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B. F. White

Benjamin Franklin White (September 20, 1800 – December 5, 1879) was a shape note "singing master", and compiler of the shape note tunebook known as The Sacred Harp. He was born near Cross Keys in Union County, South Carolina, the twelfth child of Robert and Mildred White.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 20th, 1800, Died December 5th, 1879

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1922 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: arranger, composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-47206 10-in. 10/19/1928 Soft music Hamp Reynolds ; Sacred Harp Singers Male vocal trio, with piano arranger  
Brunswick 8344 10-in. approximately July 1922 Soft music The Original Sacred Harp Choir Mixed vocal chorus composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "White, B. F.," accessed October 21, 2021,

White, B. F.. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 21, 2021, from

"White, B. F.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 21 October 2021.

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