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Washington Phillips

George Washington "Wash" Phillips (January 11, 1880 – September 20, 1954) was an American gospel and gospel blues singer and instrumentalist. The exact nature of the instrument or instruments he played is uncertain, being identified only as "novelty accompaniment" on the labels of the 78 rpm records released during his lifetime.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 11th, 1880 (Texas), Died September 20th, 1954 (Texas)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: zither, composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W145304 10-in. 12/2/1927 Mother's last word to her son Washington Phillips Male vocal solo, with table zithers vocalist, instrumentalist, zither  
Columbia W145305 10-in. 12/2/1927 Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there Washington Phillips Male vocal solo, with table zithers vocalist, instrumentalist, zither  
Columbia W145306 10-in. 12/2/1927 Paul and Silas in jail Washington Phillips Male vocal solo, with table zithers vocalist, instrumentalist, zither  
Columbia W145307 10-in. 12/2/1927 Lift Him up that's all Washington Phillips Male vocal solo, with table zithers vocalist, instrumentalist, zither  
Columbia W145330 10-in. 12/5/1927 Denomination blues Washington Phillips Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with table zithers vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, zither  
Columbia W145331 10-in. 12/5/1927 Denomination blues Washington Phillips Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with table zithers vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, zither  
Columbia W147560 10-in. 12/4/1928 I am born to preach the gospel Washington Phillips Male vocal solo, with table zithers vocalist, instrumentalist, zither  
Columbia W147561 10-in. 12/4/1928 Train your child Washington Phillips Male vocal solo, with table zithers vocalist, instrumentalist, zither  
Columbia W147574 10-in. 12/5/1928 Jesus is my friend Washington Phillips Male vocal solo, with table zithers vocalist, instrumentalist, zither  
Columbia W147575 10-in. 12/5/1928 What are they doing in heaven today? Washington Phillips Male vocal solo, with table zithers vocalist, instrumentalist, zither  
Columbia W149500 10-in. 12/2/1929 A mother's last word to her daughter Washington Phillips Male vocal solo, with table zithers vocalist, instrumentalist, zither  
Columbia W149501 10-in. 12/2/1929 I've got the key to the kingdom Washington Phillips Male vocal solo, with table zithers vocalist, instrumentalist, zither  
Columbia W149502 10-in. 12/2/1929 The world is in a bad fix everywhere, part 1 Washington Phillips Male vocal solo, with table zithers vocalist, instrumentalist, zither  
Columbia W149503 10-in. 12/2/1929 The world is in a bad fix everywhere, part 2 Washington Phillips Male vocal solo, with table zithers vocalist, instrumentalist, zither  
Columbia W149504 10-in. 12/2/1929 You can't stop a tattler Washington Phillips Male vocal solo, with table zithers vocalist, instrumentalist, zither  
Columbia W149505 10-in. 12/2/1929 You can't stop a tattler Washington Phillips Male vocal solo, with table zithers vocalist, instrumentalist, zither  
Columbia W149506 10-in. 12/2/1929 I had a good father and mother Washington Phillips Male vocal solo, with table zithers vocalist, instrumentalist, zither  
Columbia W149507 10-in. 12/2/1929 The church needs good deacons Washington Phillips Male vocal solo, with table zithers vocalist, instrumentalist, zither  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Phillips, Washington," accessed October 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106768.

Phillips, Washington. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106768.

"Phillips, Washington." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 28 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106768

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