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Charles Albert Tindley

Charles Albert Tindley (July 7, 1851 – July 26, 1933) was an American Methodist minister and gospel music composer. His composition "I'll Overcome Someday" is credited as the basis for the U.S. Civil Rights anthem "We Shall Overcome". Another of his hymns is "Take Your Burden to the Lord and Leave It There" (1916), as well as "What Are They Doing in Heaven?" (1901).

Often referred to as "The Prince of Preachers", he educated himself, became a minister and founded one of the largest Methodist congregations serving the African-American community on the East Coast of the United States.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 7, 1851 (Berlin), Died July 26, 1933 (Philadelphia)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, songwriter, arranger

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 26 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-39638 10-in. 7/8/1927 Bye and bye Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-46030 10-in. 6/30/1928 Nothing between Pace Jubilee Singers Mixed vocal chorus, with organ composer  
Victor BVE-46032 10-in. 6/30/1928 Stand by me Pace Jubilee Singers Mixed vocal chorus, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-46033 10-in. 6/30/1928 Leave it there Pace Jubilee Singers Mixed vocal chorus, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-55612 10-in. 7/15/1929 What are they doing in heaven? Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-75809 10-in. 5/3/1933 Leave it there Smilin' Ed McConnell Male vocal solo, with organ lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-75823 10-in. 5/3/1933 Leave it there Smilin' Ed. McConnell Male vocal solo, with organ lyricist, composer, arranger  
Victor BVE-82855 10-in. 7/31/1934 We'll understand it better bye and bye Smith’s Sacred Singers Male vocal quartet, with piano composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-031938 10-in. 2/1/1939 What are they doing in heaven today? Gospel Light Jubilee Singers Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied composer, lyricist  
Columbia W146154 10-in. 4/20/1928 Nothing between Paul and John, the Disciples of Harmony Male vocal duet composer, lyricist  
Columbia W147575 10-in. 12/5/1928 What are they doing in heaven today? Washington Phillips Male vocal solo, with table zithers songwriter  
Columbia CO38725 10-in. 12/1/1947 Bye and bye when the morning comes Deacon Utley and the Smile A While Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano lyricist  
OKeh 9348 10-in. Sept. 1925 Nothin' between Rev. Wm. McKinley Dawkins Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist, composer  
OKeh S-73192 10-in. Feb. 1925 We'll understand it better bye and bye Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio composer, lyricist  
OKeh W403109 10-in. 10/13/1929 What are they doing in heaven today? Golden Crown Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied composer, lyricist  
OKeh W403850 10-in. 3/26/1930 The better home Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and piano composer, lyricist  
OKeh W403977 10-in. 4/23/1930 Leave it there McCravy Brothers Male vocal duet, with 2 fiddles (violins) and guitar lyricist, composer  
OKeh W403978 10-in. 4/23/1930 Stand by me McCravy Brothers Male vocal duet, with 2 fiddles (violins) and guitar composer, lyricist  
OKeh W404697 10-in. 12/12/1930 Stand by me Sister Clara Hudmon Female vocal solo, with responses, mixed vocal trio, and piano composer, lyricist  
Brunswick E22966-E22967 10-in. 5/5/1927 Nothing between Old Southern Sacred Singers Male vocal quartet, with organ composer, lyricist  
Brunswick E25507-E25508 10-in. 12/10/1927 Bye and bye Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with violin, cello, and piano composer  
Brunswick E25564-E25565 10-in. 12/13/1927 Leave it there Frank McCravy ; James McCravy vocal duet with violin, guitar, and piano composer  
Brunswick E25680-E25681 10-in. 12/19/1927 What are they doing in heaven today James McCravy Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and piano lyricist, composer  
Brunswick E27932-E27932A 10-in. 7/31/1928 Stand by me Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio composer, lyricist  
Edison 18752 10-in. 9/24/1928 We'll understand it better bye and bye North Carolina Ramblers ; Posey Rorer Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 26 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Tindley, Charles Albert," accessed May 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103553.

Tindley, Charles Albert. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103553.

"Tindley, Charles Albert." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 May 2024.

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