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Rev. J. M. Gates

Reverend J.M. Gates (born James M. Gates July 14, 1884 – August 18, 1945) was an American preacher who recorded sermons and gospel songs extensively between the mid-1920s and 1940s. Recording over 200 sides in his career, Gates was one of the most prolific preachers of the pre-war era, and was largely responsible for the popularity in recorded sermons. Among the Reverend's most successful sermons, include "Death's Black Train Is Coming", "I'm Gonna Die with the Staff in My Hand"", and "Death Might Be Your Santa Claus".

Birth and Death Data: Born July 14th, 1884 (Hogansville), Died August 18th, 1945 (Atlanta)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: speaker, author, vocalist, arranger

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 180 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-35982 10-in. 9/10/1926 Death's black train is comin' Rev. J. M. Gates Male vocal solo, with 2 female vocalists vocalist  
Victor BVE-35983 10-in. 9/10/1926 Goin' to die with the staff in my hand Rev. J. M. Gates Male vocal solo, with mixed vocal trio vocalist, arranger  
Victor BVE-35984 10-in. 9/10/1926 The dying mother and her child Rev. J. M. Gates Male vocal solo, with mixed vocal trio author, vocalist  
Victor BVE-35985 10-in. 9/10/1926 Funeral train Rev. J. M. Gates Male vocal solo, with mixed vocal trio author, vocalist, speaker  
Victor CVE-35986 12-in. 9/10/1926 Must be born again Rev. J. M. Gates Sermon and male vocal solo, with mixed vocal trio author, vocalist, speaker  
Victor BVE-35987 10-in. 9/10/1926 Amazing grace Rev. J. M. Gates Sermon and male vocal solo, with mixed vocal trio author, vocalist, speaker  
Victor BVE-36177 10-in. 9/11/1926 Tell me, how did you feel when you came out of the wilderness Rev. J. M. Gates Sermon and male vocal solo, with mixed vocal trio author, vocalist, speaker  
Victor BVE-36178 10-in. 9/11/1926 The dying gambler Rev. J. M. Gates Sermon and male vocal solo, with mixed vocal trio vocalist, author, speaker  
Victor BVE-36179 10-in. 9/11/1926 One thing I know Rev. J. M. Gates Sermon and male vocal solo, with mixed vocal trio author, vocalist, speaker  
Victor CVE-36180 12-in. 9/11/1926 Oh death, where is thy sting Rev. J. M. Gates Sermon and male vocal solo, with mixed vocal trio vocalist, author, speaker  
Victor BVE-36181 10-in. 9/11/1926 Need of prayer Rev. J. M. Gates Sermon and male vocal solo, with mixed vocal trio author, vocalist, speaker  
Victor BVE-36182 10-in. 9/11/1926 I know I got religion Rev. J. M. Gates Male vocal solo, with mixed vocal trio vocalist, author, speaker  
Victor BVE-36479 10-in. 12/1/1926 Yonder comes my Lord with a Bible in his hand Rev. J. M. Gates Sermon and male vocal solo, with mixed vocal trio vocalist, author, speaker  
Victor CVE-36480 12-in. 12/1/1926 Dry bones in the valley Rev. J. M. Gates Sermon, with three speakers author, speaker  
Victor CVE-36481 12-in. 12/1/1926 Jesus rose from the dead Rev. J. M. Gates Sermon, with mixed vocal trio author, speaker  
Victor CVE-36482 12-in. 12/1/1926 Lazarus in Heaven and the rich man in Hell Rev. J. M. Gates Sermon and male vocal solo, with mixed vocal trio vocalist, author, speaker  
Victor CVE-36483 12-in. 12/1/1926 Blow, Gabriel, for it's Judgment Rev. J. M. Gates Sermon, with mixed vocal trio author, speaker  
Victor BVE-36484 10-in. 12/1/1926 Just as soon as my feet strike Xion, Lord I won't be troubled no more Rev. J. M. Gates Sermon and male vocal solo, with mixed vocal trio vocalist, author, speaker  
Victor BVE-36485 10-in. 12/1/1926 Adam and Eve in the garden Rev. J. M. Gates Sermon, with mixed vocal trio author, speaker  
Victor BVE-36486 10-in. 12/1/1926 You've got to lay down and die some day Rev. J. M. Gates Sermon and male vocal solo, with mixed vocal trio vocalist, author, speaker  
Victor BVE-36487 10-in. 12/1/1926 Sad home of death Rev. J. M. Gates Sermon and male vocal solo, with mixed vocal trio vocalist, author, speaker  
Victor BVE-36488 10-in. 12/2/1926 I'm a soldier in the army of the Lord Rev. J. M. Gates Sermon and male vocal solo, with mixed vocal trio vocalist, arranger, speaker  
Victor BVE-36489 10-in. 12/2/1926 You got to cross Jordan Rev. J. M. Gates Sermon, with mixed vocal trio author, speaker  
Victor BVE-36490 10-in. 12/2/1926 Hebrew children in the fiery furnace Rev. J. M. Gates Sermon, with mixed vocal trio author, speaker  
Victor BVE-36491 10-in. 12/2/1926 Moses in the wilderness Rev. J. M. Gates Sermon, with 3 speakers author, speaker  
(Results 1-25 of 180 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Gates, J. M., Rev," accessed November 29, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110255.

Gates, J. M., Rev. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 29, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110255.

"Gates, J. M., Rev." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 29 November 2021.

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