over God's heaven Fisk University Male Quartette Male vocal quartet, with orchestra Vocal group  
Columbia 46141 10-in. 10/22/1915 Old black Joe Fisk University Jubilee Singers Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied Vocal group  
Columbia 46142 10-in. 10/22/1915 Little David play on your harp Fisk University Male Quartette Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied Vocal group  
Columbia 46143 10-in. 10/22/1915 There is a light shining for me Fisk University Jubilee Singers Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied Vocal group  
Columbia 46144 10-in. 10/23/1915 Swing low, sweet chariot Fisk University Male Quartette Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied Vocal group  
Columbia 46145 10-in. 10/23/1915 In the great gettin' up mawnin' Fisk University Male Quartette Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied Vocal group  
(Results 1-25 of 82 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Fisk University Jubilee Singers," accessed August 15, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102154.

Fisk University Jubilee Singers. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 15, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102154.

"Fisk University Jubilee Singers." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 15 August 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102154

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