Alabama Sacred Harp Singers

The Alabama Sacred Harp Singers were any of the informal groups participating in four recorded Sacred Harp singing sessions in Alabama in the 20th century, who were thereafter credited by that name as artists or performers in the published versions of those recordings.

The informal nature of Sacred Harp singing makes it difficult to identify performers in the usual sense. The music is rarely performed by a well-rehearsed ensemble in concert or recording studio settings, but rather is sung by attendees at gatherings and conventions, usually open to the public. Alabama Sacred Harp Singers has referred to several such ad hoc groups of singers in Alabama.

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: Vocal group

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W146091 10-in. 4/16/1928 Rocky road Alabama Sacred Harp Singers Mixed vocal ensemble, unaccompanied Vocal group  
Columbia W146092 10-in. 4/16/1928 Present joys Alabama Sacred Harp Singers Mixed vocal ensemble, unaccompanied Vocal group  
Columbia W146093 10-in. 4/16/1928 The Christian's hope Alabama Sacred Harp Singers Mixed vocal ensemble, unaccompanied Vocal group  
Columbia W146094 10-in. 4/16/1928 Victoria Alabama Sacred Harp Singers Mixed vocal ensemble, unaccompanied Vocal group  
Columbia W147329 10-in. 10/29/1928 Religion is a fortune Alabama Sacred Harp Singers ; J. C. Brown ; Whit Denson Mixed vocal ensemble, unaccompanied Vocal group  
Columbia W147330 10-in. 10/29/1928 Cuba Alabama Sacred Harp Singers ; J. C. Brown ; Whit Denson Mixed vocal ensemble, unaccompanied Vocal group  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Alabama Sacred Harp Singers," accessed July 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110452.

Alabama Sacred Harp Singers. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110452.

"Alabama Sacred Harp Singers." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110452

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